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Water and Food Security
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific leads eConference in preparation for World Water Forum 7
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©FAO/Prakash Singh This 3-Session eConference, to be held in the coming weeks, will share noteworthy information and matters of concern with regards to water and food security in the region, shed light on these matters and build a forward-looking action agenda based on shared understanding and shared vision.

Within the Asia Pacific Regional Preparatory Process for the World Water Forum 7 in Republic of Korea next year, FAO RNE has been designated to coordinate Session 3 on Water and Food Security.
frecciaeConference website
frecciaIssue paper on eConference topics
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International Year of Soils launched on World Soil Day 2014
Official celebration at FAO Headquarters kicks-off year dedicated to our planets forgotten resource
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and an international panel of experts addressed a capacity crowd on the first official observation of World Soil Day at FAO HQ on 5 December. Graziano stated that "Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally,"

The World Soil Day and the International Year of Soil campaigns aim to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.
Photo © R. Pareggiani

frecciaNothing dirty here: FAO kicks off International Year of Soils 2015
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Water and the Rural Poor:
Interventions for improving livelihoods in Asia
New report focuses on poverty reduction through
water-related interventions in Asia
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FAO Rap Report This new FAO report demonstrates the potential for water interventions in support of poverty reduction by identifying hotspots of poverty and water constraints in Asia. The report analyses the characteristics of some 14 major livelihood systems in three sub-regions and assessessing for each one of them, the physical potential, the demand, and the priorities for water interventions.
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Remote Sensing and Global Information System
FAO and the US Department of Agriculture present a state-of-the-art crop yields forecasting tool to the Government of Pakistan
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Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and FAO presented a new geo-spatial system for forecasting crop yields to the federal and provincial government officials on October 29 in Islamabad. The new system will increase the accuracy and decrease the costs of data collection on crop yields.

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Promotional Material: The return of the 2014 FAO Desktop Calendar
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After a brief hiatus, the FAO Land and Water Desktop Calendar is back! The December 2014 desktop calendar 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.

©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
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