Investment in land and water | Land Portal

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December 2002
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FAODOCREP:fb2be271-88b3-5d2e-a58c-f2cd15fcde5d
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356
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A report of the proceedings of the October 2001 regional consultation on the above theme, the document explains the urgent need for arresting and reversing the decline in investment in land and water development in Asia-Pacific countries. Land and water investment priorities include coping with worsening land degradation, increasing productivity of the region’s large rainfed areas and modernising wasteful water delivery and irrigation systems. A Bangkok Declaration issued by the consultation expressed concern over the declining quality and availability of land and water in the region which, together with the “serious decline” in national and donor support, is a major obstacle to reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Appealing to national government leaders to show the political will and investment commitment, the declaration urges Asia-Pacific governments to involve both the public and private sector, and people’s participation in the sustainable development and use of land and water resources to bring about an “ever-green revolution”.

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Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Agriculture Group

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The vision of the FAO office in Bangkok is a food-secure Asia and the Pacific region.

Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base.

Agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific has stagnated in recent years, with a serious decline in agricultural investment, and depletion and degradation of natural resources in the face of continued population growth.

Publisher(s): 
FAO logo

The vision of the FAO office in Bangkok is a food-secure Asia and the Pacific region.

Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base.

Agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific has stagnated in recent years, with a serious decline in agricultural investment, and depletion and degradation of natural resources in the face of continued population growth.

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