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.
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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
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
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Italy
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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, 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.
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