Given the scarcity of land and water resources, global strategies to increase food production should focus efforts on increasing production per unit resources, i.e. the combined increase of production per unit land surface (yield expressed in kg/ha1) and the increase of production per unit water used (water productivity expressed in kg/m³).
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Kenya, Ethiopia, Netherlands
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Uganda, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, South Africa, Senegal, Togo, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Micronesia
Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are at the core of sustainable development. This is the aim of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which includes approaches to water management such as environmental flow requirements, international cooperation, capacity building and stakeholder participation.
Indicator 6.4.2 is useful for policymaking as it highlights those regions under high water stress, thereby informing countries on where they need to make efforts to improve water resource usage and promote water saving.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2018Japan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Germany, Iran, Pakistan
Afghanistan joined FAO in 1949 and has a long history of technical cooperation with the Organization. Today the<p></p>Afghanistan country programme is one of FAO’s largest in the Asia and Pacific region. Ongoing projects in the country cover<p></p>household food and livelihood security, animal health and transboundary diseases; small-scale integrated dairy schemes,<p></p>value chain development; soil mapping and national agriculture ecological zoning; and development of research policy and<p></p>strategy.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gambia, Fiji, Haiti, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger
Fact sheet on capacity development actvities of Action Against Desertification. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in support of the Great Green Wall initiative and UNCCD national action programmes to combat desertification, implemented by FAO and partners with funding of the European Union.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1999Albania, Eastern Europe, Europe
Describes (1) the processes of privatization of land management in selected transition countries and (2) the post-privatization changes in land administration institutions which are being crafted to establish land markets. It begins with the proposition that there are similar land market institutional problems which most "transition" countries are facing, due largely to common experiences in creating command economies during the past 50-80 years and the almost simultaneous decisions of these countries to move toward market political economies in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2004Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Armenia, Russia, Europe
This paper examines how, over the past 10 years, Kyrgyzstan has privatised most of its agricultural land and distributed it to individual households. These households either farm alone or join together and farm cooperatively. This research seeks to examine whether women have been adversely affected in the process of privatisation, asset ownership, or business development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Egypt, Spain, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, Australia, Eswatini, Canada, Ethiopia, Pakistan, France, Thailand, Jordan, Cyprus, Philippines, Turkey, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, India, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Austria
The IPTRID programme is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the IPTRID Secretariat as a Special Programme of FAO. The Secretariat is located in the Land and Water Development Division of FAO and draws on a worldwide network of leading centres of excellence in the field of irrigation, drainage and water resources management. IPTRID aims to support capacity development for sustainable agricultural water management to reduce poverty, enhance food security and improve livelihoods, while conserving the environment.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1997Burkina Faso, Switzerland, Chile, Zimbabwe, Austria, Costa Rica, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Italy, Tanzania, Brazil, India, Mexico, Norway
The focus of this report is on NRM activities broadly defined as those that promote sustainable agricultural production through improvements in on-farm soil and water management, such as social forestry, micro-watershed management, irrigation water management, and soil conservation.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Hungary, North Macedonia, Europe
The partnership between FAO and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has grown steadily since the country became a member of the Organization in 1993. Cooperation has spanned a wide array of country and regional initiatives in areas such as the wine sector, land tenure and management, obsolete pesticide management and climate change adaptation in rural areas. Across the spectrum, there has been a continual emphasis on national capacity building, with a more recent focus on aligning Macedonia’s agriculture and rural sectors with European Union standards.
Library ResourceMay, 2014Romania, Russia, Ukraine
Against the backdrop of economic
transition, several countries in Eastern Europe have
undertaken far-reaching programs to restructure their coal
sectors, which in the 1990s were in a state of deep crisis.
One aspect of restructuring has been the closure of
loss-making mines, which are often located in communities
where the coal industry is the dominant employer, and the
significant downsizing of the workforce. Mitigation efforts