Land & Water


Eight actions we can all take to save water
Water is vital to us all, so everyone needs to act. Every drop counts and your actions, big or small, can make a difference. Every action counts.
Healthy soils: the foundation of healthy food and a better environment
In the framework of the Global Symposium on Soils for Nutrition (GSOIL4N), held at FAO HQ on 26-29 July 2022, the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership produced the video “Healthy soils: the foundation of healthy food and a better environment”. The video aims to raise awareness on the risks associated with [...]
Rome Water Dialogue - 29.11.2022 - Morning Session
Water is one of the world´s most important resources. It is central to agriculture that accounts for 72 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, to other economic sectors and is core to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While there is increasing awareness of water importance, there is still a [...]
Community and indigenous strategies for climate change adaptation – WASAG Webinar - 29.09.2022
Climate change has become an urgent challenge for life and the Earth. Populations at disproportionately higher risk of adverse consequences with global warming of 1.5℃ and beyond include disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, some indigenous peoples, and local communities dependent on agricultural or coastal livelihoods (IPCC, 2018).  However, indigenous communities across the [...]
Sand and dust storms (SDS): A transboundary issue of growing concern
SDS are complex environmental phenomena, the result of a series of interlinked natural and anthropogenic drivers opera- ting at different scales. They have gained growing attention in the past decade due to their impacts on the environment and a range of socioeconomic sectors. SDS result in land degradation and production [...]
Groundwater - Making the invisible visible
Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that supports our lives.  Almost all the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on this resource. [...]
High Level Launch of the SOLAW 2021 Main Report
"The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)" Main Report is a comprehensive resource that highlights the worsening state of the earth’s soil, land and water resources – the roots of the global food systems – and the challenges [...]
FAO-UNCCD Technical Guide on Responsible Governance of Tenure and LDN at UNCCD COP15
The event marked the 10th year anniversary of the VGGT, the internationally accepted framework on the responsible governance of tenure negotiated and endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The technical guide outlines the practical application of the VGGT in the context of the design and implementation of [...]
WASAG Webinar: Drought
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Droughts cause deep and multi-faceted damages to ecosystems, (agro) economies and societies, particularly to vulnerable populations, namely in rural areas worldwide. The global climate crisis, fueled and exacerbated by man-made changes, and the weakening of ecological functions increases the severity of drought events. Droughts are only one in the bucket [...]
High-level launch of: The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture
“The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)” Synthesis Report comes at a time when human pressures on the systems of land, soils and fresh water are intensifying, just when they are being pushed to their productive limits. The [...]
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