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  1. Title

    Genetic improvement of the herbivorous blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala)

    Description
    This article discusses selection experiments carried out with the herbivorous blunt snout bream or Wuchang bream which examined the effects of mass selection and inbreeding. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2003.
    Author
    S. F. Li; W. Q. Cai
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/Naga26-1/pdf/naga_26no1_feature6.pdf
  2. Title

    Geography of growth: spatial economics and competitiveness

    Description
    This book examines the characteristics of successful cities. It covers: models for analysing growth by geographic concentration; urbanisation; urban growth; different types of industries in different urban sectors; the technological landscape and 'smart cities'; the impact of globalisation and industry clusters on urbanisation; factors influencing recent rapid growth in urbanisation; and examples of individual successful cities. Countries referred to include China, India, Singapore and the Philippines. The book was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Raj Nallari; Breda Griffith; Shahid Yusuf
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6020
  3. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: hydrological role under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the hydrological role of meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential affects of future reduction of glaciers and seasonal snow cover due to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.204
  4. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: water storage properties under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the current status, recent and potential future changes of glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential sensitivity of these important water resources to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.203
  5. Title

    Global demand for primary teachers - 2012 update

    Description
    This document presents global statistics on teacher shortages including where primary teachers are needed, teacher stocks and flows explained and teachers needed at country level. This document was published in September 2012.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/ib10-2012-teacher-projections.pdf
  6. Title

    Global forest resources assessment 2005: China: Country report on bamboo resources

    Description
    This is a 2005 report produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and describes the extent of bamboo resources in China. The resource includes many tables such as categories and definitions, data sources, forest ownership, growing stock, biomass stock, and diversity of species.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ah774e/ah774e00.pdf
  7. Title

    Global forest resources assessment 2010: Country report: China

    Description
    This 2010 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations describes forest resources in China. Topics covered include growing stock, use of resources, protected areas, forest ownership and management, fires, biomass stock, wood removal, and local and national policies.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/al478E/al478E.pdf
  8. Title

    Global forest resources assessment: Country reports: China

    Description
    This 2005 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations describes forest resources in China. Topics covered include growing stock, use of resources, protected areas, forest ownership and management, fires, biomass stock, wood removal, and employment in forestry.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ai837E/ai837E00.pdf
  9. Title

    Global synthesis of feeds and nutrients for sustainable aqauaculture development: Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development

    Description
    This document summarises a detailed overview of feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It incorporates the findings from individual country case studies, including eight from Asia. The full report, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No.497, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Albert G J Tacon; Mohammad R Hasan
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1444e/a1444e01.pdf
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    Globalization of food systems in developing countries: impact on food security and nutrition: part 1

    Description
    This report examines the impact of globalisation on the dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries. An overview of issues related to urban food insecurity, nutritional change in developing countries and policy options to address these changes is followed by 11 country case studies. Countries covered include Bangladesh, China, India, and the Philippines. The papers appearing in this report were first presented at the workshop "Globalization of food systems: impacts on food security and nutrition" held in Rome from 8 to 10 October 2003. This document, FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 83, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 1 of 3, provides the contents list, foreword and the overview papers. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5736e/y5736e00.pdf
  11. Title

    Globalization of food systems in developing countries: impact on food security and nutrition: part 2

    Description
    This report examines the impact of globalisation on the dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries. An overview of issues related to urban food insecurity, nutritional change in developing countries and policy options to address these changes is followed by 11 country case studies. Countries covered include Bangladesh, China, India, and the Philippines. The papers appearing in this report were first presented at the workshop "Globalization of food systems: impacts on food security and nutrition" held in Rome from 8 to 10 October 2003. This document, FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 83, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 2 of 3 contains country case studies for Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Bangladesh, China, Fiji and India. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5736e/y5736e01.pdf
  12. Title

    Good agricultural governance: a resource guide focused on smallholder crop production

    Description
    This training resource guide focuses on the development of small-farmer focused good governance in crop agriculture. The chapters include a definition of governance, principles of good governance, the context of sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production, the context of sustainable crop diversification, seed supply systems and plant genetic resources management, access to inputs (other than seed) and improved production technology for sustainable crop production, improving food safety, control of corruption and enforcement of rights. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Author
    Subash Dasgupta; Indrajit Roy
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/ba0113e/ba0113e00.htm
  13. Title

    Greening China's rural energy: new insights on the potential of smallholder biogas

    Description
    This study examined biogas use by smallholder farmers in rural China, using data collected from 2,700 households in five provinces. The report covers: household fuel use patterns in rural China; benefits from biogas use; and biogas uptake, use and suspension. The report is Policy Research Working Paper 6102 from The World Bank Development Research Group Poverty and Inequality Team and was published in June 2012.
    Author
    Luc Christiaensen; Rasmus Heltberg
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9318
  14. Title

    Grow in concert with nature: sustaining East Asia's water resources through green water defense

    Description
    This report introduces the Green Water Defense (GWD) approach to managing scarce water resources in East Asia. It includes: an introduction to water scarcity and climate change, the current status of water resources in East Asia, a definition of the GWD approach, examples of best practice in managing scarce water resources in several country case studies including Northern China river basins and recommendations for adopting the GWD approach in East Asia. This report, no. 70604, was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Xiaokai Li; Graeme Turner; Liping Jiang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9370
  15. Title

    Growing green assets: removing constraints to private sector investment in forestry in Asia and the Pacific, Part 1

    Description
    This report (in two parts) examines the factors that influence private sector investments in forestry and the opportunities for removing unnecessary constraints through a regional analysis of the Asia-Pacific and nine country case studies which include Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
    Author
    Michael Pescott; Patrick B. Durst; Robin N. Leslie
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1933e/i1933e00.htm
  16. Title

    Growing green assets: removing constraints to private sector investment in forestry in Asia and the Pacific, Part 2

    Description
    This report (in two parts) examines the factors that influence private sector investments in forestry and the opportunities for removing unnecessary constraints through a regional analysis of the Asia-Pacific and nine country case studies which include Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
    Author
    Michael Pescott; Patrick B. Durst; Robin N. Leslie
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1933e/i1933e00.htm
  17. Title

    Guidelines to control water pollution from agriculture in China: decoupling water pollution from agricultural production

    Description
    This report provides a number of guidelines on controlling water pollution caused by agriculture in China. It describes the many ways that water quality is affected by agricultural activities, including: soil erosion; pollution from fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and drainage, livestock and crop waste, freshwater aquaculture, villages and towns and recycled wastewater. It goes on to describe methods of measuring water quality and then discusses regulatory frameworks that are in use around the world to control agricultural water pollution. It then makes a number of recommendations for improving the situation in China. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3536e/i3536e.pdf
  18. Title

    Have decollectivization and privatization contributed to sustainable forestry management and poverty alleviation in China?

    Description
    This paper examines changes in forest tenure in China over the past fifty years, assesses the current situation and identifies changes required in order to sustainably manage forests and contribute towards poverty reduction. The study is based on eight case studies in the provinces of Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Fu Jian and Heilongjiang. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 23, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.
    Author
    Jinlong Liu; Zhao Lixia
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/k5453e/k5453e00.pdf
  19. Title

    Horticulture revolution for the poor: nature, challenges and opportunities

    Description
    Developments in global horticulture production, designated as the Horticultural Revolution (HR), are described, with particular reference to China. Lessons learned from the Green Revolution (GR) in cereal production of the 1960s and 1970s are discussed with a view to making the benefits of the HR available to poor communities. This document was prepared as a background paper for the World Development Report 2008 and was published by The World Bank.
    Author
    Mubarik Ali
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9127
  20. Title

    Household energy access for cooking and heating: lessons learned and the way forward

    Description
    This report reviews the current situation of over-reliance on solid fuels for cooking and heating, examines how this challenge is currently being dealt with by The World Bank and other governments and organisations and suggests new approaches for future interventions based on lessons learned. Case studies for energy programs in several countries, including China and Thailand, are also included. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Koffi Ekouevi; Voravate Tuntivate
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9372
  21. Title

    How China's farmers adapt to climate change

    Description
    In this study, a cross-sectional method was used to examine how irrigation choice and crop choice varied with current climate variations across 8,405 farmers in 28 provinces in China. The results were used as a basis to consider how Chinese farmers are likely to react to future climate change. This report is Policy Research Working Paper 4758 from the World Bank Sustainable Rural and Urban Development Team, Development Research Group, published in October 2008.
    Author
    Jinxia Wang; Robert Mendelsohn; Ariel Dinar; Jikun Huang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6915
  22. Title

    ICT in teacher education: case studies from the Asia-Pacific region

    Description
    This report examines examples of teacher training programmes in the Asia-Pacific region which train teachers to be able to use information and communication technology (ICT) and to integrate ICT into their teaching to help broaden access to education and improve educational learning outcomes. The country case studies include examples from Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. This report was published by UNESCO in 2007.
    Author
    Ellie Meleisea (editor)
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/ict-in-teacher-education-case-studies-from-the-asia-pacific-region/
  23. Title

    Impact of sea level rise on developing countries: a comparative analysis

    Description
    In this study, Geographic Information System (GIS) software was used to overlay spatially-disaggregated global data on critical impact elements (land, population, agriculture, urban extent, wetlands, and GDP) with the inundation zones projected for 1-5m sea level rise (SLR). The report presents the potential consequences of continuing sea level rise for 84 developing countries including Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, China, Bangladesh and India. It is World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4136, and was published in February 2007
    Author
    Susmita Dasgupta; Benoit Laplante; Craig Meisner; David Wheeler; Jianping Yan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7174
  24. Title

    Impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply: a global CGE assessment

    Description
    In this study, the long-term impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on land-use change, food supply and prices, and the overall economy in various countries or regions were modelled using a global computable general equilibrium model. Countries covered include: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, the rest of East Asia, and the Pacific and the rest of South Asia. This report is Policy Research Working Paper 5513 from The World Bank Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team, and was published in December 2010.
    Author
    Govinda R Timilsina; John C Beghin; Dominique van der Mensbrugghe; Simon Mevel
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3997
  25. Title

    Impacts of water infrastructure and climate change on the hydrology of the Upper Ganges River Basin

    Description
    This study presents a hydrological model of the Upper Ganges Basin including river flows under present and 'naturalized' basin conditions to help evaluate the impacts of planned basin development and the impacts of future climate change on basin water resources. This study was published by IWMI in 2011.
    Author
    Luna Bharati; Guillaume Lacombe; Pabitra Gurung; Priyantha Jayakody; Chu Thai Hoanh; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2011.210

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