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3 November 2023
Laos

Much arable land in developing countries is inefficiently managed or lies fallow: Since this became the accepted, World Bank-endorsed narrative in 2008, it has shaped the agricultural policies of many developing countries. At the same time, it has opened the doors to private investors seeking to acquire land for the long term.

A country that has relied heavily on this model is Lao PDR. The Southeast Asian country has managed to generate an economic boom, reducing poverty and creating a significant number of jobs in rural areas. A Lao researcher examined the data as part of his doctoral studies at CDE, University of Bern, – and the results are sobering.

 

Depleted land needs more water, which is already insufficient across much of Central Asia
8 March 2023
Central Asia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan

Farmland and pastures across Central Asia are far less productive after decades of monocropping

Water-sensitive urban designs for Bhutan’s Cities
4 February 2023
Bhutan

Experts look at water-sensitive urban designs for Bhutan’s Cities

 A fisherman drives his boat past dead trees that slid into the Mekong River during a riverbank collapse
13 February 2023
Laos
Thailand

Questions mount over the Xayaburi Dam’s changes to water and sediment flows as the river swallows farmers’ land.

3 February 2023
Africa
Zimbabwe

The article tells how the farmers in Chinyika, Gutu District, heavily affected by droughts, came up with a way to improve soil fertility by herding together their cattle. The collective action to address a problem that affects them all stands out in this story.

A motorist navigates his way through a crack on a road in Joshimath, India
7 January 2023
India

Authorities in an Indian Himalayan town have stopped construction activities and started moving hundreds of people to temporary shelters after a temple collapsed and cracks appeared in over 600 houses because of sinking of land, officials said Saturday.

a farmer from Rajbari District, Bangaldesh
30 December 2022
Bangladesh

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk

12 January 2019
Venezuela

La deforestación en el estado Amazonas se ha intensificado en los últimos cinco años, pues la pequeña minería ilegal al sur del río Orinoco ha cobrado más fuerza, desde que se oficializó la Zona de Desarrollo Estratégico Nacional “Arco Minero del Orinoco”, un decreto con el que se entregaron concesiones mineras a empresas nacionales y extranjeras, para la explotación de bauxita, cobre, diamante

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APqc

Em meados dos 70, pesquisadores científicos dos institutos de pesquisa ligados ás secretarias de Estado da Agricultura, Méio Ambiente e Saúde reuniram-se no auditório do Instituto Biológico, em São Paulo, com o objetivo de fundar a sua Associação de classe. Após inúmeros encontros, em 2 de Agosto de 1977 foi criada a Associação de Pesquisadores Científicos do Estado de São Paulo (APqc), tendo como objetivos a divulgação, o fortalecimento e a defesa dos institutos públicos de pesquisa paulistas, das atividades de pesquisa e de pesquisadores científicos ativos e inativos. 

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The Dedan Kimathi University of Technology motto is: “Better Life through Technology”.

 

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To be a Premier Technological University Excelling in Quality Education, Research, and Technology Transfer for National Development.

 

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Economics of Land Degradation Initiative logo

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is an initiative on the economic benefits of land and land based ecosystems. The initiative highlights the value of sustainable land management and provides a global approach for analysis of the economics of land degradation. It aims to make economics of land degradation an integral part of policy strategies and decision making by increasing the political and public awareness of the costs and benefits of land and land-based ecosystems.


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Spread across diverse ecological and social geographies, FES works towards conservation of nature and natural resources through collective action of local communities. The crux of FES efforts lie in locating forests and other natural resources within the prevailing economic, social and ecological dynamics in rural landscapes.

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.


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The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 20 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working closely with our partners, CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world.

Land Degradation & Development is an international journal which seeks to promote rational study of the recognition monitoring control and rehabilitation of degradation in terrestrial environments. The journal focuses on: what land degradation is; what causes land degradation; the impacts of land degradation the scale of land degradation; the history current status or future trends of land degradation; avoidance mitigation and control of land degradation; remedial actions to rehabilitate or restore degraded land; sustainable land management.

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Excellent administration and management of land for sustainable development


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To implement an efficient land administration and management system in order to ensure equity in access to land


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  • Efficiency
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Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER )

HEKS champions the cause of a more humane and just world and a life in dignity. Internationally, HEKS/EPER focuses on rural community development, humanitarian aid and inter-church cooperation. 

The Earth League is an international alliance of institutional and individual members, who work together to respond to some of the most pressing issues faced by humankind including climate change, depletion of natural resources, land degradation, water scarcity, or food security. The work of the alliance is guided by the principles of sustainable development.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.


 

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