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- DocumentAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995This overview paper broadly addresses the complex relationship between biodiversity, people and protected areas.DocumentAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995This overview paper stresses what most of the authors believe: that in order to successfully manage biodiversity, local residents and resource users must be involved, and the people who are affected by conservation projects must be partners in the projects, otherwise they will not succeed.Document
Desertification and drought - extent and consequences proposal for a participatory approach to combat desertificationFAO Hypermedia Collection on Desertification, 1995Document
Neglected Species, Livelihoods and Biodiversity in Difficult Areas: How should the Public Sector Respond?Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1997Recent research on neglected crop and animal species suggests that there exists an important gap between the priorities of development and research agencies and the way small farmers, both in Africa and elsewhere in the world, treat such species.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1997There are widespread concerns about the environmental impact of agricultural technologies and over the long-term sustainability of farming systems in Asia. Although the content of extension programmes includes sustainable technologies, extension approaches and methods in the public sector continue to reflect a technology transfer paradigm.DocumentFairtrade Foundation, 1998Highlights the problems facing coffee farmers as a result of the way we trade in coffee. After examining how the trade operates, the report illustrates with testimonies its impact on the lives of farmers.DocumentNational Centre for Development Studies, Australia, 1997Social forestry emerged amidst important changes in thinking about the role of forestry in rural development and a growing need for fuelwood. In an attempt to alleviate the fuelwood crisis, the World Bank encouraged the planting of Eucalyptus species in its social forestry programs in the 1980s.DocumentIndigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor - Indigenous Knowledge WorldWide, 1996In the Central Mossi-dominated area of Burkina Faso, most fields have become semi-permanently or permanently cultivated under conditions of increased demographic pressure. At the end of the dry season most crop residues are used as animal feeds, fuel or thatching material.Document
Rethinking Policy Options for Watershed Management by Local Communities: Combining Equity, Efficiency and Ecological-Economic ViabilitySociety for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, 1999Argues for certain basic re-thinking in the policy options for viable watershed management by combining local knowledge with the formal science through rejuvenated or revitalized traditional institutions. Part one reviews the policy environment in the light of some of the recent reports in India which have a major bearing on watershed development programs.DocumentSociety for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, 1999Large number of local communities across the world have shared unhesitatingly their knowledge about local biodiversity and its different uses with outsiders including researchers, corporations, gene collectors and of course, activists. Many continue to share despite knowing that by withholding this knowledge they could receive pecuniary advantage.