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Swedish FAO Committee Paper
Radically new context for water and food security
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Water resources are scarce in relation to a booming demand, and their availability varies significantly. Global warming means changes in precipitation patterns with prolonged periods of extremes. Together with continuous demographic change and shifts in food habits, a radically new context for water and food security and human dignity has evolved. In this tenth volume of the Swedish FAO Committee’s series of discussion papers, the significance of water for food security, globally and for different groups of people, is discussed. FAO

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International Year of Soils: Soils: Our ally against climate change - New animation shows how our soils help to combat climate change
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Prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems in developing countries: Presentations now available online
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Solar-power for water pumping in irrigation is becoming a very promising solution for sustainable agriculture in regions with high-solar-insulation, given its environmental advantages, low maintenance and increasingly low investment costs.

Many countries are testing and promoting solar technologies for irrigation in the framework of national action plans as a solution to climate change and lack of access to electricity and fossil fuel in many rural areas.

FAO in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) organized an International Workshop on the prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems in developing countries from 27 to 29 May 2015.

The presentations from this workshop are now available to download.
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Drought management workshop
West and Central African countries learn to develop National Drought Management policies
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West and Central African countries gather in Accra with the aim of supporting national capacities for developing risk-based drought management policies.
 
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WWF7 - White paper: Towards a Water and Food Secure Future
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This new White paper, prepared by FAO and the World Water Council, aims to provide policy-makers with a helpful overview of the technical and economic aspects of water use in agriculture, with particular emphasis on crop and livestock production. Through 2050, in many countries, agriculture will remain an important determinant of economic growth, poverty reduction, and food security, even as, over time, the proportion of agricultural revenue in national gross income declines. WWF7

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7th World Water Forum:
Groundwater Governance, a call for action:
A Shared Global Vision for 2030
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GWG Vision

Groundwater is indispensable to poverty reduction and shared prosperity. It has the potential to provide an improved source of drinking water for millions of urban and rural poor people. Many poor farmers and their families depend on it to irrigate their crops and sustain their livelihoods.

The 2030 Vision and Framework for Action provides the enabling framework and guiding principles for a coordinated action among governments and organizations
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Promotional Material: 2015 FAO Desktop Calendar
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Update your desk-top calendar... The month of July is now available

Download your calendar, selecting your screen size to open the calendar image in a new window then right click on the image and select 'Set as Desktop Item' form the menu.

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