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Mid-term evaluation of “Securing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Huangshan Municipality”

Published: 2020
The project's specific objective is to “evaluate, adapt, and implement relevant best practices derived from the successful management of Huangshan National Scenic Reserve to strengthen and upgrade the existing municipal [...]

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Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers’ Varieties/Landraces

Published: 2019
The cultivation of diverse farmers’ varieties/landraces, which tend to be well-adapted and suited to local production systems, confers increased resilience for crop production. Farmers’ varieties/landraces are also potential sources of [...]

Brochure

Detoxifying agriculture and health from highly hazardous pesticides

Published: 2019
While all pesticides can be dangerous when used inappropriately, highly hazardous pesticides are of particular concern due to the severe adverse effects they can cause to human health and the [...]

Report

A framework to assess the extent and effectiveness of community-based forestry

Published: 2019
Well-performing CBF has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the [...]

Report

Near East and North Africa regional synthesis for the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2019
This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in Near East and North Africa based on the information provided in country reports submitted to FAO as part [...]

Report

FAO’s work on climate change - United Nations Climate Change Conference 2019

Published: 2019
This publication brings together FAO’s current data on climate change and proposes actions to promote sustainable agriculture and food security, including tools and methodologies to support countries’ climate commitments and [...]

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The multi-faced role of soil in the Near East and North Africa − Policy brief, soil salinity

Published: 2019
Salinization is the most severe threat to soils in the NENA region after soil erosion. Indeed, more than 11 percent of the region’s soils are affected by various levels of [...]

Report

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2019
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity [...]

Briefs

National forest policy in United Republic of Tanzania

Published: 2019
Forests and woodlands in the United Republic of Tanzania play an important role in the economy and in nature conservation, with forests ensuring a beneficial environment for community livelihoods by [...]

Video

Tembani – A Zimbabwean Forestry Officer tackling invasive pests

Published: 2017
This video tells the story of Tembani, an inspiring young Zimbabwean forestry officer who is battling against alien invasive pests that are threatening Eucalyptus trees and woodlots around the country. [...]
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