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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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    Rehabilitating degraded land

    New Agriculturalist, 2008
    Across 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.
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    Debating shifting cultivation in the Eastern Himalayas: farmers’ innovations as lessons for policy

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2006
    Hundreds 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 hil
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    Gender and sustainable development in drylands: an analysis of field experiences

    Gender and Development, FAO Sustainable Dimensions, 2003
    With 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.
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    Credit where credit's due: can't micro-loans do more for India's poor?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    Have 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?