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    Mineral resources: formation, mining, environmental impact

    Description
    This module provides an introduction to mineral resources covering: the importance of minerals to society; factors controlling the availability of mineral resources; the formation of ore deposits; mining and processing ore; future world mineral supply and demand; the environmental impacts of mining and processing of minerals; and possible solutions to dwindling mineral supplies. The module has been created by University of Illinois geology professor Steve Altaner and is made available by Connexions.
    Author
    Steve Altaner
    Publisher
    Connexions
    http://cnx.org/contents/485fa646-141a-49a6-83cc-e447bff1d98d@5
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    Minerals

    Description
    This short module developed by the University of California provides an overview of mineralogy. It includes an introduction to the different types of minerals in the Earth's crust, together with a discussion of the formation of mineral deposits and methods of mining.
    Author
    University of California College Prep
    Publisher
    Connexions
    http://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:10
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    Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems

    Description
    This report describes the important role that coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystems can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. It introduces the characteristics and dynamics of these ecosystems and then goes on to make a number of recommendations for climate change mitigation activities in these areas. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Stephen Crooks; Dorothée Herr; Jerker Tamelander; Dan Laffoley; Justin Vandever
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18318
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India - Gandorinala and Bennithora Projects

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Gadorinala and Bennithora projects in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Gandorinala and Bennithora projects on how they should start the management and operation of these new irrigation systems and to introduce a progressive modernization plan with some initial steps taken for monitoring.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap436e/ap436e.pdf
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India Hemavathi Project - CNNL

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Hemavathi project in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Hemavathi project on how they should conceptualize the modernization of irrigation management and to introduce the MASSCOTE and RAP exercises.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap435e/ap435e.pdf
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: MASSCOTE applications in Upper Krishna Project KJBNL - Karnataka - India

    Description
    This report describes the application of MASSCOTE (Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operation Techniques), a scheme for irrigation system management, in Upper Krishna Project, India. The report was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap538e/ap538e.pdf
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    Multiple-use forest management in the human tropics: opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management

    Description
    This report describes regional assessments of multiple-use forest management (MFM) carried out in three regions including Southeast Asia which provide an overview of forestry and the MFM initiatives in selected countries (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam), the main constraints on MFM and the opportunities for diversifying and integrating products and services in forest management units. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Cesar Sabogal; Manuel R. Guariguata; Jeremy Broadhead; Guillaume Lescuyer; Sini Savilaakso; Julienne N. Essoungou; Plinio Sist
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3378e/i3378e00.htm
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    Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank: initial assessment and restructuring

    Description
    This report presents a diagnostic of the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank, discusses options for its transformation and highlights some lessons from international experience that could inform its development. This report was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17782
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    Myanmar forestry outlook study

    Description
    This report presents an overview of the current state of forests and forestry in Myanmar and discusses the socio-economic changes which could impact the sector, probable scenarios for forestry development, the role of the forestry sector in providing sustainable sources of livelihood and priorities and strategies to address the emerging opportunities and challenges.
    Author
    Khin Htun
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am252e/am252e00.pdf
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    Myanmar: capitalizing on rice export opportunities

    Description
    This report discusses recent rice export developments in Myanmar and new export opportunities and challenges and examines ways to address weaknesses along the rice value chain and to improve the rice policy environment to promote exports. This report was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17278
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    Myanmar: Country profile: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A country profile of Myanmar, discussing topics such as geography, climate, population, economy, agriculture, water resources and water use, irrigation and drainage development, and water management. Relevant information sources are provided. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/countries_regions/MMR/index.stm
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    Myanmar: Fact sheet: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A fact sheet about Myanmar, containing information about land and population, water resources, water withdrawal and water managed areas. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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    Myanmar: Irrigated crop calendar: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A calendar of crop irrigation in Myanmar showing areas irrigated each month in 2006 for a number of different crops. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/water_use_agr/CC_PDF/CC_MMR.pdf
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    Myanmar: Sub-national irrigation: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A description of irrigation areas in Myanmar, with a general overview, references where applicable, and a list of the irrigated areas, including size in hectares. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/irrigationmap/mmr/index.stm
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    Myanmar: Water resource sheet: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A fact sheet providing information about renewable water resources in Myanmar, broken down by internal and external renewable water resources, and a summary total. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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    National fishery sector overview: Cambodia

    Description
    This document provides an overview of the fishery sector in Cambodia including general geographic and economic data, fisheries data, sector structure, post-harvest use, sector performance, sector development, sector institutions and general legal framework.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/FI/DOCUMENT/fcp/en/FI_CP_KH.pdf
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    National fishery sector overview: Malaysia

    Description
    This document provides an overview of the fishery sector in Malaysia including general geographic and economic data, fisheries data, sector structure, post-harvest use, sector performance, sector development, sector institutions and general legal framework.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/FI/DOCUMENT/fcp/en/FI_CP_MY.pdf
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    National fishery sector overview: Thailand

    Description
    This document provides an overview of the fishery sector in Thailand including general geographic and economic data, fisheries data, sector structure, post-harvest use, sector performance, sector development, sector institutions and general legal framework.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/Fi/DOCUMENT/fcp/en/FI_CP_TH.pdf
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 1

    Description
    This report introduces the concept of National Oil Companies (NOC), who control 90 percent of the world's oil reserves, and discusses the effect they have on their country's economy, to importing countries' energy security and to the stability of oil and gas markets. It describes the petroleum sector value chain then goes on to discuss the history of NOCs. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5922
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 2: Case studies

    Description
    This report provides case studies of National Oil Companies (NOC) in a number of countries, including India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. For each NOC, the report describes its business activities, ownership and organization, history, performance and strategy. Each case study concludes with a number of suggestions for improving company performance. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16651
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 3: Dataset

    Description
    This report provides in depth datasets from National Oil Companies in a number of countries, including India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. For each company there is data for operational performance, financial performance, national mission performance and value creation. Sources for the figures stated are also provided. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16652
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    Negotiating fisheries co-management in Aceh Province, Indonesia: notes on process

    Description
    This document summarizes the process of negotiating fisheries co-management in Aceh Province, Indonesia, through the four elements of awareness creation, capacity building training, field action and networking with the key stakeholders of the youth representatives of the coastal community, the village leaders of the customary fisher organization (Panglima Laot) and the officers of the sea and fisheries department of the province and the districts. This document was published by WorldBank in 2010.
    Author
    John Kurien
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2062e/i2062e00.htm
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    New industries from new places: the emergence of the software and hardware industries in China and India

    Description
    This report compares and contrasts economic growth in India and China as a result of technological developments. China has achieved economic growth with the help of its hardware industry, while India's economy has been boosted by its software industry. The report analyses the causes of economic growth in these two countries and investigates how developing countries can enter and succeed in new markets. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neil Gregory; Stanley Nollen; Stoyan Tenev
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13805
  24. Title

    Nuclear power and sustainable energy policy: promises and perils

    Description
    This paper examines the pros and cons of the use of nuclear power to help meet projected increases in energy demand within a low-carbon strategy. It covers: fossil fuel supply issues; pressures to curtail carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on developing countries; decarbonisation and carbon sequestration; renewable energy sources; the impact of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations; the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power; and the economics of nuclear power. The paper was published in The World Bank Research Observer, vol. 25, no. 2 in August 2010.
    Author
    Ioannis N Kessides
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4443
  25. Title

    One goal, two paths: achieving universal access to modern energy in East Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This flagship report addresses the lack of access to electricity and to modern cooking solutions in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. It discusses: designing and delivering a national electrification programme for universal access; and the statuses and challenges of delivering modern cooking solutions. This report, no.64669, was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2354

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