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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus. A New Approach in Support of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Published: 2014
If a decision is made at the national level to increase the share of bioenergy, what implications does this have for water, land and energy? How do electricity subsidies contribute to [...]

Report

State of the World’s Forests 2014. Enhancing the Socioeconomic Benefits from Forests

Published: 2014
The 2014 edition of the State of the World’s Forests report (also known as SOFO) has been released by FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This coincides with [...]

Guideline

Building a Common Vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. Principles and Approaches

Published: 2014
Over the coming 35 years, agriculture will face an unprecedented confluence of pressures, including a 30 percent increase in the global population, intensifying competition for increasingly scarce land, water and [...]

Guideline

Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

Published: 2013
This comprehensive sourcebook on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, consists of eighteen modules covering every aspect of planning and implementing CSA policies and projects.  Aimed primarily [...]

Policy Brief

Policy Instruments to Promote Good Practices in Bioenergy Feedstock Production

Published: 2012
Building on FAO’s work on good practices in agriculture and forestry, the Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project has compiled a set of good environmental practices that [...]

Guideline

Incorporating Climate Change Considerations into Agricultural Investment Programmes. A Guidance Document

Published: 2012
This best practices guidance document is intended to help development professionals  and government officials who are involved in agricultural and rural development investment operations to mainstream climate change considerations in [...]

Issue Paper

Developing a Climate-Smart Agriculture Strategy at the Country Level: Lessons from Recent Experience

Published: 2012
Since the Global Conference on Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture held at the Hague in 2010, the concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has gained increasing attention at international and national levels, [...]

Brochure

Doing More with Less. Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Published: 2012
Increasing agricultural productivity and supporting people to make the most of natural and other resources through sustainable forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, crop and livestock practices. Given that the global population is expected to [...]

Report

Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2011
The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the FAO Council at its 143rd Session in 2011. It updates the Global [...]

Report

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing Systems at Risk

Published: 2011
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 [...]