How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, China, Uzbekistan, India, Chad, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
Across vast areas of the world, human activity has degraded once fertile and productive land. Deforestation, overgrazing, continuous farming and poor irrigation practices have affected almost 2 billion hectares worldwide, threatening the health and livelihoods of over one billion people. In this edition of New Agriculturist, a collection of articles explores some of the approaches and policies that can help to successfully rehabilitate degraded land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2016Serbia, Egypt, Afghanistan, United States of America, Kenya, Mauritania, Croatia, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Tajikistan, Spain, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Italy, Tunisia, Chad, Mexico
As World leaders forged two new big deals in late 2015 – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Change Agreements – over 200 experts and technical officers working in fields related to land and water management, participated in the 3rd Land and Water Days held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, from 10 to 12 November 2015.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Peru, Guatemala, Indonesia, Norway, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Guyana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nepal, Laos, Japan, Vietnam, Madagascar, Cameroon, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Asia, Americas, Africa
<p>The information in the document corresponds to the situation in October 2014, for the most recent overview of UNFCCC FREL/FRL submissions please consult <a href="http://redd.unfccc.int/fact-sheets/forest-reference-emission-levels.html">this link.</a> </p> This document provides examples of emerging approaches to FREL/FRL development adopted in different contexts, including for demonstration activities by countries seeking to take actions to reduce GHG emissions or enhance forest
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015Switzerland, Germany, Peru, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Congo, Guyana, Colombia, Nepal, Mexico, Malaysia, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Vietnam, Brazil
The aim of this document is to help countries seeking to develop a REDD+ Forest Reference Emission Level and/or Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) under the UNFCCC. The document provides a structural overview of UNFCCC requirements for FREL/FRL construction, summarizing UNFCCC guidance and translating it into elements needed for FREL/FRL construction. A description of possible advantages and risks associated with different options for each of these elements is added to provide some practical considerations to FREL/FRL construction.
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