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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 10 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2021
    Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa, Europe

    Today, the design and remodeling of urban environments is being sought in order to achieve green, healthy, and sustainable cities. The effect of air pollution in cities due to vehicle combustion gases is an important part of the problem. Due to the indirect effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, political powers in Europe have imposed confinement measures for citizens by imposing movement restrictions in large cities. This indirect measure has given us a laboratory to show how the reduction in vehicle circulation affects in a short time the levels of air pollution in cities.

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    Reports & Research
    July, 2018
    Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Argentina, India, Niger

    In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity. Since its creation in 1945, FAO has recognized the significant contributions these make to food and agriculture, and the relevance of on-farm/in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Algeria, United States of America, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Tonga, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Guyana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Malaysia, Belize, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda, Uruguay, Nepal, Italy, Sudan

    The present study, by the Chief of the Agrarian and Water Law Section of the FAO Legislation Branch, is intended to explore in greater depth the value of legislation to the land use planning process. It is, on the one hand, an exploration of the ways in which legislation serves to provide the structural underpinnings for and connections between the technical disciplines which have long been associated with the land use planning effort.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Algeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Mauritius, Namibia, Malawi, Niger, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Cameroon, Botswana, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Burundi, Guinea, Mozambique, Morocco, Italy

    The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries and providing systematic, upto-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 53 countries of Africa, and it analyses the changes that have occurred in the ten years since the first survey. Following the AQUASTAT methodology, the survey relied as much as possible on country-based statistics and information.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Mauritania, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Burundi, Italy, Tanzania, Sudan, Congo, Senegal, Chad, Namibia, Niger, Eritrea, Kenya

    The habitat of tsetse fly (Glossina spp.) depends upon climatic conditions, host availability and land cover characteristics. In this paper, the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS), developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is proposed as a tool to harmonize land cover mapping exercises carried out in the context of tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T) research and control.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Ethiopia, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Guinea, Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic

    Geospatial datasets and analysis techniques based on geographic information systems (GIS) have become indispensable tools in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of development programmes, including actions addressing sustainable agriculture and rural development. The growing volume of spatially explicit environmental information, combined with the widening utilization of GIS, allows ecological and socioeconomic factors to be integrated more fully into the decision-making process, thus laying the foundation for a holistic approach to development.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2018
    Rwanda, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Burundi, Italy, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, South Sudan, Sudan

    This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Uganda. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2019
    United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Chile, Germany, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand

    This publication contains the papers presented at the Expert Consultation on Issues in Water Law Reform, convened by FAO in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 3 to 5 June 1997. The Expert Consultation was the first activity under, and served as a launch for, the FAO-funded and -executed project of technical assistance to the Republic of South Africa, TCP/SAF/6711 "Review of water legislation". It was arranged and timed so as to provide a comparative water law and administration input to the drafting of a National Water Bill, then underway.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Germany, France, Switzerland, United States of America, Japan, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Italy, Mexico

    This manual presents a methodology for assessing woodfuel supply and demand at the level of the displacement camp through the collection of primary data in the field and remote sensing analysis. The methodology uses a multi-sectoral approach to assess the energy-related needs and challenges of people in both displaced and host communities. The first part of the manual presents the methodology for assessing demand for woodfuel, which is structured around four sequential steps.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Italy, Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Thailand

    The Guide promotes adapting a convergent and people-centred gender approach towards increasing and improving the provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner while reducing rural poverty in different priority areas of FAO’s work. This includes gender equality, territorial development, legal aspects and natural resources management (i.e. pastoralist, forestry, watershed management, climate change and fisheries).

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