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20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2012 / Call for Papers available du 18/06/2012 06:00 au 21/06/2012 21:00Par Portal Web Editor
In 2012 the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (20th EU BC&E) will take place in downtown Milan, at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo (Conference 18-22 June; Exhibition 18-21 June). The international science and technology Conference of the 20th EU BC&E is the leading Conference in the field of Biomass, comprising more than 800 presentations in plenary, oral and visual sessions. The 20th EU BC&E attracts policy and industry decision makers through several parallel events, addressing special topics which are currently in the focus of discussion.
File A History of the Social Development Network in The World Bank Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 05/02/2013 01:42
The Social Development Strategy will provide definitions and directions for the World Bank’s future work in Social Development. But to develop the Strategy it is necessary to understand both the history of the Social Development network within the Bank and the work it currently supports. This report provides such a history. It describes the origins of the network and the issues it has tackled in the past; and it does so on the assumption that knowing where we have come from and what we have done will help us decide what we should do in the future. Published in March 2004 by the World Bank Social Development Department.
File A Partnership for An Evergreen Revolution Par Anna Woltman — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:57
the United States and India are engaged in a new partnership that has the potential to create a second, more sustainable, and greener revolution— one that will benefit farmers and consumers in India, in the United States, and around the globe.
File Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Rural Investment and Enabling Policy Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:07
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific poverty-reduction targets the world has ever established, and the year 2005 is critical in that there are only ten years left to achieve these goals. Three quarters of the world’s more than one billion extremely poor people live in rural areas of developing countries. Fighting poverty today means first and foremost transforming rural lives and livelihoods. The majority of the rural poor depend on agriculture and agriculture-related small industries and services for their livelihoods. It is in the areas where the incidence of poverty is highest – in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – that agricultural development can have the greatest impact on inclusive growth and overall poverty reduction.
File Action Research on Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment Alternatives Par Irfan Toni Herlambang — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
This report documents the action research conducted on point-of-use drinking water treatment alternatives appropriate for underprivileged households in Jakarta. An introduction to the scope of work and project summary is first given. Second, technology research is covered, specifically boiling, isi-ulang, chlorination, ceramic filtration, and SODIS, which are each discussed with regards to background, technology, perception, and limitations. (PDF File, 3,9 MB)
File Action Research on Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment Alternatives Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
This report documents the action research conducted on point-of-use drinking water treatment alternatives appropriate for underprivileged households in Jakarta. An introduction to the scope of work and project summary is first given. Second, technology research is covered, specifically boiling, isi-ulang, chlorination, ceramic filtration, and SODIS, which are each discussed with regards to background, technology, perception, and limitations. (PDF File, 3,9 MB)
Africa Biodiversity Conservation Group Documents Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:57
 
Africa Bureau: Congo Basin Initiative Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an association of 29 governmental and nongovernmental organizations that works to improve communication and coordination among its member organizations vis-à-vis their projects, programs, and policies to promote sustainable management of Congo Basin Forest ecosystems and wildlife and improve the lives of people living in the region.
Africa Bureau: ENvironmental assessment and CAPacity building program Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
ENCAP is a USAID cooperative program to build capacity for environmental assessment and environmentally sound design in Africa. The program focus is small scale development activities. Specific activities include training, develop resource materials, and directly support the professional development of African Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practitioners.
Africa Bureau: Sub-Saharan Africa: Environment Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
USAID environment programs across Africa are demonstrating the sector’s ability to be a robust vehicle for rural economic growth, stronger local governance, and conflict mitigation as well as reduced degradation. Sub-Saharan Africa has abundant natural resources that can be a major contributor to sustained economic growth. Several countries in the region have implemented highly innovative community-based approaches to improve the management of their natural resource base and to extend the economic benefits to lower income households.
Africa: Trees "vital for food security" Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
IRIN News
File African Development Hypotheses Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
The simulation model presented here is a hypothesis concerning basic ecological-economic relationships in Africa. The model was developed over the course of several months in a series of meetings with experts convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD). The purpose of this group modeling exercise was to draw out and review some of the less well-recognized, or more newly recognized, relationships among ecological and economic variables in Africa. The model was written in a systems dynamics modeling environment using the STELLA simulation modeling package.
File Agriculture and Food Security Sector Update – June 2010 Par Anna Woltman — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Office OF U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA): Agriculture and Food Security Sector Update – June 2010
Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Research Priorities Desktop Review Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
This draft report gives a partial overview of current thinking by key donors, universities, and research organizations on development and research priorities in agricultural and natural resource management. It is intended to assist the USAID Offices of Agriculture and Natural Resources in identifying which priority topics would warrant their support in order to achieve the greatest impact on smallholder-oriented growth and rural development. The first application of this report will be to help USAID identify Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) priorities as four of the current CRSPs are coming to an end in FY 2006. Stakeholder comments on this draft document are welcome.”
Agriculture Office Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
USAID works with all participants in agricultural development to support efforts to increase productivity …from farmers and their organizations (including cooperatives) to scientists working to develop new, more productive varieties; from agribusinesses seeking to develop new, profitable markets to governments providing the sound legal framework within which businesses can operate; from the schools and universities that train future farmers and businesspeople to the research labs where scientists develop new technologies; and from local communities working to manage their available natural resources for sustainable production to regional organizations seeking to lower barriers to trade between countries.
Agriculture, Rural Development, and Pro-poor Growth: Country Experiences in the Post-reform Era Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
This paper reviews the contribution of agriculture and rural development to pro-poor growth by examining the experience of 12 countries as documented in case studies commissioned for a multi-donor project on Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth. The countries fell into three distinct regional groupings based on national statistics on the importance of agriculture and relative land and labor productivities: five are in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia), four in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam), and three in Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, and El Salvador). Published by the World Bank in 2005.
File Agroforestry in Africa: Exploring the Lack of Widespread Implementation and the Potential for Expansion Par Anna Woltman — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
Agroforestry in Africa: Exploring the Lack of Widespread Implementation and the Potential for Expansion
AHEAD (Animal and Human Health for the Environment and Development)Update – May, June, July 2011 Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
AHEAD Update of 2011
File Algunos Terminos Utilizados en la Ecologia y el Manejo de la Fauna Silvestre Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
Objectivo del Librito: El proposito de este trabajo es presentar algunos de los terminos utilizados por profesionales biologos para expresar ciertas ideas o conceptos sobre el mundo natural. Estas palabras describen el proceso de la vida qe ocurre en el ambiente que nos rodea. Varias di estas palabras estan di moda en los programas de radio. Casi todo lo que describe este librito es algo que el pueblo Chiquitano entiende muy bien como parte de su vida cotidiana. Los Chiquitanos manejan sus chacos por rotacion para evitar la maleza y mantener la produccion. Ellos tambien manejan sus gallinas y chanchos, dandoles comida y agua. Para el manejo di fauna solo se tiene que cambiar el enfoque, desde los animales domesticos hacia los animales silvestres. Los proncipios no son muy diferentes, pero el nivel do dificultad es mucho mayor con animales de monte porque usualmente no son tan sencillos de observar....
File Algunos Terminos Utilizados en la Ecologia y el Manejo de la Fauna Silvestre Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
Objectivo del Librito: El proposito de este trabajo es presentar algunos de los terminos utilizados por profesionales biologos para expresar ciertas ideas o conceptos sobre el mundo natural. Estas palabras describen el proceso de la vida qe ocurre en el ambiente que nos rodea. Varias di estas palabras estan di moda en los programas de radio. Casi todo lo que describe este librito es algo que el pueblo Chiquitano entiende muy bien como parte de su vida cotidiana. Los Chiquitanos manejan sus chacos por rotacion para evitar la maleza y mantener la produccion. Ellos tambien manejan sus gallinas y chanchos, dandoles comida y agua. Para el manejo di fauna solo se tiene que cambiar el enfoque, desde los animales domesticos hacia los animales silvestres. Los proncipios no son muy diferentes, pero el nivel do dificultad es mucho mayor con animales de monte porque usualmente no son tan sencillos de observar....
File All Things Alpaca Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 31/01/2013 21:45
Ecuador produces exclusive garments from select alpaca fibers while protecting endangered Andean (spectacled) bear and other wildlife that share the land.
Alternatives to Slash and Burn Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
ASB is a global consortium of research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers' groups, and other local, national, and international partners. This site provides Publications; Policy Briefs; Datasets; and program information and results that contribute to [the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment; the Rainforest Challenge; Amazon; Congo Basin; Southeast Asia; Climate Change; Biodiveristy; Sustainability; Poverty, Policy and Deforestation].
File Anne Kent Taylor Fund Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 27/01/2013 17:15
Assisting individuals, communities and corporations to conserve, protect and restore biodiversity in Kenya through sound economic activities that are ecologically sustainable.
AquaFish in the News - Science For Life Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
Naim Sidrotun was funded by CRSP through the capacity building program, headquartered at OSU with partial support from USAID and participating US and Host Country universities and institutions to get her PhD at the University of Arizona. Working under AquaFish CRSP Lead Project PI, Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, Naim has been studying shrimp-tilapia-seaweed polyculture. Recently she was awarded the 2012 UNESCO-L'Oreal International fellowship to continue her research at the Harvard Medical School and will be presented with the award a ceremony in Paris, France.
Aquatic, Marine and Coastal Zone Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:59
 
ARD: Land Tenure and Property Rights Community of Practice Par USAID — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
The demand to address property rights issues is increasing from both United States Agency for International Development (USAID) field missions and host country governments. The increase in demand is due, in part, to a growing awareness among development practitioners of the role played by property rights (and natural resources access and use) in economic growth, governance, and conflict and resource management. USAID and its partners have learned several important lessons from the last decade of research and policy work in regards to the relationship between property rights and economic growth, productivity, natural resource management and conflict....
File Aroma Forest Essential Oils Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 27/01/2013 17:16
Supporting the sustainable management of forests and conservation of biodiversity by the local communities in Madagascar.
Articles for Landscape-Scale Conservation in the Congo Basin : Lessons Learned from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
 
Asia Forest Partnership Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
The AFP was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, in 2002. It is one of over 200 partnerships for sustainable development registered with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. It offers informational resources on [Illegal logging; Forest Fires; Forest Rehabiliation; Good Governance; Developing Capacity; and Fund Raising]. {http://www.asiaforests.org/files/_ref/about/}
Asia Near East Bureau/Dept of State: East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiative (EAPEI) Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
The East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiative (EAPEI) addresses critical environmental challenges and opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific in the areas of forest resources management and coastal and marine resources management. The EAPEI works to compliment other US government investment in the region by supporting transboundary, cross-border and regional activities and institutions and by supporting activities in USAID non-presence countries.
Asian Development Bank Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
Economics and Statistics
File Assessing the Achievements of IFAD's Technical Assistance Grant Programme Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:59
The International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) programme was established as an instrument to provide needed technical support to the Fund's lending programme. Its contribution to IFAD's development strageties was envisaged through a strategic partnerships involving borrower adn non-borrower countries, as well as lending international and regional agricultural research centers (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research [CGIAR] and non-CGIAR).
File Assessment Report - Impact of Multi Media Campaigns Par Irfan Toni Herlambang — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
This report documents the results of an impact assessment of ESP’s Multi Media Campaigns (MMCs). MMCs are an important tool for building awareness of and promoting advocacy for ESP principles related to improved delivery of environmental and health services. On a quarterly basis, MMCs are implemented by the Public Outreach Communications Coordinator in each of ESP’s High Priority Province (HPP) in partnership with local media and NGOs.
File Assessment Report - Impact of Multi Media Campaigns Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:59
This report documents the results of an impact assessment of ESP’s Multi Media Campaigns (MMCs). MMCs are an important tool for building awareness of and promoting advocacy for ESP principles related to improved delivery of environmental and health services. On a quarterly basis, MMCs are implemented by the Public Outreach Communications Coordinator in each of ESP’s High Priority Province (HPP) in partnership with local media and NGOs.
Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
It is a community of interest around sustainable management practices for farm and forest land in North America. This site offers publications of general interest in the application of agroforestry in sustainable development, and land-use planning and practices. {http://www.aftaweb.org/resources.php}
Audio Galleries and Podcasts Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
Folder for audio galleries and content
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigacion Forestal en Bolivia Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigacion Forestal en Bolivia Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigacion Forestal en Bolivia Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
AWF: Supporting Joint Forest Management by Local Communities in the Kolo Hills of Northern Tanzania Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:00
In the ecologically important forests of northern Tanzania, AWF are working with communities and local government to conserve a forest ecosystem under threat from unsustainable utilization practices.
File Background note for WaterAid Australia’s Workshop on Hygiene Promotion, June 2010 Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
This note explores the various behavioural change models that analytically and methodologically guide hygiene promotion programmes. It describes the level and process of change each model or theory uses (e.g.individual internal change/change processes, inter-personal and group changes/change processes and community-based change) and offers informative insights in the development of a more robust model to better analyse hygiene promotion programmes.The note ends with a recommendation for the use of the FOAMS model (Devine 2009) which incorporates elements from most of the behavioural change models and theories assessed in this note. This note is a work in progress. An unedited version (not for citation), may be accessed from this link: <http://www.irc.nl/redir/content/download/150286/502206/file/[Draft-not%20for%20citation]_Models_for_Behaviour_Change.pdf> (174 kB)
Bamyan’s First National Park, Band-e-Amir, Featured in NBC Special Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
November 2010: Richard Engel, NBC News' chief foreign correspondent, shot a segment for the Today Show on Bamyan Province and the Band-e-Amir National Park
File Bangladesh Flood Action Plan Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment Par Michael Colby — Dernière modification 21/01/2014 17:59
1992 EIA guidelines for flood control, drainage, irrigation, and water management projects, prepared by USAID's Irrigation Support Project for Asia and Near East (ISPAN), for Flood Action Plan Component 16 (Environment).
Becoming Human: Paleoanthropology, Evolution, and Human Origins Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
website for the Institute of Human Origins
File Biodiversity and Climate Change in Context Par Sarah Schmidt — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Excerpt - Preface and Chapter One
Biodiversity and Forestry Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
 
Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series: Degazettement of Protected Areas: Implications for Conservation Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Conservation policy assumes that national parks and protected areas (PAs) are permanent fixtures on the landscape, but scattered evidence points to widespread - yet largely overlooked - PA downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD). Though PAs are the cornerstone of global conservation efforts, their permanence has not yet been studied. To inform conservation policy and practice, WWF's Conservation Science Program (CSP) examined the spatial and temporal patterns of PADDD in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Results to date reveal more than 600 instances in 59 countries, affecting 30-60% of the national PA system in some countries. Conservation impacts of PADDD are unclear, though evidence suggests that it may sometimes advance conservation ends. Given that strategies predicated upon permanent networks of PAs are unlikely to succeed if these very PAs are disappearing from the landscape, PADDD presents a fundamental challenge to the prevailing conservation paradigm and highlights the need for renewed focus on the development of more resilient PAs and more robust conservation strategies. In this seminar, Sharon Pailler and Michael Mascia of WWF will present results and analysis of CSP's pilot research and discuss its potential implications for conservation policy and practice
File Biodiversity Conservation And Forestry 2009 Annual Report pdf Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 11/01/2013 15:31
Biodiversity conservation and sustainable forestry are vital for the prosperity and security of all nations. This report provides USAID’s partners and the public with a summary of the Agency’approaches, activities, and results.
Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Project Page Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
The Biodiversity Conservation project, implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), seeks to preserve biological diversity in northeastern Afghanistan and to enhance sustainable management of natural resources to provide viable economic opportunities to rural communities.
Biodiversity Web Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Biodiversity Web is a clearing-house for information about all dimensions of the diversity of life on our planet earth (= biodiversity): its history (evolution) and ecological background; the major adverse human impacts on biodiversity; and some important structural factors and material processes of biodiversity loss and the (juridical) protection of biodiversity.
Bioenergy Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:57
 
File Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:07
The purpose of this report is to determine whether the land resources of the United States are capable of producing a sustainable supply of biomass sufficient to displace 30 percent or more of the country’s present petroleum consumption – the goal set by the Advisory Committee in their vision for biomass technologies. Accomplishing this goal would require approximately 1 billion dry tons of biomass feedstock per year. Published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in April 2005.
Biotechnology including Genetic Engineering / GMO Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:50
 
File BOLIVIA Determinación del daño causado por los incendios forestales ocurridos en los Departamentos de Santa Cruz-Beni en los meses de agosto y septiembre de 1999 Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Objetivos Determinación del área afectada por los incendios por tipo de cobertura vegetacional clasificadas por estrato arbóreo. Determinación de los centros poblados y población afectada. Determinación de los patrones de ocurrencia de los incendios. Por tipo de vegetación, accesibilidad y uso del suelo. Ø Cuantificación aproximada de los daños expresada en U$ dólares americanos. Ø Estimación de las emisiones de carbono por tipo de vegetación afectada.
File BOLIVIA: Determinación del daño causado por los incendios forestales ocurridos en los Departamentos de Santa Cruz-Beni en los meses de agosto y septiembre de 1999 Par Ana Lúcia da Cruz — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Informe Final Abril, 2000 PRESENTACION La ejecución de esta evaluación y los resultados que se presentan son un esfuerzo conjunto de la Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) y del Proyecto Manejo Forestal Sostenible (BOLFOR), que han aportado los recursos necesarios para realizarla. Esta no es una evaluación oficial ni del Gobierno de Bolivia ni de USAID y se ha hecho con el único fin de presentar información actualizada sobre el impacto de los incendios forestales, que pueda ser utilizada para la definición de acciones que prevengan la ocurrencia de este tipo de eventos.
Book Review: New Wastewater Book Balances Environmental Ideals and Low-Income Realities Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Poor countries that aim for top-notch water quality often end up with unmanageable water-quality schemes. A new book, “Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-income Countries”, aims to help policymakers balance high ideals with economic realities.
File Breadfruit Initiative: Executive Summary Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
The Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, is engaged in an initiative to respond to critical global food security issues by expanding plantings of good quality breadfruit varieties in tropical regions. The Institute’s founder and director is Diane Ragone, PhD. The Institute manages the world’s largest collection of breadfruit, conserving over 120 varieties. The Breadfruit Institute is developingeffective methods to propagate and distribute millions of breadfruit plants of selected varieties that can provide a year-round supply of nutritious fruit. This initiative aims to disseminate breadfruit plants to support more sustainable agriculture, increase crop diversity, and enhance food security in the tropics. The Breadfruit Institute is seeking partners to help fund this work and help distribute trees to farmers.
British Petroleum World Energy Statistics Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
British Petroleum -- now merged to become BP-Amoco -- is known for compiling some of the best and most comprehensive publicly available world energy statistics, providing data for nearly all the countries of the world.
Building Resilience to Climate Change in Niger Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Climate change poses a major threat to the world’s 2 billion rural poor, but sustainable natural resource management can help developing countries like Niger adapt to the threat.
Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? Par Jules Pretty — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Monthly Review November 2009
Can the tree whisperer save our forests? Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 01/03/2013 18:26
Driven by a warming climate and human intervention, hordes of tiny beetles have devastated North America's great forests over the past 20 years. In this edited excerpt from his new book, Calgary author Andrew Nikiforuk examines how one quirky homemade invention provided some insight into ways of controlling a seemingly unstoppable beetle outbreak
File Capiibary Farmers Cooperative Summary of Videos: Latin American Cooperatives Research Project Par Anna Woltman — Dernière modification 05/02/2013 17:19
In the summer of 2005, researchers from BARA (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology), at the University of Arizona, initiated the Latin American Cooperatives Project funded by USAID (US Agency for International Development) under a subcontract to ACDI/VOCA (Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance) a Washington- based non-profit development organization. This five-year project seeks to document the impacts of cooperative organizational models on rural communities, members, and local agricultural economies in marginal regions of Latin America. The overall objective of this project is to identify sets of change strategies that could enhance the performance of cooperatives as mechanisms of equitable development.
Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Offset Projects and Markets Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:51
 
Center for International Development and Conflict Management Peace and Conflict 2010 Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged intercountry war.
Center for International Private Enterprise Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
 
Center for New American Security - Natural Resources and National Security Equals Natural Security Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the deep expertise and broad experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. As an independent and nonpartisan research institution, CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. In the 21st century, the security of nations will increasingly depend on the security of natural resources, or “natural security.”
Center for Responsible Travel Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
With offices in Washington, DC and at Stanford University, The Center for Responsible Travel, or CREST (formerly CESD) was launched in 2003 as a bi-coastal institute, offering programs, conferences, courses, and research projects at both of its locations, as well as field research opportunities.
Central African Regional Program for the Environment Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
The strategic objective of CARPE is to reduce the rate of forest degradation and loss of biodiversity in the Congo Basin by increasing local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.
File Certified Wildlife Friendly(TM) Product Brochures Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 31/01/2013 21:45
Combined 8 product/company brochures in packet of materials for May 12 USAID Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series panel on Conservation Certification and Product Branding.
Changing Forests Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
Interactive Graphic: The world’s 9.9 billion acres of forest absorb roughly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide, and help limit the increase of the gas in the atmosphere. While many healthy forests are robustly absorbing carbon, others are threatened by a warming climate.
CIA World Factbook Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
The Central Intelligence Agency maintains a seachable, on-line "World Factbook" with frequently updated country-level data on general introductory background, geographic, population statistics, descriptive government and legal information, and economic, communications, and transportation, and military data. It also highlights transnational issues of relevance the country.
Circle of Blue WaterNews; Reporting the Global Water Crisis: Bolivian Village Wants Compensation for Climate Change Adaptation Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
 
File Civil Society and Peacebuilding: Potentials, Limitations and Critical Factors Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
Published by Social Development Department Sustainable Development Network, the World Bank 2006. This report develops a new analytical framework to better understand the functions of civil society in peacebuilding. Civil society contributions to development and peacebuilding can be categorized in a variety of ways, but donors largely employ actor-oriented perspectives. This report proposes to move toward a functional perspective, centered on the roles that different actors can play in conflict situations...
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Par Portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
CAKE is a joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt. It is aimed at building a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change.
Climate Change and Weather Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:51
 
Climate Policy, Impacts and Adaptation Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:51
 
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) has developed and is promoting rigorous standards for evaluating land-based carbon projects. The CCBA is a unique partnership among research institutions, corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The CCBA is made up of Members, Advising Institutions and CCB Standards Sponsors. The Members founded the CCBA and contributed to the development of the CCB standards with financial support from the CCB Standards Sponsors. The independent Advising Institutions facilitated the revision of the draft Standards based on public comments and field-testing. . The CCB Standards identify land-based climate change mitigation projects that simultaneously generate climate, biodiversity and sustainable-development benefits.
Coastal Resources Center/University of Rhode Island Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) mobilizes governments, business and communities around the world to work together as stewards of coastal ecosystems. With our partners we strive to define and achieve the health, equitable allocation of wealth, and sustainable intensities of human activity at the transition between the land and the sea.This site highlights Current Projects and links to Publications that are searchable by Country and Topic. Several of its thematic topics include: Capacity Building; Coastal Plans & Policies; Constituency Building; Ecosystem Governance; Evaluation for Learning; Incorporating Science; and Protected Areas . {http://www.crc.uri.edu/}
Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) Par Stanzin Tonyot — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
that has been established under the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) The CPF members which include the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), the World Bank Poverty Reduction Strategy (WBPRS), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Collection: Legal Code Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:59
Content related to Legal Code
Committe on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS): International Directory Network Services Portal Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
A comprehensive directory of Earth science and global change data.
Communities, Conservation and Markets (CCM) Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
 
Community Based Natural Resources Management Case studies Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:01
Case Studies of Community-based Natural Resource Management generated through a contract to ARD by USAID (see Tools - CBNRM).
File COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:54
Trainers’ manual. Participatory tools and activities for civil society organisations working with people with HIV. 2006. This training manual draws on the experiences of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and its partners in developing approaches to community engagement for antiretroviral treatment.
File Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 27/01/2013 17:17
Community Markets for Conservation COMACO is a model for rural development that supports natural resource management.
File Conference Agenda-Value Chain Dynamics for Natural Products (Cebu, 2008) Par Michael Colby — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:04
Agenda for a 2 day workshop on Value Chain Dynamics for Natural Products in the Furniture, Gifts & Home Decor and Fashion Accessories Industries
Congressional Record 118/119 Reporting (Forestry, Biodiversity, and Endangered Species) US Foreign Assistance Act Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:49
Section 1: 118/119 Reports (Forestry, Biodiversity, and Endangered Species) Reporting Requirements under FAA
Connecting Nature’s Dots Par Thomas L. Friedman — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
August 22, 2009 Jao Flats, Botswana
Conservation Financing Approaches Par webadmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 10:51
Conservation Financing Approaches (e.g., Payment for Environmental Services, Debt for Nature Swaps, Bioprospecting)
Conservation International Par Jon Dale — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
Conservation International is an NGO that works with indigenous peoples in South and Central America and South Asia. The website contains some information about their programs, abridged versions of working and policy papers, and some links to biodiversity and environmental resources.
Conservation International: Without Borders Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
November 4, 2010
Conserving Madidi-Manu Landscape of Bolivia and Peru Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
ICAA Conservation Consortia conserving Madidi-Manu Landscape of Bolivia and Peru. This consortium aims to preserve the natural corridor (approximately 19,000,000 hectares) flanked by the Madidi National Park in Bolivia and Manu in Peru, which integrates a range of ecosystems from 150 m to 6,000 m above sea level. The consortium is led by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Foundation for Integrated Protection and Sustainable Use of Environment (PUMA) in Bolivia, in addition to the Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin (ACCA), Fondo de las Americas (FONDAM), and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) in Peru and works with indigenous communities and other local populations, organized resource user groups, and local authorities.
Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP) Par Portal Web Editor — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
In May 2009, WWF and other partners supported the launch of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI), which included commitments by six governments (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste) to safeguard marine resources and ensure income and food security for the millions of people who depend on those resources. In support of the CTI, the Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP) was created with a goal of improving the management of biologically and economically important coastal and marine resources and associated terrestrial ecosystems that support the livelihoods of people’s economies in the Coral Triangle.
Country-specific Descriptive Information and Statistics Par webadmin — Dernière modification 08/05/2014 15:52
 
CountryCompass Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
CountryCompass, sponsored by USAID/EGAT’s Country Analytic Support project, provides country assessments, a collection of data related to economic growth and post-conflict economic recovery, growth benchmarking tools, the Economic Contagion Tracker and a comprehensive collection of post-conflict and economic growth literature. CountryCompass lets USAID missions view more than 50 country assessments completed thus far, analyze up-to-date data from a variety of international sources, and explore a library of recent post-conflict and economic growth literature.
Cover and Summary for Landscape-Scale Conservation in the Congo Basin : Lessons Learned from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
 
Cultivating food security in Africa Par portaladmin — Dernière modification 01/03/2013 18:56
Nourishing the Planet: A Worldwatch Institute blog Feb 20, 2010
DEC Clearinghouse Par Rose Hessmiller — Dernière modification 10/01/2013 11:05
USAID Organizational Links:
 
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