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Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2011
  • Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This AQUASTAT report presents the most recent information available on water resources and their use in the 22 countries of the Southern and Eastern Asia region, and analyses the changes that have occurred since the first AQUASTAT survey in 1999. It gives a more detailed description of four transboundary river basins in the region, highlighting the different levels of cooperation and the agreements between countries located in the same river basin: the Ganges¿Brahmaputra¿Meghna basin, the Indus basin, the Mekong basin and the Salween basin.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Dams, Disease, Environment, Food security, Health, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water quality, Watersheds

Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH), and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Based on an Africa-wide survey and on case studies prepared by national experts, the report reviews the current state of UPH in countries across the continent, from Algeria to Zambia, and in cities from Nairobi to Dakar. It presents major findings, detailed profiles of urban and peri-urban horticulture in 22 countries and recommendations for the development of market gardens to serve Africa's rapidly growing urban p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Livelihoods, Markets, Public policy, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater

Early Warning Systems. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions
  • Early Warning Systems. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This report presents a state of the art assessment of existing monitoring/early warning systems (EWS) organized according to type of environmental threats, including among others hydro-meteorological hazards (desertification, droughts, floods, impacts of climate variability, severe weather, storms, and tropical cyclones), epidemics and food insecurity. It identifies current gaps and needs with the goal of laying out guidelines for developing a global multi-hazard early warning system. Chapter 1 introduces the basic concepts of early warning systems; Chapter 2...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Desertification, Disaster prevention, Drought, Environment, Floods, Food security, Meteorology, Monitoring, Risk management, Water quality

Crop yield response to water
  • Crop yield response to water
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This publication will provide the practitioner with strengthened skills to: assess the effect of water shortages on crop production; investigate the impact of climate change on crop yield; compare the results of several water allocations plans; optimize irrigation scheduling (either full, deficit or supplementary); and enhance management strategies for increased water productivity and water savings.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Food security, Irrigation, Practices and habits , Sustainable development, Technology, Water allocation, Water management, Water saving

Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to increasing concerns over global freshwater scarcity. The document offers views on the conceptual framework on which FAO's water scarcity programme should be based, propos...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Agriculture, Auditing, Food security, Virtual water, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

(The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012
  • (The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). July 2012
  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012 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, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Food security, Gender, Recreation

Status Report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management 2012
  • Status Report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management 2012
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-Water. June 2012
  • Based on a global survey assessing the progress and outcomes of the application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources, this UN-Water report includes lessons learned and recommendations, as well as focus areas for action. The report also provides guidance for establishing a regular international monitoring and reporting framework to promote sustainable development and management of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Perceptions, Sustainable development, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • Summary of Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favourable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. The water issue is addressed all along the report. Water management and irrigation are analysed in Chapter 2 while Chapter 3 addresses persistent challenges and emerging threats to food security, including soil and water-related environmental challenges.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

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