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27/05/2020
FAO along with other institutions will coordinate as of 1 July 2020 the United Nations Coalition on Combatting Sand and Dust Storms (SDS), an assembly of various UN bodies dedicated to facing the significant socio-economic impacts sand and dust storms may have on human health, agriculture, industry, transportation, water and...
26/05/2020
In the framework of the Building Forward Better Initiative - Strengthening natural resources management capacities to revitalize agriculture in fragile contexts, the Land and Water Division of FAO is launching a series of E-Learning Nugget Courses to professionals in Libya, Mali, Niger and Yemen. The first course is on Sustainable Agricultural...
19/05/2020
Yemen is predominantly a rural country, with close to 70 percent of its population living outside urban areas. Irrigated agriculture is the primary source of food, employment and economic activity. Water scarcity poses one of the most significant constraints to increasing food production in a country where more than half...
15/05/2020
"Women play a central role in the supply, management and safeguarding of water, we must make sure that women are not left behind", Ms Annemiek Jenniskens from Women for Water Partnership stated in the first webinar organized by The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the...
15/05/2020
Conflicts and violence affect around 2 billion people over the world. Almost 60 percent of global population lives amidst fragility. Economic, social and environmental vulnerability hampers any development gain and undermines prospects of stability and peace. Rural livelihoods are particularly exposed as they mostly derive their income from agriculture and...
15/05/2020
FAO's Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is organizing its first webinar on Soil Biodiversity as part of the annual campaign dedicated to soil biodiversity with the theme “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”.This webinar aims to discuss the global status, gaps and multiple benefits of soil biodiversity as a...
14/05/2020
FAO's Global Soil Partnership is organizing the webinar "Towards the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers (Fertilizer Code)". The objectives of the webinar are tthe following: Disseminate the Fertilizer Code and its purpose and objectives. Discuss about the implementation modalities of the Fertilizer Code. Provide...
12/05/2020
Defining and implementing a regional observatory of agricultures within the Indian Ocean is one of the key projects of the Regional platform of Agricultural Research for the Indian Ocean development (PRéRAD-OI). Initial consultations involving FAO, Cirad and PRéRAD-OI partners took place among three countries, La Réunion (France), Madagascar and Mauritius. Additional...
07/05/2020
This report provides the water accounting study for the Awash River Basin in the central Rift Valley of Ethiopia which experiences water scarcity. Indeed, the Awash River Basin is the most utilized river basin in Ethiopia hosting most of the industrial activities in the country, a number of small to large...
04/05/2020
The online seminar on “RECSOIL: Recarbonization of Global Soils” presents the RECSOIL initiative, an innovative tool designed to address the key challenges humanity faces today within an enabling framework integrated by a series of institutions and commitments related to sustainable soil management, climate change and sustainability. The main...
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