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Strengthening Agricultural Water Efficiency
and Productivity on the African and Global level
Thematic Workshop of the Entry Phase of the Project
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This thematic workshop which will take place at FAO HQ from 18-22 August marks the final step of the Entry Phase of the project “Strengthening Agricultural Water Efficiency and Productivity on the African and Global Level’. The project will be implemented by FAO together with the Partnership for Agricultural Water in Africa (AgWA) with the overall goal to reduce hunger and poverty in three pilot African countries - Burkina Faso, Morocco and Uganda - by improving Agricultural Water Management (AWM) practices and mainstreaming them in national frameworks and processes.
AgWA
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO
Revised Concept Note now available to download
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO Ahead of the FAO Nexus Seminar at the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, and with the 2015 Nexus Seminar in Dresden also approaching FAO has produced an updated version of the 'Water-Food-Energy Nexus at FAO' Concept Note which is now available to download.
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2015 Dresden Nexus Conference
Call for abstracts for presentations
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The call for abstracts for presentations for the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2015) has been launched. DNC2015 takes place from 25 to 27 March 2015 in Dresden and will assemble stakeholders from around the world under the theme “Global Change, SDGs and the Nexus Approach”. To learn more about the conference and how to submit your abstraction, visit the conference website.
DNC 2015
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International Year of Soils
IYS 2015 Website now online
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IYS 2015 The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS). The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. The official website for the IYS 2015 is now online. Visitors can download the official logo in 6 languages.
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Incentives for Ecosystem Services in Agriculture (IES)
Policy Advisory Committee Meeting seeks to identify the roles and expectations of different stakeholders supporting IES
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9-10 June sees the 1st IES-Policy Advisory Committee Meeting take place at FAO HQ in Rome. The IES project aims to raise awareness and establish a basis for informed decision-making by public and private actors to support ecosystem services and contribute to long-term food security and sustainable agriculture development.

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frecciaView photos from the First Session
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FAO facilitates roundtable on policy, strategy and action
AgWA and COMESA representatives meet in Rome
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO FAO facilitates dialogue among AGwA and COMESA representatives to share insights on agricultural water management (AWM) in both regions and to ensure harmonization between AgWA’s activities and COMESA’s strategic priorities, in particular around issues related to policy, strategy, lines of interventions.

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Municipal wastewater: from production to use for irrigation
Major update of wastewater data available in AQUASTAT
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AQUASTAT, FAO’s global water information system, and the CGIAR Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems, led by IWMI, are collaborating to collect, analyze and validate the best available data on municipal wastewater production, collection, treatment, discharge and direct use for irrigation purposes. A major review of the data and metadata for the thirteen municipal wastewater-related variables, available in the AQUASTAT database and shown in the diagram on the AQUASTAT wastewater page, has just been finalized.

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