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Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
First high-level training course to take place in Beijing
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FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) China are organizing the “First High-Level Training course on the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) – Think Globally, Act Locally". The course will be held in Beijing, from the 14 to the 28 September 2014. Field visits will be made to selected GIAHS sites in China. Participants will be guided through the process of developing a GIAHS proposal for their own countries. 

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AQUASTAT: Global water information system
New transboundary surface water flow visualizations
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AQUASTAT- transboundary surface water flow visualizations Almost two-thirds of the countries in the world have rivers flowing into their territories from upstream countries. AQUASTAT, FAO’s global water information system, created interactive visualizations to observe the flow of surface water from one country to another. Two different chart types have been prepared: Sankey charts and Network charts, They both are interactive, so mouse-over and drag & drop!
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Crop yield response to water
Irrigation and Drainage Paper now available in Spanish
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Abstracting from the scientific understanding and technological advances achieved over the last few decades, and relying on a network of several scientific institutions, FAO has packaged a set of tools in this Irrigation and Drainage Paper to better appraise and enhance crop yield response to water. This groundbreaking paper has now been released in Spanish.

Crop Yield Response to Water
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FAO at the World Water Week in Stockholm
Seminar explores new appoaches to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO The Water-Energy-Food Nexus has emerged as a key concept to describe the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It provides a conceptual framework to better understand the interactions between the natural environment and human activities, and to work towards a more coherent approach to natural resources management. This FAO-led seminar to take place on the 3rd September, will take a critical look at the “Nexus” and what it adds to cross-sectoral planning and implementation.
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frecciaDownload the seminar flyer
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Strengthening Agricultural Water Efficiency
and Productivity on the African and Global level
Thematic Workshop of the Entry Phase of the Project
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The partnership for Agricultural Water Management in Africa (AgWA), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and FAO organized a 5-day thematic Workshop of the Entry Phase of the Project “Strengthening Agricultural Water Efficiency and Productivity on the African and Global level”. The workshop gathered around 50 participants, including national and international experts, the project task forces from the three pilot countries, as well as the FAO technical team and the AgWA coordination unit.

AgWA Workshop
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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.

Click to view example of ecosystem services scenario
frecciaDownload the IES project brochure
frecciaView photos from the First Session
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