Showing 71-80 of 57448 results
Governance structures established for REDD+ implementation and their adaptation to the institutional and ecological conditions in Equateur province of the DRCNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This report is one of the outputs of the project “Man and forests – an evaluation of management strategies for reduced deforestation,” which aims to evaluate the different management regimes established to protect forests and improve livelihoods under the so-called REDD+ framework – reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.Document
From Genebanks to Farmers. A study of approaches to introduce genebank material to farmers’ seed systemsNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Genebanks conserve key resources for increasing global food security and adapting to environmental change. The conventional way genetic resources are deployed to farmers goes through a linear pathway of breeding, delivery and adoption (BDA) of improved varieties. However, over the past 30 years a number of other pathways from genebanks to farmers’ fields have been tested and operationalized.Document
Focused study report. Exploring rural livelihoods in Afghanistan: A study of two villages in Dai Kundi province.Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016Introduction and purpose of the focused study.DocumentNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016The purpose of this study is to assess the practical meanings of emergency preparedness and early recovery in relation to improved food security in Africa. Emergency preparedness is addressed at the global level as well as in two different country cases: Malawi and South Sudan.Document
Energizing Tanzania: Strategic consideration of possible interventions to support sustainable development and use of bioenergy in Tanzania 2015 - 2025Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015Shortage of biomass for cooking energy has been a concern in Tanzania for several decades and several interventions have been tried out (or: tested) in order to improve the situation. Over time, the concern has become more serious due to population growth, urbanisation and increased deforestation as well as increased knowledge of the socioeconomic impacts in the firewood and charcoal sector.DocumentWorld Development, 2014This paper presents results from a comparative analysis of environmental income from approximately 8000 households in 24 developing countries collected by research partners in CIFORâs Poverty Environment Network (PEN). Environmental income accounts for 28% of total household income, 77% of which comes from natural forests.Document
Tech for governance programmes in Kenya: what is left of the conducive tech environment, and where to next?Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017Making All Voices Count has been a grant-making programme supporting tech for accountable governance initiatives, which in this report are defined as “projects, programmes and campaigns which use information and communications technologies (ICTs) in initiatives intended to increase transparency and improve government accountability to citizens”.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Village underdevelopment is considered a major contributor to Indonesia’s high levels of inequality. Law No.6 / 2014 (‘Village Law’) on villages’ governance and finance is regarded as the most progressive policy in the history of local governance in Indonesia, and has great potential for rural development.Document
What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.Document
Rethinking food aid in a chronically food-insecure region: Effects of food aid on local power relations and vulnerability patterns in Northwestern NepalInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017The impacts of repeated food aid programmes on households’ livelihood strategies and capacity to adapt to stressors such as climate change were investigated in the chronically food-insecure district of Humla in Nepal, using food security as an entry point for analysing vulnerability.