This edition of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Noting that the Department of Land Resources under the Union Rural Development Ministry has not been getting required funds during the 11th Plan period (2007-2012), a Parliamentary Standing Committee has urged the Planning Commission to allocate the requisite funds for better execution of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) and National Land Records Modernisation Programme (NLRMP)

This document is the result of an intensive work of dialogue between the ILC Secretariat and the ILC constituency, especially civil society organisations from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The ILC Secretariat - including the three regional nodes - has facilitated the process, collected contributions, packaged information, and produced the synthesis.

This document is a collection of case studies and articles that address how relationships between humans and nature function in socio-ecological production landscapes around the world. The examples highlight the various physical structures, management

Arguably sound land governance is the key to achieving sustainable development and to supporting the global agenda

Current policies on upland agriculture need reviewing in light of recent research that shows that slash-and-burn farming systems are not only more sustainable than other systems but could also play a better role in sustaining downstream hydropower and river delta rice-bowls.


Giving in to reservations voiced by conservationists over the Rajasthan Government

Gujarat High Court order on SPL No. 3477 of 2009 on petition by Shree Mahuva Bandhara Khetiwadi Pariyavaran Bachav Samittee dated 16/12/2009.

An important input for sustainable agricultural development in hard rock areas is access to groundwater irrigation. In hard rock areas, due to cumulative well interference, the life of