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23/11/2021
The FAO Land and Water Division is pleased to invite you to the launch of "The state of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture: Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)", which will take place during the Land and Water Days from 8 to 9 December 2021.  During...
22/11/2021
Food system transformation is required to achieve SDG 2 (end hunger and all forms of malnutrition) and 6 (clean water and sanitation for all). While traditionally siloed in academic and policy arenas, food and water are inextricably linked. Water creates an enabling environment for optimal nutrition and is an essential...
21/11/2021
The FAO Water Report No 47 “The AquaCrop model: enhancing crop water productivity. Ten years of development, dissemination and implementation 2009-2019” presents the State-of-the-art of the development, improvement, training, and application of AquaCrop, the FAO crop-water productivity model, 10 years after its official launch.  Over the years, AcquaCrop has evolved over...
12/11/2021
Good nutrition requires reliable access to safe soil and water for both food production and preparation as well as optimal sanitation and hygiene practices. Yet about one-third of the world’s population currently lives in water-stressed environments. Further, land degradation, water scarcity, flooding and less predictable rainfall patterns due to climate...
22/10/2021
On the road to Glasgow COP26, FAO Land and Water Division, as coordinator of the UN-Water Expert Group on Water Scarcity, is now releasing a new Brief on Water Use Efficiency (WUE) to advance climate goals through water-energy nexus lens, across all sectors, to ensure sustainable use of freshwater in...
26/09/2021
Policy makers and stakeholders from 17 sub-Saharan African countries came together on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, to discuss the responsible governance of tenure as a vehicle to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), combat drought and desertification. This webinar was the first of a capacity building process organized by the Food...
24/09/2021
From 22nd to 30th September 2021, FAO will hold webinars in different languages to present the latest progress and acceleration needs to meet SDG target 6.4. Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are at the very core of sustainable development. This is the aim of...
23/09/2021
To mark the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), a group of 31 water experts call on for water resilience to be brought to the forefront of building resilient and sustainable food systems that can provision communities, economies and ecosystems into a rapidly changing world. This statement was endorsed by...
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