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Nature-Based Solutions for agricultural water management and food security
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
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. Furthermor...
Agricultural Transformation Centres in Africa - Practical guidance to promote inclusive agro-industrial development
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
Over the next ten years, the African rural space will be the theatre of profound changes as the activities envisaged for agricultural transformation are drastically scaled up. Increased food demand and changing consumption habits driven by demographic factors, such as population growth and urbanization, are already leading to a rapid increase of net food imports, opening a huge opportunity for the agribusiness sector of many African countries. Against this backdrop and in line with its mission to spur sustainable economic development and social progress, the Afr...
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenc...
The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018 provides a comprehensive overview of regional and subregional trends in Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries. Bringing together data and indicators submitted by contracting and cooperating non-contracting parties to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) on stock status, national catches, fleet and socio-economic aspects, this report aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date information to a wide audience and support decision-making in fisheries. It begins with an analysis of the current compos...
World Food and Agriculture - Statistical Pocketbook 2018
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This pocketbook presents, at a glance, selected key indicators on agriculture and food security, and is meant to serve as an easy-to- access and quick reference for all stakeholders and partners involved in policy formulation or decision making processes. The indicators are presented in two sections, one thematic and one country-specific; they are organized along four main themes: 1) The setting, which measures the state of the agricultural resource base by assessing the supply of land, labour, capital and inputs; 2) Hunger dimensions, to gauge the&#...
Water stress and human migration: a global, georeferenced review of empirical research
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This report assesses and maps 184 peer-reviewed, empirical research articles selected for their focus on linkages between water stress and human migration. First and most importantly, this literature asserts that migration is an extremely common social process and is normal in almost every society on earth. Moreover, environment- influenced migration is rarely (if ever) a resource threat to the regions to which people move. The literature does, however, observe that negative social outcomes can result from narratives that stigmatize migrants and/or cast migrants as&#...
Les produits forestiers non-ligneux - De la restauration des terres à la génération de revenus
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in French language
Aquaculture development. 9. Development of aquatic genetic resources: A framework of essential criteria
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in French; English language
Aquatic genetic resources play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as to sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, FAO Members have highlighted the limitations and constraints that they face in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve such resources as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used. The main issues are limited information, inadequate national capacities and expertise, and inadequate legislation and policy frameworks. In recognition of these needs, this framework&#...
Pesticide residues in food 2018 - Report 2018 - Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This meeting, held in Berlin, Germany, on 18-27 September 2018, reviewed pesticide use patterns and good agricultural practices, data on the chemistry and composition of the pesticides, and methods of analysis for pesticide residues and recommended maximum residue levels. The report also contains information on acceptable daily intakes and acute reference doses of pesticides for humans, and general principles for the evaluation of pesticides. The recommendations of the joint FAO and WHO meeting, including further research and information, are proposed for use by Mem...
Non-timber forest products: from restoration to income generation
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The Action Against Desertification project supports Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. The project promotes community-based restoration approaches along value chains - from the seed to the market - for several economically significant non-timber forest products. Some of these products are particularly important because they can be produced across most of the core area of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative. This publication presents an overview...