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24/02/2017
Resolution places emphasis on sustainable development and integrated management of water resources
The General Assembly has proclaimed the decade 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ to begin on World Water Day 22 March 2018 and ending on World Water Day, 22 March 2028. The draft resolution states amongst others that emphasis should be given to sustainable development...
23/01/2017
A Communiqué from the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, issued on Saturday 21 January in Berlin, stated that the 83 Ministers in attendance  “firmly endorse the implementation of the initiative by FAO and its partners entitled “Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: A global framework for action in a...
18/01/2017
Berlin, Germany, 19/01/2017 - 21/01/2017
FAO Land and water experts will converge on Berlin this week at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, during which, two FAO-organized events will take place, both on topics which are key to the future of sustainable food and agriculture.

 First, on Thursday 19th January an expert panel discussion, co-organized...
05/12/2016
New report explores how nitrogen-fixing plants enhance nutritious diets, carbon sequestration and soil fertility
Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate change, especially when deployed together, according to Soils and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life, a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization released on World Soil Day. "Soils and pulses embody...
01/12/2016
AquaCrop, the crop water productivity model developed by the Land and Water Division of FAO now has a set of 43 training videos which have been developed to help users to learn how to use AquaCrop and its practical applications. Each video focuses on a specific feature of the model...
16/11/2016
On Wednesday 16 November, FAO and the Kingdom of Morocco organized an Agriculture and Food Security Action Event which marked the unveiling of three new initiatives to showcase the enormous potential of the agriculture sector for climate actions, including "Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: a global framework for action...
15/11/2016
The integrated use of multiple water-harvesting techniques can improve food security in the face of climate change in rain-fed farming landscapes
Judicious combinations of high-performing water-harvesting techniques can increase yields in rain-fed farming areas and provide farmers with an important buffer against climate change, according to an assessment released today by FAO of 42 water-harvesting practices in Burkina Faso, Morocco and Uganda. The assessment has been released ahead of...
06/09/2016
In many regions of the world, sustainable and reliable delivery of water services has become increasingly complex and problematic. Complexities that are very likely to increase, considering the unprecedented confluence of pressures linked to demographic, economic, dietary trends, and climate change. If overall demand for freshwater exceeds supply, the delivery...
04/09/2016
Small-scale irrigation and other forms of agricultural water management are critical in building resilience to increased climate variability. This project aims at improving the sustainability and adaptation of small-scale irrigation systems to climate change in the West and Central Africa region. After a first analysis that describes climate change implications...
01/09/2016
To improve the availability of gender-disaggregated data, a Water and gender page has been created on the AQUASTAT website. The Case study section provides the results of the AQUASTAT case study conducted in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco on the role of women in agricultural water management. The Census section displays...
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