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    Terminology for Integrated Resources Planning and Management

    Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998
    To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language.
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    The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Production of Agricultural Commodities and Related Fertilizer Use to 2000

    Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, FAO, 1997
    The FAO's World Food Model (WFM) was used to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of trade liberalization on the use of fertilizer. The WFM is a multicommodity, partial equilibrium model with individual country coverage and agricultural commodity details. The simulation results of WFM formed the basis for quantifying the impact of the Uruguay Rounds on the use of fertilizer.
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    Globalisation and wage inequalities, 1870-1970

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Paper studies the impact of globalisation on wage inequality in eight now-developed countries during the century prior to 1970, using the same dependent variable and methodology as research on the impact of globalisation since 1970. The results suggest that the impact of globalisation was confined largely to the effects of the pre-1914 mass migrations in the United States and Canada.
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    Living Planet Report 1998

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Presents a quantitative picture of the sate of the world's natural environment and the human pressures upon it. Specifically, it presents WWF's Living Planet Index (LPI), a measure of the change in the health of the world's natural ecosystems since 1970, focusing on the earth's forest, freshwater, and marine biomes as these contain most of the earth's biodiversity.
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    The concept of rangeland carrying capacity in sub-saharan Africa: Myth or reality?

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1990
    Ever since colonial administrators and western trained scientists became involved in sub-Saharan Africa in the early 20th century and were faced with the task of governing countries where livestock production was a major economic enterprise, the proper utilisation of rangelands became a major concern.
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    "If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!": The roots of the East Asian Crisis

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    The primary hypothesis in this paper is that most East Asian economies have been following growth trajectories which involve ever-intensifying competition in external product markets. The financial crisis of 1997-98, whilst clearly having roots in the operations of both global and national financial systems, is in large part a reflection of these long-run growth trajectories.
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    The Economic Valuation of Tropical Forest Land Use Options: A Manual for Researchers

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    Manual for researchers in Southeast Asia involved in the economic evaluation of tropical forest land use options. It was developed initially to serve as an aid to Cambodian researchers in the execution of an EEPSEA-financed study of non-timber forest values in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.
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    Skill, trade, and international inequality

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1996
    Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory suggests that greater openness tends to enlarge inter-country differences in stocks of skill (or human capital), which new growth theory suggests would cause inter-country divergence of per-capita incomes.
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    Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts between adopted approaches and priorities identified by research; and (c) to highlight policy and research priorities for future action by donors, development agencies
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    Investing in tomorrow’s forests [forest certification]

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Overview of the commercial benefits of membership in the FSC forest certification scheme, aimed at business managers.Provieds detailed information on both financial and environmental performance of the forest products industry and concludes that companies following rigorous standards of forest management are well placed to grow their business and generate positive results for investors.

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