The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing. A United Nations report on the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services revealed that three-quarters of the earth’s land-based environment has been significantly altered by human actions.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2019Africa, Kenya, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States of America, Asia, Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom
This publication provides an overview of the theory and practice of urban innovation together with perspectives, trends and international experiences in this area. The publication seeks to stimulate debate and creative thinking around different approaches to dealing with every day urban challenges by presenting a collection of potetnially replicable local and international case studies.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand
This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, United States of America, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Samoa, Jordan, Indonesia, Botswana, Iran, Malawi, Niger, Lebanon
This brochure presents FAO’s work on mainstreaming biodiversity as a cross-cutting theme in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. It provides examples of on-the-ground activities and highlights relevant international mechanisms. It shows how biodiversity and ecosystems benefit people in countless ways by providing food, clean water, shelter and raw materials for our basic needs. Agriculture is a major user of biodiversity but also has the potential to contribute to the protection of biodiversity.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Malawi, Italy, Eswatini, Switzerland
This document details the activities that were undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and cooperating agencies (the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa (DAFF), the Africa Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)) leading to the production of a Regional Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsequent adoption by SADC and incorporation into SADC programmes.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2019South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, United States of America
The five articles in these newsletter are a good reflection of what FAO does on a day to day basis in Lesotho. Our work spans from high policy and strategic level engagements to downstream initiatives with rural communities. The human interest stories shared in these articles show the importance of healthy natural resource base in improving and sustaining the livelihoods of the rural poor.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Denmark, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Yemen, Turkey, Spain, Burundi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Sudan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
This study analyses Egypt’s agricultural sector and its performance over time, identifies constraints to increasing production and exports, and examines the key role of trade in inclusive agriculture development. After a review of current trends in the agricultural sector and trade policies, the study elaborates on the main pillars of Egypt’s current agricultural development strategy and the factors inhibiting growth of agricultural production and trade.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018North Macedonia, United States of America, Sweden, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Ghana, Pakistan, Netherlands, Georgia, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Finland, New Zealand, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Russia, Armenia
This guide is about making the recording or registration of tenure rights more relevant to people who hold those tenure rights, and particularly to people who are currently poorly served by systems to record or register tenure rights. It provides practical advice on ways to improve the recording of tenure rights, including by addressing barriers that prevent people from using recording systems.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsNovember, 2018Mauritania, Guinea, Mali, Canada, Senegal
Building on the economic/hydrological/hydraulic data collected on the field, a hydro-economic model of the Senegal River Basin was formulated and thus a water management plan for the optimal sharing of available resources was elaborated and illustrated in the present product.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Angola, Yemen, Burundi, Nigeria, United States of America, Argentina, Zambia, Gambia, Uganda, Mali, Somalia, Tanzania, Australia, Netherlands, Congo, Senegal, South Sudan, Chad, Republic of Korea, Niger, Malawi
Report, prepared by FAO and the OECD with inputs from IFPRI, IFAD, the World Bank and WTO, submitted to the G20 Presidency of the Republic of Argentina in response to the Presidency’s request for information on future trends and challenges faced by global agriculture, with a special focus on the role of soils in promoting food security and the measures that could be undertaken to facilitate sustainable soil management.