This report summarizes the results obtained during 1998/99 season related to the socioeconomic research component of Integrated Watershed Development Project in Mihassa. The Project aims at developing sustainable practices of water harvesting and water spreading techniques, under very arid conditions, to produce sustainable increases in the amount of forages, and to improve grazing and range lands available for sheep and goats. In 1989, the Syrian Government established, as a part of this project, Mihassa Research Station, which is located at about 130 km to the northeast of Damascus City.
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Library ResourceRapports et recherchesnovembre, 1999République arabe syrienne, Asie occidentale
Library ResourceRéglementationsjanvier, 2000Ouganda
These guidelines contain principles of and rules for the management of hilly and mountainous areas. They define functions and duties of District Environment Committees and other local authorities in respect of management of hilly and mountainous areas duties of land owners in respect to use of grazing of livestock, cultivation, agroforestry and water run-off. Each District Council shall make bye-laws identifying mountainous and hilly areas within their jurisdiction which are at risk from environmental degradation.
Library Resourcejanvier, 2000
This article discusses what is the best means of managing the commons. The article stresses that these are critical questions in the current wave of decentralisation and tenure reform taking place in many Sahelian states.
Library Resourcejanvier, 2000Inde, Asie méridionale
Local governance has become increasingly significant as devolution from central and provincial levels is being attempted in India as a result of the enactment of the 73rd and 74th Amendment of the Constitution in 1993. The essence of local self governance is to enable a small community to maintain access and control over their natural and physical resources, to take collective decisions in the common public good and to provide resources in priority developmental actions. Another dimension of local self governance is to demand accountability from people in public positions.
Library Resourcejanvier, 2000
This paper initially highlights the general characteristics of rangelands and pastoral production systems of the Tibetan Plateau.The article finds that:given the realities of life in a heterogeneous and marginal environment, the issue of secure resource tenure, both customary and legal, is fundamental for effective rangeland managementa simple shift in tenure from the communal (traditional and subsistence) to individual household level (ranching and commercial) will not be enough to facilitate a change in behaviour toward "rational" livestock operationsmany institutional mechanisms must be
Library Resourcejanvier, 2000Burkina Faso, Afrique sub-saharienne
This article explores the breakdown of complementarity between agriculture and livestock in the Kishi Beiga area in the north of Burkina Faso. The article suggests that the the two systems now compete for land and local management systems have broken down.This article discusses a joint GTZ and Government of Burkina Faso initiative to improve natural resource management and people's livelihoods.
Library Resourcejanvier, 1999Kenya, Afrique sub-saharienne
This review explores environmental change in northern and south-central Kenya, roughly covering three decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. The report answers three questions:has vegetation change occurred in these districts?if vegetation change has occurred, why and how has this happened?what are the trends for livestock populations?The article concludes that:rangeland sites have been fundamentally altered by woody encroachment over the past 40 years.
Library ResourceArticles et Livresjanvier, 2000Argentine
Library ResourceArticles et Livresjanvier, 1999Chili
Con el objeto de conocer las concentraciones sanguíneas de Triyodotironina (T3) y Tiroxina (T4) en vacas lecheras en el sur de Chile, se seleccionaron 110 muestras de sangre de vacas Frison Negro, 55 pertenecian a vacas al inicio de lactancia y 55 a vacas en el período final de gestación. Las muestras de sangre fueron obtenidas por punción yugular o coccígea en tubos heparinizados. El plasma obtenido por centrifugación fue mantenido a -20&ordm; C hasta el análisis.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesjanvier, 1999Afrique
Looks at criteria for assessing the bills, problems of definition, alienation of land, titling and management of village land, dispute settlement, and validation of villagisation.
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