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File Tanzania USFS IP Trip Report: Water Quality and Water Source Protection; Nov 09 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:58 AM
The purpose of this mission was to: work with the Tanganyika Basin Office to set up USFSfunded water quality testing equipment, including a practicum related to the equipment’s use which evaluated the quality of traditional and improved water sources in Sikonge district; establish systems for the ongoing use and maintenance of USFS-donated equipment, including systems to test the quality of water produced by USAID-funded water points in the Tabora region once they are completed in 2010; raise awareness among youth related to water quality and source water protection; and promote source water protection among water engineers and natural resource professionals in the Kigoma region.
File Mozambique USFS IP Trip Report: Fire Management in support of Gorongosa National Park; Dec 09 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Aug 18, 2013 06:50 PM
Two fire professionals from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) visited Gorongosa National Park for two weeks in early December of 2009 to provide a fire management assessment for the Park, conduct a fire management and education training workshop for Park managers, and to provide recommendations for future interventions to address the Park’s fire management needs. Jaime Tarne (Forest Prevention Officer, USFS) and Colt Mortenson (Fire Management Officer, USFS) worked with Park employees in the field to better understand the issues, learn about the Park firsthand, and help to Educate Park managers regarding basic fire education and management techniques utilized in the United States, which would be applicable to the Park.
File USAID GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (GEMS) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINE: ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 04:27 PM
This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. All sectors are accessible at http://www.usaidgems.org/sectorGuidelines.htm. Purpose. The purpose of this document is to support environmentally sound design and management (ESDM) of common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding: • The typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors (e.g., mining, agriculture, construction, fisheries, health care), including climate change considerations; • How to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general activity design guidance and specific design, construction, and operating measures; • How to minimize vulnerability of activities to climate change, as well as contributions of activities to climate change; • More resources for further analysis of these issues; and • How to develop environmental compliance applications.
File SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINE CONSTRUCTION Full Technical Update 2017 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 04:35 PM
This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. All sectors are accessible at http://www.usaidgems.org/sectorGuidelines.htm. Purpose. The purpose of this document is to support environmentally sound design and management (ESDM) of common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding: • The typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors (e.g., mining, agriculture, construction, fisheries, health care), including climate change considerations; • How to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general activity design guidance and specific design, construction, and operating measures; • How to minimize vulnerability of activities to climate change, as well as contributions of activities to climate change; • More resources for further analysis of these issues; and • How to develop environmental compliance applications
File Millennium Challenge Account - US DOS by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:00 AM
ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES: the U.S. Department of State electronic journal, Volume 8, Number 2. (March 2003.)
File Inventory of Disaster-Related Education and Training in Eastern and Southern Africa by Tim Finan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:00 AM
A description of a wide range of training programs in disaster risk management offered at universities and institutes in Eastern and Southern Africa. Prepared by OFDA/USAID, 2006
File Vulnerability to Climate Variability in the Farming Sector by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:08 AM
Vulnerability to Climate Variability in the Farming Sector Marcela Vasquez-Leon, Colin Thor West, Barbara Wolf, Jane Moody, and Timothy J. Finan Report #CL1-02, December 2002. This report focuses on the assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate variability among rural populations in the southwestern United States.
File Fire in Indian Country: Two Case Studies in the Southwestern United States by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:08 AM
The research presented here documents institutional and organizational factors affecting fire management on tribal lands. Two case studies of fires occurring on tribal lands in Arizona provide insights into how these factors converged to influence the course of events.
File A Comparative Assessment of Climate Vulnerability: Agriculture and Ranching on Both Sides of the US-Mexico Border by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:08 AM
2003 Vásquez-León, M, C. T. West, T. J. Finan. A Comparative Assessment of Climate Vulnerability: Agriculture and Ranching on Both Sides of the US-Mexico Border. Global Environmental Change. Vol. 13 (3): 159-173.). Download PDF File (2003-Vasquez-Leon-etal.pdf, 0.3MB)
File Market-Oriented Strategies to Improve Household Access to Food, Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 05:21 PM
Productive Sector Growth and Environment Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, August 1995.
File Understanding Linkages among Food Availability, Access, Consumption, and Nutrition in Africa, Empirical Findings and Issues from the Literature by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 05:25 PM
SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, Technical Paper No. 11, August 1995.
File Forest management by Nepali communities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:10 AM
This case study was funded by USAID/Nepal to identify factors affecting the success of community forest users' groups (CFUGs) through interviews with men and women in Salyan, Dang, Pyuthan and Banke districts of Nepal. In 1978 the Nepalese government reversed the centralized national forest policy and entrusted management to the Panchayat (communities) for: Panchayat Forests: degraded forests, reforestation paid by the government, communities receive all income from forest product sales;Panchayat Protected Forests: natural forests, 500 ha maximum, villages receive 75% of income from forest product sales. Nepal's Master Plan for the Forestry Sector (1988) reduced the administrative unit from the whole community level to CFUGs, defined as local community of forest users who have traditional rights over resources. Community forest boundaries were identified as the most common cause of conflict. The case study identified factors contributing to the success of CFUG management as: Strong unity; Sense of community ownership;Collective responsibility; Community's perceived need for the forest; Adherence to community forestry rules and regulations.
File Watershed management in Nepal: Recent experiences and lessons by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:11 AM
This report reviews soil conservation and watershed management projects in Nepal. In 1974, the government of Nepal initiated soil conservation and watershed management programs to combat erosion and degradation in agricultural/forest areas. For the Ninth Five Year Plan period (1997-2002), the main objectives of the forestry sector were the create domestic forest resources to meet timber and fuelwood demands, to create income and employment opportunities for poor and marginal families, to mobilize participation, and to establish proper land-use plans. The program includes: the Resource Conservation and Utilization Project, Rapti Development Project, Begnas Tal Rupa Tal Watershed Management Project, Nepal-Denmark Watershed Management Project, Community Development and Forest/Watershed Conservation Project, and Inter-Regional Project for Upland Conservation and Development. The author argues that although the government has embraced the paradigm of integrated watershed management, operational and institutional capacities are still in early stages of development. Human and financial constraints in government agencies pose an important impediment to achieving watershed management and soil conservation goals. Community forestry and income generation programs were the key programs as an entry point whatever the primary objective of watershed management. Participatory and integrated watershed management programs seemed to be more successful if a demand-driven approach was followed.
File Making sense of research for sustainable land management by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 06, 2017 02:00 PM
This publication is based on the work of more than 600 scientists and synthesizes experiences and practice-relevant results from a 7-year German-funded international research programme on interactions between land management, climate change, and ecosystems and their services.
File Climate Change and Food Systems: Global assessments and implications for food security and trade by Michael Colby — last modified Jul 09, 2015 02:04 AM
A new FAO publication on climate-related impacts on food systems at global and regional levels over the past two decades. This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades. The evidence presented describes how global warming will impact where and how food is produced and discusses the significant consequences for food security, health and nutrition, water scarcity and climate adaptation. The book also highlights the implications for global food trade. Put together, the different analyses in the book paint a comprehensive perspective linking climate change to food, nutrition, water, and trade along with suggested policy responses.
File Melting Glaciers: Current Status and Future Concerns by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 05:41 PM
USAID Asia Glacier Melt Project: expert summary of science regarding glacier melt/retreat in the Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Pamir, and Tien Shan mountain ranges. This summary will provide the scientific basis for related studies that will evaluate the impacts of glacier melt/retreat. This will support an integrated analysis that will determine appropriate interventions to mitigate or adapt to such impacts and will serve as the evidence base for future USAID glacier melt-related activities. Featured in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories on October 19, 2010.
File Safeguarding the World’s Water: 2008 Report on USAID Water Sector Activities by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 09:01 PM
This report summarizes USAID’s fiscal year 2008 investments and programs in safe drinking water and sanitation supply projects and related water management activities around the world through March/April 2009. The report describes all of USAID’s water management programs that help ensure water security and sustainability with equity. Featured Sep, 2009 in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories.
RSS Feed PreventionWeb Maps by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 07:14 PM
Selected hazard, risk and vulnerability maps.
File USAID Global Waters: The Year of Water Cooperation | March 2013 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 24, 2013 12:58 AM
Global Waters tells the story of our water-related efforts around the globe. The magazine features in-depth articles exploring solutions to the ongoing water crisis, opinion pieces by top development professionals and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries. Volume IV| Issue I
File Liberia - Liberia Forestry Initiative (LFI): USFS IP Trip Report: Recommendations for the Establishment of an Improved Human Resources System at the Liberian Forest Development Authority; Jan 05 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:57 AM
USFS Technical Assistance: Recommendations for the Establishment of an Improved Human Resources System at the Liberian Forest Development Authority, Liberia
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