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ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

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Contributors: Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS)

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES: SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS). All sectors are accessible at www.usaidgems.org/bestPractice.htm. The purpose of this document and the Sector Environmental Guidelines overall is to support environmentally sound design and management (ESDM) of common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding: the typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors; how to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general activity design; guidance and specific design, construction and operating measures; how to minimize vulnerability of activities to climate change; and more detailed resources for further exploration of these issues.

Author(s): Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS)

Publication Date: 2014

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