The Karkheh River Basin is the third largest basin in Iran after Karoon and Dez, and occupies a strategic position on the western boundary of the country. The basin has seen remarkable ancient feats of engineering, and has a long history of wheat and barley production, complemented by horticulture. With the growth of the modern nation-state of Iran, water development has progressed steadily in tandem with rising populations and urbanization.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Iran
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2001Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, China, Australia, Canada, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, New Zealand, Jordan, Morocco, Japan, Turkey, Tunisia, India, Russia, Romania, Brazil
Five years after the World Food Summit, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century, The State of Food and Agriculture reflects on some of the main challenges faced in eliminating world hunger and poverty. The task may be daunting, but so are the numbers of hungry and undernourished people whose fate is dependent on decisive and accelerated action. I am convinced that, with a renewed commitment and determined, concerted effort, the goal of the World Food Summit can be met.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Mauritania, Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Global
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and several development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, academic and research institutions, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
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