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close this bookGrassroots Indicators for Desertification - Eastern and Southern Africa (IDRC, 1995)
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View the documentAppendix : Report of the Workshop on Grassroots Indicators for Sustainable and Equitable Development
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AGRIN Africa Grassroots Indicators Network
AGRITEX Department of Agricultural and Technical Extension Services (Zimbabwe)
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALARM Arid Lands and Resource Management Network
ASALs arid and semi-arid lands
DDC district development committee
DRC district resistance committee
DRSRS Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (Kenya)
ECF east coast fever
ELCI Environment Liaison Centre International
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)
FMD foot and mouth disease
GDP gross domestic product
GIS geographic information system
GLASOD Global Assessment of Soil Degradation
GNP gross national product
GOK Government of Kenya
GPID goals, processes, and indicators of development
GRIN Grassroots Indicators Network
GTZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation
HFS household food security
ICASALS International Centre for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies
IDRC International Development Research Centre
IFIs international financial institutions
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IIED International Institute of Environment and Development
ILCA International Livestock Centre for Africa
ILEIA Institute for Low External Input Agriculture
ILO International Labour Organization
ILRAD International Livestock Research in Animal Diseases
IMF International Monetary Fund
INBios Biodiversity Institute
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
MCA Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
MCF malignant catarrh fever
MISR Makerere Institute of Social Research
NAPs national actions plans (for desertification)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NGO nongovernmental organization
NIEO new international economic order
PACD plan of action to combat desertification
PMAMD provisional methodology for assessment and mapping of desertification
PQLI physical quality of life index
PRA participatory rural appraisal
RCs resistance councils and committees
RIOD Réseau International d'ONG sur la Désertification
RIPS regional integrated project support
ROU Republic of Uganda
RRA rapid rural appraisal
SAPs structural adjustment programs
SIs social indicators
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCOD United Nations Conference on Desertification
UNCTAD United Nations Committee for Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
UNU United Nations University
WCED World Commission on Environment and Development
WRI World Resources Institute