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sustainable development

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Source: FAO

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Conference Papers & Reports
February 2006

This volume contains the presentations made at the Eighth International Conference on Dryland
Development. It is hoped that it will serve as a repository of information on the problems and prospects of
sustainable management of dry areas and preventing desertification, and will thus be of interest to those

Journal Articles & Books
February 2006

Rural livelihoods are far more multi-locational than is often assumed with many rural people spending a part of the year outside the village working in non-farm occupations. Contrary to early theory, persistent circular or seasonal migration within countries or between neighbouring countries is emerging as the migration pattern of the poor. Nowhere is this more evident than in Asia.

Land Use and Land Tenure in Mongolia: A Brief History and Current Issues
Conference Papers & Reports
January 2006

This essay argues that an awareness of the historical relation- ships among land use, land tenure, and the political economy of Mongolia is essential to understanding current pastoral land use patterns and policies in Mongolia.

Reports & Research
December 2005

Soil fertility and the lack of fertilizer use in Africa are frequently discussed topics. Theproblems of land degradation and low agricultural productivity, which result in foodinsecurity and poverty, are particularly severe in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. Inmany areas, a downward spiral of land degradation and poverty appears to be occurring.

Reports & Research
December 2005

While external forces can take many forms, such as the shock of a natural disaster which destroys productive assets, or the long-term ‘trend’ of consistently declining market prices which limits net incomes, the focus of this research is on the policy and institutional environment both within and outside the local community.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2005

The Little Green Data Book 2005 is based on the World Development Indicators 2005, and represents an abbreviated collection of information. Its production is a collaboration between the Development Economics Data Development Group, and the Environment Department of the World Bank. Development and poverty alleviation-the World Bank's mission-call for a long-term vision.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2005

The present work aims to illustrate how organic agriculture can be a useful tool for the rural development in general, and particularly, in the Valencian Region. Valencian agriculture has some key characteristics that make it different to the agriculture practiced in other Spanish regions.

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