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17/09/2020
Achieving food security in the future while using water resources in a sustainable manner is a major challenge for current and future generations. Agriculture is a key water user. A careful monitoring of water productivity in agriculture and exploring opportunities to increase it are required. Improving water productivity often represents...
15/09/2020
Felix Reinders is the second Chair of The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) who was elected on 2 September 2020 by the WASAG Steering Committee. Mr. Reinders is a professional engineer with a strong...
09/09/2020
An article written by Riccardo Biancalani, Lucie Chocholata and Virginie Gillet, FAO Land and Water Division, and published by IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily affected modalities of delivery of capacity-development activities around the world. Like many other organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) had to quickly adapt face-to-face training contents to the online environment. Some critical components of capacity-development activities needed to be carefully evaluated...
26/08/2020
The Nyagatare district (Eastern Province) is Rwanda’s breadbasket - a vast area of agricultural land providing food for the entire country. The people of this district are mainly farmers, rearing livestock and cultivating crops such as maize and rice, but they suffer a long dry season stretching from June to...
05/08/2020
The Nile River Basin faces a huge challenge in terms of water security. With an expected doubling of the population in the basin in the next twenty-five years, water supply in the basin will be further depleted as demands for agriculture, domestic and industry continues to grow. Water availability in...
04/08/2020
Reinforcing an integrated systems approach to sustainable agricultural land, water and soil management
Access to a healthy environment and to fresh, nutritious and diverse food is critical for everyone. The livelihood conditions and the available means for action for the most vulnerable segments of society, especially the millions of smallholder producers and the landscapes where they act upon will depend on land, water...
30/07/2020
In a world with 7 billion people to feed and growing concerns about land and water scarcity, today’s professionals need easy access to up-to-date information, models, approaches and technologies to support evidence-based decision-making for water resources assessments and sustainable food production. In this context, AQUAMAPS contributes to the design...
29/07/2020
The engagement of youth and young professionals plays a key role achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Today's youth are more geographically mobile and technologically connected than any other generation. Moreover, they hold a capital of innovative and scalable solutions and ideas that are often overlooked. In the context of COVID-19...
24/07/2020
New publication on “Water, sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management to prevent infections and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance” The world is facing high rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the capacity of microorganisms to resist medicines used to treat infections. This is a major global...
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