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Environment - Policy and management
New publication: Terrestrial Carbon Observation: The Frascati report on in situ carbon data and information
Environment and Natural Resources Series No. 5. The concept behind TCO is to focus on assembling and generating terrestrial carbon data using in situ (ground based) and satellite data in combination with a number of climate models in order to obtain a more accurate understanding of global stocks and fluxes.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_es.htm

Environment - Policy and management
New publication: Organic agricultural environment and food security
The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0102_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0102_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0102_es.htm
Arabic: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en4/en4_040501_ar.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable Development - General
Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
"Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development: FAO's perspective" was prepared as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 26 August-4 September 2002.
English: http://www.fao.org/wssd/docs/ChallengesandOpportunityfinal.doc

Environment - Policy and management
New publication: Organic agriculture in Senegal
SD-Dimensions announces a new publication, "Organic Agriculture in Senegal". The agricultural systems currently in place in Senegal are a mixture of traditional and modern methods, depending greatly on the region and cultural traditions. Current systems have been proven to be inefficient; a strong need exists to create new systems which will be sustainable. This publication examines the introducti... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0203_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0203_fr.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Agroclimatic concepts
This Special describes key basic concepts pertaining to climate in agriculture such as Risk (a basic discussion of climate risk and vulnerability applied to agricultural production as well as risk management) and Impact (a quantification, at the national and global scale, of the losses actually suffered by agriculture due to climate variability).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/agroclim/concepts.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Communicating agrometeorological information
This article addresses methods of communicating agrometeorological information, which consists of disseminating and evaluating information, providing examples of these processes. It raises and gives answers to some critical questions about communicating agrometeorological information in the future. A representative list of websites dealing with agrometeorology is given as an annex.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIan0011.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
Planning strategies against the effects of drought
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/EIan0005.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Space-related activities of FAO
This paper was presented at the Third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Unispace III), Vienna, 19-30 July 1999. It provides a general overview of FAO activities related to the use of space technology, including remote sensing and GIS development and applications.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0076.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
FAO activities: Agricultural applications
This general overview provides some examples with special reference to soil resources, pest and diseases, and agricultural statistics.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0024.htm

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