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CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:

- research partnerships

- education and training

- development of concepts and tools

- raising awareness,

- policy advice.

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CDE focuses on:

- management of natural resources,

- integrated regional development, and

- interventions that mitigate syndromes of global change.

CDE places special emphasis on:

- highland-lowland interactions, and on

- high-potential – low-potential

- centre – periphery relationships.

CDE employs disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches. Linking analysis and synthesis, and combining high-end and low-end methods, such as GIS-based earth observation and participatory field-based approaches, are typical of our programmes.

CDE supports the principles of subsidiarity, empowerment and partnership, while acknowledging the importance of research, planning and decision-making at regional, national and international levels.

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Library Resource

Exploração dos Recursos Florestais em Cabo Delgado Relatório do trabalho de campo em Namiune, Nkonga e 5º Congresso

Reports & Research
January, 2011
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique
O objecto deste relatório são os utilizadores dos produtos florestais e os efeitos da conjugação
das suas estratégias e actividades extractivas na sustentabilidade dos recursos naturais e no
desenvolvimento sustentável da região. O objectivo é contribuir para a compreensão dos
efeitos da utilização da floresta pelos diversos utilizadores na sustentabilidade do recurso. O
estudo analisa o papel desempenhado pelos Comités dos Recursos Naturais (CRN) na
exploração da floresta.
Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2011

Swidden agriculture is often deemed responsible for deforestation and forest degradation in tropical regions, yet swidden landscapes are commonly not visible on land cover/use maps, making it difficult to prove this assertion. For a future REDD+ scheme, the correct identification of deforestation and forest degradation and linking these processes to land use is crucial. However, it is a key challenge to distinguish degradation and deforestation from temporal vegetation dynamics inherent to swiddening.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books

The main objective of this book is to demonstrate the potential that geoprocessing tools have for supporting rural extension and development. The focus is on the Global Positioning System (GPS), virtual globes, and simple geographic information systems (GIS). Based on examples, and without any claim to comprehensiveness, the book offers a range of insights into the use of these geoprocessing tools in interventions in the context of international development cooperation.

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