The World Banana Forum (WBF) publication developed a methodological guide to reduce water and carbon footprints in banana plantations worldwide. Members of the Working Group (WG) on Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact acknowledged the contribution of banana production in the total global GHG emissions and the consumption of freshwater in the economic activity, both stressed in the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), having the agricultural sector a high mitigation potential.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Germany, Dominica, France, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Chile, Guatemala, Montenegro, Cameroon, Belize, Colombia, Ghana, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Brazil, Africa
This brochure highlights the objectives and key information of the FAO project entitled “One million cisterns for the Sahel”. It aims to illustrate the project activities’ expected positive impacts in terms of food security, agricultural activities and nutrition among beneficiairies. The objective is to inform FAO partners and donors on this innovative initiative aiming to introduce rainwater harvesting and storage systems at the community level. <p></p>
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Belgium, Chile, Albania, Denmark, Italy, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Cuba, New Zealand, China, Colombia, Brazil, Austria
This publication provides the text of general conventions, declarations, resolutions and decisions adopted by international organizations, international NGOs and international and arbitral tribunals on international rivers, lakes, relevant basins and underground aquifers. It provides easy access to a vast body of sources of international water law.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Kenya, Morocco, United States of America, Mauritania, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Chile, Peru, Namibia, Tanzania, Ecuador, Liberia, China, India, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Brazil
Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered from a massive food shortage. To mitigate the impact of agricultural drought, it is of high importance to dispose of timely and reliable information of the condition of food crops and grassland areas in all regions and countries in the world.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksApril, 2018Mozambique, Philippines, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Ghana, India, Republic of Korea, Colombia, Brazil, Cuba, Asia
This study draws on some case studies of land reforms in different South Asian countries. These reforms came on the national and international agenda in a major way in the post- World-War II period and were led by the transition theory, requiring agriculture to provide both surplus and labor for the growth of a modern industrial economy and leading to focus on efficiency in agricultural production (which would release resources -capital and labor- for investment in the modern industrial sector), rather than on distribution.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Zambia, Israel, Malaysia, Spain, Chile, Germany, China, Fiji, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Iran, Singapore, India, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Brazil
Aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, most FAO members have highlighted the limitations and constraints faced in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve AqGR as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used and the suitable indicators of the status of those resources.
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 & BooksJuly, 2018Peru, Italy, Ecuador, Bolivia, Suriname, Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, Brazil
This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Guyana. 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 ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Dominica, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Belgium, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Spain, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, Zambia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Senegal, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland
From the outset, the development of agriculture has been strongly associated with women’s endeavour. In fact, women’s contribution to agriculture goes back to the origins of farming and the domestication of animals when the first human settlements were established more than 6 000 years ago. Over the years, the division of responsibilities and labour within households and communities tended to place farming and nutrition-related tasks under women’s domain. Nowadays, in many societies women continue to be mainly responsible for family food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2019Algeria, Indonesia, Costa Rica, United States of America, Rwanda, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Tanzania, Norway, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia, Lebanon, China, Brazil, Canada
Public policy makers from developed and developing countries, at all levels (national, regional, local), have the opportunity to take leadership as FLR financing champions. Even without controlling private capital, they can support resource mobilization in a number of ways This publication shares the experiences of some initiatives from around the world which public policy makers can learn from and adapt.
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