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File Good management practices for sustainable shrimp production in coastal habitats: Project findings and recommendations for a phase II work program. 2001 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:30 AM
This document outlines the results and recommendations of the planning initiative intended to develop strategies for sustainable development and management of shrimp mariculture in Sinaloa, Mexico.
File Decentralized Coastal Management: Indonesia Learning Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
2001. Decentralized Coastal Management: Indonesia Learning Report. Working Paper. Proyek Pesisir, USAID/BAPPENAS NRM II Program. Proyek Pesisir, Jakarta. 27pp.
File Decentralized coastal management: Indonesia learning report. 2001 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:30 AM
This paper addresses some of the conceptual and practical issues associated with decentralization generally and efforts to decentralize coastal management, in particular.
File Bilateral Donor Agencies and the Environment: Pest and Pesticide Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2013 01:10 PM
SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa. Technical Paper No. 42, December 1996
File Coral Reefs by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
InterCoast #34. 1999. Coral Reefs. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island. Narragansett, Rhode Island USA. Spring. 36 pp.
File World Bank: What Happens when the Market Shifts to China? Gabon Timber and Thai Cassava Value Chains by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:58 AM
Rapid economic growth in China has boosted its demand for commodities. At the same time, many commodity sectors have experienced declining demand from highincome northern economies. This paper examines two hypotheses of the consequences of this shift in final markets for the organization of global value chains in general, and for the role played in them by southern producers in particular. 2010
File Rwanda: Quality and environmental management incentives for agricultural trade. Prepared by Chemonics International. 2002 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:30 AM
This document presents an analysis of the operational aspects and potential environmental impacts of agribusinesses in Rwanda, taking a business-systems perspective to determine the extent to which regulatory or market-based environmental pressures may im
File Establishing Priorities Through Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis For A Commodity Based Trade Approach To Beef Exports From the East Caprivi Region of Namibia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 28, 2013 07:09 PM
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Annex to the Tripartite Agreement between the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) together with the SADC Phakalane Declaration on adoption of non-geographic approaches for management of foot and mouth disease (FMD) take issue with costs associated with current geographic, i.e. zonation-based, approaches to managing animal disease-associated trade risks. Such policies have significant negative repercussions for free-ranging wildlife, largely related to the requirement for veterinary cordon fencing. Given the importance of Africa’s unique wildlife to its tourism sector new approaches to disease risks that both help Africa's pastoralists and farmers and facilitate wildlife-based tourism are needed. The concept of commodity-based trade, is a non-geographic alternative method of preventing the spread of transboundary animal diseases of trade concern. This approach substitutes geographically based measures with product-specific risk management similar to the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) approach universally adopted for food safety management. The SADC Phakalane Declaration recommends that a cross-sectoral economic impact analysis is necessary in locations where livestock and wildlife are both important as contributors to gross domestic product (GDP).
File Renewable Energy for Protected Area Management in the Yucatan Peninsula by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
Renewable energy technologies have been widely applied to support diverse protected areas in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Under the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of Energy Program (MREP)., over 70 renewable energy systems have been installed in Mexico.
File The value of water: Political ecology and water reform in Southern Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:33 AM
This paper: identifies the different and often competing discourses concerning water and describes the elements of these discourses; reviews perspectives on and approaches to political ecology; explores water reform in Southern Africa
File Melting Glaciers: Current Status and Future Concerns by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 05:41 PM
USAID Asia Glacier Melt Project: expert summary of science regarding glacier melt/retreat in the Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Pamir, and Tien Shan mountain ranges. This summary will provide the scientific basis for related studies that will evaluate the impacts of glacier melt/retreat. This will support an integrated analysis that will determine appropriate interventions to mitigate or adapt to such impacts and will serve as the evidence base for future USAID glacier melt-related activities. Featured in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories on October 19, 2010.
File Hazardous Waste Management System ON-SITE STORAGE AND HANDLING by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:49 PM
EGYPTIAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROGRAM MINISTRY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS Technical Area: Dissemination of Policy Knowledge/Environmental Communication, Pollution Prevention, Regulatory, Monitoring and Enforcement Reform Region: Egypt
File Designing and Scoping Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal National Parks in the Northeast Region Guidance and Lessons Learned by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 22, 2017 01:36 AM
To plan for climate change adaptation, park resource managers need scientific information identifying the susceptibility of resources to climate change, when impacts are expected and how they are expected to interact with existing stressors. Climate change vulnerability assessments are a priority for many parks to support adaptation planning, but there is a need for park specific guidance on scoping, implementing and using vulnerability assessments. Several frameworks and resources are available focusing on coastal communities and on natural resources. This document summarizes some of these and draws lessons from assessments already completed or underway in parks in the Northeast. The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a range of climate change research and monitoring actions that address park vulnerability assessment needs.
File Market-Oriented Strategies to Improve Household Access to Food, Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 05:21 PM
Productive Sector Growth and Environment Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, August 1995.
File Market-Oriented Strategies to Improve Household Access to Food: Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 16, 2013 01:09 AM
Productive Sector Growth and Environment Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development. August 1995.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 20, 2019 03:07 PM
This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help coastal populations build resilience to climate change, including the establishment and management of protected areas, effective coastal land use planning, ecosystem restoration, sustainable fisheries management and the use of green infrastructure, among others. It also offers a comparison of EbA and hard infrastructure approaches in coastal zones and discusses factors that contribute to the success and sustainability of EbA approaches.
File USFS Community-based Watershed Restoration Partnership (FY2000-2002) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Over a century ago, public concern about adequate supplies of clean water contributed to the establishment of federally protected forest reserves. These reserves are now part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA Forest Service) National Forest System. In 1999, the USDA Forest Service refocused on this original purpose and established an innovative approach to restoring watersheds through partnerships—large-scale watershed restoration projects. The USDA Forest Service national office invested in 16 sites across the Nation. Prior to 1999, there wasn’t a strong push for collaboration. The USDA Forest Service determined what was right for the national forests; other land managers and landowners (both public and private) independently determined what was right for their lands. No one considered the total effects on the river basins; nor were attempts made to forecast catastrophic events. The USDA Forest Service has now realized that solutions to watershed issues require working collectively across mixed ownerships within a watershed. By collaborating with other Federal and State agencies, local communities, private landowners, and organizations, the USDA Forest Service can restore large watersheds to healthy and sustainable conditions. The Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships have produced many important successes and outcomes in the short time they have existed. In addition to the resource work shown on page 3, they developed: ● Stronger public-private partnerships ● Greater knowledge of watershed conditions ● Improved watershed health ● Improved water quality and aquatic habitat conditions ● Livable fire-safe communities ● Improved forest health ● Reduced fire hazards ● Less fragmented forests ● Evaluations of restoration success ● More local commitment to watershed management and restoration The watershed partnerships wrote collaborative business plans to guide the work and established functioning working groups with diverse interests. Numerous Federal, State, and local governments; private parties; and nonprofits have been engaged in the projects. Keyword: Community-based Natural Forest Management North America
File Modern Food Biotechnology, Human health and Development: an evidence-based study by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish a knowledge base for evaluating the application of modern biotechnology in food production. The study does not seek to address all issues and evidence in detail, but rather aims to place in context the overall impact of this technology on human health and development. The study reviews evidence in several broad areas related to the use of genetically modified (GM) organisms in the food supply (GM foods), including a review of GM food products currently available, the assessment of risks and benefits, the broader impact on societies, and the existing regulatory capacity in countries. The evidence was collected and collated by WHO with the support of a background group of external experts (list of experts - annex 1). Data for the study were gathered through traditional methodology as well as through an open questionnaire and an Internet-based electronic discussion process. Preliminary results were discussed at a broad stakeholder meeting held in 2003 (list of participants - annex 1), informing further data search and revision. Published by Food Safety Division, WHO published in 2005
File Tanzania Coastal Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
1999. Tanzania Coastal Management: Articles by Gratian Luhikula. Working Document: 5012 TCMP. Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 12pp.
File Tanzania coastal management: Articles by Gratian Luhikula. 1999 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:30 AM
Collection of articles on integrated coastal management in Tanzania produced by a fact finding mission of the TCMP and originally published in local newspapers.
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