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Morocco-Large scale irrigation schemes at Land and Water Days in Near East & North Africa 2013 @ FAO

Morocco-Large scale irrigation schemes with Jean-Marc Faures, FAO - Senior water resources management Officer Land and Water Days in Near East & North Africa - Amman, 15 -18 December 2013,

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Searching for Water Peace - United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation

This year is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. One important area of cooperation involves transboundary rivers, which can be a source of conflict, or economic benefit the countries.

Over the last 50 years, over 200 treaties have been signed regulating the use of rivers such as the Indus, Jordan and Danube. But in Central Asia, the five republics have been talking for 20 years without agreeing how to share the waters of the great Aral Sea Basin, source of water for agriculture and hydropower. Now they may be getting somewhere.

This report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization explains the background of the issue and why hope for better cooperation is in the air.

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Agricultural Water Management Solutions for Poverty Reduction - #1 Motor Pumps

Around 70% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are rural, and agriculture is often their only livelihood opportunity. Proper irrigation technologies could help them do better in terms of productivity and income.
This 3-minutes animation illustrates the impacts of access to motor pumps for irrigation on farmers' livelihood, food security and poverty reduction.
It shows where to invest, because in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in motor pumps could benefit 187 million people and generate net revenues of USD 22 billion a year.
Animation produced by Kantfish.com Production with an original soundtrack by DDGProject.com for FAO in the framework of the AGWATER Solutions project.

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Andhra Pradesh Water Monitoring Project: India's Barefoot Water Scientists

Six thousand farmers have been trained in groundwater management by a project run by Indian NGOs and guided by the FAO. This video, entiled 'India's barefoot water scientists' is a look at what happens when these farmers are empowered to manage their own resources scientifically and in cooperation with other farmers.

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Nile Basin Project: Side Event Interviews

Dr. Wael Khairy, the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Executive Director, and FAO experts talk about the "Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management" Project on the occasion of a dedicated side event that took place at FAO Headquarter in Rome, Italy on 30 November 2011.

The project is intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the eleven Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile basin.

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The State of the World's Land and Water Reources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW)

The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every 3 to 5 years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors.

Listen to Huber George, FAO Technical expert and report's coordinator

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Morocco's solution to water scarcity

Water is getting scarce. Agriculture is the number one user of water worldwide. If dry areas of the world aren't careful, their agriculture will soon be in big trouble. Morocco is a good example of a country that has woken up to its water problems.

- Morocco's solution to water scarcity
- La solution du Maroc à la pénurie d'eau
- Ahorrar el agua -- agricultura victoriosa

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L'eau et l'agriculture

In this short interview JenaMarc Faures, FAO Land & Water speaks about water utilization by agriculture (in french)

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Agriculture, engine for growth

In this short interview Parviz Koohafkan, FAO Land & Water speaks at the first annual "Creating Shared Value" Forum

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Water for Agriculture

In this short interview taken before the World Water Forum in Istanbul NRLW Service Chief Pasquale Steduto adresses some of the issues facing FAO Water as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals draws closer.

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Water Pumps in Honduras

Video on how water pumps have helped irrigate crops in the rugged terrain of Honduras.

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Drought Prevention in Sahel

Video showing the measures taken to prevent a repeat of the crisis of the 1970s drought by the people of the Sahel.

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Water for Life

Video on how freshwater shapes the landscape of Egypt and gives food to the people.

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Irrigation in Cambodia

How an FAO Telefood project is helping the people of Cambodia with their irrigation via the installation of tube wells and use of motor pumps.

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Water: Source of Food Security

How water scarcity in Niger is affecting the annual harvest, and how FAO is helping to channel water in from nearby villages to help irrigate the crops.

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Changing Direction in Viet Nam

Despite Viet Nam's agricultural success since the 1980s. the country will have to take new directions in the coming years in order to maintain self-sustainability.

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Women and Water

EU-funded FAO gardens help women through Niger’s dry season.

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Sustainable Development:
Wastewater Treatment in Dakar

Video clip taken from FAO-FCIT & ETC-UA film 'Small Urban Producers Organizations - Key Partners for Sustainable Development'

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Food for the Cities: Water Scarcity & Contamination in Mexico City

Video clip taken from FAO film 'Food for the Cities'

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Food for the Cities:
Poor Water Quality in Luanda

Video clip taken from FAO film 'Food for the Cities'

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