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World Water Council and FAO step up their partnership
Intensified cooperation to strengthen water and food security
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The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water and food security.
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June 17 - World Day to Combat Desertification 2014
Event at FAO HQ focuses on efforts to combat desertification,
land degradation and drought
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World Day to Combat Desertification 2014 On the occasion of the 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification FAO hosted an event on “Land for Life – How Sustainable Land Management can Improve People’s Livelihood and Resilience”. The event highlighted activities of FAO, UNCCD and the Governments of Italy and Kuwait to combat desertification, land degradation and drought and present the priorities of the newly established GM office at FAO.
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Incentives for Ecosystem Services in Agriculture (IES)
Policy Advisory Committee Meeting seeks to identify the roles and expectations of different stakeholders supporting IES
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9-10 June sees the 1st IES-Policy Advisory Committee Meeting take place at FAO HQ in Rome. The IES project aims to raise awareness and establish a basis for informed decision-making by public and private actors to support ecosystem services and contribute to long-term food security and sustainable agriculture development.

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FAO facilitates roundtable on policy, strategy and action
AgWA and COMESA representatives meet in Rome
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO FAO facilitates dialogue among AGwA and COMESA representatives to share insights on agricultural water management (AWM) in both regions and to ensure harmonization between AgWA’s activities and COMESA’s strategic priorities, in particular around issues related to policy, strategy, lines of interventions.

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Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa
New report highlights results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
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This new FAO Land and Water publication outlines work done by the FAO Water project on Climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa and describes a series of pilot activities that successfully contributed to enhanced resilience of farming communities and offer substantial opportunities for up scaling. This experience shows that a boost in investment is needed to ensure a more sustainable and resilient management of an already declining resource base.
Earth Observations and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
New concept note outlines FAO approach ahead of International conference in Bonn
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO

FAO officers met with other experts at the conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Synergies and Tradeoffs: Governance and Tools at various Scales" on 19-20 May, 2014 in Bonn, Germany. The conference addressed the linkages across key natural resource sectors, so that jointly improving efficiency is considered to be a win-win strategy for human development and environmental sustainability.

This new concept note
outlines the FAO approach to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Municipal wastewater: from production to use for irrigation
Major update of wastewater data available in AQUASTAT
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AQUASTAT, FAO’s global water information system, and the CGIAR Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems, led by IWMI, are collaborating to collect, analyze and validate the best available data on municipal wastewater production, collection, treatment, discharge and direct use for irrigation purposes. A major review of the data and metadata for the thirteen municipal wastewater-related variables, available in the AQUASTAT database and shown in the diagram on the AQUASTAT wastewater page, has just been finalized.

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  last updated: 17-Jun-2014
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