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Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health: A Scientific Review

IPNI, IFA, Eds.: International Plant Nutrition Institute, International Fertilizer Industry Association, (2012)

- The Role of Plant Nutrition in Supporting Food Security - Micronutrient Malnutrition: Causes, Prevalence, Consequences and Interventions - Fertilizer Application and Nutraceutical Content in Health-Functional Foods - Plant Nutrition and Health Risks Associated with Plant Diseases - Human Health Issues Associated with Nutrient Use in Organic and Conventional Crop Production

A Guide for Preparing, Mapping, and Linking Logistics Data to a Geographic Information System

Inglis, Andrew, Eds.: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, (2012)

This guide is an introduction on how to integrate logistics management information systems (LMIS) with geographic information systems (GIS). It covers the value of integrating these two systems, the steps in assessing if it is currently viable to link the systems, how to set the linkage, the processes for using LMIS within a GIS platform, and finally how to sustain the linkage. The aim of this guide is to assist logistics managers, decisionmakers and technical experts in understanding the value of integrating GIS and of the process involved in integrating these two systems.

Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management - Module 3: Structural Measures

A. Bhakta Shrestha; E. GC; R. Prasad Adhikary; S. Kumar Rai, Eds.: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, Nepal, (2012)

This publication, the third module of a resource manual to support the training of planners and practitioners in managing flash flood risk, deals with structural measures. It presents bioengineering techniques, physical measures for slope stabilisation and erosion control, and physical measures for river training. It also presents the concept of integrated flood management as a component of integrated water resource management. It emphasizes that structural measures are most effective and sustainable when implemented together with appropriate non-structural measures. The manual is aimed at junior to mid-level professionals with a civil engineering background working on flash flood risk management at the district level. Flash floods are among the most destructive natural disasters in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Flash flood mitigation is generally addressed by community-based organisations, local non-governmental organisations, or district and local-level staff in government organisations. But these groups often lack adequate understanding of the processes causing flash floods and knowledge of flash flood risk management measures.

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