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    Rural Poverty: Population Dynamics, Local Institutions and Access to Resources

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1998
    Analyses two examples of changing institution-resource access relationships in Africa and Latin America. The Africa case (Kakamega, Western Kenya) highlights the resource endowments and problems associated with the participation of individuals in multiple institutions, whereas the Latin America case (Oaxaca, Mexico) focuses on the changes in a single institution in response to population growth.
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    Industrial Reliance on Biodiversity

    UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1997
    Overview 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.
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    Urban Agriculture in Drylands: articles from Arid Lands Newsletter

    Office of Arid Land Studies University of Arizona, 1997
    Series of articles on importance of urban agriculture in areas subject to desertification.
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    Biodiversity and the appropriation of women's knowledge

    Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor - Indigenous Knowledge WorldWide, 1997
    In 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.
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    What Role for Tropical Forests in Climate Change Mitigation? The Case of Costa Rica

    Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge Mass., 1999
    Land 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.
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    Guidelines for integrating nutrition concerns into forestry projects

    Forests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1991
    Making 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.
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    Social and economic incentives for smallholder tree growing: A Case Study from Murang'a District, Kenya

    Forests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1995
    Seeks to provide a better understanding of the economic framework of smallholder agriculture in Kenya, particularly in relation to tree growing management and practices.
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    Considering nutrition in National Forestry Programmes

    Forestry Department, FAO, 1996
    Guide 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.
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    State of the World's Forests 1999

    State of the World's Forests, FAO, 1999
    Reports 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 institu
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    The community's toolbox: The idea, methods and tools for participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation in community forestry

    Forests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1990
    This 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.