Publications

In this section you will find all kinds of interesting publications, such as publications from partner organisations and others on dry-lands.

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Publication on actions from Drynet

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Community mapping for responsible palm oil: Recommendations for the RSPO

Policy brief

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An agriculture that ensures food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new publication "An agriculture that ensures food security in Sub-Saharan Africa" written by our Drynet partner ENDA in collaboration with Reseau Climat & Developpement.

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Formalising participatory land-use planning: Experiences from Sanggau District, West-Kalimantan, Indonesia

PLUP background document: Formalising participatory land-use planning: Experiences from Sanggau District, West-Kalimantan, Indonesia. This document is available in English and Bahasa Indonesia. It summarizes the steps taken during this PLUP pilot and the lessons learnt.

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Integrating community maps in spatial planning: Recommendations for policy and practice in Indonesia

Policy brief

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Community mapping for responsible palm oil: Recommendations related to the EU RED

Policy brief

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New Publication on Water Harvesting: Guidelines to Good Practice

Water security is a prerequisite to achieve food security. Water harvesting offers under-exploited opportunities for the drylands and the predominantly rainfed farming systems of the developing world. The principle is simple: capture potentially damaging rainfall runoff and translate this into plant growth or water supply. This makes clear sense where rainfall is limited, uneven or unreliable with pronounced dry spells.

These guidelines introduce the concepts behind water harvesting and propose a harmonised classification system, followed by an assessment of suitability, adoption and up-scaling of practices. Four water harvesting groups are presented (floodwater harvesting, macro- and microcatchment water harvesting, rooftop and courtyard water harvesting) and, for each, a selection of good practice in the form of case studies is given. These case studies are presented in the systematic, consistent and standardised format developed by the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT).

These practical guidelines offer a menu of technologies that can form part of an overall adaptation strategy for practitioners in the field and inform decision makers and donors to better understand and implement their choices. These technologies are flexible and if needed can be adjusted to the local context while being embedded into institutional frameworks. The aim is to stimulate discussion and new thinking about improved water management in general, and water harvesting in particular, within rainfed agriculture, particularly in the drylands and to facilitate, share and upscale good practice in water harvesting given the state of current knowledge.

Order a copy of the book from any of the following institutions:
World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies: wocat@cde.unibe.ch; www.wocat.net
Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network (RAIN): info@rainfoundation.org
MetaMeta Communication: lknoop@metameta.nl; www.metameta.nl
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): ifad@ifad.org; www.ifad.org

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Shared water management to ensure community sustainable development

In light of the upcoming World Day to Combat Desertification, with a focus on drought and waterscarcity, Drynet partner ENDA has written together with colleagues of "Reseau Climat Developpement" a paper on shared water management".

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From local actions to influencing global dryland policies. The impact of the Drynet network

DRYNET’s partner organisations are engaged in numerous initiatives to combat desertification and improve the living conditions of people living in drylands. They have been documenting the impact that their work has had on local communities. This publication shows some of the results they have achieved and highlights the added value of acting as an international network.

These stories not only show how DRYNET’s collaborative work has reversed land degradation at the local level, but also how partners have influenced changes in policies that affect drylands

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Adaptation with a human face (long version)

This case study by EMG reflects insights about the beautiful and unique people of the Suid Bokkeveld, their lives and their evolving strategies to remain at the centre of their own universe in the wild places of the Bokkeveld plateau. The case study was launched at the Drynet Side Event at COP 18 in Doha in November 2012, and is presented here with a few amendments

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Adaptation with a human face (short version)

Summary and lessons learnt from an ongoing adaptation and learning process.

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Voces del Pantanal Boliviano Newsletter n.45

by DRYNET partner Probioma (in Spanish)

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Facts and Impacts to promote resilience in drylands

Based on experience from the DRYNET network partners

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A paper on lessons learned by Drynet partner Both ENDS on the collaboration between scientists and NGOs in the DESIRE project

Source: http://www.desire-project.eu

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111212 - Drynet: un réseau de lutte contre la désertification et la dégradation des terres - Engagement pour le lobbying (French)

Source: http://www.gtdesertification.org/article135.html

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111212 - CARI/GTD: Lutte contre la désertification Comment le plaidoyer renforce l’action sur le terrain (French)

Source: http://www.gtdesertification.org/article135.html

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111212 - COP10 : cartes postales (French)

Découvrez la série de cartes postales réalisées par les réseaux de la société civile GTD - RéSaD et Drynet. Elles ont été distribuées à la 10ème Conférence des Nations Unies sur la Lutte contre la Désertification pour interpeller sur :

l’affrontement entre le Mécanisme Mondial et le Secrétariat Exécutif de la Convention,
l’utilisation des bonnes pratiques,
le système de soumissions des rapports PRAIS mis en place dans la Convention,
le financement de la lutte contre la désertification,
les moyens mis en place pour la participation de la société civile,
et l’accaparement des terres.
Source: http://www.gtdesertification.org/article143.html

111129 - Both ENDS publication: Bridging the gap in Adaptation Finance (English)

In november 2011 Both ENDS published this policy note Adaptation Finance

This policy note provides insight into how the ADAPTS approach has taken shape in six river basins around the world. It first focuses on two country cases, Ethiopia and Ghana, as they well illustrate how local adaptation solutions have been supported and how these solutions have been up-scaled through policy dialogue respectively. In the next section, the main characteristics of the ADAPTS approach are summarised, followed by an overview of Dutch and international adaptation funding. A gap is identified between funding through mainly national governments and the need to integrate local stakeholders in decision-making. Finally, recommendations are provided on how to bridge this gap.

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110521 - Recommendations for operational CSO participation for implementation of the UNCCD process (English)

In the preparation for CRIC 9, held in Bonn Germany last February, Drynet has prepared a document on recommendations to improve CSO contribution and facilitate active CSO participation in the UNCCD process. You can access the document below.

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110521 - Recommendations for operational CSO participation for implementation of the UNCCD process (French)

In the preparation for CRIC 9, held in Bonn Germany last February, Drynet has prepared a document on recommendations to improve CSO contribution and facilitate active CSO participation in the UNCCD process. You can access the document below.

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Putting dryland people in the river’s seat: DRYNET paves the road!

Results and lessons learned from working together in 22 countries

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100612 - Concept note on DRYNET PHASE II,"A Springboard to Promote Resilience in the Drylands" Download
100617 - Rapport relatif a la celebration de la journee mondiale de lutte contre la desertification, Sénégal

Rapport relatif a la celebration de la journee mondiale de lutte contre la desertification à Joal-Fadiouth et autres localités du Sénégal (17 Juin 2010)
By:Enda TM - Programme Energie Environnement Développement, Juin 2010
pp-4 (pdf-format)

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100208 - Spreading the word: lessons in networking and using media to advocate for sustainable land use in the drylands

Spreading the word: lessons in networking and using media to advocate for sustainable land use in the drylands. Written for the conference “Sustainable land management in the dry lands of Southern Africa, 7-11 September 2009, Windhoek Namibia
By: K. Goldberg, N. Oettlé and M.J. van der Werff ten Bosch, September 2009
pp-17 (pdf-format)

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100225 - Agriculture and Food Security in Africa's Drylands - Meeting the realities of Small-Scale Farmers

Both ENDS Briefing Paper, January 2010
This paper argues that marrying local practice and scientific knowledge and that ensuring the participation of CSO’s in linking local people, scientists and decision-makers, are key to meeting basic needs in drylands, now and in the future.
pp-28 (pdf-format)

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100221 - Trichoderma spp and its potential in soil bioremediation, Chile A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise Trichoderma spp and its potential in soil bioremediation.

The experimental implementation of the fungus Trichoderma spp in a degraded soil, located in an area contaminated by waste from cooper and gold mining is described in this report. The study was designed to test the potential persistence of this plant-beneficial fungus in soils contaminated by mining waste. The persistence of the Trichoderma spp in those extreme conditions was demonstrated by the study, as shown by the laboratory soil analysis.
by Estudio y Gestion Ambiental (E&GA) January 2010
pp-22 (pdf-format)

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100209 - Field Participatory Research in Shahr-e-Ray

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
Field Participatory Research on the Effectiveness of Trichoderma in Improving Soil Fertility, Disease Control, and Reduction of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides Application in Cultivation of Leafy Vegetables in Shahr-e-Ray, Iran
by Mohammad Sharifi-Moghaddam (Expert on Sustainable Agriculture) December 2009
pp-11 (pdf-format)

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100201 - Vegetation and Plant Communities of the Avontuur Conservation Area

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
Vegetation and Plant Communities Associated with the Tillite and Dolerite Renosterveld Types of the Avontuur Conservation Area, Nieuwoudtville on the Bokkeveld Plateau, South Africa. The purpose of this study is to address the paucity of biological knowledge appropriate for effective conservation management of the Avontuur property.
by Simon Todd (Plant Conservation Unit Botany Department University of Cape Town) January 2010
pp-23 (pdf-format)

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100127 - Siraf: a Successful Traditional Way of Water-Harvesting in Iran

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
This study reveals that the ancient inhabitants of Siraf had developed state of the art water management techniques for rainwater harvesting, water storage and irrigation measures.
by Soheil Mohajeri (Professor, Science and Technology University of Boshehr, Iran) January 2010 pp-9 (pdf-format)

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100119 - El Trichoderma spp y Su Potencial en Biorremediación de Suelos

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
La identificación del potencial del Trichoderma spp., en la recuperación de suelos, es un paso muy importante en el reconocimiento del valor que tienen los recursos genéticos de la biodiversidad, en este caso los microorganismos. Este aspecto demuestra la importancia del control biológico en los programas de mejoramiento de suelos.
by Guido Zarate (PROBIOTEC) January 2010 pp-35 (pdf-format)

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091229 - Ecological and Socio-economic Evaluation of the Use of Prosopis juliflora for Bio-char Production, Pakistan

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
Ecological and Socio-economic Evaluation of the Use of Prosopis juliflora, an invasive species in the arid and semi-arid areas of Pakistan
By: Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi (University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan) December 2009
pp-54 (pdf-format)

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091220 - Assessing the potential of the indigenous livestock breeds of Baluchistan, Pakistan

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise
Assessing the potential of the indigenous livestock breeds of Baluchistan. Breeding goals of tribal livestock breeders in the province are far more versatile than in intensive production systems and comprise many aspects other than high productivity with regard to cash products.
By: Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar (Consultant Drynet project), December 2009
pp-59 (pdf-format)

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091124 - Trichoderma spp y su potencial en biorremediación de suelos, Bolivia

Presentación: Trichoderma spp y su potencial en biorremediación de suelos, Bolivia
by PROBIOMA November 2009
pp-25 (pdf-format)

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091002 - Spreading the word: lessons in networking and using media to advocate for sustainable land use in the drylands

Paper written for the SADC Sustainable Land Management Drylands Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, 07 - 11 September 2009, on lessons learned in Drynet related to networking and using media to promote sustainable dryland use.
by Karen Goldberg and Noel Oettlé (EMG) and Marie José van der Werff ten Bosch (Both ENDS)
pp 13 (pdf-format)

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091015 - GHG Emissions from Intensive and Extensive Dairy Production in Drylands: case studies from Inner Mongolia, China

A Drynet Science & Technology Expertise Paper
by Andreas Wilkes (World Agroforestry Centre, China Programme) & Wang Shiping (Beijing Environmental Asset Management (BEAM) Consultancy Center)
pp-42 (pdf-format)

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090930 - Adapting with Enthusiasm Climate change adaptation in the context of participatory action research.

Conference paper written by Drynet partner EMG and Indigo development & change, on ingredients that small-scale farmers in South Africa need to adapt to changing climatic and socio‐economic conditions.
by B. Koegge (Indigo development & change) & N. Oettle (EMG)
pp-15 (pdf-format)

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090915 - Participation in the UNCCD; A Guideline for COP 9

Position paper by Drynet members CARI and PROBIOMA on the participation aspects of the UNCCD process, based on a Drynet side event on participation held during the CRIC7 conference in Istanbul
pp 14 (pdf-format)

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090914 - Saffron Flowers and Sunken Gardens.

Inspiring Initiatives Reversing Dryland Degradation and Strengthening Livelihoods
by Both ENDS Drynet Partners
pp 52 (pdf-format)

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090914 - Flores de Azafrán y Jardines Sumergidos

Iniciativas Inspiradoras para Revertir la Degradación de las Zonas Áridas y Fortalecer los Medios de Subsistencia
by Both ENDS Drynet Partners
pp 52 (pdf-format)

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090914 - Des Fleurs de Safran aux Vergers Encaissés

Des expériences réussies pour enrayer la dégradation des zones arides et renforcer les moyens de subsistance
by Drynet Partners
pp 52 (pdf-format)

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090827 - Desertification and climate change: linkages, synergies and challenges

Drynet Position Paper on Desertification and Climate Change
by Elin Lorimer, Noel Oettlé and Penny Urquhart (with contributions by members of Drynet)
pp 21 (pdf-format)

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090722 - Should the 2 billion people living in drylands be more hopeful after CSD17?

An article for Outreach Issues, a daily publication of Sustainable Development Issues Network (SDIN) and Stakeholder Forum (SF) by Drynet members Both ENDS and CARI in collaboration with DCG Norway.
by L. Naville Gisnås (DCG Norway); N. van Haren (Both ENDS); P. Burger (CARI)
pp 2 (pdf-format)

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081102 - Is the UNCCD Stuck in a Knowledge Traffic Jam?

A Discussion Paper for CRIC 7
by DESIRE/Drynet/eniD (October 2008)
pp 12 (pdf-format)

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081101 - Civil Society Organisations in Drylands

A Practical Guide for Mapping, Profiling & Analysing Community and Policy Level Engagement
by P. Hérodote, Global Mechanism; M.J. van der Werff ten Bosch, Both ENDS; and P. Burger, CARI (October 2008)
pp 19 (pdf-format)

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081031 - Bioenergy and Pastoralism: Challenging the Wastelands Myth

This is the report of a study that was done by SOS Sahel on the request of Drynet, to examine the issue of biofuels and the threat they pose to drylands and especially mobile pastoralist communities in drylands.
by D.J. McGahey (SOS Sahel International UK)
pp 22 (pdf-format)

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Bioénergie et Pastoralisme: analyser le mythe des terres incultes

Un document d’analyse scientifique et technologique commissionné par Drynet
Rapport établi par SOS Sahel International RU à l’occasion de l’événement parallèle spécial organisé lors du septième CRIC de la CNULCD sur les problématiques des terres incultes et du pastoralisme.
by Daniel J McGahey (SOS Sahel International Royaume-Uni)
pp-27 (pdf-format)

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The Biofuel Boom and its Consequences for Drylands

Drynet Position Paper (October 2008)
by S. Prakesh
pp 16 (pdf-format)

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El Boom de los Biocombustibles y sus Consecuencias para las Zonas áridas

081031 - El Boom de los Biocombustibles y sus Consecuencias para las Zonas áridas
Escrito sobre la Postura de Drynet (Octubre 2008)
por S. Prakesh, Both ENDS
pp 18 (pdf-format)

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The Role of Pastoralism in the Conservation of Dryland Eco-Systems

A presentation by League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Development(LPP), Germany and Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS), India
pp 29 (ppt-format)

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Drylands Deserve More Attention

by M.J. van der Werff ten Bosch, Both ENDS; E. Seck, ENDA-TM and N. Oettlé, EMG
in: The Nature of Drylands, IUCN Nairobi 2008
pp 2 (pdf-format)

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Unprecedented Law on Soil Protection and Land Improvement

by Pinar Aksogan, TEMA
in: The Nature of Drylands, IUCN Nairobi 2008
pp 2 (pdf-format)

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The Nature of Drylands: Diverse Ecosystems, Diverse Solutions

by S. Kamotho, W. Strahm, C. Wolfangel (IUCN publication, Nairobi 2008)
pp 44 (pdf-format)

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An Insight into Drynet

Brochure: Achievements & Inspiring Local Initiatives
Drynet, October 2008
pp 2 (pdf-format)

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Un Regard sur Drynet

Brochure Drynet: Susciter les Initiatives Locales
Drynet Octobre 2008
pp 2 (pdf-format)

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Financing LDN CSO position paper

Financing LDN : what makes sense ? Position Paper from UNCCD CSOS - COP 12, Ankara

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Both ENDS Competing Claims Report & Case Studies

Both ENDS Competing Claims Report & Case Studies:

Governance of land and water distribution for agricultural development and nature conservation in Africa: A report in the context of ‘Choices and constraints for sustainable African food production systems’
a programme of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

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Aportes conocimiento bosque seco Otivo

Published by AIDER: Esta publicación es una compilación de resúmenes de tesis y estudios elaborados en el marco del proyecto “Integración Regional para el Manejo Ambiental Sostenible y el Control de la Desertificación en Ecuador y Perú”, que constituyen un aporte para el manejo sostenible del ecosistema denominado bosque tropical seco. Se presentan once trabajos, de los cuales ocho son tesis ejecutadas por jóvenes egresados de cuatro universidades peruanas y los otros tres, son estudios realizados por estudiantes universitarios y especialistas en bosque seco.

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Manual Agroecologia AIDER

Published by AIDER: Description: Este manual presenta una recopilación de información sobre agroecología para los agricultores en el ámbito del Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laquipampa, con el objetivo de que mejoren sus prácticas agrícolas a través del uso de abonos orgánicos, la rotación y asociación de cultivos, el control biológico, las cortinas rompevientos, entre otras buenas prácticas.

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