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Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Remote sensing for decision-makers
In this Special, we present summaries of seven FAO case studies on the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems in management of renewable natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The summaries are adapted from the Remote Sensing for Decision-makers Series, a collection of 17 short papers available from the FAO Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN). The ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0072.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Wetlands Monitoring by ERS Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data in Zambia
The objectives of the study presented in this paper were: to assess the suitability of European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images in monitoring the seasonal changes of the wetland areas and to carry out a comparison of the results obtained from both ERS SAR and NOAA AVHRR data. A summary of the process and results of the study are provided here.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIan0007.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Regional workshop for decision-makers on remote sensing and the GIS in environment and agricultural management issues
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/EIre0056.htm

Organic agriculture and FAO
Organic agriculture is an increasingly important part of the agriculture sector and consequently in FAO sustainable agriculture programmes aimed at assisting member countries in their efforts to respond to farmer and consumer demand, and giving information on the potential of organic agriculture to contribute to sustainability in order to direct research, extension efforts, and tap national and in... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/epdirect/epre0055.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/epre0055.htm

Environment - Policy and management
The use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in addressing chronic environmentally damaging agricultural and rural development practices: Examples from Kenya and Cambodia
To support sustainable agriculture and rural development in Kenya and Cambodia, FAO carried out training for professionals with an emphasis on field situations and case studies. The application of EIA resulted in a substantial improvement in the understanding of each case and in the description of the solution to the problem in all 35 cases in Kenya and all 24 cases in Cambodia.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0016.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Status of environment and natural resources in Small Island Developing States
This article reviews the status of the environment and natural resources in small island developing states. The information has been extracted from "Environment and Natural Resources in Small Island Developing States", prepared for the Special Ministerial Conference On Agriculture In Small Island Developing States (Rome, 12 March 1999).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0015.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable agriculture and rural development in China
China's current challenge is to design agricultural commodity and environmental policies that achieve food security goals while enhancing both natural resources and human welfare. This article has been extracted from "Promotion of sustainable agriculture and rural development in China: elements for a policy framework and a National Agenda 21 Action Programme".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0009.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Water resources issues in the Arabic States Region
This article has been extracted from "Population Change-Natural Resources-Environment Linkages in the Arab States Region" (FAO, April 1996). A short country profile on Egypt illustrates many of the population-environment problems of the region, especially those arising from population pressure on natural resources.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0006.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Use of indicators in sustainable agriculture and rural development
Sustainability indicators look at economic, social and environmental information in an integrated manner. Used effectively, they reveal conditions and trends that help in development planning and decision-making. This article suggests that the development of sustainability indicators must be closely tied to the development of national and subnational information systems for agricultural planning a... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0001.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Report of the Workshop on Land Quality Indicators for Sustainable Resource Management
The workshop provided a technical forum to discuss issues relating to land quality indicators (LQIs) and their use by planners and policymakers. Held at FAO Headquarters in Rome in January 1996, it was attended by FAO technical staff and invited participants from the World Bank, UNEP, ISRIC, Agriculture Canada, and private consultants.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0022.htm

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