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xi, 68 pages : map ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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80 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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177 p.
Green Library
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xxviii, 290 p. : map ; 25 cm.
This presents twenty specially commissioned case studies of farmer participatory approaches to agricultural innovation initiated by NGOs in Latin America. Beginning with a broad review of institutional activity at the grassroots, the authors set the case material within the context of NGO relations with the State and their contribution to democratisation and the consolidation of rural civil society. Specific questions are raised: how good/bad are NGOs at promoting technological innovation and addressing constraints to change in present agriculture?; how effective are NGOs at strengthening grassroots organizations? and how do/will donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the State? This title is part of a series on Non-Governmental Organizations co-ordinated by the Overseas Development Institute. To complete this comprehensive review and critique there are two other regional case study volumes on Asia and Africa and an overview volume, Reluctant Partners?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415088466 20160527
Green Library

6. Informe de gestión [2010 - ]

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165 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
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172 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
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x, 162 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvii, 294 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Preface 1. Romance, Reality and Reformation of China's Grasslands 2. Grassland Systems and Challenges 3. Managing Institutions 4. Managing Grassland Policies 5. Managing Structures 6. Managing Livestock Systems 7. Managing Markets 8. Managing People 9. Unique Problems - Unique Solutions References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845427443 20160527
China accounts for around one-eighth of the world's grassland and almost all of its grasslands are being degraded. The authors analyse how China is grappling with the complex ecological and livelihood problems these pastoral areas present. The sustainable development of these extremely poor, culturally sensitive, strategically important and extremely diverse western pastoral areas poses one of the foremost challenges confronting the Chinese government. This much-needed study provides a unique examination of the intricate web of policies and institutions that now impact on grassland degradation and sustainable development in China's pastoral region.Understanding this complex matrix and its impact on the management of people, livestock, grasslands, markets and industry structures is crucial in charting a way forward. The authors argue that the aim should be to manage these inter-locking complex systems in a manner that takes advantage of the opportunities that technology present to achieve sustainable use of the grasslands. Whilst their analysis is especially relevant to how China pursues the high priority national goal of 'Developing the West', it also reveals much about how China addresses other serious environmental problems that involve disadvantaged groups.With its multi-disciplinary approach, the book will be invaluable and fascinating reading for academics and researchers of Chinese studies, development studies, ecosystem sustainability and natural resource management. Based on extensive first-hand fieldwork in the grasslands over two decades, the practical detail in this book will also be warmly welcomed by consultants and officials in NGOs and other international agencies charged with planning and executing pastoral development projects in China, Central Asia and Mongolia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845427443 20160527
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xviii, 124 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • The African savanna : a debated context
  • The coastal savanna and Tuba-Aplaku Plains
  • Deforestation and multidirectional vegetation change in the Tuba-Aplaku Plains-- Climate change : questions of significance
  • Actors, structures and the structuration of socio-environmental relations
  • Solutions, prospects and new directions.
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xxviii, 259 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Words and Ideas: Commitment, Continuity and Irreversibility-- Aid and Administrative Capacity-- Procedures, Principles and Power-- Participation: Reviews, Reflections and Future-- PRA, Participation and Going to Scale-- Behaviour, Attitudes and Beyond-- Ideas for the Future-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070886 20160607
Our world seems entangled in systems increasingly dominated by power, greed, ignorance, self-deception and denial, with spiralling inequity and injustice. Against a backdrop of climate change, failing ecosystems, poverty, crushing debt and corporate exploitation, the future of our world looks dire and the solutions almost too monumental to consider. Yet all is not lost. Robert Chambers, one of the ?glass is half full? optimists of international development, suggests that the problems can be solved and everyone has the power at a personal level to take action, develop solutions and remake our world as it can and should be. Chambers peels apart and analyses aspects of development that have been neglected or misunderstood. In each chapter, he presents an earlier writing which he then reviews and reflects upon in a contemporary light before harvesting a wealth of powerful conclusions and practical implications for the future. The book draws on experiences from Africa, Asia and elsewhere, covering topics and concepts as wide and varied as irreversibility, continuity and commitment; administrative capacity as a scarce resource; procedures and principles; participation in the past, present and future; scaling up; behaviour and attitudes; responsible wellbeing; and concepts for development in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070886 20160607
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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26 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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267 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 189 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
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48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Guía conceptual
  • La lente de la sostenibilidad
  • Algunas señales para un agro sostenible
  • Experiencias, actores, lugares y métodos
  • Cipav y el desarrollo sostenible : un ejemplo de investigación
  • Resultados y escalas de aplicación
  • Producción campesina y sostenibilidad.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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381 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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273 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xxi, 226 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction * Lessons from Experience * Conventional, Technical Planning Approaches * Approaches to Participation in Planning * A Basis for Collaborating * The Way Forward * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839382 20160528
This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons from recent experience of rural planning and land use. The authors examine past and current practice and ways that land use planning and management of natural resources can underpin sustainable local livelihoods. They draw on case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America to present findings relevant throughout the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839382 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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133 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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