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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2017
    Jordan, Western Asia

    Jordan's rangelands, the so called Badia, home of the Bedouins, are threatened through a combination of over-exploitation of the ecosystem services and a changing climate towards drier seasons and highly erratic rainfalls. In the recent decades, the once productive grazing lands transformed into sparsely vegetated and crusted desert grounds not capable of retaining the sporadic rainwater within the landscape - and consequential surface runoff inevitably accelerates soil erosion and gullying.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2018
    Jordan

    Due to recurring droughts and severe overgrazing, Jordan’s dry rangelands are exceptionally prone to degradation. Establishing both restoration and sustainable rangeland management practices are crucial to reverse the negative impacts on the ecosystem. However, a primary estimate of the native baseline’s water and sediment fluxes is essential to properly target a sustainable transition from degraded to a potentially revegetated landscape status.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2018
    Kenya, Somalia, Italy, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia

    This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Somalia. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2018
    Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, Malta, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Iraq, Iran, Djibouti, Morocco, Yemen, Turkey, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Sudan, Bahrain

    Fragility has become the reality in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Armed conflict and forced displacement are taking an enormous toll on human lives, with the region accounting for about 60 percent of the estimated global total of battle-related casualties since the turn of the millennium. Conflicts and fragility have also had negative economic impacts, with countries directly affected by conflict such as Syria and Yemen losing as much as half of their pre-war GDP.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Angola, Benin, United States of America, Indonesia, Niger, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, China, Guinea, Rwanda, Yemen, South Sudan, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil, Global

    The report “Transforming the livestock sector through the sustainable development goals” examines the sector’s interaction with each of the SDGs, as well as the potential synergies, trade-offs, and complex interlinkages involved. The publication is intended to serve as a reference framework for Member States as they move forward to realize livestock’s potentially major contribution to the Agenda 2030.

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    May, 2018
    Oman

    Oman enjoys a dynamic partnership with FAO, which was strengthened in 2012 with the opening of the FAO country<p></p>representation. Cooperation has focused on sustainable development of the food, agriculture and fisheries sectors, while<p></p>ensuring the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources. FAO’s support also focuses on the achievement of value added in<p></p>the priority areas identified by Oman.

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