Rural Development

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In UNU Our World 2.0
Many countries have developed a keen interest in the potential of biofuels and instituted policies to promote their production. India became one of the major biofuel producers in Asia, with its bioethanol production hitting the 1 billion liter mark in 2008, second only after China. The evolving debate on biofuels focuses both on the need to produce...
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A dynamic optimization model covering twelve watershed projects of the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in India are considered. Existing watershed project development guideline does not have specific target to reduce the local migration. It is a big social problem in India, especially for our selected study areas. The existing watershed...
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In APFED Show Case Project
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Change Maker
This APFED project is aimed to collect and display various proven climate sensitive technologies in an integrated way to reduce vulnerabilities of the climate change impacts on rural poor. The project introduced, demonstrated and helped adopt the technologies that provide multimode benefits to the community and poor farmers in mitigating and...
Policy Report
Case Audy of Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award for Good Practices
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Mozaharul Alam
Rabi Uzzaman
The shifting course of rivers has been known to be the root cause for many socio-economic issues in most parts of Bangladesh. The Disappearing Lands project, conceived and implemented by the Practical Action Bangladesh and its local collaborating non-governmental organizations, is a good example of how small ideas can change rural lives and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Energy
Japan has developed a variety of national strategies and plans related to biofuels which address four main policy objectives, including reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy security, rural development, and realisation of a recycle-based society. This paper reviews these national strategies and plans as well as associated implementing...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In What is New from IGES
Biofuels have been promoted in many Indian states as part of their rural development strategies, long before the recent finalisation of India’s national policy on biofuels, in order to generate employment and produce fuel locally using existing wastelands. To promote employment, some states have promoted biofuels using nationally sponsored...
Policy Report
Review of the Implementation Status of the Outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development -
This paper was prepared by Dr. SVRK Prabhakar of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), for the Regional Implementation Meeting for Asia and the Pacific for the sixteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-16), 26-27 November 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Remarks: The original document can be downloaded from...