Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Chile, Germany, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand
This publication contains the papers presented at the Expert Consultation on Issues in Water Law Reform, convened by FAO in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 3 to 5 June 1997. The Expert Consultation was the first activity under, and served as a launch for, the FAO-funded and -executed project of technical assistance to the Republic of South Africa, TCP/SAF/6711 "Review of water legislation". It was arranged and timed so as to provide a comparative water law and administration input to the drafting of a National Water Bill, then underway.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Nepal, Bulgaria, Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Albania, Germany, Peru, Italy, El Salvador, Armenia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Tunisia, India, Bolivia, Pakistan, Romania
A robust regulatory framework for the corporate governance of water user's organizations is a fundamental ingredient of irrigation management transfer policies. The present publication offers a comparative analysis of the contemporary legislation of a wide variety of countries, providing the needed regulatory framework for water user's organizations to function and grow.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Chile, Uzbekistan, Italy, Australia, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Iraq, India, Pakistan, China, Brazil
This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of FAO staff and consultants in the framework of the project `Coping with water scarcity: the role of agriculture?, and has been discussed at an Expert Consultation meeting organized in FAO, Rome in December 2009 on the same subject. It was subsequently edited and revised, taking account of discussions in the Expert Consultation and materia ls presented to the meeting.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Nepal, France, Yemen, Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, Germany, China, Italy, Australia, Malta, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand
En pocas palabras, la escasez de agua tiene lugar cuando la demanda supera el suministro de agua dulce en un área determinada. Escasez de agua = un exceso de demanda de agua para el suministro disponible Esta situación aparece como consecuencia de una elevada demanda agregada por parte de todos los sectores que consumen agua respecto al suministro disponible, bajo las condiciones de infraestructuras y las disposiciones institucionales existentes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Kenya, Bangladesh, Germany, China, Italy, Senegal, India, Yemen, Chad, Sri Lanka, Niger, Ethiopia, Thailand
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 ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Bangladesh, United States of America, China, Australia, Canada, Senegal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Chad, New Zealand, Yemen, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, India, Russia, Sudan, Romania, Saudi Arabia
This edition of The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture presents objective and comprehensive information and analyses on the current state, trends and challenges facing two of the most important agricultural production factors: land and water.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 1999France, Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Austria, Niger, Kenya, United States of America, Philippines, Oman, Italy, Netherlands, India, Mexico
The sustainable management and use of groundwater resources as a source of drinking water supplies, for irrigation, and for other consumptive uses, as well as a supplementary source of surface river flows and of wetlands and wildlife habitats, calls for increasing attention to two major and interdependent sources of concern, namely, depletion and pollution.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1981Greece, Belgium, Iraq, Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Ghana, Iran, Iceland, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cyprus, Hungary, Haiti, Italy, Brunei Darussalam, Ecuador, Cuba, India, Brazil, Canada, Africa
This course teaches the farmer about the water cycle. It covers rainfall, ground water, the water table, surface water, evaporation, and transpiration. It also delivers information on wells and springs, swamps, ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. It explains how water is necessary for life.
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