Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’ agricultural engineering compromise various eco-services that are required for sustainable agricultural development.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2015Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa
Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. And the good news is that this new report shows that while Africa remains the most severely a«ected region, the benefit of taking action across the continent outweighs the cost of implementing it: not just by a little, but by a factor of seven.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa
With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2015Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Morocco, Eswatini, Mali
Depuis plus de soixante ans, la FAO accompagne le développement du Maroc dans le secteur de l’alimentation et de<p></p>l’agriculture. Le pays a bénéficié de plus de 200 projets nationaux ainsi que de 65 projets régionaux depuis l’ouverture de la<p></p>Représentation de la FAO à Rabat en 1982.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Tanzania, Yemen, Nigeria, Nepal, Somalia, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, Sudan, Namibia, Uruguay
En 2016, el Centro para la Autonomía y el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI), junto con el equipo de Pueblos Indígenas de FAO y el apoyo técnico del equipo de Tenencia de la Tierra de FAO, implementaron un programa de desarrollo de capacidades para y con los pueblos indígenas de Mesoamérica sobre las Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional (VGGT).<p></p>El presente manual sistematiza todo el material didáctico y la experiencia recopilada durante el pro
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, El Salvador, Japan, Burundi, Peru, Mexico, Tanzania, Ecuador, Colombia, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya
Accessibility to clean and sufficient water resources for agriculture is key in feeding the steadily increasing world population in a sustainable manner. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising contribution to enhance availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while simultaneously striving to preserve the integrity and intrinsic value of the ecosystems. Implementing successful NBS for water management, however, is not an easy task since many ecosystems are already severely degraded, and exploited beyond their regenerative capacity.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Nicaragua, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Jordan, Lebanon, Norway, Spain, Australia
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security explicitly mention pastoralists as users of the Guidelines and as targets of capacity building. Despite the historical and often ongoing marginalization of pastoralists, this technical guide has been developed in response to emerging opportunities to support pastoralists and to strengthen their land and resource rights.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Algeria, United States of America, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Tonga, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Guyana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Malaysia, Belize, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda, Uruguay, Nepal, Italy, Sudan
The present study, by the Chief of the Agrarian and Water Law Section of the FAO Legislation Branch, is intended to explore in greater depth the value of legislation to the land use planning process. It is, on the one hand, an exploration of the ways in which legislation serves to provide the structural underpinnings for and connections between the technical disciplines which have long been associated with the land use planning effort.
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.
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