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Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Projections Report. Agricultural Water Use Projections in the Nile Basin 2030: Comparison with the Food for Thought (F4T) Scenarios

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Synthesis Report
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Synthesis Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This report summarizes the activities and outputs of the FAO project "Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management". The purpose of this synthesis report is to pull together the current natural resource and agricultural water use information across the basin....[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Water governance

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This publication presents the results of an interactive process - Food for Thought (F4T) - in which some 25 participants from all Nile countries engaged in a joint scenario building exercise. It examines the uncertain future of the demand for agricultural produce in the Nile B...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance

Abiotic disturbances and their influence on forest health. A review
  • Abiotic disturbances and their influence on forest health. A review
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2011
  • Abiotic disturbances, disturbances caused by non living factors, are a natural and integral part of forest ecosystems that have major impacts, positive and negative. This paper reviews the current knowledge on the impacts of abiotic disturbances. Events are discussed within five categories: Meteorological: cyclones, storms (wind, snow, ice and hail, dust and sand), tornadoes, and thunderstorms and lightning; Climatological: drought, hydrological floods and flash floods, avalanches, landslides and mudslides; Geophysical: tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic erup...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Forests, Meteorology

Climate change, water and food security
  • Climate change, water and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2011
  • This report summarizes current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. The implications for local and national food security are examined; and the methods and approaches to assess climate change impacts on water and agriculture are discussed. The report emphasizes the need for a closer alignment between water and agricultural policies and makes the case for immediate implementation of 'no-regrets' strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient to future imp...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Environment, Food security, Irrigation, Mitigation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

(The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • (The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2011
  • The 2010-2011 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment and documents gender gaps in the access to a wide range of agricultural resources, including land, livestock, farm labour, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and mechanical equipment. The report presents empirical estimates of the potential gains that could be achieved by closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment. It evaluates experiences from many countries with gender and devel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas

State of the World's Forests 2011
  • State of the World's Forests 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2011
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. The 2011 issue takes a holistic approach to the multiple ways in which forests support people's livelihoods under the theme 'Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development'. To explore this theme, the report tackles three core subjects - sustainable forest industries, climate change and local livelihoods - and examines their potential to stimulate development at all level...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Community management, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

(The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010
  • (The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). January 2011
  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture presents a world review of fisheries, aquaculture (including freshwater aquaculture) and related issues. It provides trends and statistics, highlights issues debated worldwide and profiles future scenarios.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Ecosystem services, Food security, Industry, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Water policy

Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Association of Girl Guides and Guirl Scouts (WAGGGS). November 2010
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The biodiversity challenge badge, is designed to help teachers and leaders introduce environmental and sustainability issues to young people and guide t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Children, Climate change, Communication, Environment, Land management, Water management, Watersheds, Youth

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