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Environment - Policy and management
Integrated natural resources management to enhance food security: The case for community-based approaches in Ethiopia
The Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper No. 16 assesses the current threats to natural resource management and proposes a community-based integrated approach to address the issue and to expand the livelihood base in the non-farm sector.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11013_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11013_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11013_es.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
A new energy project in Niger
The project, entitled "Formulation and validation of a national strategy and plan on new and renewable sources of energy in Niger", addresses the potential contribution of new and renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass and hydro) on Niger's rural development strategy. (Only available in French)
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_es.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Biological diversity for food and agriculture
FAO's goal is to help build a food-secure world for present and future generations, through access of all people at all times to sufficient nutritionally adequate and safe food. This requires the conservation and utilization of biological diversity, particularly biological diversity for food and agriculture, within sustainable ecosystems. FAO assists in the implementation of biodiversity-related c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0063.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Farm-level information in policy-making and planning for sustainable development
This paper aims to identify those factors that hinder farm-households from sustainably managing natural resources, as well as government interventions that can help to reinforce good practices.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0002.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Policy management for sustainable agricultural and rural development (SARD)
Policy failure is a major constraint on sustainability, responsible for much of the current environmental damage in the agricultural sector. It is therefore essential to examine the quality of the national policy framework. This article supports the concept of adaptive management, with a focus on analysis and re-analysis of pressing issues (monitoring) for the purpose of more effective action.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0003.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
FAO report for the Third Conference of Parties of the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)
This report to the conference, held in Recife, Brazil, 16-29 November 1999, reviews FAO's past and current activities in the fight against desertification, including monitoring and normative programmes as well as field projects.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0090.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Briefing on Desertification
The article includes general information on the issue, on the Desertification Convention and the role of FAO in combatting desertification.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0008.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Stoves for space heating and cooking in mountainous areas of Asia
In February 1996, FAO's Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia (RWEDP) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized a regional workshop in Nepal on heating stoves. The workshop sought to provide a forum for pooling information, exchanging experience and discussing the achievements of stove practitioners in the region, and to define strategies to o... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0007.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Towards a renewable energy policy for sustainable agriculture and rural development from a community basis in Honduras
This article examines FAO collaboration with national institutions in Honduras regarding the process of integrating projects on renewable energy in rural development. In participatory studies, the use and the demand of energy of the communities and its priorities were identified. On the basis of the results, a portfolio of investments in rural and renewable energy in the zone was developed. The ar... more
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/EGre0055.htm

Institutions - Public institutions
Forum: Technical Consultation on Decentralization
The Technical Consultation on Decentralization, held in Rome from 16 to 18 December 1997, brought together policy-makers, practitioners and academics from the developed and developing world to review and discuss the contribution of decentralized and participatory strategies to rural development.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROfo0003.htm

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