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Environment and Natural Resources Series

1. Africover: specifications for geometry and cartography, 2000 (E)

2. Terrestrial Carbon Observations: The Ottawa assessment of requirements, status and next steps, 2002 (E)

3. Terrestrial Carbon Observations: The Rio de Janeiro recommandations for terrestrial and atmospheric measurements, 2002 (E)

4. Organic agriculture, environment and food security, 2002 (E)

5. Terrestrial Carbon Observations: The Frascati report on in situ carbon data and information, 2002 (E)

6. The clean development mechanism (CDM): implications for energy and sustainable agriculture and rural development projects, 2003 (E) Not available

7. The application of spatial regression model to the analysis and mapping poverty, 2003 (E)

8. Land Cover Classification System (LCCS), version 2, 2004 (E)

9. Coastal GTOS. Strategic design and face 1 implementation plan, 2005, (E)

10. Frost Protection: fundamentals, practice and economics - Volume I and II + CD, 2005 (E)



Environment and Natural Working Papers

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1. Inventory and monitoring of shrimp farms in Sri Lanka by ERS SAR data, 1999 (E)

2. Solar photovoltaics for sustainable agriculture and rural development, 2000 (E)

3. Energia solar fotovoltaica para la agricultura y el desarrollo rural sostenibles, 2000 (S)

4. The energy and agriculture nexus, 2000 (E)

5. World wide agroclimatic database, FAOCLIM CD-ROM v. 2.01, 2001 (E)

6. Preparation of a land cover database of Bulgaria through remote sensing and GIS, 2001 (E)

7. GIS and spatial analysis for poverty and food insecurity, 2002 (E)

8. Enviromental monitoring and natural resources management for food security and sustainable development, CD-ROM, 2002 (E)

9. Local climate estimator, LocClim 1.0 CD-ROM, 2002 (E)

10. Toward a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations, 2003 (E)

11. TERRASTAT: Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping, CD-ROM, 2003 (E)

12. FAO & climate change, CD-ROM, 2003 (E)

13. Groundwater search by remote sensing, a methodological approach, 2003 (E)

14. Geo-information for agriculture development. A selection of applications. ** (E)

15. Guidelines for establishing audits of agricultural-environmental hotspots, 2003 (E)

16. Integrated natural resources management to enhance food security.The case for community-based approaches in Ethiopia, 2003 (E)

17. Towards sustainable agriculture and rural development in the Ethiopian highlands. Proceedings of the technical workshop on improving the natural resources base of rural well-being, 2004 (E)

18. The scope of organic agriculture, sustainable forest management and ecoforestry in protected area management, 2004 (E)

19. An inventory and comparison of globally consistent geospatial databases and libraries, 2005 (E)

20. New LocClim, Local Climate Estimator CD-ROM, 2005 (E)

21. AgroMet shell CD-ROM, 2005 (E) **

22. Agriculture atlas of the Union of Myanmar (agriculture year 2001-2002)

23. Kenya Poverty mapping, 2005 (E) **



Remote Sensing for Decision Makers Series

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1. "High Resolution Satellite Data for Soil Mapping - Pilot study in Botswana". (Eng.)

2. "High Resolution Satellite Data for Land Conservation Planning - Pilot study in Brazil". (Eng.)

3. "High Resolution Satellite Data for Irrigation Management, Pilot study in Indonesia". (Eng.)

4. "High Resolution Satellite Data for Agricultural Statistics - Preliminary Review". (Eng.)

5. "High Resolution Satellite Data for Coastal Fisheries - Pilot study in the Philippines". (Eng.)

6. "Données Satellite Haute Résolution et Photographies Aériennes Echantillon, Inventaire des terres irrigables au Tchad". (Fr.)

7. "Satellite Imagery for the Study of Marine Pollution - Pilot study in Tunisia". (Eng., Fr.)

8. "Satellite Imagery for the Dynamic Study of Desertification - Pilot study in Tunisia". (Eng., Fr.)

9. "Evaluation of Natural Disaster Damage - Pilot study in Tunisia". (Eng., Fr.)

10. "Satellite Imagery for Rural Development - Pilot study in Tunisia". (Eng., Fr.)

11. "Satellite Imagery for the Study of Urban Expansion - Pilot study in Tunisia". (Eng., Fr.)

12. "Satellite Imagery and Geographic Information Systems in Forest Fire Management - Pilot Study in Poland". (Eng., Fr.)

13. "Satellite Imagery for Forest Decline Assessment and Monitoring - Pilot Study in Poland".(Eng., Fr.)

14. "Satellite Imagery for Aquaculture Study and Lagoon Management.- Pilot Study in Morocco". (Eng., Fr.)

15. "Satellite Imagery to Assist Forest Management - Pilot Study in Morocco" (Eng., Fr.)

16. "Satellite Imagery for Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring - Pilot Study in Morocco" (Eng., Fr.)

17. "Satellite Imagery and Geographic Information Systems in Groundwater Exploration - Pilot Study in the Syrian Arab Republic" (Eng., Fr.)

18. "Satellite imagery for a crop information system - Pilot study in Romania" (also in French)

19. "Inventory and monitoring of shrimp farms by radar satellite data - Pilot study in Sri Lanka" (also in French)



Environment and Energy Series

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1. FAO/ESCAP/UNDP Regional Training Workshop on a Comprehensive Approach to Energy Assessment and Planning for Rural and Agricultural Development Beijing, China, 24 - 30 September 1989. Three documents:

  • Report of the Regional Training Workshop
  • Background documents
  • Country papers

2. "Report on the International Fisheries Energy Optimization Workshop, 28-30 August 1989, Vancouver, Canada, 1989". Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, sponsored by FAO

3. "Energy conservation in agriculture. Report and proceedings of technical consultation, Helsinki (Finland), 1988". CNRE Bulletin 23

4. "Planning self-help fuelwood projects in Asia". Based on Workshop held in Chaing Mai and Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2 - 13 February 1987. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 1988

5. "Heat and power from forestry biomass. Report and proceedings of workshop, Ormea (Germany)". 1988 CNRE Bulletin 25

6. "Energy conservation in mechanical forest industries". FAO Forestry Paper No. 93

7. "Identification and appraisal of small-scale rural energy projects". (A training guide for agricultural and rural development planners using biogas as a case study example). Training Materials on Agricultural Planning 16, 1989

8. "Energy consumption and input-output relations of field operations". REUR Technical Series No. 10, 1989

9. "Energy conservation in animal houses". REUR Technical Series No. 11, 1989

10. "Utilization of renewable and solar energy for agriculture. Proceedings of Special Workshop". Jerusalem, 1990

11. "The briquetting of agricultural wastes for fuel". 1990, FAO Environment and Energy Paper No. 11

12. "Energy conservation and renewable energies for greenhouse heating". CNRE Guideline 2, 1988

13. "Utilization of Solar and geothermal energy for heating greenhouses, Report and proceedings of Workshop, Adana (Turkey) 1988". CNRE Bulletin 21, 1989

14. "Solar water heating systems for rural areas. Report and proceedings of workshop, Naxos (Greece) 1988". CNRE Bulletin 22, 1989

15. "Solar drying of fish and paddy, 1989". FAO Environment and Energy Paper 10

16. "Guidelines for site selection for windmill pumping stations". 1992

17. "Geothermal energy resources and their use in European agriculture". CNRE Study 2, 1988

18. "Utilization of Waste Heat from Power Stations". FAO, Commission of the European Communities, Administration de la Recherche Agronomique de Belgique, 1989, Luxembourg

19. "Energización para un Desarrollo Rural Sostenible, Enfoque Metodológico". FAO/SECYT/INTA, 1990

20. "El Uso de la Leña en Industrias Rurales de América Central". Dirección de Productos Forestales, FAO, 1991

21. "Recent developments in animal waste utilization". REUR Technical Series No. 17, 1991

22. "Charcoal production and pyrolysis technologies". REUR Technical Series No. 20, 1991

23. "Energy for Sustainable Rural Development Projects - Training Materials for Agricultural Planning". FAO, 1991

24. "Energy for Sustainable Rural Development Projects - Training Materials for Agricultural Planning - Case Studies". FAO, 1991

25. "Memoria de la Consulta de Expertos sobre el Empleo de Combustibles Derivados de la Madera en las Industrias Rurales de América Latina". RLAC, 1991

26. "Guidelines on "Wood Fuels and Energy". TFAP/FOPN, FAO, 1991

27. "Rice Husk Gasification Technology in Asia". FAO/RAPA Publication, 1991/2

28. "La Declaración de den Bosch y el Plan de Acción para una Agricultura y un Desarrollo Rural Sostenibles - Informe de la Conferencia FAO/Paises Bajos sobre Agricultura y Medio Ambiente". Abril 1991

29. "Biotechnologies for Pollution Control and Energy". REUR Technical Series No. 21, 1992

30. "Fuelwood and Charcoal Activities of Some International/Donor Organizations, 1980-1991". A Review prepared for FAO by the BTG Biomass Technology Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands

31. "Energía Animal en la Agricultura en Africa y Asia, Cuadernos Tecnicos de la FAO". Producción y Sanidad Animal, No.42, 1982

32. "Biogas Processes for Sustainable Development". FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 95, 1992

33. "Wood Energy Development: Planning, Policies and Strategies, Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia". GCP/RAS/131/NET Field Document No.37 a, b and c

34. "Organic Recycling in Asia and the Pacific". FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAPA), Bangkok, 1993

35. "A new approach to energy planning for sustainable development". FAO Environment and Energy Paper 12, 1992

36. "Bioenergy for development: Technical and environmental dimensions". J. Woods and D.O. Hall, Kings College London, Division of Life Sciences, 1994, FAO Environment and Energy Paper 13

37. "Integrated Energy Systems in China - The Cold Northeastern Region Experience". UNDP - Shenyang Agricultural University - FAO, 1994

38. "Environmental Aspects of Production and Conversion of Biomass for Energy". 1994, FAO REUR Technical Series 38

39. "Biogas Technology as an Environmental Solution to Pollution". 1994, FAO REUR Series 33

40. "Future Energy Requirements for Africa's Agriculture - African Energy Programme of the African Development Bank and FAO". 1995

41. "Rural Energy - Medium and Large Scale Biogas Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region 1995". FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)

42. "Sécher des Produits Alimentaires". GRET/FAO, 1995

43. "Forests, Fuels and the Future - Wood energy for sustainable development". 1995, FAO Forestry Topics Report No.5

44. "Biomass Briquetting: Technology and Practices - Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia (GCP/RAS/154/NET)". Bangkok, 1996. FAO Field Document No. 46

45. "International Workshop on Biomass Briquetting: Proceedings - Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia (GCP/RAS/154/NET)". Bangkok, 1996. FAO, RWEDP Report No. 23

46. "Sub-Regional Training Course on Women in Wood Energy Development: Report - Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia (GCP/RAS/154/NET)" Bangkok, 1996. FAO, RWEDP Report No. 24

47. "Biodigestor Plástico de Flujo Contínuo, Generador de Gas y Bioabono a partir de Aguas Servidas (GCP/RLA/116/FRA)". Cali, Colombia, 1995. Red de información para AmŽrica tropical y el Caribe/FAO y CIPAV: Fundación Centro para la Investigación en Sistemas Sostenibles de Producción Agropecuaria.



Remote Sensing Centre Series

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1998
RSC-75. "Groundwater Exploration by Satellite Remote Sensing in the Syrian Arab Republic". [Abstract]

1997
RSC-74. "AFRICOVER: Spécifications géométriques et cartographiques". [Introduction]
RSC-73. "Light aerial remote sensing applied to local rural development". [Executive summary]
RSC-72. "Evaluation of commercial remotely sensed data for assessment of illicit crops, a desk study". [Summary and introduction]
RSC-71. " AFRICOVER, classification de l'occupation du sol". [Introduction]
RSC-70. " AFRICOVER land cover classification". [Introduction]
RSC-69. "Wetlands Monitoring by ERS - SAR Data, a Case Study: Lake Bangweulu Wetland System, Zambia". [Summary]

1995
RSC-68. "Monitoring wetlands for fisheries by NOAA AVHRR LAC thermal data". [Summary]

1994
FAO-ARTEMIS NOAA AVHRR NDVI
Image Bank Africa 1981-1991 (CD-ROM)

1993
RSC-67. "Radar imagery: Theory and Interpretation". Lecture notes.
RSC-66. "Use of NOAA AVHRR HRPT data for assessment of the forest area of Liberia". [Summary]
RSC-65. "Remote sensing and its application to investment project identification and preparation - a study with special reference to the FAO Investment Centre". [Summary]
RSC-64. "Calibration and integrated modelling of remote sensing data for desert locust habitat monitoring". [Summary]

1991
RSC-63. "Use of high resolution satellite data and aerial sampling photographs for land planning: Results in Chad". [Summary]
RSC-62. "Principes d'Imagerie Radar". [Summary]
RSC-61. "Utilization of SPOT satellite imagery for inventory of forest resources in Sylhet District, Bangladesh". [Summary]

1990
RSC-58. "Use of high resolution satellite data for coastal fisheries - Pilot study in the Philippines". [Summary]
RSC-57. "Use of high resolution satellite data for irrigation management and monitoring - Pilot study in Indonesia". [Summary]
RSC-56. "Erosion mapping using high-resolution satellite data and geographic information system. Pilot study in Brazil". [Summary]
RSC-55. "Assessment of the use of SAR images for land use mapping in Tunisia" (Final report)
RSC-54. "Proceedings of the 14th UN/FAO International training course on remote sensing applications to land resources".
RSC-53. "Use of high resolution satellite data for soil mapping: Pilot project in Botswana".
RSC-52. "Evaluation de l'utilisation d'images SAR géocodées pour la cartographie de l'utilisation du sol en Tunisie: Le cas de Grombalia".

1989
RSC-51. "Evaluation de l'utilisation d'images SAR pour la cartographie de l'utilisation du sol en Tunisie: Le cas de M'Saken".
RSC-50. "Report of the Thirteenth UN/FAO International Training Course, Remote Sensing Applications to Water Resources".
RSC-49. "Report of the Twelfth UN/FAO International Training Course, Contribution of Remote Sensing to Marine Fisheries".

1988
RSC-48. "Introduction to Remote Sensing".
RSC-47. "Report of the Eleventh UN/FAO International Training Course, Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Statistics".
RSC-46. "Principles of Radar Imagery" (Lecture notes)
RSC-45. "Use of High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Agriculture and Marine Applications in the Maldives".
RSC-44. "Multithematic Analogic Interpretation of Landsat TM Imagery for the Rome Region".

1986
RSC-41. "Rapport du huitième et neuvième cours de formation FAO/UNDRO/WMO/ASE applications de la télédétection pour la prévision, le contrôle et la prévention des inondations".
RSC-40. "Report of the Tenth UN/FAO International Training Course Applied to Monitoring Forest Lands".
RSC-39. "Remote Sensing for Food security".
RSC-38. "Reconnaissance Groundwater Appraisal of Bohol Island by Satellite Data analysis".
RSC-37. "Agricultural Drought Monitoring by Meteosat in Africa".
RSC-36. "Evaluation de données SPOT simulées pour l'étude de différents thèmes liés aux ressources renouvelables".

1985
RSC-35. "Report of an Expert Consultation on International Cooperation in Remote Sensing Applied to Renewable Resources".
RSC-34. "Reflective Properties of Natural Surfaces with Reference to Radar and Digital Analysis".
RSC-33. "Report on Remote Sensing Applications for Renewable Resources in Developing Countries".
RSC-32. "Concepts for Global Mapping of Woody Vegetation using Remote Sensing Data".
RSC-31. "Monitoring Algae Growth by Digital Analysis of Landsat Data: Orbetello Lagoon Case Study".
RSC-28. "Report on Expert Consultation on WISI/WAPI and Thematic Cartography".
RSC-27. "Report of the Ninth International Training Course on Applications of Remote sensing to Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries".

1984
RSC-26. "Remote Sensing and Food Production for a Growing World Population".
RSC-25. "Proceedings of the Sixth FAO/UNDRO/WMO/ESA International Training Course in Remote Sensing Applications to Flood Control and Forecasting".
RSC-24. "Short Course Training of Remote Sensing Users from Developing Countries - FAO's experience".
RSC-23. "Application of Analog Remote Sensing Techniques for the Assessment of Land Use Potential".
RSC-22. "Report of the Eighth UN/FAO International Training Course on Remote Sensing Applications to Water Resources".

1983
RSC-21. "Reflective Properties of Natural Surface with Reference to Digital Analysis".
RSC-20. "Seventh UN/FAO International Training Course in Remote Sensing Applications to Thematic Mapping with Special Reference to Land Use".
RSC-19. "Remote Sensing Applied to Land Resources - an FAO Overview".
RSC-18. "Capacity and Mechanisms of International Cooperation in Remote Sensing Applications". RSC-17. "Report of the FAO/UNEP International Training Course on Wildlife Management".
RSC-16. "Proceedings of the Third Small Expert consultation on WISI/WAPI".
RSC-15. "Utilization of RS Data for Mapping Aquatic Ecosystems of the Nigerian Coastal Areas".
RSC-13. "Landsat Data as an Aid for Obtaining Agricultural Statistics".
RSC-12. "The FAO Remote Sensing Centre: Role and Activities".

1982
RSC-11. "Toward a Standardized Hierarchical Classification of Vegetation for Remote Sensing".
RSC-10. "Remote Sensing in Developing Countries - FAO's experience".
RSC-9. "Application of Satellite Remote Sensing for Land and Water Resources Appraisal, Yemen".
RSC-8. "Proceedings of Training Course on Applications of New remote Sensing Techniques to Forest Resources Survey".
RSC-7. "Application of Satellite Imagery to Soil Survey".
RSC-5. "Applications for Water Resources and Hydrology".



Agrometeorology Working Papers

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1. Bernard, E.A. 1992. "L'intensification de la production agricole par l'agrométéorologie". 35 pages

2. Gommes, R. and Nègre, Th. 1992. "The role of agrometeorology in the alleviation of natural disasters". 22 pages.

3. See, L. and Gommes, R. 1993. "Gridded Datasets of Mean Monthly Minimum, Maximum and Daytime Temperatures in Africa". 17 pages + 3 diskettes.

4. Hoefsloot, P. 1993. "SUIVI: A program for input and analysis of agrometeorological data". 129 pages plus diskette.

5. Rojas, O. 1993. "Algunas aplicaciones de la agrometeorología en la seguridad alimentaria". 37 pages.

6. Le Houérou, H.N., Popov, G.F. and See, L. 1993. "Agro-bioclimatic Classification of Africa". 227 pages

7. Lauciani, E. and Ponticiello, A. 1993. "Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR): Empirical determination and literature survey". 85 pages.

8. Gommes, R. and See, L. 1993. FAOMET: "Agrometeorological crop forecasting tools". 57 pages.

9. Gommes, R. and Petrassi, F. 1994. "Rainfall variability and drought in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1960". 100 pages.

10. Van Velthuizen, H. and Verelst, L. with Santacroce, P. 1994. "Crop Production System Zones of the IGADD Sub-Region". 89 pages plus diskette and maps.

11. FAOCLIM 1.2 (user's manual plus CD-ROM of worldwide agroclimatic data). 72 pages plus 1 CD-ROM.

12. Bogaert P., Mahau P. and Beckers F.,1995. "The Spatial Interpolation of Agro-Climatic Data. Cokriging Software and Source Data. User's Manual". 70 pp. plus diskette

13. 1995. "Coordination and Harmonisation of Databases and Software for Agroclimatic Applications". Proceedings of an Expert Consultation held in FAO Rome, Italy, from 29 November to 3 December 1993. 313 pp.


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