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Why do households choose to invest in soil and water conservation?
C. Boyd; C. Turton / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Discusses the role of soil and water conservation (SWC) practices in sustainable livelihoods and presents preliminary findings from case studies conducted in Tanzania and Uganda. Describes the conditions under which households...
A livelihoods review of projects in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, India
C. Turton / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Reviews the design of two new DFID projects in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, India. The projects aim to contribute to the Government of India’s efforts to eliminate poverty through support to its watershed development programme. Th...
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a co...
The rise of environmental crime: a growing threat to natural resources, peace, development and security
C. Nellemann / United Nations Environment and Development Forum 2016
The environment provides the very foundation of sustainable development, our health, food security and our economies. Ecosystems provide clean water supply, clean air and secure food and ultimately both physical and mental wellbeing. ...
The resource bites back: entry-points for addressing corruption in wildlife crime
A. Williams; R. Parry-Jones; D. Roe / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2016
Corruption has recently risen up the global wildlife conservation agenda with a series of international agreements highlighting the role of corruption in facilitating wildlife crime. Though there are notable exceptions, there ...
Panama Papers and the looting of Africa
A. Mosioma 2016
On the 3rd of April 2016 the German Newspaper Sud Deutsche Zeitung in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made an unprecedented release of documents from a database of the Panama based o...
Whose waters? Large-scale agricultural development and water grabbing in the Wami-Ruvu River Basin, Tanzania
Aurelia van Eeden; Lyla Mehta; Barbara van Koppen / Water Alternatives 2016
In Tanzania like in other parts of the global South, in the name of 'development' and 'poverty eradication' vast tracts of land have been earmarked by the government to be developed by investors for different commercial agricultural p...
The 'Trickle Down' of Integrated Water Resources Management: a case study of local-level realities in the Inkomati Water Management Area, South Africa
Kristi Denby / Water Alternatives 2016
The  historical  legacy  in  South  Africa  of  apartheid  and  the  resulting  discriminatory  policies  and  power imbalances  are  critical  to&nb...
The Complex Politics of Water and Power in Zimbabwe: IWRM in the Catchment Councils of Manyame, Mazowe and Sanyati (1993-2001) - file
B. Derman; Emmanuel Manzungu / Water Alternatives 2016
In the mid - nineties Zimbabwe formed participatory institutions known as catchment a nd sub - catchment councils based on river basins to govern and manage its waters. These councils were initially funded by a range of donors anticip...
Surges and ebbs: national politics and international influence in the formulation and implementation of IWRM in Zimbabwe
Emmanuel Manzungu; B. Derman / Water Alternatives 2016
In  the  1990s, the  Government  of  Zimbabwe  undertook  water  reforms  to  redress  racially  defined inequitable access to agricultural water. This paper analyses how a w...
The political economy of conservation at Mount Elgon, Uganda: between local deprivation, regional sustainability, and global public goods
P. Vedeld 2016
This paper presents a case study from Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda, examining and deepening an understanding of direct incomes and costs of conservation for local people close to protected areas. In the early 1990s, collaborative...
Tropical Forest Fire Susceptibility Mapping at the Cat Ba National Park Area, Hai Phong City, Vietnam, Using GIS-Based Kernel Logistic Regression
Dieu Tien Bui 2016
The Cat Ba National Park area (Vietnam) with its tropical forest is recognized as being part of the world biodiversity conservation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is a well-known d...
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Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) (NRGI)
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource-rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actor...
Southern African Resource Watch (SARW)
Advocacy and research organisation, aiming to monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development”.
Wetlands International
Wetlands International is a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers.
Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP)
Founded in 2001, the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP) of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) is a public institution with independent legal status. CAEP provides technical support and services such as environmental planning, environmental policy and consultation on environmental project selection management for the Chinese government and corporations.
Global Land Project (GLP)
The Global Land Project is a research initiative of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). GLP's focus is land-centric and the goal is to measure, model and understand the coupled human-environmental systems.  GLP has developed a science plan around three objectives: to identify the ag...
Asia-Pacific Water Forum
The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network  established to encourage collaborative efforts on water resources management and to accelerate the process of effective integration of water resources management into the socio-economic development process of the Asia-Pacific region. The goal of the APWF is to contribute to sustainable...
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1993, currently operating in five 5 Indian states: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. WOTR is specialised in the field of participatory watershed development and climate change adaptation. It relies on its on-field experience and in a systemic, and primarily pa...
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD)
Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF)
The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was launched in 2008 with a grant of £100 million from the governments of the UK and Norway to develop the capacity of the people and institutions of the Congo Basin to preserve and manage their forests. Increased logging, changing agricultural patterns, population growth and the oil and mining industries are all putting greater pressure on the area’s...
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) was established under the auspices of the United Nations in 1986 amidst increasing worldwide concern for the fate of tropical forests. While almost everyone was alarmed at the rate of deforestation occurring in many tropical countries, there was also considerable agreement that the tropical timber trade was one of the keys to economic developme...
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