20 April 2017, Rome--- Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The new WaPOR open-access database has gone live today during an event at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome. According to the food agency, worldwide water utilization – the majority of which is used by agriculture – has outpaced the rate of population growth for most of the last century and an increasing area of water supply is either at or beyond the limit of sustainable use. (...)
11 April 2017, Rome--- The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today.
3 April 2017, Rome--- Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production. But according to a new report released today by the UN’s Food and agriculture Organization, the sector should be kick-started now… as that would dramatically reduce the need for humanitarian aid. This latest report presents the first comprehensive nationwide assessment of the cost of the war to the agriculture sector in Syria.
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