Земельные и водные ресурсы


Improving the resilience of family farmers to climate change
FAO, IFAD and national governments are supporting family farmers from West and Central Africa to adapt small-scale irrigation systems to climate change to be more resilient. A survey was carried out among 691 households in 21 sites in this region, to assess how farmers are coping with climate change. Watch [...]
Interviews: More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction
It is currently estimated that by 2050 the global population will be 9 billion with most of the increase taking place in developing countries. To feed the world in 2050 and beyond, intensification of agricultural production and mobilizing 20 percent more fresh water globally is required to meet the demand. Agricultural [...]
Interview with Olcay Ünver - FAO Land and Water Division Deputy Director & Vice-Chair of UN-Water
FAO is one of 32 members of UN-Water, a mechanism which coordinates the efforts of UN entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. In August 2018, FAO Land and Water Division Deputy Director Olcay Ünver was appointed Vice-Chair of UN-Water. In this interview, he explains what he [...]
Training on Natural Resources Assessment for Syrian Experts
From 3-14 September 2018, FAO welcomed 15 Experts from Syria to be introduced to a number of FAO tools and methodologies to support sustainable natural resources management in the country. The Training was organized within the framework of the Project “Technical Cooperation for Long-Term Capacity Building for Syrian Experts - [...]
FAO on the Siwi Sofa at World Water Week 2018: WASAG: The Global Framework on Water Scarcity
How we are dealing with water scarcity in agriculture in a changing climate can be a “game changer” globally. This event is an opportunity for partners and key stakeholders of the Global Framework to measure implementation, discuss existing issues and define the next actions to be taken.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today ( 15 June 2018)  that a more pro-active approach based on the [...]
Solutions to water scarcity in Rwanda
In the prevailing context of higher climate variability with the rainy season being no longer predictable, supply of water is extremely important for the farmers.  Farmers in Rwanda do not have enough rain for their production due to drought. There is competition for water use between rural and urban area. To reduce [...]
Small - Scale Irrigation - Reducing poverty and Hunger in Rwanda
Nasho is one of the areas in Rwanda's Eastern Province where food production decreased due to drought caused by climate change.  80 percent of Rwandans depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and because of the drought many lost their jobs. Some fled to other countries. In 2015, FAO launched a project to [...]
Interview Series: World Agricultures Watch International Workshop
Interviews from the World Agricultures Watch International Workshop “Understanding Farming Diversity for Better Policy-making and Project Targeting” 19-20 December 2017, IFAD Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Interview series: Voices from the field: Gambia
In the framework of the project “Adapting small-scale irrigation to climate change in West and Central Africa”, farmers from Gambia talk about the devastating impacts of climate change on their farming activities and crops, leading to crop failure and food insecurity. 
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