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Environment - Conventions & agreements
Biological diversity for food and agriculture
FAO's goal is to help build a food-secure world for present and future generations, through access of all people at all times to sufficient nutritionally adequate and safe food. This requires the conservation and utilization of biological diversity, particularly biological diversity for food and agriculture, within sustainable ecosystems. FAO assists in the implementation of biodiversity-related c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0063.htm

Environment - Policy and management
The use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in addressing chronic environmentally damaging agricultural and rural development practices: Examples from Kenya and Cambodia
To support sustainable agriculture and rural development in Kenya and Cambodia, FAO carried out training for professionals with an emphasis on field situations and case studies. The application of EIA resulted in a substantial improvement in the understanding of each case and in the description of the solution to the problem in all 35 cases in Kenya and all 24 cases in Cambodia.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0016.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable agriculture and rural development in China
China's current challenge is to design agricultural commodity and environmental policies that achieve food security goals while enhancing both natural resources and human welfare. This article has been extracted from "Promotion of sustainable agriculture and rural development in China: elements for a policy framework and a National Agenda 21 Action Programme".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0009.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Water resources issues in the Arabic States Region
This article has been extracted from "Population Change-Natural Resources-Environment Linkages in the Arab States Region" (FAO, April 1996). A short country profile on Egypt illustrates many of the population-environment problems of the region, especially those arising from population pressure on natural resources.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0006.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Desertification, drought and their consequences
Desertification and drought are the subject of this article. It looks at the relationship between them, the effects of the climatic changes and the consequences at the local, national and global levels.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0005.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Use of indicators in sustainable agriculture and rural development
Sustainability indicators look at economic, social and environmental information in an integrated manner. Used effectively, they reveal conditions and trends that help in development planning and decision-making. This article suggests that the development of sustainability indicators must be closely tied to the development of national and subnational information systems for agricultural planning a... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0001.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Farm-level information in policy-making and planning for sustainable development
This paper aims to identify those factors that hinder farm-households from sustainably managing natural resources, as well as government interventions that can help to reinforce good practices.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0002.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Recent FAO activities to combat desertification
The main mechanism established within FAO to facilitate its contribution to the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) is the ad hoc interdepartmental working group (CCD IWG) created in 1993. This group comprises representatives of 15 FAO technical services which have activities with a direct link to the sustainable development of drylands. Its main activities are described in this text extrac... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0062.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
FAO report for the Third Conference of Parties of the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)
This report to the conference, held in Recife, Brazil, 16-29 November 1999, reviews FAO's past and current activities in the fight against desertification, including monitoring and normative programmes as well as field projects.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0090.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Conservation and use of biological diversity and genetic resources
The article examines various issues, including biodiversity and genetic resources, aquatic ecosystems, plant genetic resources, animal genetic resources and wildlife, tropical forests, and the role of FAO in these areas.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0007.htm

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