The Moroccan Argan Trade

The Moroccan Argan Trade
Author: Daniel F. Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 1000061264
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moroccan Argan Trade Book Excerpt:

This book provides one of the most detailed and comprehensive examinations of the Moroccan argan tree, the products derived from it and its cultural significance. The Moroccan argan trade is booming, but as the tree provides important ecological functions and plays an important role, both financially and culturally, for the Amazigh (Berber) people it has become a key topic of debate. This book thoroughly examines the production stories, benefits and impacts and provides a value-chain analysis which compares different cooperatives and approaches to production. It assesses the fair-trade approaches and attempts at sustainable production of the bio-trade resource. While being a vital source of income, the argan tree has a significant cultural importance to the Indigenous people and the book assesses the impact of the argan trade on their well-being, community and livelihoods. It examines Indigenous knowledge and intellectual property issues relating to the trade, as well as Berber-state law and politics. Assessing factors relating to legal and economic geography international trade, socio-cultural and human-nature relationships, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the argan tree which will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners.

Wildcheck Assessing the risks and opportunities of trade in wild plant ingredients

Wildcheck     Assessing the risks and opportunities of trade in wild plant ingredients
Author: Schindler, C., Heral, E., Drinkwater, E., Timoshyna, A., Muir, G., Walter, S., Leaman, D.J., Schippmann, U.
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN: 9251359652
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildcheck Assessing the risks and opportunities of trade in wild plant ingredients Book Excerpt:

Thousands of consumer products around the world contain ingredients obtained from wild plants. Wild harvest accounts for some or all the harvest of the great majority of plant species in trade (between 60-90 percent). Wild-harvested plants often come from the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth and many have been used traditionally or by local communities for generations. While these products have global markets and provide critical sources of income, they can also have deep ties to particular cultures and places. Demand for wild plant ingredients is growing rapidly, having grown by over 75 percent in value over the past two decades. Thousands of harvested species are at risk mainly from a combination of overharvest and habitat loss: of the 21 percent of medicinal and aromatic plant species whose threat status has been assessed, 9 percent are considered threatened with extinction. Despite their ubiquity, importance, and the threats facing them, wild plant ingredients are often obscured from consumers and escape companies’ due diligence due to a lack of awareness and traceability. Best practice standards exist but have yet to capture a significant portion of the market. This report aims to address these challenges by making information on a selection of ‘flagship’ wild plant ingredients, the Wild Dozen, readily available and easy to understand. By offering this information without obligation to a specific prescription for follow-up action (e.g. through certification or policy change), it is hoped that a wide range of users will access the report as a first step towards responsible sourcing. Along with a broader update on the state of wild plants trade, the report provides a ‘profile’ on each of the Wild Dozen species, summarising key facts on production and trade. Each profile contains a traffic-light risk rating on biological and social factors, along with an overview of opportunities for responsible sourcing. The information is aimed at industry, consumers, policy-makers, investors, and practitioners, concluding with a summary of what these various stakeholders can do to contribute to a sectoral shift towards responsible sourcing of wild plant ingredients.

Handbook of Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names

Handbook of Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names
Author: William Gardner,Edward I. Cooke,Richard W.I. Cooke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 1351081330
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Book Excerpt:

To this Eighth Edition of the late Mr William Gardner‘s Chemical Synonyms and trade Names there have been added some 3,300 new entries, principally in the field of plastics, alloys and pharmaceuticals. A number of entries describing products known to the Editors to be no longer commercially available have been deleted, with the principal object of keeping the bulk of the book within reasonable bounds; but it has been possible to add nearly 400 names to the Index of Manufacturers to be found at the end of the book. The sum of these additions and deletions represents a net increase of about 10 per cent, in the scope of this Eighth Edition as compared with its predecessor published in 1971.

United States Foreign Trade Annual

United States Foreign Trade     Annual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Balancing the Commons in Switzerland

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland
Author: Tobias Haller,Karina Liechti,Martin Stuber,François-Xavier Viallon,Rahel Wunderli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-03-29
ISBN: 100036724X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland Book Excerpt:

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland outlines continuity and change in the management of common-pool resources such as pastures and forests in Switzerland. The book focusses on the differences and similarities between local institutions (rules and regulations) and forms of commoners’ organisations (civic communities and corporations) which have managed common property for several centuries and have shaped the cultural landscapes of Switzerland. At the core of the book are five case studies from the German, French and Italian speaking regions of Switzerland. Beginning in the late medieval ages and focussing on the transformative periods in the 19th and 20th Century, it traces the internal and external political, economic and societal changes and examines what impact these changes had on commoners. It goes beyond the work of Robert Netting and Elinor Ostrom, who discussed Swiss commons as a unique case of robustness, by analysing how local commoners reacted to, but also shaped changes by adapting and transforming common property institutions. Thus, the volume highlights how institutional changes in the management of the commons on the local level are embedded in the public policies of the respective cantons, and the state, which generates a high heterogeneity and an actual laboratory situation. It shows the very different ways that local collective organisations and their members have followed in order to cope with the loss of value of the commons and the increased workload for maintaining common property management. Providing insightful case studies of commons management, this volume delivers theoretical contributions and lessons to be learned for the commons worldwide. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the commons, natural resource management and agricultural development.

Fair and Equitable Benefit Sharing in Agriculture Open Access

Fair and Equitable Benefit Sharing in Agriculture  Open Access
Author: Elsa Tsioumani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN: 0429582285
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fair and Equitable Benefit Sharing in Agriculture Open Access Book Excerpt:

This book explores the emergence and development of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and its application in agriculture. Developed in the 1990s, the concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing has been deployed in an ever-wider variety of international instruments, including those on biodiversity, climate change and human rights. A lack of clarity persists, however, on what fair and equitable benefit-sharing requires and entails, and whether its implementation supports or eventually undermines equity and justice. This book examines these questions in the area of land, food and agriculture, addressing for the first time several instances of the agricultural production chain, including research and development, land governance and land use and access to markets. It identifies challenges regarding implementation of the concept as enshrined in environmental treaties and soft-law instruments, with a focus on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants. It investigates its role, enabling conditions and limitations, in a contradictory policy context involving environmental, food security and human rights objectives but also a growing web of multilateral and bilateral trade and investment agreements. Linking international law research with a socio-legal analysis, the book addresses four grassroots examples, which offer ideas for institutional and legal innovation from the local to the global level. This interdisciplinary title will be of great interest to students and scholars of international environmental law, agriculture, land law, development studies and global governance, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in these fields. “The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429198304, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license."

Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel

Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel
Author: Natasha Donevska
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN: 100029580X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel Book Excerpt:

This book explores how participatory governance processes help to find integrated solutions to resource-based development while protecting ecosystems in UNESCO designated areas. Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel explores how stakeholders’ participation in decision-making processes related to natural resource management facilitates or hinders the obtainment of an acceptable balance between nature protection and sustainable development policies in the eyes of the participating stakeholders. A comparative analysis of nature versus development conflicts in the Megiddo and Mount Carmel biosphere reserves in Israel and the Mount Arrowsmith and Clayoquot Sound biosphere reserves in Canada, showcases the different approaches in implementing the biosphere reserve concept. The participatory processes of stakeholders, including governments, resource-based industries, local and indigenous communities and environmental NGOs established to address the local natural resource use problems are considered to be an opportunity of reconciliation among stakeholders with diverse interests, lifestyles and cultures but also improving the relationship between man and nature. Yet, achievement of these goals has proven to be a challenge. In some cases the participatory decision-making process yields benefits and in some cases it fails to deliver expected results. This book explores why is that the case. This title will be of great interest to students and scholars of natural resource management, integrated approaches to conservation and sustainable development, and participatory governance of social-ecological systems. It will also be of interest to environmental conflict mediators, participatory process facilitators, policymakers and professionals involved in managing social-ecological systems or establishing biosphere reserves.

Reindeer Husbandry and Global Environmental Change

Reindeer Husbandry and Global Environmental Change
Author: Tim Horstkotte,Øystein Holand,Jouko Kumpula,Jon Moen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2022-04-21
ISBN: 1000593401
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reindeer Husbandry and Global Environmental Change Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a holistic understanding of the environmental and societal challenges that affect reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia today. Reindeer husbandry is a livelihood with a long traditional heritage and cultural importance. Like many other pastoral societies, reindeer herders are confronted with significant challenges. Covering Norway, Sweden and Finland – three countries with many differences and similarities – this volume examines how reindeer husbandry is affected by and responds to global environmental change and resource extraction in boreal and arctic social-ecological systems. Beginning with an historical overview of reindeer husbandry, the volume analyses the realities of the present from different perspectives and disciplines. Genetics, behavioural ecology of reindeer, other forms of land use, pastoralists’ norms and knowledge, bio-economy and governance structures all set the stage for the complex internal and externally imposed dynamics within reindeer husbandry. In-depth analyses are devoted to particularly urgent challenges, such as land-use conflicts, climate change and predation, identified as having a high potential to shape the future pathways of the pastoral identity and productivity. These futures, with their risks and opportunities, are explored in the final section, offering a synthesis of the comparative approach between the three countries that runs as a recurring theme through the book. With its richness and depth, this volume contributes significantly to the understanding of the substantial impacts on pastoralist communities in northernmost Europe today, while highlighting viable pathways to maintaining reindeer husbandry for the future. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of both the natural and social sciences who work on natural resource management, global environmental change, pastoralism, ecology, social-ecological systems, rangeland management and Indigenous studies.

Peatlands

Peatlands
Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 0429799527
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peatlands Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introduction to peatlands for the non-specialist student reader and for all those concerned about environmental protection, and is an essential guide to peatland history and heritage for scientists and enthusiasts. Peat is formed when vegetation partially decays in a waterlogged environment and occurs extensively throughout both temperate and tropical regions. Interest in peatlands is currently high due to the degradation of global peatlands which is disrupting hydrology and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. This book opens by explaining how peat is formed, its properties and worldwide distribution, and defines related terms such as mires, wetlands, bogs and marshes. There is discussion of the ecology and wildlife of peatlands as well as their ability to preserve pollen and organic remains as environmental archives. It also addresses the history, heritage and cultural exploitation of peat, extending back to pre-Roman times, and the degradation of peatlands over the centuries, particularly as a source of fuel but more recently for commercial horticulture. Other chapters discuss the ecosystem services delivered by peatlands, and how their destruction is contributing to biodiversity loss, flooding or drought, and climate change. Finally, the many current peatland restoration projects around the world are highlighted. Overall the book provides a wide-ranging but concise overview of peatlands from both a natural and social science perspective, and will be invaluable for students of ecology, geography, environmental studies and history.

Natural Resource Sovereignty and the Right to Development in Africa

Natural Resource Sovereignty and the Right to Development in Africa
Author: Carol Chi Ngang,Serges Djoyou Kamga
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN: 100043379X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resource Sovereignty and the Right to Development in Africa Book Excerpt:

This book explores the nexus between natural resources ownership and the right to development in Africa. The right to sovereignty over natural resources and the right to development are recognised and protected in an extensive framework of international, regional and domestic instruments. They guarantee people's entitlement to fully and freely utilise their natural resources as a means of subsistence and for economic, social and cultural development. Yet, despite the abundance of natural resources in Africa a majority of the people on the continent remain largely impoverished. This book articulates the central argument that to achieve the right to development in Africa requires appropriate governance of the continent’s natural resources to which the people of Africa are guaranteed sovereign ownership. With case study illustrations from Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, chapters explore the normative measures, specific guarantees and community entitlements to natural resources for the realisation of the right to development. The book will be an invaluable guide to scholars and postgraduate students of Natural Resources, Development and African studies as well as policymakers and practitioners in these areas.

My 1001 Nights

My 1001 Nights
Author: Alice Morrison
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1471174263
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My 1001 Nights Book Excerpt:

TV presenter, writer and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, her home for 1001 nights. When Alice Morrison headed out to Morocco, it was to take on one of the most daunting challenges: to run in the famous Marathon des Sables. Little did she expect to end up living there. But as soon as she settled in a flat in Marrakech, she was won over by the people, the spectacular scenery and the ancient alleyways of the souk. Soon she was hiking over the Atlas mountains, joining nomads to sample their timeless way of life as they crossed the Sahara desert, and finding peace in a tranquil oasis. Despite more than 10 million tourists coming to Morocco each year, there is remarkably little that has been written about its people, their customs and the extraordinary range of places to visit, from bustling markets to vast, empty deserts. Alice makes sure she samples it all, and as she does she provides a stunning portrait of a beautiful country. As a lone woman, she often attracts plenty of curiosity, but her willingness to participate - whether thigh deep in pigeon droppings in a tannery or helping out herding goats - ensures that she is welcomed everywhere by a people who are among the most hospitable on the planet. Alice came to fame with her BBC2 series Morocco to Timbuktu, and now she joins the ranks of great travel writers who can bring a country vividly to life and instantly transport the reader to a sunnier place. If you're thinking of going to Morocco, or you want to recall your time there, My 1001 Nights is the ideal book.

Daily Consular and Trade Reports

Daily Consular and Trade Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Consular reports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Consular and Trade Reports Book Excerpt:

Salmagundi

Salmagundi
Author: Sally Butcher
Publsiher: Interlink Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 1623710707
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salmagundi Book Excerpt:

Fresh. Seasonal. Hot. Cold. Raw. Delicious! Salmagundi is a 17th century English expression denoting a salad dish comprising, well... everything. The nearest modern equivalent is Fiambre, a Guatemalan salad containing in excess of twenty ingredients. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author, Sally Butcher, looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes. The recipes feature a number of archaic, traditional and staple dishes—and a whole lot of funky new stuff as well. Divided into fourteen chapters (Herbs and Leaves; Vegetables; Beans; Roots; Grains and Pasta, Rice, Cheese, Fish, Meat, Dips, Fruity Salads, Salads for Pudding, The Dressing Room, The Prop Cupboard), no stone is left unturned in pursuit of the ultimate salad recipe. Recipes are flagged where relevant with tags such as “super-healthy” or “skinny-minny” or “main course” to make it more user-friendly. Heavily punctuated with Sally's trademark mixture of folklore and anecdotes, this is an essential update for the foodie bookshelf.

Mediterra 2012 EN

Mediterra 2012  EN
Author: CIHEAM
Publsiher: Presses de Sciences Po
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2012-03-05T00:00:00+01:00
ISBN: 2724688570
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediterra 2012 EN Book Excerpt:

The 2012 edition of Mediterra takes the mobilising potential of the Mediterranean Diet as a basis and proposes a multidimensional itinerary involving sociodemographics, health, ecology, enterprise, geo-economics and citizens' initiative.Consumers in the countries of the Mediterranean Basin have progressively changed their dietary practices as they have gradually become caught up in the dynamics of urbanisation and the globalisation of agricultural trade. They are adhering less and less to the Mediterranean Diet, despite the fact that it is the basis of their identity and one of the major assets of the region. Pressures on natural resources and the emergence of new private actors are compounding the complexity of diet-related issues.Already the subject of widespread sociocultural and scientific debate and research, the Mediterranean Diet merits reconsideration from the political point of view given the growing awareness of the strategic dimension of agriculture and the crucial role played by food production in the stability and development of societies. This diet, whose health-promoting virtues are widely recognised and which UNESCO has now listed as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, is now raising questions in the fields of environmental responsibility and political action to promote greater regional cooperation.This report has been produced under the direction of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), which is an intergovernmental organisation for training, research and cooperation in the fields of agriculture, food and sustainable rural development in the Mediterranean region.

The Report Morocco 2009

The Report  Morocco 2009
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford Business Group
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1907065075
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Report Morocco 2009 Book Excerpt:

Paradoxes of Social Capital

Paradoxes of Social Capital
Author: Myriam Cherti
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9053560327
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradoxes of Social Capital Book Excerpt:

"Paradoxes of Social Capital" critically examines the robustness of social capital theory as an analytical tool in explaining the various 'integration' patterns amongst Moroccans in London. The book also considers how structural factors impact on the ways in which Moroccans - across generations - sustain, access and use social capital at the levels of family, ethnic community, migrant associations and schools. Furthermore, this research elaborates on how social capital serves as an identity (re)source that is continuously negotiated and redefined through (in)active group (family, ethnic, religious and national) memberships. An original model of studying the second-generation processes of adaptation - viewed as 'transversal adaptation'- is also introduced, shifting the focus from predetermined 'integration' patterns to a circular and a longitudinal approach to 'integration', where new opportunities and constraints emerge, structured by the temporal flow of life trajectories.

Gardner s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names

Gardner s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names
Author: William Gardner
Publsiher: Gower Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1293
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardner s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Book Excerpt:

**** The standard reference in the field of chemicals for commerce, cited in BCL3 and Sheehy. This extensively revised edition includes some 40,000 trade names and chemicals, of which about 18,000 entries are completely new; 13,500 entries that now contain CAS or EINECS numbers; and nearly 3,000 manufacturers, more than twice the number in the ninth edition. Entries give definitions, classification, chemical formulas/descriptions, functions/applications, and manufacturers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Green Living

Green Living
Author: Green Matters
Publsiher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1631067206
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Living Book Excerpt:

Who says living a green lifestyle has to be a chore? Part reference, part lifestyle--with a dash of inspiration--Green Living is full of approachable, accessible, and easily implemented strategies to quickly and easily bring sustainability into all areas of your life and home.

Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names

Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names
Author: William Gardner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 558
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chemicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Book Excerpt:

Morocco in Pictures

Morocco in Pictures
Author: Francesca Davis DiPiazza
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2006-01-07
ISBN: 0822526727
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morocco in Pictures Book Excerpt:

Describes the history, government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of Morocco.