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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...
30/04/2020
FAO and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in collaboration with multiple partners, have published the Briefing note and Technical report titled "Land Degradation Neutrality in Small Island Developing States".The report presents the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) vision...
27/04/2020
More than 220 participants attended the online seminar on “Healthy ecosystems for healthy life: the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030”, organized by the FAO Land and Water Division on 22 April 2020. Today, more than ever we are searching for a sustainable future, where practices towards a...
24/04/2020
Earth Engine Data Catalog is now offering in its public catalog data from WaPOR, FAO’s portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open-access of Remotely sensed derived data, which monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East. Earth Engine's public data catalog includes a...
22/04/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic recalls the vital importance of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The intrinsic value of water and its essential role and relevance in all aspects of life are undisputed.  It is a...