This paper discusses – at the sub-basin level – the regional differences and comparative advantages for agricultural development and water resources utilization in the Nile Basin. It looks at options for development, projected in the regional context, and the importance of agricultural water use for social and food security in the different parts of the basin.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Sudan, Egypt, United States of America, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Djibouti, Malawi, Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles, Mozambique, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Egypt, Bangladesh, United States of America, Zambia, Israel, Sweden, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Australia, Malawi, Mozambique, Jordan, South Africa, Lesotho, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, India, Sudan, Brazil
Water, an essential component of life supporting systems, is at the forefront of discussions on global sustainability and food security. Water also has a major role in poverty alleviation and local food security. The technology for a more effective use of the resource is known but institutional reforms needed to lead the world in a positive direction are proving difficult to establish. This study was commissioned to suscitate constructive discussion around many sensitive aspects of water policy.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Mozambique, Egypt, Vietnam, Asia, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000France, Benin, United States of America, Mozambique, Zambia, Gambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Rwanda, Mauritius, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Kenya, Africa
One of the guiding mandates within the FAO Constitution is the following: “The Organization shall promote and, where appropriate, shall recommend national and international action with respect to: … the conservation of natural resources and the adoption of improved methods of agricultural production ...”. In many African countries, in addition to low yields, food production is limited by the availability of land and water resources.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2000Laos, Bangladesh, United States of America, Sweden, Vietnam, Chile, China, Italy, Canada, India, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Asia
In its recent examination of global water scarcity (1997) the United Nations system identified water quality as one of the key concerns in Asia in the next century. This concern is based on the fact that water quality degradation is so severe in many Asian countries that it is placing serious constraints on economic growth; it continues to be a serious problem for human health and it is causing widespread negative environmental effects.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Italy
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Indonesia
Twenty million people live in or near Indonesia' s natural forests. The country's humid tropical forests are primarily in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Irian Jaya. A devastating regional economic crisis that began in mid-1997 affected Indonesia more strongly than any other country in Asia. A random sample survey of 1050 households was conducted in six outer island provinces to understand the effects of the crisis on the well-being of forest villagers and on their agricultural and forest clearing practices.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Cameroon
The rate of forest clearing by small farmers in the humid forest zone (HFZ) of Cameroon increased significantly in a period of economic crisis dating from 1986. A random sample survey of 648 households was conducted in 54 villages in the HFZ to understand the effect of the crisis and of a 1996 currency devaluation on the practices of small farmers, and the effect of these practices on forest cover change.
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.
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