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vii, 108 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xi, 139 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 83 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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v, 268 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 213 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Planted forests, although only seven per cent of the world's forest resources, have superseded naturally regenerating forests as the principal source of industrial wood products. Lessening the pressure for wood production, tree planting has released natural forests to be managed for other purposes - carbon sinks, soil and water protection, conservation of biological diversity, recreation and amenity. Representing a complement, but not an alternative, to natural forests, planted forests have become increasingly important for reducing worldwide deforestation, loss of forest ecosystems and forest degradation. Examining the significance of this rapidly emerging world resource, chapters of this title consider the strengths and weaknesses of planted forests, management objectives for their use and aspects of ownership and policy. Data from key production countries are used to evaluate the implications and sustainability of planted forests as a source of forest products as well as social and ecological issues. This book is co-published with the FAO. It is suitable for forestry researchers, policy makers, planners and all concerned with land use and the environment, including climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845935641 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 75 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Aimed at policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners, this publication provides the conceptual foundation for a new set of FAO handbooks on sustainable food value chain development. It defines the concept of a sustainable food value chain, presents a development paradigm that integrates the multidimensional concepts of sustainability and value added, highlights ten guiding principles, and discusses the potential and limitations of the approach. By doing so, this handbook makes a strong case for placing sustainable food value chain development at the heart of any strategy aimed at reducing poverty and hunger in the long run.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251084816 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vii, 395 p. ; 24 cm.
  • International legal instruments relating to bioenergy
  • Country case studies
  • Comparative analysis of the case studies.
Sound policy and legal frameworks for bioenergy are necessary to ensure that socio-economic and environmental sustainability considerations are taken into account in the production, promotion and use of bioenergy, with a view to minimizing risks of negative impacts and maximizing benefits in the immediate and long term. Through a series of case studies, this publication aims at identifying specific recommendations for policy-makers and legal drafters to ensure that policy and legal instruments on bioenergy contribute to food security, rural development and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251064559 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
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128 p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm.
  • Sustainability in a changing world-- The world's forests-- Why are forests important-- Dealing with conflicting interests-- Forest management options-- Laws, institutions and people-- The International dimension-- The way ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251033708 20160527
The loss and degradation of the world's forests could have far-reaching consequences for humanity. This text stresses the importance of an informed public in debate and decisions leading to policy formulation. Improved methods of assessing the value of services provided by forests are described, including those which are indirect and could greatly increase prospects for funding the management of sustainable forests. Also addressed is the need to confront many economic and social problems which, although arising outside the forests, have major impact on the forest resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251033708 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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2 volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxxvii, 628 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
  • pt. 1. Proceedings and major recommendations of the FAO Expert Workshop on Freshwater Fish Seed Resources for Sustainable Aquaculture
  • pt. 2. Regional syntheses, country case studies, and thematic reviews and contributed papers on freshwater fish seed resources for sustainable aquaculture.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxiii, 122 pages : color illustrations, charts ; 30 cm
Green Library
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vii, 266 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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x, 127 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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x, 282 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Status and role of aquaculture in rural develoipment : country reports
  • Presentations of organizations/donor agencies anmd non-governmental organizations on experiences, lessons learnt and issues
  • Thematic reviews
  • SARDev programme background
  • Revised programme framework
  • Synthesis of presented papers.
This document contains the papers presented at the Consultation on Aquaculture for Sustainable Rural Development which was organized jointly by FAO and NACA and held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from March 29-31,1999 in order to develop the detailed structure of a regional program on aquaculture for sustainable rural development and to propose a strategy for its implementation. The consultation took an overview of the relevant information emerging from the presentations of country reports; lessons learned by specific projects; experiences of regional and international organizations and donor agencies; and findings of expert reviews. More sharply focused examination of critical issues and discussions on specific components of the draft program concept were followed through parallel working group discussions. The outputs of the working groups were further discussed during the concluding plenary. Finally, a detailed Program Framework on Aquaculture for Sustainable Rural Livelihood Development was conceived through consensus to serve as guiding principles for the formation of the program.--Publisher's description.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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x, 76 p. ; 30 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Opening
  • Election of chairman
  • Adoption of agenda
  • The concept and role of sustainability indicators : an introduction
  • Eco-system and bio-physical indicators
  • Economic and social indicators
  • Legal and institutional indicators
  • Farm-level indicators (bio-physical; technical; financial)
  • Country experiences on the compilation and use of data and information on shrimp culture
  • Collation and analysis of aquaculture statistics including indicators by FAO
  • Review and short-listing/prioritization of indicators and criteria
  • Discussion on ways and means of information acquisition and dissemination
  • Discussion of contents and format of annotated questionnaire addressed to governments.
The Bangkok FAO Technical Consultation on Policies for Sustainable Shrimp Culture recommended that FAO specifically request governments of countries engaged in shrimp culture to report on progress in implementing the code of conduct for responsible fisheries in relation to shrimp culture activities to the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) at its next and subsequent sessions. This publication contains the findings of the ad hoc expert meeting in pursuance of this recommendation. The meeting prioritized and prepared a recommended short-list of the criteria and indicators of sustainable shrimp fisheries which should form the basis for regular reporting by countries to COFI. The meeting stressed that these criteria and indicators related to the national level and did not encompass farm-level and local-level indicators. It noted that the regular collation of these indicators would greatly benefit the planning and management of shrimp culture development in the countries. The meeting concluded that it would be premature at this stage to request governments to report actual data on those indicators to the next session of COFI, in February 1999. Instead, the meeting elaborated a questionnaire to allow governments to review and comment on the recommended indicators and on their present and future ability to acquire the related data and information. Moreover, the meeting decided that in this questionnaire, governments should be given the opportunity to indicate the nature of assistance deemed desirable to adopt a comprehensive statistical system for their shrimp culture sub-sectors in view of the inadequacies of many existing systems and the high socio-economic importance and specific management and development requirements of shrimp culture.--Publisher's description.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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31 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part I. Introduction
  • Part II. Strategic priorities for action. Priority area 1 : Improving the availability of, and access to, information on FGR
  • Priority area 2 : In situ and ex situ conservation of FGR
  • Priority area 3 : Sustainable use, development and management of FGR
  • Priority area 4 : Policies, institutions and capacity-building.
Forest genetic resources (FGR) are the heritable materials maintained within and among tree and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value. They are crucial to the adaptation and protection of our ecosystems, landscapes and production systems, yet are subject to increasing pressures and unsustainable use. At its 11th session in June 2007, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture emphasized the urgent need to conserve and sustainably use FGR, and included a report on The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources in its Multi-Year Programme of Work. On the basis of the information and knowledge compiled by FAO for The State of World's Forest Genetic Resources, the Commission developed the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources , adopted by the FAO Conference at its 38th session in June 2013. This Global Plan of Action identifies 27 strategic priorities grouped into 4 areas: 1) improving the availability of, and access to, information on FGR; 2) conservation of FGR (in situ and ex situ); 3) sustainable use, development and management of FGR; 4) policies, institutions and capacity-building.Implementation of the Global Plan of Action will strengthen the sustainability of the management of FGR while contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals, the post-2015 agenda and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. While primary responsibility for implementation lies with governments, FAO has a strong commitment to supporting countries in these efforts, working with governments and other partners at the national, regional and international levels and in line with FAO's Reviewed Strategic Framework approved by its Member States. Indeed, the Global Plan of Action is an integral part of FAO's efforts to realize its Strategic Objective 2, to "increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251084229 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xvi, 104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
This study provides an overview of the current policy and regulatory environment regarding sustainable construction materials in the building sector in Europe and North America, and, where applicable, offers a commentary on the effectiveness of such regimes in driving the adoption of wood products. The study's objective has been to conduct a broad survey across a range of policies, initiatives and programmes in order to document the current circumstances as a starting point for further discussions, technical meetings and policy debates with a view to enhance the use of wood in buildings through policy advice to member states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171082 20170109
Green Library
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vi, 34 p. ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Book
xiv, 246 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
It is widely recognized that the development of aquaculture in the Wider Caribbean region is inhibited, in part, by the lack of technical expertise, infrastructure, capital investment and human resources. Furthermore, seed supply for native species relies, for the most part, on natural collection, subject to natural population abundance with wide yearly variations. The establishment of a regional hatchery facility, supporting sustainable aquaculture through the seed production of native molluscan species was discussed at the FAO workshop "Regional shellfish hatchery: A feasibility study" held in Jamaica in October 2010, by representatives of Caribbean governments and experts in the field. The current document summarizes the findings of the workshop and outlines four follow-up recommendations on steps required for the successful implementation of a regional facility.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251068489 20160605
Green Library
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vii, 31 p. ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

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