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14/12/2018
Under the patronage of Cabo Verde, in collaboration with Italy and FAO, WASAG announces its 1st  International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture to be held in Praia, Cabo Verde from 19 to 22 March 2019, to coincide with the celebrations of the World Water Day 2019 which this year...
05/12/2018
FAO Side event at COP24 in Katowice looks into NBS via land, soil and water management
Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’...
04/12/2018
FAO, IFAD and national governments are supporting family farmers from West and Central Africa to adapt small-scale irrigation systems to climate change to be more resilient. A survey was carried out among 691 households in 21 sites in this region, to assess how farmers are coping with climate change.
03/12/2018
Land and other natural resources in many developing countries remain a fundamental part of people’s cultural identity, social relations, livelihood strategies and economic well-being. However, great setbacks are still experienced in terms of tenure security, natural resources governance and territorial/landscape development because of existing inequality between men and women in...
05/11/2018
Few countries have the natural and financial resources to further enhance water supplies for human use. The alternative is to use the available resources more efficiently. The global indicator on water-use efficiency tracks to what extent a country’s economic growth is dependent on the use of water resources, and enables...
27/09/2018
A concrete set of evidence-based recommendations and tools to prioritize and plan water interventions to support smallholder farmers was presented by FAO during the final project workshop “More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction in Africa” held at headquarters from 28 until 29 June. The project used an...
19/09/2018
FAO is one of 32 members of UN-Water, a mechanism which coordinates the efforts of UN entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. In August 2018, FAO Land and Water Division Deputy Director Olcay Ünver was appointed Vice-Chair of UN-Water. In this interview he explains what he...
17/09/2018
A group of 15 experts from Syria attended a two weeks training to learn more about FAO tools and methodologies to support sustainable natural resources management in their country
“Planning for transition and sustainable development: A group of 15 Syrian experts are in FAO headquarters for a two-weeks training on natural resources assessment,” Eduardo Mansur, Director, CBL, commented referring to the training that came to a close last week. On 3-14 September, Syrian experts from different ministries and organizations,...
03/09/2018
Q&A session with FAO RNE's Pasquale Steduto at World Water Week 2018
The Middle East and North Africa is the world's most water-scarce region and the situation is worsening due to the impacts of conflict, climate change and economic downturn. The water crisis threatens the region’s stability as well as its human development and sustainable growth.  Pasquale Steduto is FAO’s Delivery Manager for...
24/08/2018
FAO's role in the Global Framework on Water Scarcity to play a key role in FAO activities in Stockholm
Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week (WWW) is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world's environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction. This year, it...
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