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Peer-reviewed publication
January 2018
Brazil

Important among global issues is the trilemma of abrupt climate change, food insecurity, and environmental degradation. Despite the increasing use of fossil fuel, about one third of global C emissions come from tropical deforestation and indiscriminate use of agricultural practices. Global food insecurity, affecting one in seven persons, aggravates environmental degradation.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2018
Global

Outsourcing, as a productive service, has been widely adopted in industrial production and international trade but less applied in agricultural management. With the advancement of agricultural labor division and specialization, outsourcing is becoming one of the most sustained trends in concurrent business.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2018
China

To achieve sustainable rural development, it is necessary to simultaneously protect ecologically important land and efficiently use existing agricultural land. Land use functions (LUFs) are widely used to assess regional sustainable development. Guyuan is located in a typical hilly and gully region of western China, with ecologically fragile land.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2018
Nigeria

One of the negative effects of the high rate and pace of urbanisation in developing countries is the decay of urban centres While this decay has eaten deep into the fabric of these settlements turning them into urban slums and ghettoes with poor infrastructure the effects of the decay are multifarious Despite the fact that the economy is the lifewire of urban centres its untold downturn consequ

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2018
Global

Cultivated land is an important carrier of grain production, and scientific assessing of cultivated land productivity is of great significance to ensure food security. This paper assessed the overall productivity of cultivated land in Yuanjiang city from the perspectives of quantitative structure, spatial distribution and correlation with national land use.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2017
Global

In the last decade, there have been a number of global/regional targets and initiatives to halt and reverse land degradation and restore degraded land.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2017
Global

The pressure on land is growing in many regions of the world, due to the increasing demand for arable crops, meat and dairy products, bio-energy and timber, and is exacerbated by land degradation and climate change.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2017
Africa
South America
Central America
Asia

Improving land productivity is essential to meet increasing food and forage demands in hillside and mountain communities. Tens of millions of smallholder terrace farmers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who earn $1-2 per day do not have access to peer-reviewed knowledge of best agronomic practices, though they have considerable traditional ecological knowledge.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2017
Uganda

The extent of land affected by degradation in Uganda ranges from 20% in relatively flat and vegetation-covered areas to 90% in the eastern and southwestern highlands. Land degradation has adversely affected smallholder agro-ecosystems including direct damage and loss of critical ecosystem services such as agricultural land/soil and biodiversity.

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