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FAO Water Report 41
Yield gap analysis of field crops
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This new report reviews methods for yield gap analysis, clarifying definitions and techniques to measure and model actual, attainable and potential yield at different scales in space and time and using case studies to illustrate different approaches.

The publication is a contribution to advance global water and food security through improvements in water and land productivity. It discusses methods to measure yield gaps, and ways to diagnose the root causes of yield and water productivity gaps and the actions that will be needed to close yield gaps in both small and large scale cropping systems.

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Land and Water Factsheets:
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SLM Factsheet Through these divisional factsheets we aim to provide the readers with concise and clear descriptions on the work we carry out. From irrigation management to sustainable use of natural resources, through to Geospatial Information Systems.

The first of the series is on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) a critical practice to ensure sustainable food production and long-term environmental benefits.

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Swedish FAO Committee Paper
Radically new context for water and food security
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Water resources are scarce in relation to a booming demand, and their availability varies significantly. Global warming means changes in precipitation patterns with prolonged periods of extremes. Together with continuous demographic change and shifts in food habits, a radically new context for water and food security and human dignity has evolved. In this tenth volume of the Swedish FAO Committee’s series of discussion papers, the significance of water for food security, globally and for different groups of people, is discussed. FAO

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International Year of Soils: Soils: Our ally against climate change - New animation shows how our soils help to combat climate change
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Promotional Material: 2015 FAO Desktop Calendar
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Update your desk-top calendar... The month of August is now available

Download your calendar, selecting your screen size to open the calendar image in a new window then right click on the image and select 'Set as Desktop Item' form the menu.

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