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News, Publications & Announcements - Water Resources

July 2009
Saudi Arabia to fund FAO World Food Security Summit
November meeting to discuss eradication of hunger

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April 2009
Water at FAO.
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The agriculture sector faces a complex challenge: producing more food of better quality while using less water per unit of output; providing rural people with resources and opportunities to live a healthy and productive life; applying clean technologies that ensure environmental sustainability; and contributing in a productive way to the local and national economy. FAO’s water programme is shaped along the lines dictated by these new challenges, in order to better respond to the needs of its member countries.

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March 2009
AquaCrop
FAO crop-model to simulate yield response to water

AquaCrop, the FAO crop-model to simulate yield response to water of several herbaceous crops, is now available for download. It is designed to balance simplicity, accuracy and robustness, and is particularly suited to address conditions where water is a key limiting factor in crop production.AquaCrop is a companion tool for a wide range of users and applications including yield prediction under climate change scenarios.

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January 2009
Moving closer to a global plan of action for water
International meeting to prepare for next World Water Forum

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December 2008
Africa to develop its water resources for agriculture, energy
Water key to eradicating hunger and poverty

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