Земельные и водные ресурсы


The importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them
Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.
Soils: Our ally against climate change
A look at how our Soils help to combat climate change in their role of sequestering CO2, and how our collective habits can damage this benefit with potentially devastating consequences.
Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition
Learn more on how our soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production and how to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil by adopting sustainable soil management practices.
Gender and land in the Western Balkans - Short version
This FAO-World Bank film addresses the challenges to increasing female land ownership in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Although sound legal frameworks protecting women’s rights to own property are in place throughout the region, longstanding customs and traditions continue to favor male property ownership. [...]
Countries adopt global guidelines on land tenure at FAO
In a landmark decision, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines aimed at helping governments safeguard the rights of people to own or access land, forests, and fisheries.The new Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the [...]
When the Rain Fails
Chronic water shortages have plagued the people of Niger and contributed to food crises, extreme poverty, high infant mortality and child undernourishment. Vulnerable families are now growing food year-round with small-scale irrigation and land provided by EU-funded FAO project.
Water source of Food security
More crop per drop: that is the challenge faced by the planet as water resources dwindle and the number of mouths to feed grows. In this feature, produced for World Food Day 2002, water problems and water solutions are related by the very farmers who are now reaping the benefits [...]
Water for Kyrgyzstan
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The winter snows of Central Asia store great volumes of water in the region's mountains. In spring and summer, the snows melt, swelling rivers and irrigation canals and creating a paradise for agriculture. This is the story of how Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia has started to rebuild and modernize their irrigated [...]
Access to Water and Land - Dimitra Clubs in Niger
This six-minute video shows how the FAO Dimitra Clubs in Niger have been crucial to ensure women’s access to land and water, while contributing to nutrition, food security and gender equality, thereby reducing rural poverty. The transformative approach of the Dimitra Clubs induces behavioral changes in various aspects of daily [...]
Sustainable soil management: A major step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030. Of the 17 goals, four contain targets specifically related to Soils. This animation looks at some of the challenges we face in each of these goals and presents some of the methods we can use [...]
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