Reconnoitring Central Asia

The imposition of English or of Russian administration over the wild countries of Central Asia appears to me such a blessing , that whatever territory is unessential to the security of India , and the control of which we do not desire ...


Author: Charles Marvin


ISBN: UCBK:C008651011

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 421

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Europe and Central Asia Regional Synthesis for The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

In a number of countries, the economic contribution of recreational activities that have developed around wild-food harvesting (e.g. hunting and fishing licences, renting of cabins and hunting and fishing gear, etc.) ...


Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251319635

Category: Political Science

Page: 63

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The Europe and Central Asia Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, based largely on information provided in nineteen country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenced by farmers, livestock keepers, forest dwellers, fish farmers and fisherfolk for hundreds of generations. The report was originally prepared as supporting documentation for an informal regional consultation on the state of Europe and Central Asia’s biodiversity for food and agriculture, held in Bonn, Germany, in April 2016. It was later revised based on feedback received from the participants of the informal consultation. It provides a description of the drivers of change affecting the region’s biodiversity for food and agriculture and of its current status and trends. It also discusses the state of efforts to promote the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, including through the development of supporting policies, legal frameworks, institutions and capacities.

Overview of organic agriculture development in Europe and Central Asia

Area under organic management The estimates show that there is a total surface area of 4 503 183 ha under organic management, based on data from 16 countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region .4 This accounts for 3 percent of ...


Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251332832

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

View: 391

This regional publication provides an overview of the development of organic agriculture in eighteen (18) countries in the following ECA sub-regions: Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan); Eastern Europe (Belarus, Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine); South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia); and South Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). The report includes an in-depth analysis of how these countries have achieved the current state of organic agriculture regarding legislative and policy frameworks, governance systems, production, key actors, marketing, opportunities and challenges, and future strategies. The presence of transparent and reliable information enables credibility, informed decision-making and policy-making, and investment in the development of the organic agriculture sector.

India in Early Central Asia

India Influenced Central Asia A Great Deal. This Book Gives An Up-To Date Account Of The Presence Of Indian Scripts, Languages And Literatures In The Region And Fills A Long-Feet Need. Dustjacket Slightly Frayed At The Edges.


Author: Bratindra Nath Mukherjee


ISBN: UOM:39015040679337

Category: Indo-Aryan philology

Page: 116

View: 497

Central Asia Is Situated Of The Cross-Roads Of The Orient. As A Result If Received And Disseminated Various Cultures. India Influenced Central Asia A Great Deal. This Book Gives An Up-To Date Account Of The Presence Of Indian Scripts, Languages And Literatures In The Region And Fills A Long-Feet Need. Dustjacket Slightly Frayed At The Edges.

The Centrality of Central Asia

Eurasian history writing has invariably focused on the civilizations of China, India, Persia, Arabia and Europe.


Author: Andre Gunder Frank

Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam

ISBN: UOM:39015029570176

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 57

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Eurasian history writing has invariably focused on the civilizations of China, India, Persia, Arabia and Europe. Geographically these regions encircle the wide area of Central Asia, which appears as a sort of black hole in the middle of the world, the home of migrants, monks and mullahs and above all of barbarians. However, the outlying civilizations were formed and even defined through interaction with Central Asia. Therefore, the intent of this study is to demand due recognition of the centrally important role of Central Asians in the history of their neighbours and thus their place in world system history as a whole.

Forest Landscape Restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia

countries. of. the. Caucasus. and. Central. Asia. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are three countries of the Caucasus located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The Greater Caucasus range runs along the northern border of ...


Author: Economic Commission for Europe

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210475693

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 355

This study, focusing primarily on the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day, identifies the key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The study was undertaken to support the preparation of restoration pledges in the eight countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia in the run up to the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia that took place in June 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The New Universal Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary

That Central Asia was ori- of these countries . The wild buffalo is said ginally the habitation of these animals , there to be only inferior to the elephant in size ... The buffalo , in the same animal bred in his native country .


Author: John Thomson


ISBN: UCAL:$B549917

Category: Geography

Page: 1038

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Report on monitoring schemes and data collection on biodiversity for food and agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Table 12: Description of existing initiatives in Central Asian countries related to BFA (Part 1/5) Central Asia Name of ... the objectives of ensuring on farm conservation and utilisation of horticultural crops and wild fruit species.


Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251350164

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Biodiversity protection encompasses key aspects directly related to the sustainability of our food systems: BFA provides a diverse and heterogenous biological basis for diverse and resilient production systems, for the pollination of cultures, for increased diversity of food, and is strongly linked to local and indigenous knowledge on local crops and breeds acknowledged as cultural heritage. This study examines the existence of data collection, monitoring systems, and conservation initiatives as well as legislation and policies related to biodiversity for food and agriculture in the three following regions: (1) Central Asia, (2) the South Caucasus countries, Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine and (3) the Western Balkan countries and the Republic of Moldova. From this study, it appears that none of the three studied regions currently have any solid monitoring schemes for agricultural biodiversity, nor do they have a strong legal framework for protecting farmers’ rights to seeds that would allow them, amongst other things, to maintain biodiversity. Conservation actions, policies, and legislation generally concern wild biodiversity conservation (through habitat protection) and crop genetic resources conservation but rarely address biodiversity for food and agriculture or wild biodiversity loss caused by food systems. The three regional reports conducted in the framework of this study reported a general lack of capacities and a particularly low level of involvement of farmers and other food producers in monitoring, data collection, and conservation activities. The combination of these two major observations leads us to the conclusion that the governance of BFA should be transformed to put food producers at the centre of biodiversity monitoring and conservation, in dialogue with scientists and institutional actors. Their specific expertise must be acknowledged and valued in the efforts of preserving the biodiversity that they cultivate and sustain. Beyond this needed shift in the governance of monitoring activities, we highlight the necessity of a regional articulation of monitoring efforts and a specific focus on local threatened varieties and breeds (beyond habitat conservation), while very comprehensively considering BFA and wild biodiversity impacted by food systems. Regarding biodiversity protection, we recommend – in addition to farmer-centered data collection and monitoring system implementation – addressing the root causes of biodiversity loss, adopting a systematic approach in legislations, policies, and actions while supporting agroecology, and fulfilling international instruments that guarantee the rights of producers to grow and raise local varieties and breeds.

Russia the Caucasus and Central Asia

The ephedra plant also grows wild in Kyrgyzstan, and from it ephedrine is produced in clandestine laboratories. From Kyrgyzstan, narcotic substances are sent as semi-finished or end products to other countries of Central Asia, ...


Author: Rajan Menon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315501710

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 884

This comprehensive exploration of the international environment examines not only traditional political-military concerns but also economic, ethnic, and environmental issues and the role of crime, terrorism, the drug trade, and migration in the security environment of Russia and its neighbours to the south. This approach takes account of both the internal and external aspects of security problems and their interplay. The participation of international authors facilitates the consideration of each problem from all relevant points of view.

Lonely Planet Central Asia

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world defined as double landlocked, ie surrounded by countries which are themselves landlocked. Central Asia is therefore, unsurprisingly, a major earthquake zone.


Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787019607

Category: Travel

Page: 511

View: 109

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet Central Asia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy booming Almaty’s cafes, clubs and shops, wind through rugged mountains past ancient tombs, hot springs, and remote Kyrgyz yurt camps on Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway; and wonder at the architecture in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of central Asia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Central Asia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, Islam in Central Asia, the Silk Road, Central Asia today Covers Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central Asia is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat sights. Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Mongolia, China and Iran guides for a comprehensive look at all those countries have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.