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  • Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Soils are affected by human activities, such as industrial, municipal and agriculture, that often result in soil degradation and loss. In order to prevent soil degradation and to rehabilitate the potentials of degraded soils, reliable soil data are the most important prerequisites for the design of appropriate land-use systems and soil management practices as well as for a better understanding of the environment.The availability of reli

  • Unlocking the water potential of agriculture (En)

    Unlocking the water potential of agriculture (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesAll statistical evidence confirms that agriculture is the key sector for water management, now and in the next decades. Nevertheless, the rural water development sector fails at present to get priority, compared to other competing sectors, in international fora. Strong and new arguments are needed to bring rural water back "on line". Agriculture policies and investments will need to become more strategic.

  • PLA Notes 22

    PLA Notes 22

    1. Sharing our Concerns and Looking to the Future. ~2. Handle with Care! Rapid Studies and the Poor - Clas Lindberg, Vesa-Matti Loiske, Wilhelm Ă–stberg and Claude Mung'ong'o. ~3. PRA and Raised Expectations: Potentials and Pitfalls - Richard Edwards. ~4. The Grandfather Graph - Nurul Islam Nazem and Pete Atkins. ~5. Social Maps and Geographical Transects - some recent experiences in Orissa, India - Prahlad Mishra and Gayatree Mohanty. ~6. Women ...

  • Plantations in the tropics : environmental concerns

    Plantations in the tropics : environmental concerns

    Based on thorough bibliographic research of a highly controversial topic, this report, jointly sponsored by IUCN, UNEP and WWF, shows the potential of plantations, while also exposing problems which may arise if massive tree plantations proposed for the tropics are to be established. Major issues covered include; species selection, soil and water cycle effects, fires, pests and diseases, effects on biodiversity, carbon dioxide fixation, land ...