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02/07/2020
A recording of the webinar on "Monitoring water productivity in agriculture using FAO WaPOR”, held on 24 June 2020, organized by FAO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of The Netherlands is now available online. To see WaPOR in action, visit: https://wapor.apps.fao.org to read more about...
25/06/2020
The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division invites you to its seventh webinar "Pandemics/Epidemics, Drought and Agriculture: Building back better". This webinar is organized by leading institutions on drought management, including the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP), the...
17/06/2020
The Jordan River Basin is the most important water resource shared between the Middle East countries: Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. Its surface water and groundwater have been highly exploited and fought over throughout history. The diverse climate over its area results in spatially variable precipitation and evapotranspiration, thus, variability...
17/06/2020
Enhancing the productivity and efficiency of agricultural water is key to increase food production and respond to the growing food demand, while at the same time preserving healthy and sustainable ecosystems. Even more so in drought- and desertification-prone areas, whereby agricultural production is negatively affected by climate change, erratic rainfall...
11/06/2020
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...
10/06/2020
The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division is organizing its sixth webinar on "Water & nutrition: from research to action". Water use in agriculture is fundamental for both food security and rural livelihoods, but also supports improved nutrition through many pathways;...
10/06/2020
To celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, FAO's Global Soil Partnership is organizing a webinar on "RECSOIL: Recarbonization of global soils". The webinar will discuss the feasibility of moving the SOC agenda into action and how RECSOIL can contribute to it. Increased soil organic carbon (SOC) has been...
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