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  1. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa

    Foreign direct investment and food and water security

    By John Anthony Allan, Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo, Jeroen Warner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Collaborative Governance of Tropical Landscapes

    Edited by Carol J Pierce Colfer, Jean-Laurent Pfund

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    This book provides a novel approach to governance relating to biodiversity and human well-being in complex tropical landscapes, including forests and protected areas. It focuses attention at the interface between communities and the landscape level, building on interdisciplinary research conducted...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

    Managing for Products and Services

    Edited by Emmanuel N. Chidumayo, Davison J. Gumbo

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Decentralization of Forest Governance

    Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo

    By Moira Moeliono, Godwin Limberg

    Edited by Eva Wollenberg

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    'This book provides an excellent overview of more than a decade of transformation in a forest landscape where the interests of local people, extractive industries and globally important biodiversity are in conflict. The studies assembled here teach us that plans and strategies are fine but, in the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa

    Management and Restoration

    Edited by Frans Bongers, Timm Tennigkeit

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Community Forest Monitoring for the Carbon Market

    Opportunities Under REDD

    Edited by Margaret Skutsch

    Recent developments in international policy on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation in Developing countries (REDD) open the way for crediting of carbon saved by rural communities through management of the forests in their vicinity. Since the annual changes in forest carbon stock under this kind of...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Agriculture and Economic Development in Europe Since 1870

    Edited by Pedro Lains, Vicente Pinilla

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Whilst many books on the European economy have focused on the analysis of its industrial sectors, this book draws attention to the often ignored contribution made by the development of European agriculture over the past two centuries. In doing so, the authors adopt a revisionist perspective on the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. African Environments and Resources

    By L. A. Lewis, L. Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1988, this work provides a comprehensive picture of the range of physical environments in Africa, focusing upon those characteristics and issues central to the management of environmental resources. Beginning with an overview of the geographical and environmental history of...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Nage Birds

    Classification and symbolism among an eastern Indonesian people

    By Gregory Forth

    Series: Studies in Environmental Anthropology

    This unusual and richly-illustrated book is the story of the relationship between the Nage people of eastern Indonesia and the birds alongside which they co-exist. Based on fieldwork carried out over a period of some fifteen years, it aims for a total view of how a human community interacts...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Green Revolution Revisited

    Critique and Alternatives

    Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The Green Revolution – the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s – came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

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