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- DocumentWorld Forestry Congress, 1997Among the proposals for mitigating the increase of atmospheric CO2 are the possibility of reforesting degraded lands to sequester C or of using sustainable forest harvests to displace fossil fuels.DocumentWorld Forestry Congress, 1997Forests potentially contribute to global climate change through their influence on the global carbon (C) cycle.DocumentOffice of Arid Land Studies University of Arizona, 1996The GIS technology transfer approach described here addresses the issue of sustainable technology transfer in a development setting. It was prompted by a growing discontent within the development community, and the Bureau for Africa, USAID in particular, with the high cost and inconsistent results of GIS technology transfer projects in the area of environmental management.Document
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa: full text of ConventionConvention to Combat Desertification, 1994Full text of the Convention to Combat Desertification, which was elaborated by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INCD) and signed in June 1994.Also available from the CCD WWW site in French and EnglishDocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1996This paper is the first in a series of papers on a restudy of a village in the Barind tract of northern Bangladesh. At the time of the original study in 1975/76 boro cultivation was negligible, due to lack ofirrigation facilities. There were few job opportunities outside agriculture in the village and in the neighbouring small town.DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1997International negotiations on the Framework Convention on Climate Change have been characterized by severe polarization between developed and developing countries. The G77, led by major countries such as Brazil, India, and China, illustrated a remarkable capacity to manifest its importance in the final text of the Convention.DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1997Dagaa is the collective name in Tanzania for various types of sardine-like fish eaten in a dried form by poor and middle-income groups throughout eastern and southern Africa. This paper is a fieldwork-based case-study of the ‘commodity chain’ for dagaa.DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1997The paper is a fieldwork-based case study of the commodity chain for the Nile Perch fish from Lake Victoria, Tanzania. This fish first began apperaring in significant numbers in the lake in the early 1980s and within a few years a large artisanal fishery developed around it.Document
Better Land Husbandry: Re-thinking approaches to land improvement and the conservation of water and soilNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1997Soil erosion has conventionally been perceived as the chief cause of land degradation, yet the limited effectiveness and poor uptake of widely promoted physical and biological anti-erosion methods challenges this logic.DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1997In the literature about macroeconomics and deforestation, it is often supposed that strong foreign exchange outflows (e.g. debt service) increase deforestation, as higher poverty augments frontier migration and natural resources are squeezed to generate export revenues. This paper analyses the opposite phenomenon, i.e.