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Maintaining food security in the face of human population increase and climate change is one of the critical challenges facing us in the 21st Century. Utilisation of the full range of agrobiodiversity will be a necessary tool in addressing this challenge.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 05 Mar 2018

Lake Victoria Basin has a population of 40 million, with a population density of 250 people per square kilometre. Lake Victoria is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. It is the main source of food and livelihoods for riparian communities. The predator Nile perch, which was introduced into the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Feb 2018

The IUCN Environmental Impact Classification of Alien Taxa (EICAT) is a simple, objective and transparent method for classifying alien taxa in terms of the magnitude of their detrimental environmental impacts in recipient areas. Alien taxa are classified into one of five ‘impact’ categories... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The toolkit is intended to support government ministries, project managers, regional and district officers, and storekeepers in planning a safe disposal programme for obsolete pesticides. The system provided in the toolkit should enable countries to use local resources and to be as self-reliant as... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in China permits qualified environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to file litigation to protect the public interest in safeguarding the environment and natural resources from pollution and ecological destruction. EPIL is a non-profit... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This toolbox contains maps of supply and demand of a few ecosystem services and the GIS tools to make such maps. The tools are targeted at the European Union level and provide a broad picture of ecosystem services supply and demand. Tools are moderately complex methods for mapping, that upscale... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This technical bulletin first establishes the context of European landrace diversity conservation and use; it reviews how landrace inventories can be generated, using practical examples of such inventories for European countries; it then provides specific case studies of the on farm management of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 05 Mar 2018

The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and internationally agreed objectives regarding the concepts of ‘... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 05 Mar 2018

As part of a Darwin Initiative project ‘Enhancing the Relationship between People and Pollinators in Eastern India’ the Centre for Pollination Studies, based at University of Calcutta, established a field station for researchers in the north eastern state of Tripura (http://cpscu.in/). This was... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

A method providing time-series of marine fisheries catches in the waters within the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) since 1950, the first year that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produced its annual compendium of global fisheries statistics.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Measuring the economic linkages and values associated with biodiversity and ecosystem services is often regarded as a key argument to make the case for conservation investments. In reality, however, economic valuation studies often do not reach decisionmakers or influence real-world conservation... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Apr 2019

This GIZ training advocates a stepwise approach for recognizing, demonstrating and capturing the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services for development planning. The training combines the theoretical and practical elements of the stepwise approach and guides participants through the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Apr 2019

<p>The course addresses Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes as projects or individual transactions, rather than national PES programs. The goal is to ensure that participants understand the mechanics and rationale of PES schemes. The cases introduced during the training... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

<p>Assessing ecosystem services is often regarded as a key argument to protect the environment. However, the results of assessments are often not taken into consideration when formulating management strategies or choosing policy options. This training builds capacities to support assessment... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is a periodic report that summarises the latest data on the status and trends of global biodiversity. It is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity and summarises progress made towards achieving the objectives of the Convention, such... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 04 Apr 2019

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world. GFW is a partnership convened by the World... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Global Risk Data Platform allows the visualisation of data on natural hazards, exposure (both human and economic) and risk. Users may perform zooms, pan to a particular area, add different layers of general data including cities, national parks, etc. Created and hosted by UNEP/GRID-Geneva.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Instead of isolating problems, an ecosystemic approach for the planning of public policies, research and teaching programmes, encompasses four dimensions of being-in-the-world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine, as donors and recipients, to induce the events (deficits/... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Goal programming is a type of optimisation approach. Optimisation approaches can be viewed as providing the analytical machinery to assist in the generation and analysis of ‘target-seeking’ or ‘backcasting’ scenarios.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Group model building is a participative method for visualizing different views on a complex issue and encourage a shared understanding of system functioning.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 07 Mar 2018

<p>Decision support for research, development and funding agencies on how to design, budget and implement impactful innovation platforms</p> <p>Innovation Platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research for development projects and programmes. Their... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 13 Sep 2018

Innovation Platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research for development projects and programmes. Their basic tenet is that stakeholders depend on one another to achieve agricultural development outcomes, and hence need a space where they can learn, negotiate, and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 08 Mar 2018

These guidelines provide detailed guidance for governments in the registration of products commonly known as biological pesticides (i.e. microbial, botanical and semio-chemical pest control agents). The guidelines describe the different type of products, list and discuss their respective data... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

These guidelines set out basic principles for pesticide registration, such as having clear requirements and criteria, maintaining transparency but protecting the applicant’s intellectual property rights, evaluating hazards and precautions needed, assessing risks and benefits based on the local... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

These guidelines provide information and advice on all aspects of pesticide application with ground-based field crop sprayers, including: operator training, selection of pesticides and spray equipment, management of exposure, and safe practice in using, storing, transporting and disposing of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The guidelines provide the definition of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) given in the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, as well as the eight criteria developed by the FAO-WHO JMPM for determining if a pesticide is highly hazardous. The guidelines also discuss the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Guidelines Access and Benefit Sharing in Research Projects are result of the GEF Project “In situ/On farm Conservation and Use of Agricultural Biodiversity (Horticultural Crops and Wild Fruit Species) in Central Asia implemented by UNEP-GEF and coordinated by Bioversity International. The... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 08 Mar 2018

Hedonic Property Pricing is the study of multi-correlation between environmental characteristics of a good and its sales price. It can be used to estimate monetary values for ecosystem services that directly affect amenities of properties which in turn are reflected in property prices.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Human Development Report Office of UNDP calculates the annual Human Development Index (HDI) and uses it to rank countries into four tiers of human development. HDI is a summary measure of achievements in three key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The HYDRUS computer software packages simulate the one-, two- or three- dimensional movement of water, heat and multiple solutes in variably saturated media. The program numerically solves the Richards' equation for saturated-unsaturated water flow and Fickian-based advection dispersion equations... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 30 Jan 2019