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, 2018Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, United States of America, Japan, Philippines, Iran, Nepal
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Afghanistan, Sudan
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2003Armenia, Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia
The year 2002 marked ICARDA's 25th anniversary, and coincided with several honors and awards for the center's excellence in research. Research on developing high-yielding kabuli chickpea varieties that thrive in cool, wet winter conditions earned the 2002 King Baudouin Award of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), jointly with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), which focuses on desi chickpea.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2019Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia
ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.
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 ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2013Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Eswatini, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Africa, Middle Africa
To ensure a food-secure future, farming must become climate resilient. Around the world, governments and communities are adopting innovations that are improving the lives of millions while reducing agriculture’s climate footprint. These successful examples show the many ways climate-smart agriculture can take shape, and should serve as inspiration for future policies and investments.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2002Egypt, Iran, Thailand, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Libya, Turkey, Oman, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, Tunisia, Sudan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon
This document contains the proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Land Resources Information Systems (LRIS) in the Near East, held in Cairo from 3 to 7 September 2001. The meeting was organized by FAO Land and Water Development Division (AGL) and the Near East Regional Office, in collaboration with Egypt's Executive Authority for Land Improvement Projects (EALIP).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007France, United States of America, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Morocco, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Vietnam
The performance of many canal irrigation delivery systems is unsatisfactory in terms of: (i) water resources management; (ii) service to irrigated agriculture; and (iii) costeffectiveness of infrastructure management. In recent years, participatory approaches and management transfer reforms have been promoted as part of the solution for more cost-effective and sustainable irrigation services. Large agency-managed systems have been turned over partially or completely to various types of management bodies. However, the results have usually been disappointing.
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