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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Jordan
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Jordan, 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.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2018Jordan
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Jordan
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon
The NENA region already exposed to chronic shortage of water will face in the coming decades a severe intensification of water scarcity due to several drivers, including demographic growth and its related food demands, urbanization, energy demand and overall socio-economic development. Furthermore, NENA is experiencing more frequent, intense extreme events (in particular droughts) as a consequence of climate change.
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 ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2011Jordan, Western Asia
With annual renewable water resources of less than 150 m3 per capita, Jordan is one of the most water scarce countries of the world. The demand for freshwater resources has been on the increase in the urban sector due to the economic development and population growth. The limited amount of water available for agriculture necessitates the use of non-conventional water resources, such as gray water, as an alternate option.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013North Macedonia, United States of America, Germany, China, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Italy, Finland, Colombia, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Barbados, Mexico, Moldova, Armenia, Brazil, Montenegro, Norway
This review of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation planning in the agriculture sector provides national policy makers and others in the agriculture sector with an overview of national mitigation planning processes to aid them in identifying the relevance of these processes for promoting agricultural development. It also gives policy makers and advisors involved in low-emission development planning processes an overview of mitigation planning in the agriculture sector and highlights the relevance of agriculture to national mitigation plans and actions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Angola, Algeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Niger, Liechtenstein, Somalia, Namibia, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Ghana, Pakistan, Cape Verde, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Vietnam, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Tanzania, Portugal, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Slovenia, Burkina Faso, Slovakia, Mauritania, Croatia, Chile, China, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Djibouti, Guinea, Finland, Uruguay, Thailand, Seychelles, Nepal, Laos, Yemen, Philippines, South Africa, Kiribati, Uganda, Syrian Arab Republic, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Niue, Dominica, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Togo, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Malawi, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Morocco, Lesotho, Tokelau, Turkmenistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands, Iraq, Chad, Georgia, Montenegro, Mongolia, Marshall Islands, Belize, Afghanistan, Burundi, Belarus, Grenada, Greece, Andorra, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Haiti, Mexico, Saint Lucia, India, Latvia, Bhutan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Malaysia, Norway, Czech Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Fiji, Honduras, Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Israel, San Marino, Peru, Indonesia, Vanuatu, North Macedonia, Suriname, Congo, Iceland, Cook Islands, Comoros, Colombia, Botswana, Nauru, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Madagascar, Ecuador, Senegal, Maldives, Serbia, France, Lithuania, Mozambique, Zambia, Samoa, Holy See, Guatemala, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Austria, Venezuela, Iran, Palau, Kenya, Turkey, Albania, Oman, Tuvalu, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Tunisia, Russia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Qatar, Sweden, Ukraine, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Tonga, Ivory Coast, Republic of Korea, Guyana, Switzerland, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Central African Republic, Poland, Kuwait, Gambia, Eritrea, Gabon, Estonia, Spain, Faroe Islands, El Salvador, Mali, Ireland, Malta, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Panama, Bahamas, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Monaco, Italy, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Sudan, Bahrain, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Cuba, Americas, Northern America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Global, Oceania
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.