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Watershed management
24 February 2014
Case study - Project to assist the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) and its partners in restoring livelihoods in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan (OSRO/PAK/ 701/SWE PROJECT). A damage assessment carried out in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005 found that women bore the brunt of...
This study reviewed the achievements, and also the shortcomings, of 12 watershed management projects technically supported by FAO over the past decade, with a view to learning from experience. Watershed management is best carried out as a step wise multi-stakeholder process. The review identified the following areas for moving forward:...
The services that watersheds provide – such as quantity and quality of water – are decreasing, yet demand for these services is increasing. Can market mechanisms help to increase these services by offering incentives for improved land use in catchment areas? Can such mechanisms also bring benefits to poor people living...
Findings from southern Africa and internationally indicate the local use and trade of NTFPs to be significant however most present a composite picture, failing to account for intra-community socio-economic differences. These differences may have implications for policy and practice related to poverty alleviation and sustainable use. This paper reports on...
The vulnerability of rural communities to climate variability and change in developing countries is widely recognized. However, the question of what factors drive their vulnerability remains subject to different interpretations. This study explored the perceptions of local key informants on the factors influencing the vulnerability of forest communities to droughts...
Romania is committed to moving towards a greener and more competitive low carbon economy that makes efficient use of resources and is resilient to climate risk. Therefore, the Government of Romania, through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, has requested the World Bank to provide advisory services to help...
The WOCAT book "where the land is greener - case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide" has been published in 2007. It contains an extensive range of case studies from around the world: 42 soil and water conservation technologies and 28 approaches in total; provides a detailed...
Increased investment in landscape restoration is essential for meeting ambitious global targets that already exist, including the Bonn Challenge to bring 150 million ha into restoration by 2020. Climate and development finance will not be sufficient to meet this level of ambition. Private finance has a very important role to...
The work covers sub-Saharan Africa but excludes Madagascar and other islands geographically associated with Africa. In chapters 2 and 3 of the document are presented data and evidence to illustrate the direct and indirect contribution of wildlife to food security in Africa through wildlife use as a food resource and...
This FAO publication analyses and presents how climate change affects or will likely affect wild animals and their habitats. Although climate change has already been observed and monitored over several decades, there are few long-term studies on how the phenomenon is affecting wildlife. There is growing evidence, however, that climate...