Three Reductions, Three Gains: Program to improve environment and livelihood of millions of rice farmers in VietnamPosted on: 11 September 2008 - 4:40pm
The “Three Reductions, Three Gains” program, locally referred to as Ba Giam, Ba Tăng, focuses on motivating farmers to reduce seed rates, fertilizer rates, and pesticide sprays. Research started in 2001 under the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC) phase II supported by SDC.
The program intends to improve Nepal’s capacity at local and national levels on disaster preparedness and management, and to influence development-related organizations to deal with disasters as regular development activities rather than separate entities. This project builds upon the successes of NEP/95/05 (Upgrading Disaster Management Capacity in Nepal) by mobilizing local communities to mitigate water induced disasters, particularly floods and landslides, based on indigenous knowledge and locally available materials.
The people of Socotra lived in a sound balance with their environment for centuries: due to limited contact with the outside world, throughout its history the local population had to be virtually self-sufficient for all primary needs. Socotri people have therefore developed strong traditional rules to protect the marine and terrestrial natural resources they rely upon.
This project document outlines a new and expanded Phase 2 of the Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), a cross-cutting global program of the Energy and Environment Practice Area. PEI Phase 2 has been developed to help countries strengthen their capacity to more effectively link poverty reduction and environmental management.
IUCN – The World Conservation Union launched a US$ 300 million Conservation for Poverty Reduction Initiative to secure and improve rural livelihoods through the improved management of ecosystems across the developing world. Beneficiaries identified were rural communities in Asia, Latin America, and especially Africa, who will directly benefit from improved management of ecosystems and natural resources, thus becoming less vulnerable to poverty and natural disasters.
This publication contains more details about the Initiative, its aims, and expected results.
The project objective is to reduce rural poverty in the State of Santa Catarina, while improving the management of natural resources.
Assessing and Developing Capacity to Improve Participatory Environmental Management in Selected Districts of PakistanPosted on: 8 September 2008 - 4:22pm
The project aims to contribute to equitable and enabling conditions for the poor and vulnerable to participate in environmental management processes and mechanisms by creating knowledge around the theme of participatory environmental management (PEM) and empowering people of the districts of Abbottabad and Kasur to access environmental justice through organized and effective networks.
Tubig Para Sa Barangay (TPSB) or Water for Poor Communities is a program that supplies water to the poor areas of Manila (Philippines). The Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI), the private concessionaire that operates, manages and maintains the waterworks and sewerage facilities for the East area of Manila, launched the TPSB Program in 1998. Since that date, 438 projects have been implemented, benefiting more than 700,000 urban poor residents.
This case study discusses the Shell Foundation's indoor air pollution intiative: a Household Energy and Health Program, branded as “Breathing Space.” Breathing Space’s approach is to identify, test and then ideally diffuse “market-based” schemes for getting killer smoke out of very large numbers of very poor people’s kitchens. It was launched in eight developing countries.
This publication is a fact sheet containing details of UNDP India's Poverty Reduction efforts, in relation to Millennium Development Goals 1 (Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) and 7 (Ensure environmental sustainability).
The project is designed to support national efforts articulated in the Government of India’s 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007) that relate to empowerment of communities for poverty-alleviation through a process of social mobilization and gender equality.