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Climate change, water and food security

Climate change, water and food security

To improve the understanding of the impact of climate change on available water sources Climate change, water and food security outlines the challenges that face agriculture and water supply, and considers options for adaptation and mitigation.

Date published: June 2011

Shifting sands: The commercialization of camels in mid-altitude Ethiopia and beyond

Shifting sands: The commercialization of camels in mid-altitude Ethiopia and beyond

By following the camel trade routes, the authors illustrate how livestock keepers and traders have been able to respond to market demands and develop economic linkages that provide benefits for everyone involved.

Date published: June 2011

Food sovereignty: Reconnecting food, nature and community

Food sovereignty: Reconnecting food, nature and community

This collection of 13 chapters on different aspects of the economics and politics of food production, provides a detailed critique of why, after years of development assistance and trade conferences, there is a global food deficit verging on crisis.

Date published: May 2011

Land deals in Africa - What is in the contracts?

Land deals in Africa - What is in the contracts?

Land deals in Africa examines 12 land deals and analyses participation throughout the contracting process, economic fairness between the investor and host country, the distribution of risks, costs and benefits for the host country, and the degree of integration of social and environmental concerns.

Date published: May 2011

World on the edge: How to prevent environmental and economic collapse

World on the edge: How to prevent environmental and economic collapse

Our civilisation is only one major crop failure from disaster, writes Lester Brown. But feeding 8 billion people in a sustainable way can still be achieved, given the political will.

Date published: May 2011

Dealing with small scale producers - Linking buyers and producers

Dealing with small scale producers - Linking buyers and producers

The goal of this book is to contribute to the understanding of producer organisations and demonstrate how they can help African smallholders establish business partnerships with the private sector.

Date published: May 2011

Farmer-led joint research: Experiences of Prolinnova partners

Farmer-led joint research: Experiences of Prolinnova partners

This booklet details how farmers, scientists, development agents and other actors are working together to explore and improve local ideas in ways that encourage all of the partners to share their knowledge and experience.

Date published: May 2011

State of the world's forests 2011

State of the world's forests 2011

Published in the UN's International Year of Forests, this report aims to promote awareness and understanding of forestry, and in particular the multiple ways forests support people's livelihoods.

Date published: April 2011

Vital signs 2011: The trends that are shaping our future

Vital signs 2011: The trends that are shaping our future

From sea level rise to global hunger, Vital signs 2011 documents 25 trends in the environment, energy, transportation, food and agriculture, population and the global economy.

Date published: April 2011

The environmental food crisis: The environment's role in averting future food crises

The environmental food crisis: The environment's role in averting future food crises

How can we meet the challenge of feeding a global population of 9 billion by mid-century, given the current erosion of soil fertility and fresh water stocks? This book, commissioned by UNEP, clearly presents the challenges, and offers 'seven sustainable options' for increasing food security.

Date published: April 2011

 

 

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