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Greenhouse gas appraisal on sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems

EX-ACT blue carbon case study – Gabon
FAO [ 2017 ]
This report presents the results of an Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) Greenhouse Gas appraisal of the project “Sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems” in Gabon. The project aims to improve [...]

Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT)

Quick guidance
FAO [ 2017 ]
In order to facilitate the different activities of targeting climate change mitigation in agriculture, decision makers can today choose from a wider range of available greenhouse gas (GHG) tools. These [...]
This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) and how to address a multi-impact appraisal in terms of socio-economic and environmental performance of [...]
The flyer provides an updated description of the MAFAP programme. The first section provides some background, the second recalls the Programme's objectives. In the second page, a chart presents an [...]
There is a growing awareness to the role that natural resources, such as water, land, forests and environmental amenities, play in our lives. There are many competing uses for natural [...]
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Should we thus be more concerned with urban development? On the contrary, we should still focus on rural [...]
As urban food markets have grown rapidly in recent decades, so too have rural–urban food supply chains. Urbanization and higher incomes are shifting dietary patterns away from staples and towards [...]
Achieving the SDGs to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030 will depend crucially on developing rural areas in the poorest nations of the world. More resources need to be [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation
FAO [ 2017 ]
One of the greatest challenges today is to end hunger and poverty while making agriculture and food systems sustainable. The challenge is daunting because of continued population growth, profound changes [...]
This forward-looking report highlights major disaster risks to food security and agriculture in the indicated reporting period. When a new emergency or deterioration of the current situation is very likely [...]