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close this bookRural Development in White Nile Province, Sudan (UNU, 1986, 139 pages)
View the documentPreface
View the documentGeneral introduction
close this folderI. The physical environment of the White Nile
View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. Geomorphology
View the document2. Soil resources
View the document3. Precipitation and climatic change in central Sudan
View the document4. A note on vegetation
close this folderII. The human response in the White Nile
View the documentIntroduction
View the document5. Agriculture west of the White Nile
View the document6. The changing nature of nomadism in the northern White Nile region
View the document7. The cheese industry and underdevelopment in the White Nile
View the document8. Marketing and trade in White Nile province
View the document9. Man's socio-economic response to drought in the White Nile
View the document10. Local administration, water supply, and community participation in White Nile province
close this folderIII. The human and physical environments come together: a case-study of the gummuiya scheme
View the documentIntroduction
View the document11. The background to the gummuiya scheme
View the document12. The gummuiya development scheme
View the document13. Towards an explanation of peasant response
View the document14. The case reviewed
close this folderIV. Conclusions and recommendations
View the document15. The lessons to be learnt
View the documentGlossary of vernacular words
View the documentContributors
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Mangrove forests form a dynamic ecosystem, rich in resources and serving multiple ecological functions, and have traditionally supported a variety of human settlements. But they are now threatened with severe damage or destruction through unrestricted commercial exploitation and "reclamation." This collection of papers from a workshop held in Thailand in 1986 examines a broad range of human-mangrove relationships around the world and the associated problems of development.

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Natural Resources Development in the Sahel: The Role of the United Nations System
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NRTS-28/UNUP-604 ISBN 92-808-0604-1
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