Rural development

Soil organic carbon (SOC) in croplands is a key property of soil quality for ensuring food security and agricultural sustainability, and also plays a central role in the global carbon (C) budget. Contributing to SDGs 13 and 15, this article discusses how croplands have a large potential to sequester C through implementing better land use management practices, which may partially offset SOC loss caused by climate change.
In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.
This article highlights the winning proposals of the fifth edition of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The winning proposals were chosen for their innovative green chemistry aspects and their large positive impact on the environment, contributing to SDGs 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
This article supports SDGs 2, 13, and 15 by showcasing how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments should be distributed and monitered for rural development, supporting both the European Green Deal and green COVID-19 recovery.
Elsevier,

One Earth, VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, P176-186, AUGUST 21, 2020

This article supports SDGs 2, 13, and 15 by explaining several measures that can be adopted to restore and maximize degraded farmlands while reinforcing multiple SDGs.
Elsevier,

Geography and Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages 70-76

Agricultural landscapes cultivated in hilly and mountainous regions are susceptible to hydrogeological instability, such as soil loss due to surface erosion or more severe mass movements. Contributing to SDGs 15 and 17, this paper explores three critical factors for these landscapes.
This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
This case study uses survey and satellite data to help better protect those working in agriculture in Kenya and Tanzania against drought and climate change, helping to advance SDG 2 and 13.
This journal article addresses goals 9, 14, and 15 by assessing country-level overlaps between planned infrastructure expansion, infrastructure-threatened biodiversity, and national biodiversity compensation policies.
This journal article addresses goals 15, 9, and 8 by discussing ethical, practical, and regulatory reasons why development projects applying the mitigation hierarchy should consider related social impacts.

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