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The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Iran
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia

The Menarid Knowledge Management initiative offers three services that will improve the effectiveness and wider use of IFAD projects – and potentially other rural development initiatives active in sustainable land and water management.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

On the eve of independence from the Soviet Union, a process of destatization, promulgated into Soviet law in early 1990, was proceeding under Gorbachev’s leadership. Yet, significant shortcomings in vision, influenced by historical ideology and contemporary friction, mitigated the full development of private land ownership.

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2016
Jordan
Western Asia

Research on micro-catchment rainwater harvesting techniques by ICARDA and Jordanian
scientists has led to the establishment of semicircular bunds on contour ridges and furrows
(using GPS laser-guided Vallerani machine) and runoff strips in two communities of Jordan
Badia. As an outcome of this research, an effective micro-catchment laser-guided system was

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2012
Iraq
Western Asia

A crucial part of the Initiative is the determination of the extent and nature of the land degradation
due to salt damage in Central and Southern Iraq. A range of techniques, including the very latest
Geographic Information Systems are being deployed to achieve this.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Tunisia
Northern Africa

In response to the severe economic, social, and environmental costs of degradation across Tunisia’s rangelands, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has worked with the General Directorate of Forestry (Direction Générale des Forêts, DGF) to draw up a new pastoral code.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

Policy recommendations on sustainable land management in Turkmenistan, including the costs and beneifts of alternative options. Conclusiion: Rehabilitating pasturelands and undertaking sustainable land management in deserts across Turkmenistan brings both economic and environmental benefits

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

Policy recommendations on sustainable land management in Kyrgyzstan, including costs and benefits of alternative options. Conclusion: Summer pastures across the Kyrgyz Republic can provide greater economic and environmental benefits through improving pasture yields sustainably

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016
Tajikistan
Central Asia

Policy recommendations on sustainable land management in Tajikistan, including costs and benefits of alternative options. Conclusion: Implementing no-till technology and intensifying gardening productivity creates economic benefits while reducing land degradation.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

Policy recommendations on sustainable land management in Uzbekistan, including costs and benefits of alternative options. Conclusion: Diversifying agricultural production, retaining biomass in the field, and planting strips of forest can lead to economic and environmental benefits.

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