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Application of UAVs in plantation health and area management in Malaysia

Author:
Ram
Avtar
Stanley Anak
Suab
P
Yunus Ali
Prashant K
Srivastava
Manish
Ramaiah
Churchill Anak
Juan
The scope of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drone technology,” is increasing, with various applications in the field of remote sensing and environment. UAVs not only provide high-resolution, real-time data but also have different applications for end users. They have become an essential tool for land surveyors because traditional...
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Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
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In Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities
Urbanization plays a significant role in how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be achieved by countries and regions since they can deliver the benefits of SDGs to a relatively large number of people in a short period of time by concentrating efforts in relatively focused areas than the widely dispersed rural areas. With 55% of people...
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In POLICY DOCUMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Equity and Fairness constitute important aspirations that most governmental and non-governmental stakeholders strive to achieve in their interventions. Equity and fairness have high significance especially in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation as it is evident that disasters affect communities differently depending on their...
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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives
Policies are the channels through which governments influence society and make course corrections for intended consequences. Institutions have the power to influence policy processes and outcomes and can determine the way governments engage with society. Policy formulation and implementation thus far have largely been based on populist assumptions...
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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives
Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks, this chapter presents the findings of the survey conducted by authors with the development practitioners and experts from Asia. The purpose of the...
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In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...
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In The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People
This is a precarious moment for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Environmentally, socially, and economically, there is no single likely future for the HKH. Between now and 2080, the HKH may run downhill, or the region may continue doing business as usual and muddling through, or it may advance toward prosperity. Evidence-based actions to reduce...
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In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...
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In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant biofuel trade. Some...