Global approach
 

Watershed management

A watershed, also known as a catchment basin or area, includes all of the land that is drained by a watercourse and its tributaries. The watershed must be managed to protect and preserve the natural features important to our society and to ensure that our continued use of them is sustainable.  Watershed management preserves a healthy ecosystem and a dependable supply of contaminant-free water. Effective watershed management includes both planning and implementation components.

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Authors

Country

Date

Technical manual for integrated watershed management programme

Gujarat State Watershed Management Agency

India

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Watershed management process

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

USA

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Watershed management field manual - Watershed survey and planning

FAO

All

1990

Principles and Practices of Integrated Watershed Management  in India

Indo-German Bilateral Project “Watershed Management”

India

 

Integrated Watershed Management-Ecohydrology & Phytotechnology-- Manual -

UNEP

All

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value chains

The agriculture value chain is comprised of multiple industry clusters, including support, production, processing/packaging, distribution and use. Value chains are a key framework for understanding how inputs and services are brought together and then used to grow, transform, or manufacture a product; how the product then moves physically from the producer to the customer; and how value increases along the way. It is also a good way to identify where the major environmental impacts occur, and how to reduce them.

Title

Authors

Country

Date

Building Competitiveness in Africa’s Agriculture – a guide to value chain concepts and applications

World Bank

Africa

2010

A farmer’s guide to Organic fruit and vegetable production

ADAS

Europe

2008

Sustainable potato production: guidelines for developing countries

FAO

All

2009

Groundnut Production

Sustainable agriculture information initiative (Sustainet EA)

All

2010

Manual for sustainable coffee production

Ibero (Uganda) Limited

All

2005

Organic Pineapple Production

Sustainable agriculture information initiative

All

2010