Skip to content. | Skip to navigation



by Portal Web Editor last modified Jun 18, 2014 04:09 PM


Africa Biodiversity Conservation Group Documents

Biodiversity and Forestry

CBNRM Specialty Library

Environmental Policy and Institutional Strengthening (EPIQ) IQC

Food For Peace

FRAMEweb Resources

Gender Issues

Global Conservation Program-Closeout Reports, Achievements, and Lessons Learned Featured February 22, 2011

Global Fish

GreenCOM Global Leadership and Technical Field Support in Environmental Education and Communication Featured March 23, 2011

Liberia's Land Rights and Community Forestry Program

NRIC Archive

NRM GIS Document Collections

Poverty Reduction Document Collections

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry/US Forest Service



USAID SCALE (System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment)

USAID Sustainable Tourism Collection

USDA Forest Service

Water Management Collections

Conservation International: Without Borders by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
November 4, 2010
Video Conserving Hilsa and Building Livelihoods in Bangladesh by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:34 PM
In Bangladesh, many poor fishers struggle to cope during the government-imposed hilsa fishing ban. Boosting the resilience of the communities whose livelihoods depend on hilsa (also known as ilish), the national fish of Bangladesh, is therefore the goal of the USAID-funded Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh (ECOFISH Bangladesh) project. Since 2014, the project has established 280 hilsa conservation groups in 81 villages, and is training women in new livelihood activities such as vegetable gardening.
Conserving Madidi-Manu Landscape of Bolivia and Peru by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
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.
File Consumer Goods and Deforestation: An Analysis of the Extent and Nature of Illegality in Forest Conversion for Agriculture and Timber Plantations by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:21 AM
This study has sought to estimate for the first time the proportion of recent tropical deforestation that is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture and how much of this was driven by overseas demand. In addition, the study estimates for the first time the scale of primary tropical wood products now being traded globally and originating from forest conversion, as opposed to selective logging.
Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
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.
Counterpart International by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 12, 2013 04:34 PM
For nearly 50 years, Counterpart International - a global development organization - has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.
Country-specific Descriptive Information and Statistics by webadmin — last modified May 08, 2014 03:52 PM
CountryCompass by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
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) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Cultivating food security in Africa by portaladmin — last modified Mar 01, 2013 06:56 PM
Nourishing the Planet: A Worldwatch Institute blog Feb 20, 2010
File Customary Land Tenure in the Modern World - Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa - Brief #1 of 5 by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
This is the first in a series of briefs about modern African land tenure that provides up-to-date analysis on the status of customary land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the series is to inform and help to structure advocacy and action aimed at challenging the weak legal status of customary land rights in many African countries.
DEC Clearinghouse by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
USAID Organizational Links:
Decentralization (including Participatory Development Planning) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:58 AM
This folder contains materials on participatory planning and decision-making including community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and issues related to decentralization.
File DEED Success Story - Soil Conservation plan by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
DEED implements soil conservation plan in two watersheds
File DEED Success Story-Cocoa Seminar in DR by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Producer group association and DEED members attend a training seminar in the DR for Cocoa production
Definition and Associated Links for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
FMNR resource
Deforestation / Forest Degradation and Restoration by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Deforestation, Forest Degradation, and Forest Restoration (including Land-use Change and Change in Forest Land Cover)
Department of Energy, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Within the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research supports basic research in the areas of environmental processes, global climate change, and environmental remediation.
Dependency on forest and trees for food security by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
File Derechos y Recursos 2011–2012: Puntos de Inflexión - ¿Qué depara el emergente orden mundial para el futuro de las poblaciones y recursos forestales? by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
A nivel mundial, el uso y manejo de los recursos naturales, y los sistemas de comercio y gobernanza, han estado fluctuando por años. Sin embargo, el 2011 podría ser recordado como un año con algunos puntos de inflexión definitivos. Fue un año cuando se hizo evidente un cambio del poder político y económico hacia las economías emergentes a nivel mundial. También fue un año en que el paradigma económico convencional reconoció la creciente escasez de los recursos naturales. Finalmente, fue un año en que se notó la centralidad del manejo local de los recursos en la tarea de poder asegurar una capacidad mundial de recuperación.
File Desenredando el Laberinto. Guia de Analisis Social y de Genero para proyectos de gestion ambiental comunitaria mas equitativos by Cristina Espinosa — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Esta guia responde a la necesidad que tienen los proyectos de entender cómo género, pobreza y etnicidad afectan sus dinámicas, y de responder en forma integrada a los diferentes mandatos en torno a la equidad social de una forma efectiva. "Desenredando el Laberinto" es una guía para integrar el análisis social y de género en proyectos de gestión ambiental comunitaria, para que estos sean equitativos. Esta Guía es una herramienta práctica que ayuda a los equipos de las instituciones de conservación y gestión ambiental a entender en formo integrada cómo género, pobreza, etnicidad, edad y otras variables claves afectan la gestión ambiental, a fin de diseñar e implementar proyectos que puedan promover la distribución más equitativa de los costos y beneficios del manejo de recursos naturales, entre los diferentes grupos sociales de una comunidad. Esta Guía puede ayudar a los miembros y socios de UICN a usar el análisis social y de género en la formulación de proyectos, de modo que a través de esas intervenciones se promueva una distribución más equitativa de los costos y beneficios de la gestión ambiental, en términos de género, clase, etnicidad.
Design For Health by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 26, 2018 08:19 PM
We are a global group of funders, implementers, and designers committed to the shared vision of design as an approach for achieving global health goals.
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.
Developing Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Impact Assessment in Flooding Conditions by S. J. Boyle, I. K. Tsanis,P. S. Kanaroglou — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to develop automated methods for quantifying the spatial variability of flood hazard. An interface module developed within GIS incorporated flood water elevations predicted from a hydraulic simulation, Ontario depth/damage curves, and simulation functions for evaluating alternative flood control policies. A case study from the town of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, is used to demonstrate the advantages that are gained by the application of this module. The proposed approach will provide water resources managers with improved insight into flooding conditions, strengthening the risk assessment process and the administration of human activities in river floodplains. Environment, Land Policy and Geographic Information Systems
Development Innovation Ventures by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Development Innovation Ventures aims to find and support breakthrough solutions to the world's most important development challenges—interventions with the power to change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost. Through our grant program DIV invests in these game-changing ideas, rigorously tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that prove they work.
Development Web Portals by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:09 AM
Development Web Portals
El trabajo ha estado guiado por los siguientes objetivos: Ü Estimar la extracción de productos forestales y determinar su composición según tipos de productos. Ü Determinar la infraestructura productiva del sector maderero en términos del número y extensión de áreas de aprovechamiento forestal, unidades productivas e inversiones realizadas. Ü Describir la evolución de la extracción de maderas según las especies aprovechables. Ü Analizar la comercialización de productos madereros en función de los mercados de destino y la composición de las exportaciones. Ü Analizar la incidencia de la actividad maderera en la economía regional y nacional en términos de tasas pagadas por aprovechamiento forestal, impuestos y divisas generadas. Ü Describir los beneficios socioeconómicos que se derivan de la actividad de las empresas madereras. Ü Determinar el marco de la actividad forestal en términos de infraestructura de transporte, investigación, financiamiento, capacita ción y otros....
Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems by Christin VanZant — last modified Jul 07, 2017 03:02 PM
File Directriz sobre Concesiones a ASL.pdf by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Directriz sobre Concesiones a ASL.pdf Keyword: es, espanol
Disaster and Early Warning Systems by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
File Document De Travail - Analyse de la Filière Charbon de Bois en Zones USAID-Wula Nafaa—Programme Agriculture/Gestion des Ressources Naturelles: Marges et Part des Acteurs de la Filière Charbon de Bois by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 11:09 PM
L’étude dont il est question dans ce rapport se concentre sur le cas de USAID-Wula Nafaa. Elle évalue ses impacts sur la génération de profits pour, ceux qu’on désigne communément par « producteurs locaux » dans la filière charbon de bois, tout en les comparant aux acteurs de la filière et à tous les niveaux. Elle fait une analyse comparative à la fois, verticale et horizontale, des profits de chaque groupe d’acteurs et de leurs parts de marché dans la filière charbon de bois. L’Etude a été commanditée par le World Resources Institute (WRI, Washington DC).
Doing Business with the IDB Group by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:02 AM
he IDB Group promotes development in Latin American and the Caribbean through the private sector. We offer financing and technical assistance to companies and institutions whose projects have a positive impact on social and economic development in the region. We support a wide range of players, from microenterprises to large companies as well as financial institutions, non-profit organizations and state-owned enterprises.
File DOS-USAID STRATEGIC PLAN Fiscal Years 2004–2009 Aligning Diplomacy and Development Assistance by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
Preface In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Department of State and Agency for International Development (USAID) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2004 to 2009 sets forth the Secretary of State’s direction and priorities for both organizations in the coming years. The Strategic Plan supports the policy positions set forth by President Bush in the National Security Strategy and presents how the Department of State and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance. In the Strategic Plan, the Mission section defines the primary aims of U.S. foreign policy and development assistance as well as our priorities in the coming years. The remainder of the Strategic Plan provides an overview of our four strategic objectives and describes the key perspectives and outlooks for each associated goal. In addition, for each goal we identify key U.S. Government partners and external factors that could affect achievement of these goals. The strategic objectives and goals constitute the strategic planning framework for both agencies. This framework will serve as the basis for both organizations’ annual performance plans at the Department, Bureau, and Mission levels. The annual plans will focus more specifically on our efforts to meet tangible performance goals and will contain specific performance indicators. Our success in meeting our performance goals will indicate our overall progress in achieving the mission and strategic objectives set forward in this Strategic Plan. DEPARTMENT OF STATE / USAID PUBLICATION 11084 Released August 2003
File Dr. Diane Ragone's presentation at USAID on November 3, 2010 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The presentation highlights the botany, ethnobotany, market and food security potential of breadfruit. Native to the Pacific, but now spread through much of the tropics, this fruit tree can provide significant conservation and NRM benefits. It turns out that breadfruit provides critical habitat and nutrients to certain endangered species and can be grown in complex agroforests.
File DRAFT - Lake Naivasha Basin Integrated Management Plan: 2012-2022 by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 20, 2014 02:15 AM
This plan offers an integrated, equitable and coordinated approach to resource management within the Lake Basin. The objective of the Integrated Management Plan is to serve primarily as a guideline for integrated and proactive ecosystem-based approach to the planning, management and monitoring of developments within the basin; seeking equitable, efficient and environmentally sound solutions for the benefit of the entire community with the basin.
File Droits et Ressources 2011–2012: Tournant Decisif - Quel futur pour les populations et les ressources forestières au sein du nouvel ordre mondial? by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Dans le monde, l’utilisation et la gestion des ressources naturelles, les systèmes d’échange et les régimes de gouvernance connaissent tous des mutations importantes depuis plusieurs années. Pourtant, il se peut que l’on se souvienne de 2011 comme d’un tournant décisif, caractérisé notamment par le transfert avéré du pouvoir politique et économique en direction des économies émergentes, l’acceptation – de la part des économies dominantes « classiques » – de la pénurie croissante des ressources naturelles, et la réalisation qu’il est nécessaire de respecter les populations locales et leurs ressources pour garantir une meilleure pratique du développement au niveau national comme mondial.
File East Africa cross-border trade bulletin (July 2011) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The key messages of this report are: · There was a general decline in volumes of food commodities traded compared to the last six months of 2010. Maize had the largest decline, by 80%, followed by millet and teff (57%), sorghum (28%), and beans (19%). This decline is attributed to limited stocks in surplus areas and export bans by Ethiopia and Tanzania, two key exporting countries. · Despite a decline in trade volumes at the regional level, the volume of maize and sorghum imported into Somalia from Ethiopia showed a marked increase. Imports into Somalia were driven by strong import demand there following a failed 2010 deyr crop and very poor prospects for the 2011 gu harvest. · The proportion of informal maize trade in total cross-border trade increased, ostensibly due to stricter control of cross-border trade by Tanzania and Ethiopia, while informal trade volumes marginally improved as traders have tried to maintain their turn-over volumes. · There was a significant increase in the volume of livestock traded, by over 200% compared to the last six months of 2010, most likely driven by increased sales of livestock by herders to finance cereal purchases and also to reduce potential losses resulting from drought-related mortalities. This increase occurred despite this being not the peak livestock trading season in the region.
File EAST AFRICA Food Security Alert - April 6, 2012 by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
As detailed in the April 3 FEWS NET East Africa Special Report, rainfall for the March-May season in the eastern Horn of Africa is expected to begin late, to be poorly distributed over space and time, and to total only 60 to 85 percent of average. Significant negative impacts on crop production, pasture regeneration, and the replenishment of water resources are likely. The most serious and immediate impacts are expected in root-crop and Belg-producing parts of Ethiopia. Additional areas of concern include the marginal rainfed cropping areas of southern Somalia and southeastern Kenya, and pastoral areas of the greater Mandera Triangle, where the impacts of the poor rains will be felt later in the season as conditions progressively deteriorate. Given extreme food insecurity and famine in these areas during 2011, and the likelihood of a poor March-May season, humanitarian partners should immediately implement programs to protect livelihoods and household food consumption in the eastern Horn of Africa.
Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea by Christin VanZant — last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:50 PM
File Eco-Development and Perspectives on Global Change from Developing Countries by Michael Colby — last modified Sep 14, 2014 10:56 PM
Chapter 5 in book GLOBAL ACCORD: Environmental Challenges and International Responses (MIT Press, Nazli Choucri, Ed., Cambridge MA/London, 1993. Used in many graduate courses on international development and environmental politics/policy. Development efforts face increasingly complex and heterogeneous sets of situations. While in the past we could speak of developing countries as a whole, this is no longer possible, as differences between and within these con tries have been continuously growing. We begin by exploring some emerging features of the global context, address a few common misconceptions about climate change, and then delve more deeply into various developing country perspectives and approaches, and their implications for attempts to resolve the apparent global change/global environment and development dilemmas.
Ecoagriculture Partners Organization by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
EcoAgriculture Partners’ mission is to support diverse individuals and organizations at the local, national and international levels to create and sustain ecoagriculture landscapes worldwide.
File Ecoagriculture: Landscape Approaches to Integrate Agriculture & Environment by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Aug 03, 2013 06:45 PM
Presentation given at the USAID Summer Seminar: “A Greener Revolution” Washington, DC, 13 July 2011. Take home message of this presentation: 1. We must manage agricultural landscapes for their full range of production, ecosystem and social benefits (not in sectoral silos); 2. to achieve landscape goals requires complementary use and management of farm and non-farm lands [inter-sectoral design]; and 3. building ecoagriculture landscapes requires new skills, capacities, tools and policies.
Ecohealth Conference by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
November 2007
EcoLink - Forest Conservation Portal by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Ecological Science Based Forest Conservation Advocacy Provides Vast Forest Conservation News, Information Retrieval Tools and Original Analysis works to end deforestation, preserve primary and old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, and to commence the age of ecological restoration.
File Economic Empowerment Strategies for Afghan Women by Christin VanZant — last modified Oct 12, 2016 08:55 PM
This report addresses the participation of women in Afghanistan’s economy by analyzing their roles as income generators at the livelihoods level, as employees, and as business owners/entrepreneurs. Through close examination of the situation for women in Kabul, this report aims to provide information on the evolving opportunities and constraints for women and guidance about developing women’s economic participation.
File Ecosystem Management and Livestock-A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services Featured July 13, 2011 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Sep 14, 2014 10:33 PM
The second of three presentations in a seminar on "A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security BY Enhancing Ecosystem Services." For decades, agricultural scientists and fisheries experts have been working with farming and fishing communities to minimize environmental impacts and develop technologies and practices that increase productivity while sustaining or improving ecosystem function over the long term. This seminar addresses the challenge of feeding a growing global population while maintaining the natural resource base upon which food production ultimately depends: water quality, soil fertility, pollination, pest control among other essential services. The seminar will feature experiences with integrated agriculture and environment programming and their ideas for scaling up innovative approaches to meet the food security challenge.
Ecosystem Marketplace's Community Portal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The Community Portal seeks to increase communities' knowledge about ecosystem services and how PES markets work, bridging the gap between providers and buyers of ecosystem services. It is a multi-media information system that uses language and tools accessible to a broad audience at the community level.
Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal is a clearinghouse of information, feature stories, event listings, project details, ‘how-to’ guides, news, and market analysis on land-based carbon sequestration projects—from forest to farm.
Ecosystem Marketplace’s SpeciesBanking by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM is the nation's first information clearinghouse for the species credit trading industry. Until now, there has been no centralized information resource to serve buyers, sellers, and other market participants. Basic information such as number of banks, species covered, location, availability of credits, and contact details have not been readily available. And what information is available, is often scattered across different websites or in quickly-outdated news and journal articles. By filling this critical information gap we hope to enable an efficient, transparent, equitable conservation market to develop.
Education and the World Bank by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Education is central to development and a key to attaining the Millennium Development Goals. It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. The World Bank's strategic thrust is to help countries integrate education into national economic strategies and develop holistic education systems responsive to national socio economic needs. The World Bank is committed to help countries achieve Education For All (EFA) and, through Education for the Knowledge Economy (EKE), build dynamic knowledge societies ...
File Effective Rural Governance by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
This framing paper defines effective governance, explains why governance suddenly in the spotlight, details illustrates eight key principles of effective governance, and poses questions that Rural Governance Initiative. Published by Rural Governance Initiative
File Efficient Use of Energy in the Industrial Sector: An analysis of Options For Selected ESCWA Member States by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Published by United Nations New York, 2001. The ESCWA region has tremendous fossil energy resources in the form of oil and gas. Nine member countries (MC’s) are among the highest oil exporting countries, and oil revenues continue to play a significant role in their economies.This report “Efficient Use of Energy in the Industrial Sector: An analysis of options for selected ESCWA member countries” presents the outcome of the study. Within the framework of the objectives described above, the study is presented in seven chapters.
Egypt Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation: Agricultural Research Center by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 21, 2014 01:01 AM
Egypt is an intensive user of modern technologies to improve agricultural productivity in view of the natural resource base scarcity and population pressure. With this in mind, the very creation of the Ministry of Agriculture in the beginning of the 20th century was preceded by the establishment of technical divisions and the development of research capabilities. These endeavors culminated into the creation of the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) in the early 1970s. Over the past two decades, numerous achievements have been realized, including the development of new varieties, improved agronomic practices, livestock development, maintenance of the national herds and better food processing techniques. New crops and animal breeds have also been introduced and research has been dedicated to problem- solving, side by side with basic science. The overarching goal is to maximize the economic return per unit of land and water.
Eldis - Biodiversity Information by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
A resource guide that is packed with useful information on various issues related to biodiversity such as about conservation, forestry, protected areas and agriculture.
Eldis - Sustainable Forestry by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
This is a index page for the Sustainable Forestry section of the eldis information webportal [sponsored by SIDA, Norad, DFID, SDC, and hosted by IDS]. It presents links to information on Forest Trade, Management, Deforestation, Certification, and the relationships between Forests and Climate Change. {}
Eldis Regional and Country Profiles by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Eldis is an internet based information service: filtering, structuring and presenting development information via the web and email. We maintain an ever-growing library of editorially selected and abstracted online documents, and an organisational directory of development-related internet services. It is possible to search the entire Eldis database as well obtain both Regional and Country-specific information. Country-level data include: health, education, gender, agriculture, trade and finance, governance, environment, poverty, food security and emergencies, Aid and debt. This service is funded by Sida, Norad, SDC and DFID, and hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.
File Elephant Pepper by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:19 PM
Elephant Pepper aims to promote the livelihood of farmers living in elephant range through training, the deployment of appropriate conflict mitigation methods and development of agricultural techniques which promote elephant conservation.
File Emerging and re-emerging learning communities: Old wisdoms and new initiatives from around the world by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
We hope that this publication will contribute to exposing the diversity and richness in living, learning and constructing knowledge, as well as the beauty and wisdom that exist in communities and cultures which can be inspiring and mutually nurturing. From this point of view, the concern of the various groups is not so much to seek alternatives to schooling, as to demonstrate the numerous ways in which people are already learning and building knowledge, as well as the kind of environments needed for learning to happen naturally.
File Emerging Technology & Practice for Conservation Communications in Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:34 AM
A report reviewing the emergence and role of information and communication technology utilization for conservation.
Video Empowering Community Management of Fish Conservation Zones - Stung Treng Ramsar Site Cambodia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:17 PM
The Mekong River in Cambodia’s Stung Treng Province has been designated a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It is a unique environment, with deep pools that harbor young fish and seasonally flooded forests where numerous species of fish go to spawn. In 2011, WorldFish initiated a research project to provide technical support to 15 Community Fisheries groups. This video was filmed in August 2017.
Empowering Vulnerable Communities in Cambodia by Christin VanZant — last modified Jul 07, 2017 02:35 PM
Encyclopedia of Life by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
"Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth..." - Edward O. Wilson
File Energy in the United Nations: An Overview of UN-Energy Activities by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
This second UN-Energy report compiles United Nations their activities across the energy spectrum. It provides among members, and member energy programmes. Published by UN energy 2006.
Energy Office: Rural Energy by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
A select list of Technical Reports co/sponsored by USAID’s Office of Energy and Information Technology. To download/order all energy Technical Reports co/sponsored by USAID, please visit Development Experience Clearinghouse
File Energy Services for the Millennium Development Goals by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
UNDP, UN Millennium Project, the World Bank, and ESMAP, 116 pages publishe in 2005. A joint publication of the UNDP, UN Millennium Project, the World Bank, and the joint UNDP-World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP). This report underscores the importance of energy services for the MDG agenda, stressing three types of services in particular: modern fuels for ...
File Engendering Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 05:27 PM
This publication discusses the essential role of women in food security and suggests how women may be incorporated in agricultural research and development. Authors call for a restructuring of agriculture programs, policies, R&D, implementation, and program evaluation.
Enhanced: Frontier Governance in Amazonia by D. Nepstad — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Science 25 January 2002: Vol. 295. no. 5555, pp. 629 - 631 DOI: 10.1126/science.1067053 Keyword: Environment, Land Policy and Geographic Information Systems
File Enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa: Synthesis of an evidence based workshop by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 07:50 PM
The workshop, “Enhancing Resilience in the Horn of Africa: An Evidence Based Workshop on Strategies for Success,” held December 13—14, 2011 in Washington, DC, was co-hosted by USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Bureau for Food Security, Bureau for Africa, and Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning. It was facilitated by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace-funded TOPS program, as well as the International Food Policy Research Institute. Providing a platform for learning, the workshop identified successful strategies, enabling conditions, and policies for strengthening resilience, as well as approaches that have been less successful. The workshop was principally designed to initiate a dialogue among donors, private voluntary organizations, researchers and academics, and the private sector on evidence-based strategies for enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa.
File Ensuring food and nutrition security in a green economy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
As the population continues to grow and natural resources become scarcer, the need to shift toward an environmentally responsible, socially accountable, more equitable, and “greener” economy has become increasingly apparent. Despite differing perspectives and definitions among stakeholders, the “green economy” is often seen as an economy that pursues growth while also promoting sustainable development through more efficient use of resources. Thus aligned with concepts of sustainability, the objective of a green economy is to simultaneously work toward economic development, environmental protection, and greater social welfare, in particular by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and nonrenewable resources.
Environment and Sustainable Development Programme (U.N.) by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Environmental Change and Security Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.
Environmental Education for Behavior Change by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Environmental Education for Behavior Change, Communication and Environmental Education, Knowledge Management and Traditional Knowledge This folder contains materials related to the capture, organization, and dissemination of knowledge. This includes both formal and technical knowledge (and "lessons learned") as well as the informal traditional or indigenous knowledge related to natural resource use, management, and conservation.
Environmental Health and Environmental Policies by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
File Environmental Management in Development: The Evolution of Paradigms by Michael Colby — last modified Sep 19, 2014 12:20 PM
World Bank Discussion Paper #80 (1990), Ecological Economics (1991), El Trimestre Economico (1991). Abstract: The importance and the methodologies of environmental management, and its relationship to human development, are in a period of dramatic change. Conceptions of what is economically and technologically practical, ecologically necessary, and politically feasible are rapidly being altered. Implicit in such changing strategies are differing philosophies of human-nature relationships. For centuries, a usually implicit debate has prevailed between what have come to be called “economics” and “development” on one side, and the “preservation of nature” and “ecology” on the other. In the past quarter century, as environmental management has become an increasingly explicit and significant matter requiring the attention of governments, corporations, communities, and individuals, this dichotomy has begun to break down. The resolution of this debate involves much more than ecology and economics; it includes different approaches to the organization of social and production systems, orientations toward the past and the future, and philosophies of science and epistemology. Societies are beginning to have serious discussions about “sustainable development.” Many different ideas are emerging, from a wide range of disciplines, about what environmental management and sustainable development entail. Five broad, fundamental paradigms of environmental management in development, of human-nature relationships, are described. From the primordial dichotomy of “frontier economics” versus “deep ecology,” paradigms of “environmental protection,” “resource management,” and “eco-development” are evolving, in a progression which involves increasing integration of economic, ecological, and social systems into the definition of development and the organization of human societies. Each perceives different evidence, imperatives, and problems, and each prescribes different solutions, strategies, technologies, roles for economic sectors, culture, governments, and ethics, etc. Each paradigm actually encompasses several schools of thought, not always in complete agreement, and there are also overlaps between them. The paper explores the distinctions, connections, and implications of these five paradigms for the future of environmental management in development.
Environmental Policy and Policy Reform Process by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Environmentally Related International Conventions, Treaties, Protocols and Agreements by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
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 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.
EPIQ II by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
"EPIQ II enables USAID missions, bureaus, and the Department of State to rapidly access top-notch technical expertise in three outstanding consortia that support policy reform and institutional governance, improvements in environmental quality, and sustainable natural resource use. Prime contractors of the three EPIQ consortia are Chemonics International Inc., International Resources Group, and PA Government Services Inc."
Equator Initiative-Case-Study-Database by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 14, 2013 06:18 PM
Welcome to the Equator Initiative Case Study Database. Here you will find detailed case studies on Equator Prize winners – a growing network of local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
File ESCALA: Accion Sistemica y basada en la Colaboracion para Mejorar Los Medios de Vida y el Ambiente by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
ESCALA—Acción Sistémica y basada en la Colaboración para Mejorar los Medios de Vida y el Ambiente—es un enfoque que busca ampliar el impacto de los programas de desarrollo. Al proporcionar un marco que permita lograr un cambio ampliamente extendido, ESCALA puede ayudar a mejorar los medios de vida y la calidad de vida de la gente, orientándola hacia una gestión sostenible de sus recursos naturales. ESCALA ha evolucionado en base a más de una década de trabajo por parte de GreenCOM, un programa global de USAID de comunicación ambiental.
File ESP Quarterly Progress Report No. 13, April - June 2008 by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
This document represents Quarterly Progress Report No. 13 of the Environmental Services Program, for the period April 1 through June 30, 2008. This report provides information on the execution of program activities in the regions covered by ESP. (PDF File 17.1 MB)
File ESP Quarterly Progress Report No. 13, April - June 2008 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
This document represents Quarterly Progress Report No. 13 of the Environmental Services Program, for the period April 1 through June 30, 2008. This report provides information on the execution of program activities in the regions covered by ESP. (PDF File 17.1 MB)
File Estudio de Caso - Un Sistema Innovador para Proteger el Manglar by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
El Proyecto USAID Costas y Bosques Sostenibles, en colaboración con el MAE, brinda asistencia técnica para fortalecer a organizaciones cangrejeras con concesiones, con el fin de que cumplan los compromisos asumidos con el MAE para proteger el manglar. Incluye la implementación de sus planes de manejo, como la zonificación y buenas prácticas pesqueras.
Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 12, 2013 04:31 PM
The Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA) aims to enhance biodiversity conservation and economic development through sustainable tourism products, services and other opportunities throughout destination regions of Ethiopia.
Europa Technologies: Google Earth and Google Maps by Europa Technologies — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Europa Technologies is one of many suppliers to Google Earth & Google Maps. Europa Technologies supply many of the international borders, national borders, coastlines, airports and place name data featured in Google Earth and Google Maps.
Europe and Eurasia Bureau:Environmental Assistance by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
This purpose of this website is to: (1) provide the general public with information on environmental issues and priorities in the region and USAID's role in environmental and natural resource management activities; and (2) provide professionals with access to detailed information concerning ongoing USAID programs in the region.
European Union-Environmental Activities by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Every Woman Every Child by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2015 02:22 AM
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world. The movement puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which presents a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.
File Executive Summary - Synergies of Nature, Wealth, and Power Lessons From USAID Natural Resource Management Investments In Senegal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 11:08 PM
With the completion of the Wula Nafaa project, USAID-Senegal and its partners concluded a ten-year program of integrated natural resource management with wealth creation and good governance components—a successful demonstration of the relevance and effectiveness of the NWP development paradigm. With a range of successful applications in different ecological and cultural contexts, a significant and measurable impact on income generation at the household level, and an impressive net return on development investment, the USAID Wula Nafaa program contains many valuable lessons for implementation of integrated NRM programs in Senegal as well as for improving NRM and catalyzing sustainable rural development around the globe.
File Exploring Ecosystem Valuation to Move Towards Net Positive Impact on Biodiversity in the Mining Sector by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
This study examines the costs of conservation and the value of benefits associated with biodiversity around the QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) project area, with a focus on the Tsitongambarika (TGK) forest complex. The aim is to quantify and value changes in ecosystem services resulting from interventions that deviate from 'business as usual' in TGK, i.e. projected continued deforestation and ecosystem degradation, in favour of some form of forest conservation.
File Factsheet of The World's Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Pdf of the The World's Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau
Famine and Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Photo Gallery by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:34 AM
Photo Gallery
FAO Fisheries Information by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit recognising the need to improve the data that are collected, undertakes statistical development and coordinates actions at international and national levels and conducts the Organization's statistics programme for fisheries and aquaculture.
File FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: Africa - Food and Agriculture by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 02, 2013 11:48 PM
The "FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: Africa Food and Agriculture", which RAF is pleased to release, aims to disseminate statistical information that will help all stakeholders to access, easily and quickly, a set of statistics on food and agriculture related to the current themes and domains of interest in the region. The document provides users in Africa and abroad with statistics and reliable indicators on food and agriculture that can be used for policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation. These statistics and indicators cover a wide range of themes: agricultural production, productivity and growth, investment, rural population and well-being, poverty, rural employment, gender, food security, food safety and nutrition, natural resource use in agricultural activities (e.g. land, water and forest), climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity
File FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: Europe and Central Asia - Food and Agriculture by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 02, 2013 11:46 PM
In response to the demand for a more comprehensive region-specific set of statistics and indicators which are amenable to an ever-widening audience, we have attempted to meet the challenge through this statistical yearbook which is a thematically-driven, statistical snapshot of the major trends and issues related to food and agriculture in Europe and Central Asia.
File FAO Statistical Yearbook 2013: World Food and Agriculture by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 02, 2013 07:47 PM
The FAO Statistical Yearbook presents a visual synthesis of the major trends and factors shaping the global food and agricultural landscape and their interplay with broader environmental, social and economic dimensions. It aims to be a unique reference point on the state of world food and agriculture for policy-makers, donor agencies, researchers and analysts, as well as the general public.
FAO: Biological Diversity in Food and Agriculture by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
This website provides information on the diverse benefits of biodiversity on natural and agricultural ecosystems.
File Farmers’ Response and their Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Mafeteng District, Lesotho by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 03:42 PM
Climate change has moved from being a hypothesis to being a reality. Changes in climatic conditions have resulted in profound impacts on agricultural production (crop yield and quality) and general livelihoods. This study assessed the response of farmers to climate change and its impact to their livelihoods and the potential of the three agricultural systems: viz. agro-forestry, conservation agriculture and conventional agriculture in Ts’akholo and Kolo communities in Mafeteng District as adaptation strategies to climate change.
Feed The Future by portaladmin — last modified Jun 10, 2013 04:57 PM
Feed the Future is the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative
File Feed the Future CGIAR-U.S. Universities Linkages Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2013 06:43 PM
Learn more about opportunities available to senior researchers and university faculty and their students under the Feed the Future CGIAR-U.S. Universities Linkages Program. The program supports collaborative research between U.S. and CGIAR scientists in the seven program areas of the Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Center. This program funds U.S. university faculty and graduate student exchanges as well as exchanges of USDA and other senior scientists to work on specific research projects.
Back to Top