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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) time-series Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) products are regularly used for vegetation monitoring missions and climate change analysis. However, satellite observation is affected by the atmospheric condition, cloud state and shadows introducing noise in the data. MODIS state flag helps in understanding pixel quality but overestimates the noise and hence its usability requires further scrutiny. This study has analyzed MODIS MOD09A1 annual data set over Sri Lanka.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Sri Lanka

    Storage of surface water is widely regarded as a form of insurance against rainfall variability. However, creation of surface storage often endanger the functions of natural ecosystems, and, in turn, ecosystem services that bene t humans. The issues of optimal size, placement and the number of reservoirs in a river basin – which maximizes sustainable bene ts from storage – remain subjects for debate. This study examines the above issues through the analysis of a range of reservoir con gurations in the Malwatu Oya river basin in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Southern Asia, Sri Lanka

    A reliable supply of water is critical for agricultural intensification and yield improvement. Technological devices that lift, transport and apply water contribute to increased yield from improved crop varieties and high input cultivation. The increasing use of motor pumps is a significant contribution to the development of small-scale irrigation.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2016
    Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
    the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
    development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to
    achieve food security and broader development goals under a
    changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives
    sustainably increase agriculture productivity, enhance resilience
    of agro-systems, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases
    (GHGs) from agriculture production, and require planning to
    address tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars:

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2002
    Qatar, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Iran, Nicaragua, Niger, Togo, Kenya

    l'eau - source de sécurité alimentaire Journée mondiale de l'alimentation: 16 octobre 2002

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Qatar, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Iran, Nicaragua, Niger, Togo, Kenya

    l'eau - source de sécurité alimentaire Journée mondiale de l'alimentation: 16 octobre 2002

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global

    Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    Republic of Korea, Honduras, Canada, Sri Lanka

    Canada has long been an active and generous resource partner, working closely with FAO in support of a wide range of shared food security and agricultural development goals. Mutual priority themes include child and maternal nutrition, land tenure and resilience building – with much of Canada’s recent cooperation with FAO having been in response to emergencies where host governments have prioritized FAO’s recovery projects. Canadian expertise and staffing resources are also an important asset for FAO.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Ethiopia, Italy, Benin, Madagascar, Sri Lanka

    As water becomes scarcer in many countries, governments increasingly have to deal with the considerable challenges of water management. Sound information on water vailability and use is key to shaping water policies that aim to provide equitable and sustainable use of increasingly scarce water resources. Accurate information on agricultural water withdrawal is particularly important to planners and decision-makers involved in water management, as agriculture represents the largest water us er in many countries, representing about 70 percent of total withdrawal worldwide.

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