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Reports & Research
June 2015
Italy

Los suelos saludables son un requisito previo básico para satisfacer las diversas necesidades de alimentos, biomasa (energía), fibra, forraje y otros productos, y para garantizar la prestación de los servicios ecosistémicos esenciales en todas las regiones del mundo. Sin embargo, la humanidad se enfrenta a presiones sin precedentes sobre el recurso suelo.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2015
Greece

The National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC) produced Global Land Cover (GlobalLand30) maps with 30 m spatial resolution for the years 2000 and 2009–2010, responding to the need for harmonized, accurate, and high-resolution global land cover data. This study aims to assess the mapping accuracy of the land surface water layer of GlobalLand30 for 2009–2010.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2015
Japan

The Japanese public now has access to vast amounts of geographical information produced by many government agencies and media outlets on the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Many maps and images not only inform the public about the tsunami damage area, but potentially help the public and policy makers understand the landscape damaged by the tsunami, and plan reconstruction.

Legislation & Policies
Legislation
National Policies
March 2015
Kenya

The Land Act, 2012

The Land Registration Act, 2012

The National Land Commission Act, 2012

The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011

The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011

Journal Articles & Books
March 2015
Kenya

This book exposes the key land use and environmental problems facing Kenya today due to lack of an appropriate national land use policy. The publication details how the air is increasingly being polluted, the water systems are diminishing in quantity and deteriorating in quality. The desertification process threatens the land and its cover.

Manuals & Guidelines
February 2015
Global

The purpose of these Mapping Guidelines is to support development practitioners (individuals and organizations) working in the rangelands and sub-humid grasslands of Ethiopia. Specifically, resource mapping can assist with investigating rangeland management systems, negotiating rangeland management plans, and implementing and monitoring progress in Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM).

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2015
Global

This Practitioners’ Guide provides the step-by-step instructions and checklists that will guide a mapping team through a mapping exercise.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014

For efficient utilization of soil and water resources, reconnaissance survey of watershed Godavari valley-5 (GV-5) was carried out in Nashik Soil Survey unit No. 2 for providing comprehensive information characteristics. Representative soil samples from each of eight villages of the sub-catchments of Gangapur were collected.

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