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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 - Policy and management
Biodiversity and the ecosystem approach in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
These Proceedings result from the Satellite Event on Biodiversity and the Ecosystem Approach in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries held on the occasion of the Ninth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11023_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11023_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN11023_es.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Organic agriculture: The challenge of sustaining food production while enhancing biodiversity
This paper was presented at the United Nations Thematic Group Sub-Group Meeting on Wildlife, Biodiversity and Organic Agriculture in Ankara, Turkey.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07013_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07013_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07013_es.htm

Earth Summit+5: progress on the road from Rio
The FAO is Task Manager for four of Agenda 21's key chapters - planning and management of land resources, combating deforestation, sustainable mountain development, and sustainable agriculture and rural development. It is actively involved in the implementation of others - such as combating desertification and drought, and conservation of biological diversity - and in broader areas covered by Agen... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0028.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/EPre0028.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/EPre0028.htm

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 - Conventions & agreements
Observation requirements of the three Rio Conventions in the light of the Terrestrial Carbon Observation Initiative
The three Rio Conventions have largely overlapping observation requirements covering the spectrum from purely biological/ecological measurements to purely geophysical ones. Unfortunately, beyond the recognition of the relevance of systematic observations there is little co-ordination between the Conventions as yet regarding operational details. It appears that carbon constitutes one of the very "c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIan0016.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
Agricultural sustainability in rapidly industrializing Asian economies
Extracted from "Integration of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Agricultural Policy" (FAO/Winrock International, 1996), this article looks at both the technology and the market aspects of the marginalization of agriculture in East Asian countries.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0007.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Desertification, drought and their consequences
Desertification and drought are the subject of this article. It looks at the relationship between them, the effects of the climatic changes and the consequences at the local, national and global levels.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0005.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Biodiversity and sustainable rural development in South America
Migration from the countryside to the cities has accelerated the policies of liberalization and the opening of markets, which poses important questions regarding the maintenance of cultural identities and traditional consumption patterns. This could have a grave impact on the biodiversity and sustainable development in the region.
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/EPan0004.htm

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