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Geographic Information Systems in Sustainable Development
This report provides a general introduction to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Classical applications of GIS are presented here, particularly those used by FAO.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/gis/EIgis000.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/gis/eigis000.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/gis/eigis000.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
The ICAMS Initiative: Development and implementation of an integrated coastal analysis and monitoring system
The objective of ICAMS is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate an operational system to monitor temperature, sediment, and chlorophyll concentration from multiple EO data sources and coincident standard surface measurements.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0066.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
FAO supports the development of a new Spatial Data Management Unit in Lebanon's Ministry of Agriculture
This paper reports on the technical assistance FAO is providing to develop Lebanon's monitoring capabilities using remotely sensed data. It is also offering advice on the nature and localities of change and on protective measures for selected elements of the agricultural resource base that are at risk. These would be based on leading-edge use of satellite earth observation and telecommunications t... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0088.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Remote sensing-based spatial information for sustainable management of forests
This FAO study on remote sensing-based spatial information for sustainable management of forests addressed the following issues: assessment of requirements for spatial information in order to support sustainable forest management; preliminary evaluation of the extent to which these requirements for spatial information can be met by existing and planned remote sensing systems; identification of the... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0080.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
Recent FAO activities to combat desertification
The main mechanism established within FAO to facilitate its contribution to the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) is the ad hoc interdepartmental working group (CCD IWG) created in 1993. This group comprises representatives of 15 FAO technical services which have activities with a direct link to the sustainable development of drylands. Its main activities are described in this text extrac... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0062.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

   


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