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Solar powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries, however they need to be adequately managed and regulated to avoid the risk of unsustainable water use, stresses the report. 
The policy brief recommends ways in which governments can encourage food industry partners to provide consumers with better access to healthier diets. Read press release.
From Moroccan saffron to Cameroonian pepper, a new study called Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications, produced by FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), highlights the multiple benefits of geographical indication labelling. The study analyzes the economic impact of geographic indications through nine case studies, ranging from Darjeeling tea (India) to Kona coffee (United States). Press release
Although not a new concept, agroecology is gaining momentum worldwide as an effective approach to tackle climate change and the interconnected challenges facing food security and nutrition. On the occasion of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (3‒5 April 2018, Rome), have a look at FAO’s work in this area and a selection of publications offering guidance, tools and analysis. 
Water is essential for every form of life. It is also an integral part of every aspect of FAO’s work: from agriculture to forests and fisheries; from climate change to crises caused by conflict. In a context of growing populations and food demands, increasing pressure from agricultural production and changing weather patterns, there is a widening gap in water quality and availability among regions. On the occasion of World Water Day 2018 on 22 March and the World Water Forum, have a look at FAO’s water-related guidance, tools and analysis. 
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