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    Volume 10 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2021
    Canada, Chile, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars. This infill green practice can maximise the use of street trees in secondary streets and have multiple benefits in our communities. Using GIS mapping and methodology can support implementation in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

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    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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    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Nicaragua, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Jordan, Lebanon, Norway, Spain, Australia

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security explicitly mention pastoralists as users of the Guidelines and as targets of capacity building. Despite the historical and often ongoing marginalization of pastoralists, this technical guide has been developed in response to emerging opportunities to support pastoralists and to strengthen their land and resource rights.

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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
    Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Botswana, Lesotho, Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, India, Portugal

    Este estudio es una contribución más en la tarea de realizar un inventario mundial de experiencias nacionales en el campo de la legislación y administración de aguas. Dado su interés en fomentar la producción agrícola, que requiere un mayor uso consultivo del recurso agua, la FAO se ha ocupado siempre de los aspectos institucionales y jurídicos de la gestión del recurso agua.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon

    تشير الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي ومصايد الأسماك والغابات في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بصراحة إلى الرعاة باعتبارهم المستخدمين النهائيين للخطوط التوجيهية والمستهدَفين بمساعي تنمية القدرات. وعلى الرغم من التهميش التاريخي والذي غالباً ما يكون مستمراً للرعويين، تم إعداد هذا الدليل الفني للاستجابة للفرص الناشئة التي من شأنها دعم الرعاة وتعزيز حقوقهم في الأراضي والموارد.

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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
    June, 2018
    Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon

    Les Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, aux pêches et aux forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale mentionnent de manière explicite les éleveurs nomades comme utilisateurs des Directives et comme cibles du renforcement des capacités. En dépit de la marginalisation historique des éleveurs nomades, souvent encore d’actualité aujourd’hui, ce guide technique a été élaboré en réponse aux possibilités qui sont en train d’émerger pour appuyer les pasteurs et renforcer leurs droits aux terres et aux ressources.

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