The need to increase water productivity is a growing global concern as the World Commission on Water has estimated that demand for water will increase by c. 50% over the next 30 years and approximately half of the world's population will experience conditions of severe water stress by 2025. Three-quarters of African countries are expected to experience unstable water supplies, whereby small decreases in rainfall induce much larger reductions in streamflow.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006India, Australia, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000United States of America, India, Australia, Egypt
This publication reports on a study of the increase in river salinity and the implemented control programs in five major irrigated basins in the arid zone. The study is limited to salinity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Bangladesh, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Lesotho, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Uganda
Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, Mali, Germany, China, Australia, Bolivia, Iran, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, India, Chad, Lebanon, Romania, Mongolia
The Technical Guide on Pastoralism builds on a number of initiatives and studies from recent years that have shone a light on pastoral governance and land tenure: on the inherent challenges pastoralists face, the shortcomings of governments in securing pastoral tenure, and the emerging examples of success and progress from around the world. This Technical Guide provides solutions to securing pastoral governance and tenure without undermining the inherent, necessary complexity of customary arrangements.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Nigeria, United States of America, Mali, China, Australia, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Brazil, Argentina, India, Senegal, Sudan, Norway, Asia, Africa, Americas
Este informe está dirigido a revisar y resumir la información existente sobre el secuestro de carbono, con el fin de analizar como los recursos disponibles y los programas específicos se pueden implementar en las tierras áridas que constituyen las regiones con mayor degradación del suelo en el mundo.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Congo, Mozambique, Vietnam, Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Senegal, Paraguay
Este documento examina algunas de las respuestas técnicas, institucionales, políticas y financieras clave y necesarias para lograr una agricultura climáticamente inteligente que incrementa de manera sostenible la productividad, la resilencia (adaptación), reduce/elimina GEI (mitigación) y fortalece los logros de metas nacionales de desarrollo y de seguridad alimentaria.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Egypt, Bangladesh, Honduras, Afghanistan, Germany, Peru, Guatemala, Australia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, China, Cameroon, Haiti, Philippines, Lesotho, Japan, Madagascar, Uzbekistan, Italy, India, Paraguay, Brazil
This paper examines some of the key technical, institutional, policy and financial responses required to achieve climate-smart agriculture which sustainably increases productivity, resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes Greenhouse Gases (mitigation), and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals. Building on case studies from the field, the paper outlines a range of practices, approaches and tools aimed at increasing the resilience and productivity of agricultural production systems, while also reducing and removing emissions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nepal, Zambia, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Indonesia, Canada, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Mozambique, Laos, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Cambodia, Africa
This report contains the results of a study of gender and access to forest and tree resources, women and men’s use of common lands and botanical resources, and the importance of these resources for the livelihoods of people in highland Ethiopia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Iran, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Kenya, Yemen, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Sudan, Brazil, Asia, Africa, Americas
This publication reflects part of FAO's work on soil carbon sequestration within the framework of its programme on the integrated planning and management of land resources for sustainable rural development. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the scientific aspects and potential for carbon sequestration in drylands – some of the most soil-degraded and impoverished regions of the world. It is based on case studies carried out across different land-use and managaement systems in several distinctive dryland areas.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2016Australia, Global, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Peru, Sri Lanka
Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.
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