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FAO @ COP22
Agriculture and Food Security Action Event features the launch of FAOs Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture
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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 in a changing climate".
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Boosting food yields with water harvesting
The integrated use of multiple water-harvesting techniques can improve food security in the face of climate change in rain-fed farming landscapes
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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 the launch later this week at the UN conference on climate change of a global FAO-led initiative to address water scarcity in agriculture.

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Water Scarcity
FAO’s “Global Framework for Action on Water Scarcity” noted with appreciation at the 2nd World Irrigation Forum
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© FAO FAO’s partnership initiative “Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: a global framework for action in a changing climate” was recognized in the Declaration of the Meeting of Ministers at the Second World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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New data and metadata on municipal wastewater
Collaboration between FAO-AQUASTAT and IWMI
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© FAO The CGIAR Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the AQUASTAT Programme of the Land and Water Division of FAO are collaborating to collect, analyze and validate the best available data on municipal wastewater production, collection, treatment, discharge and direct use for irrigation purposes. As a result of a recent in-depth review hundreds of new data and metadata have been added in the AQUASTAT Main Database, bringing to total to around 2300 data points and 1300 metadata.
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New report
Development of Water Management in the Caza of Marjayoun
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FAO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Water and Energy has been implementing a number of projects in Lebanon to cope with water scarcity, to improve food security and work towards the eradication of poverty. These projects come under the Coping with Water Scarcity - The Role of Agriculture Programme. This report focuses on the reinforcement of local and national capacities to cope with water scarcity in an irrigation system located in Marjayoun in the south of Lebanon. © FAO

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