Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Agricultural biodiversity and natural resource management, Soil and land management in India
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- DocumentNew Agriculturalist, 2008Across vast areas of the world, human activity has degraded once fertile and productive land. Deforestation, overgrazing, continuous farming and poor irrigation practices have affected almost 2 billion hectares worldwide, threatening the health and livelihoods of over one billion people.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2006Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing assumptions, arguing that shifting cultivation – if properly practised – is actually a ‘good practice’ system for productively using hilDocumentGender and Development, FAO Sustainable Dimensions, 2003With an estimated 40 percent of people in Africa, South America and Asia living in drylands, land degradation poses a significant threat to food security and survival. This report looks at the relationship between gender and dryland management based on an analysis of field experiences in Africa and Asia.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001Have micro-credit programmes succeeded in meeting the needs of the poor? Are non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as aid charities or private credit unions, better than governments at reducing poverty by bankrolling grassroots enterprise?