Tierras y Aguas


Creative solutions for the use of Non-Conventional waters in Agriculture
  Water scarcity hits 40% of the global population. For every 1°C rise in global temperature, an additional 500 million people will face water scarcity. By 2050, global food production will have to increase by at least 50% to meet the demand of a growing population. More food means more water to grow it  We [...]
How to improve crop production in a changing climate?
FAO, IFAD, national governments and the Agrhymet Center, assessed the impact of climate change on the yield of a number of crops in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger and the Gambia. Watch the video to see the results. For more information on the project “Adapting small-scale irrigation to climate change in West [...]
Counting crops + Drops: using remote sensing to help grow the future together
WaPOR, FAO’s portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open-access of Remotely sensed derived data, gives users access to a wide variety of near real-time satellite data on water productivity. This information can be used by governments and research institutes to design strategies to increase water productivity and farmers’ resilience to [...]
Stop soil erosion
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Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out more about the effects of soil erosion and the ways we can prevent it. 
PODCAST : garantir l’accès à l’eau potable pour tous est un élément essentiel du développement durable
Cette semaine, dans Escale, nous revenons sur la Journée mondiale de l’eau, célébrée le 22 mars. Cette année, le thème retenu était: « Ne laisser personne de côté ». La pénurie croissante d’eau est l'un des principaux défis pour le développement durable. Et cela va être de plus en plus [...]
How can you be the solution to soil pollution
Even through your small actions you can contribute to a big goal, to #StopSoilPollution. Reduce, reuse and recycle can help you, your community by improving your health and the health of our soils.
Improving the resilience of family farmers to climate change
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. Watch [...]
Interviews: More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction
It is currently estimated that by 2050 the global population will be 9 billion with most of the increase taking place in developing countries. To feed the world in 2050 and beyond, intensification of agricultural production and mobilizing 20 percent more fresh water globally is required to meet the demand. Agricultural [...]
Interview with Olcay Ünver - FAO Land and Water Division Deputy Director & Vice-Chair of UN-Water
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 [...]
Training on Natural Resources Assessment for Syrian Experts
From 3-14 September 2018, FAO welcomed 15 Experts from Syria to be introduced to a number of FAO tools and methodologies to support sustainable natural resources management in the country. The Training was organized within the framework of the Project “Technical Cooperation for Long-Term Capacity Building for Syrian Experts - [...]
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