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- DocumentUNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1997Overview of the extent to which industry in the developed world relies on the biodiversity of the developing world. Primitive human societies rely almost entirely on wild species for food, draught, building materials and other products, and such direct use continues in modern society.DocumentOffice of Arid Land Studies University of Arizona, 1997Series of articles on importance of urban agriculture in areas subject to desertification.DocumentIndigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor - Indigenous Knowledge WorldWide, 1997In the past few years research institutions and development organizations have 'discovered' the relevance of men farmers' indigenous knowledge of genetic resource management and, after some delay, that of women farmers as well. At the same time, attention has been drawn to the global need to conserve biological diversity.DocumentHarvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge Mass., 1999Land and forestry-based activities could in principle play important roles as climate change mitigation strategies. In practice, however, several questions have been raised about their feasibility. Therefore, understanding the processes and determinants of land use changes is critical.DocumentForests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1991Making the link between nutrition and forestry projects more explicit and presenting ideas about how forestry projects should proceed.The manual has three purposes. First, it describes some of the linkages between forestry and nutrition to help foresters, together with nutritionists, orient their activities toward improving the nutrition situation in their project area.Document
Social and economic incentives for smallholder tree growing: A Case Study from Murang'a District, KenyaForests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1995Seeks to provide a better understanding of the economic framework of smallholder agriculture in Kenya, particularly in relation to tree growing management and practices.DocumentForestry Department, FAO, 1996Guide for planners and stakeholders involved in the implementation of National Forestry Programmes. It pays particular attention to strategic planning and the preparation of specific policy studies to analyse the forestry and forest related sectors from the perspective of food security.DocumentState of the World's Forests, FAO, 1999Reports on the latest figures on global forest cover; current efforts to assess forest resources; the forest fires of 1997 and 1998; recent trends in forest management; the significance to forestry of the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change; current and projected forest products production, consumption and trade; recent trends in forest policy, legislation and instituDocument
The community's toolbox: The idea, methods and tools for participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation in community forestryForests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1990This field manual provides a practical set of guidelines for many of the different approaches used in community forestry. It reassesses many of the conventional monitoring and evaluation methods and tools by emphasizing participatory techniques.The manual is organized into three sections.Document
What's Special About Wildlife Management In Forests?: Concepts And Models Of Rights-Based Management, With Recent Evidence From West-Central AfricaNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999Wildlife consumption is an integral part of the livelihood and trade patterns of many peoples in the developing world, and highly valued by them. Yet to date the dominant models of wildlife management in areas of high – and allegedly unsustainable – consumptive use have favoured the exclusion of the users from the resource and the denial of its local values.