As water becomes scarcer in many countries, governments increasingly have to deal with the considerable challenges of water management. Sound information on water vailability and use is key to shaping water policies that aim to provide equitable and sustainable use of increasingly scarce water resources. Accurate information on agricultural water withdrawal is particularly important to planners and decision-makers involved in water management, as agriculture represents the largest water us er in many countries, representing about 70 percent of total withdrawal worldwide.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Ethiopia, Italy, Benin, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Algeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Mauritius, Namibia, Malawi, Niger, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Cameroon, Botswana, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Burundi, Guinea, Mozambique, Morocco, Italy
The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries and providing systematic, upto-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 53 countries of Africa, and it analyses the changes that have occurred in the ten years since the first survey. Following the AQUASTAT methodology, the survey relied as much as possible on country-based statistics and information.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Niger, Liberia, Portugal, Lesotho, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Chad, Gabon, Zambia, Gambia, Burundi, Seychelles, Kenya, Togo, India
Este estudio es una contribución más en la tarea de realizar un inventario mundial de experiencias nacionales en el campo de la legislación y administración de aguas. Dado su interés en fomentar la producción agrícola, que requiere un mayor uso consultivo del recurso agua, la FAO se ha ocupado siempre de los aspectos institucionales y jurídicos de la gestión del recurso agua.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Madagascar, Mauritius, Italy
This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Mauritius. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Angola, Fiji, North Macedonia, Benin, El Salvador, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Djibouti, Australia, Bolivia, Austria, Congo, Venezuela, Guinea, Malawi, Costa Rica, Mozambique, Liberia, Uganda, Madagascar, Senegal, Paraguay
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1997Senegal, Gambia, Chad, Niger, Madagascar, Italy
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Bangladesh, Switzerland, United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Peru, Colombia, Thailand, Mozambique, Japan, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Brazil, Asia
A potent argument for bioenergy development lies in the ability of the sector to unlock agricultural potential by bringing in much needed investments to raise agricultural productivity to spur food security and poverty reduction. This document presents the BEFS Analytical Framework (AF) developed to test this argument. Agriculture lies at the heart of the BEFS AF and allows governments to consider viable pro-poor strategies for bioenergy development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Bangladesh, Nigeria, United States of America, Chile, Germany, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, Niger, Colombia, Thailand, Philippines, Turkey, Japan, Madagascar, Italy, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Mexico
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2008Burkina Faso, United States of America, Zambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Germany, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Netherlands, Senegal, Africa
As this book shows, farmer field schools have proven to be a very useful approach for helping African farmers to improve how they manage their land and water. Numerous projects throughout Africa have shown that they result in improved soils, better yields and higher incomes for farmers. The document summarizes some of these experiences, points out successes, and – equally important – shows constraints and gaps that need to be addressed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Togo, Mali, Zimbabwe, Congo, Malawi, Italy, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Morocco, Lesotho, Madagascar, Cameroon, Tanzania, Botswana, Gambia, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Africa
The FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: Africa Food and Agriculture, disseminates statistical information that will help all stakeholders to access, easily and quickly, a set of statistics on food and agriculture related to the current themes and domains of interest in the region. The document provides users in Africa and abroad with statistics and reliable indicators on food and agriculture that can be used for policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation.
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