1. Gardens have been kept by rural and urban people for millennia thus providing them with food, income and concrete opportunities to improve their livelihoods. Policy-makers, donors and other development specialists need to realize the great potential and opportunities that gardens can provide to...
  2. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the...
  3. 01/01/2007 This publication looks at soil and water conservation from a global perspective. In total, 42 soil and water conservation technologies and 28 approaches are described – each on four pages with photographs, graphs and line drawings – from more than 20 countries around the world. These and many...
  4. 01/01/1996 This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics. The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental...
  5. This book, which relies to a large extent on his own words, and those of his contemporaries, focuses on aspects of Carver's life that made him a "blazer of trails" to a sustainable future--one in which each generation of humankind will achieve its well-being in ways that protect the earth and its...
  6. 01/01/2009 This Assessment is a constructive initiative and important contribution that all governments need to take forward to ensure that agricultural knowledge, science and technology fulfils its potential to meet the development and sustainability goals of the reuction of hunger and poverty, the...
  7. This publication is one in a series of case studies and synthesis papers looking at the work of local organisations in development and environmental management.
  8. The Pastoral Women's Council is a community-based organisation established in 1997 in Tanzania. This book discusses their work with the Maasai women to aid in improving their lives.
  9. This is a story of resistance against all odds, of Cuba's remarkable recovery from a food crisis brought on by the collapse of trade relations with the former Socialist Bloc and the tightening of the US trade embargo. Unable to import either food or materials needed for conventional agriculture,...
  10. The question of sustainability affects most areas of human activity. It is intrinsically complex and multi-disciplinary. Sustainable policies have to adapt to new knowledge and changing circumstances. Understanding sustainability and ways of achieving it have to involve an understanding of...