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  1. Library Resource
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    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United States of America, Spain, Belgium

    The Franks Tract State Recreation Area (Franks Tract) is an example of a complex contemporary park mired in ecological and socio-political contestation of what it is and should be. Located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, it is a central hub in California’s immense and contentious water infrastructure; an accidental shallow lake on subsided land due to unrepaired levee breaks; a novel ecosystem full of ‘invasive’ species; a world-class bass fishing area; and a water transportation corridor.

  2. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Honduras

    Territorial governance is the development strategy that encourages the integration of different actors in the rural environment around common interests. Producer organizations emerge as the appropriate means to unify leadership and consensus to overcome market barriers. These producer networks also influence other dimensions of development, to give way to true governance processes.

  3. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Venezuela, Canada, United States of America, Europe, Greece, Italy, Spain

    The Huerta is recognised as one of the 13 specific agricultural landscapes in Europe, present in only three Mediterranean countries, namely Spain, Italy, and Greece. In the case of Spain, three areas fall within the established Huerta agricultural classification: the Huertas de Valencia, Murcia, and Vega Baja.

  4. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Central African Republic, Guatemala, United States of America, Philippines, Eastern Europe, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany

    Allotment gardens are quite common in many European countries. In particular, they are an important part of the urban space in Central and Eastern Europe. They served to improve the inhabitants’ physical and mental well-being during the communist period and relieved the family budget thanks to their own crops. The article analyzes the functioning of allotment gardens in Poland based on the example of the Tri-City, with particular emphasis on allotment gardens in a prestigious, attractive location.

  5. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Spain

    Soil quality indexes (SQIs) are very useful in assessing the status and edaphic health of soils. This is particularly the case in the Mediterranean area, where successive torrential rainfall episodes give rise to erosion and soil degradation processes; these are being exacerbated by the current climate crisis. The objective of this study was to analyze the soil quality in two contrasting Mediterranean watersheds in the province of Malaga (Spain): the middle and upper watersheds of the Rio Grande (sub-humid conditions) and the Benamargosa River (semi-arid conditions).

  6. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Mexico, United States of America

    This paper offers an approach to Yucatecan social reality in terms of entrepreneurship and the process of creating companies dedicated to the production and/or commercialization of agroecological products, considering its contribution to sustainable rural development. The key actors’ perspective towards the existence of policies that favor land sustainability, assist in the development of rural areas and their population, and support these business initiatives is also presented.

  7. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Mexico, United States of America

    Forests managed by Indigenous and other local communities generate important benefits for livelihood, and contribute to regional and global biodiversity and carbon sequestration goals. Yet, challenges to community forestry remain. Rural out-migration, for one, can make it hard for communities to maintain broad and diverse memberships invested in local forest commons. This includes young people, who can contribute critical energy, ideas, and skills and are well positioned to take up community forest governance and work, but often aspire to alternative livelihoods and lifestyles.

  8. Library Resource
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    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Colombia, United States of America, Spain

    In line with the Urban Agenda for the EU, this article highlights the importance of local actions in the conservation of biodiversity, both through specific activities and by increasing the availability of information. As such, the policies and projects related to the conservation of biodiversity have been analyzed here at different levels and, in particular, the initiatives undertaken in the Madrid Region, Spain.

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    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines

    Urbanization of the countryside affects rural areas, especially in the immediate surroundings of large cities. Normally, this occurs as an unpromoted process, but in Chile, it is driven by the legal framework. This research focuses on rural residential plots (RRPs) around the capital city, Santiago. The analysis seeks to understand the significance and consequences of RRPs during the last four decades and the role of a favorable legal framework in affecting their development.

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    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Belize, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, United States of America

    Sustainable forest management activities, such as future crop tree (FCT) release treatments, became part of the REDD+ strategy to avoid carbon emissions from forests. FCT release treatments are intended to achieve increased growth of FCTs by removing competitor trees. This initially leads to a reduction of the forest carbon pool and represents a carbon debt. We estimated that the time it takes for FCTs to offset the carbon debt through increased growth on experimental sites of 10 km² in Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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