Land & Water

Videos

La tenure de l’eau : Renforcer l'équité et la résilience pour ne laisser personne de côté
Garantir l'accès aux ressources naturelles tels que la terre et l'eau est fondamental pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire locale et nationale, en particulier dans des conditions de pénurie d'eau, de changement climatique et de concurrence accrue. L'eau est une ressource vitale pour les moyens de subsistance des populations. Il est [...]
The use of WaPOR data to monitor agricultural production in near real time
This video is a walkthrough that shows how WaPOR data can be accessed in the FAO Hand in Hand platform and used in near-real time to take the pulse of the current growing season by comparing metrics such as biomass production between years. The case study explored here is that [...]
Global Agro-Ecological Zones Version 4
This video presents the new version of the Global Agro-Ecological Zones platform (GAEZ v4) developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). This platform which provides the agronomic backbone for various applications including the quantification [...]
Water tenure: Building equity and resilience to leave no one behind
Also available in French, Tamil and Sinhala. Providing access to land and water resources is fundamental to ensure local and national food security, especially in conditions of water scarcity, climate change and increased competition. Water is a vital resource for people’s livelihoods. It is important to manage it efficiently and equitably. [...]
6 actions to keep soil alive
Soil organisms are essential for food security, climate change and the environment. An agenda for action on soil biodiversity is needed to protect, strengthen monitoring, and prevent further biodiversity loss.
World Water Day 2021 Celebration: Valuing water
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. The theme of World Water Day 2021 was valuing water. 
State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) : Overcoming Water Challenges in Agriculture
The 2020 edition of FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) focuses on water challenges in agriculture. Water shortages and scarcity jeopardize the environment that is necessary to enable and ensure access to food for the world’s most vulnerable.
World Water Day 2021: What does water mean to you?
World Water Day 2021 celebrates the different ways water benefits our lives, and explores how we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. This animation looks at how water means different things to different people. Their home and family life, their livelihood, their cultural practices, their wellbeing [...]
Keep soil alive
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The animation gives a brief introduction on the main drivers, the key functions and challenges of soil biodiversity loss, indicating possible ways to enhance soil biodiversity as a nature-based solution.
SMART Irrigation - SMART WASH to respond to pandemics
Agriculture has been the engine of overall economic growth in developing countries, whereby agriculture significantly contributes to national GDPs, rural employment levels, household food security and trade balance. The crisis generated by the spreading of Covid-19, however, is already affecting food systems under different dimensions and threatens the gains so [...]
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