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A Plan for a Local Adaptive Management Fund for the Owasco Lake Watershed
Adaptive resilience work should guide all future watershed modeling efforts, rather than the current practice of developing watershed models that guide watershed best management practices.
Charlie Greene P.E. Aug 15, 2017
Resilience Attributes of Social-Ecological Systems: Framing Metrics for Management
If resilience theory is to be of practical value for policy makers and resource managers, the theory must be translated into sensible decision-support tools. We present a set of resilience attributes, developed to characterize human-managed systems, that helps system stakeholders make practical use of resilience concepts in tangible applications. These resilience terms can facilitate the modeling of resilience behavior within systems, as well as support those lacking access to sophisticated models. Our goal is to empower policy makers and resource managers to put resilience theory to work in the real world.
David Kerner Jan 24, 2017
State law for resilience (in portuguese)
Final report of legislative assemby comitee for development of a stale law for resilience.
Luiz PantaleĆ£o Oct 06, 2016
Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada
Low carbon resilience (LCR) refers to climate change strategies that integrate and achieve co-benefits between greenhouse gas emissions reduction (mitigation) and planning designed to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). To date, most strategies focus on one or the other of these two goals. This paper demonstrates the potential value of their integration, explores examples of low carbon resilience strategies, and considers options for their implementation in Canada.
Edward Nichol Aug 03, 2016
Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioners 2.0
Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioners 2.0 (PDF) (In Farsi)
Hadi Veisi Jul 24, 2016
The Resilience of Bergamot Farmers to Economic Shocks in the Reggio Calabria Province
Bergamot is a citrus fruit chiefly used in the fragrance industry and mainly cultivated in the Reggio Calabria district (Italy). The primary purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of bergamot production to farmers' livelihood resilience and to analyse the evolution of the bergamot sector over last years. This article is based on the quantitative analysis of originally collected data originating from the interviews to 326 farmers. The study demonstrated that bergamot production in a stable market provides an opportunity to diversify income sources and foster household resilience. Moreover if adequately supported the sector can be an engine of growth for thewhole district.
Federico Ciani Jul 06, 2016
A Pledge for Resilience by the Citizens of Melaka
On the 4th of March the Citizens of Melaka in Malaysia took a pledge for making their State more resilient and sustainable. This action threw up some interesting lessons.
Sunandan Tiwari Mar 11, 2016
Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law
This paper illuminates the tension between social-ecological resilience and U.S. law, and provides guidance on a path forward
Ahjond Garmestani Jan 07, 2016
All Paths Lead to Rain: Explaining why Watershed Development in India Does Not Alleviate the Experience of Water Scarcity
Abstract: Watershed development (WSD) projects in India are key to meeting a range of human development goals in rain-fed agrarian landscapes. However, outcomes are often observed to be partial and short-lived. Weoffer a novel perspective on the reasons. Our analysis shows that the dominant 'water narratives' of WSD policyand practice and the lived experience of local people contribute to a naturalisation of water scarcity, resulting inwidespread views that WSD is primarily a means for increasing irrigation water supply. We show how this over- simplifies the complex problem of agricultural water use and perversely contributes to a continuing experience of water scarcity rather than its resolution.
Zareen Bharucha Nov 24, 2015
The adoption of improved tree fallows in Western Kenya: farmer practices, knowledge and perception
Improved tree fallows to improve soil fertility have considerable potential in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This paper assesses the experiences of 99 farmers in western Kenya, following initial testing of improved fallows during 1997. Over the following three seasons, 53% of the farmers could be considered as medium adopters (planting improved fallows in one season), 26% were strong adopters (planting in at least two seasons) and 21% were non-adopters (not planting at all). The proportion of women farmers planting improved fallows was roughly the same as the proportion of men. The interest of poor and female farmers, relative to other studies showing adoption bias towards wealthy and male farmers, may reflect their limited access to other soil fertility inputs, such as mineral fertilizer and animal manure. Farmers' management of the practice differed considerably from researchers' recommendations, particularly with respect to fallow length and time of planting trees relative to crops. Improvement of both soil and crop yields were perceived as the most important benefits of improved fallows. Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill. and Crotolaria grahamiana Wight & Arn. were the most appreciated species. A linear logistic model was used to indicate the factors associated with farmers' decisions to continue planting improved fallows following initial testing, and with the decision to plant one versus planting more than one improved fallow. A multiple linear regression model was used to assess the factors influencing the area planted to improved fallows and the proportion of farm area under improved fallows. The most important variables associated with planting improved fallows were ethnic group and proportion of area under natural fallow. Wealth status, gender, farm size, and available labour had relatively little influence on decisions to plant improved fallows. The practice is knowledge-intensive and requires seed and technical support from research and extension services.
Andrea Pisanelli Nov 24, 2015
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