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Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
The central mission of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with access to the data they need to detect, quantify, locate, understand and warn of changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS focuses on five issues of global concern: 1. changes in land qu... more
English: http://www.fao.org/gtos/
French: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gtos_fr/index_fr.html

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
TEMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database)
The New TEMS database is now on line. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database (TEMS) is an international directory of sites (T.Sites) and networks that carry out long-term terrestrial monitoring and research activities. Based on a core list of 110 variables, the database provides information on the "who, what and where" of long term terrestrial monitoring for use by both the scientific... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0501_en.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environmental impact assessment training for sustainable agriculture and rural development: A case in Kenya
This paper reports on the planning and delivery of a course on "EIA training for sustainable agriculture and rural development" held in 1992 in Kenya illustrating "the benefits of EIA in times of adversity", and on the results of the application of EIA principles, procedures and methods to 35 case studies in Kenya.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0012.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

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Empowering Zambian rural women through Small Farmer Groups
This article takes an in-depth look at the FAO People's Participation Programme project in Zambia, long regarded as its most successful in Africa. According to the article: "The formation of solid groups in which women are actively participating has increased the effectiveness of rural services and development initiatives in the project area. Without their existence, other development programmes ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0005.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Financing for small farmer groups
Accumulation and reinvestment of wealth are driving forces behind economic development. Yet, in most developing countries, the rural poor have little, if any, access to institutional finance. The FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP) has developed a set of financial strategies designed to improve the rural poor's access to essential financial services and promote their financial self-relianc... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0010.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Participatory institutional development
Much emphasis has been paid in development literature to the importance of capital: natural, man-made and human capital. Yet little attention has been given to its fourth dimension: social capital. According to this article, social capital theory aims at developing propositions about the conditions under which governments and communities can cooperate to achieve common ends. It states that horizon... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0012.htm

People - Participation
FAO People's Participation Programme
This paper presents in detail the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP). The programme has demonstrated that participation is possible when the poor form small self-help groups that allow them to pool resources in pursuit of their own objectives. PPP projects have been implemented in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 13 000 active participants and some 80 000 benefici... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0004.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0005.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0006.htm

People - Population
The group promoter's resource book
This resource book shows how group promoters (GPs) can help men and women in rural communities to join together and work to improve their income and living conditions. It presents a participatory approach in which GPs play a key role. Their task is to help the poor to form sustainable self-help groups and undertake income-generating activities. The publication is available in Arabic, English, Fre... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0019.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0067.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0018.htm

People - Participation
Participation and grassroots organizations in integrated range and livestock development in Pakistan
As part of the overall attempt to draw lessons from a pilot project, an earlier working paper had clarified socio-economic concepts, presented methodologies and tools and identified relevant fields of research in the FAO/UNDP Integrated Range and Livestock Development Project (IRLDP) in Balochistan, Pakistan. The present paper discusses the principal aspects of participation and organization of ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0032.htm

   


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