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September 2013
Reduce your foodwaste footprint
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The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself

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September 2013
Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources
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This is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity. Among its key findings: Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet's atmosphere.

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September 2013
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity – new FAO report
Direct economic costs of $750 billion annually – Better policies required, and “success stories” need to be scaled up and replicated

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August 2013
La facilitation pour la gouvernance territoriale Développement territorial participatif et négocié (DTPN) La facilitation pour la gouvernance territoriale
Document de travail de la Division des terres et des eaux - N 4

L’objectif du présent document est de mieux définir certaines caractéristiques des ressources humaines qui s’avèrent indispensables si l’on veut «contribuer» au processus de convergence progressive et de collaboration entre les divers acteurs.

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For related information, see the following theme pages: -Land Tenure  -Land Resources  -Communication & Education  -Communication & Education  -Genetic Resources & Biodiversity  
July 2013
STOCKTAKING LANDSCAPE INITIATIVES WORK BY FAO AND PARTNERS

FAO Natural Resources Management and Environment Department has started a process to gather information on landscape/territorial approaches which are planned, being implemented or have been finalized to identify opportunities to improve synergies and collaborate more effectively to strengthen support to member countries and partners in this regard. As part of this process a pilot survey was undertaken in February 2013. A summary of the results from the pilot survey is available for your reference. This further survey is to collect further information on the diverse landscape/territorial initiatives to obtain a more complete representation of the suite of work under-taken and, thereby, to effectively inform and facilitate this harmonization and outreach process. We welcome an active response from relevant FAO technical/officers, project staff and your direct partners (The survey closes July 31).

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