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June 2013
New soil management video interviews available
Global Soil Partnership

Soil scientists from universities, research institutes, international organizations, governments, and the private sector gathered at FAO Headquarters to help shape the Global Soil Partnership. While in Rome, they also spoke to us about what they would like the Global Soil Partnership to achieve an the main challenges to sustainable soil management that they are facing in their countries and regions. This series of interviews provides an overview of soil management concerns around the globe.

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April 2013
STATE OF THE WORLD'S LAND AND WATER RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Managing systems at risk.

By 2050, food production is projected to increase by about 70 percent globally and nearly 100 percent in developing countries. This incremental demand for food, together with demand from other competing uses, will place unprecedented pressure on many agricultural production systems across the world. These 'systems at risk' are facing growing competition for land and water resources and they are often constrained by unsustainable agricultural practices. They therefore require particular attention and specific remedial action. The first ever State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is now available electronically in English, with other language versions to follow soon. A major objective of this publication is to build awareness of the status of land and water resources, and inform on related opportunities and challenges.

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March 2013
UN lays foundations for more drought resilient societies
Meeting urges disaster risk reduction instead of crisis management

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March 2013
United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies
Need to focus on building resilience and reducing risks

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December 2012
Soils: a hidden resource
Video

Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle to protect soil health. This video highlights the crucial role soils play in achieving food security, and provides examples of how local farmers in Bolivia and Kenya are adopting innovative methods to protect their soils.

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