This paper presents an overview of the various approaches that developed and developing countries have used in designing national forest funds. It is based on a study of legislation in over forty countries and a review of some of the few empirical studies of forest fund performance. The overview may serve as checklist of issues and options for policymakers who are designing funds.
Meeting symbol/code: NERC 00 2
Meeting symbol/code: FO:NEFC/2000/REP
Session: Sess. 14
The fifteen-page report starts with an executive summary on the forest resources in Kenya. It is composed of six sections describing the types of forests and inventories, the volume of data of natural forests, the total reported area of all forest plantations, the forest area by naturalness and the forest fire situation in the country.
Meeting symbol/code: NEFC 2000 2
The central message which emerges from this meeting was that modernization is above all an issue of human-ware. It is quite noteworthy to see that, although most participants to the meeting were engineers, almost every paper and almost all questions and points of discussion dealt with institutional, development and sociological issues and were not focussed on techniques.
This paper outlines FAO's past and present activities on combating desertification, with particular emphasis on the Near East Region, in an attempt to mobilise all the potential efforts towards the establishment of an adequate strategy to enable this particular part of the world to build efficient regional and national programmes to combat resource degradation, restore land productivity and ach
This course teaches the farmer about the water cycle. It covers rainfall, ground water, the water table, surface water, evaporation, and transpiration. It also delivers information on wells and springs, swamps, ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. It explains how water is necessary for life.