Investment in land and water

ID:

70524

Language:

EN

Document type:

Book

Description:

A report of the proceedings of the October 2001 regional consultation on the above theme, the document explains the urgent need for arresting and reversing the decline in investment in land and water development in Asia-Pacific countries. Land and water investment priorities include coping with worsening land degradation, increasing productivity of the region’s large rainfed areas and modernising wasteful water delivery and irrigation systems. A Bangkok Declaration issued by the consultation expressed concern over the declining quality and availability of land and water in the region which, together with the “serious decline” in national and donor support, is a major obstacle to reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Appealing to national government leaders to show the political will and investment commitment, the declaration urges Asia-Pacific governments to involve both the public and private sector, and people’s participation in the sustainable development and use of land and water resources to bring about an “ever-green revolution”.

Publication year:

2002

Pages:

356

URL:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/ac623e/ac623e00.htm

Job number:

AC623

ISBN:

9747946173

Department:

RAP

Division:

RAPG

Series title:

RAP Publication

Version:

2002/09

Country:

Cambodia

Region:

South West Pacific

PDF:

ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/ac623e/ac623e00.pdf