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Water and Food Security Reader
  • Water and Food Security Reader
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). March 2012
  • Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and food security. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Ecosystems, Food security, Gender, Human rights, Land degradation, Poverty, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Health, Legal aspects, Risk management, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • Executive summary of The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • This report examines the kinds of production responses needed to meet demand. It also assesses the potential of the world's land and water resources to support these desired increases in output and productivity. Risks and tradeoffs are examined, and options reviewed for managing these without harm to the resource base. Chapter 1 analyses the current status of land and water resources together with trends. It assesses the biophysical and technical aspects of the resources and their use, and presents projections for the year 2050. Chapter 2 reviews current inst...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • Feeding the world's poor is one of the most pressing challenges of the present day, as human populations grow and put increasing strain on natural resources. This report expands the 2009 State of Food and Agriculture (FAO 2009) and tells the story of livestock and food security from three perspectives. The first section of the report presents a global overview, examining the role that livestock play in various dimensions of food security. It describes the place of livestock products in human nutrition, the contribution of livestock to the world food supply an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Livestock, Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • In the lead-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) to be held in June 2012, this paper presents a comparative analysis of how issues related to water have been represented in significant UN Declarations related to water and environment over the past forty years. The aim is to analyze the discourse of water by assessing instances in which certain keywords attain more or less depth of meaning and to examine how this is achieved. To make this comparison, the paper undertakes both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Desertification, Food security, Gender, Health, Legal aspects, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation, Technology, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response
  • Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response
  • United Nations Environment Management Group (UNEMG). October 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the drylands issue on the global agenda and its relation to other issues, including climate change, food security and human settlements. The report illustrates the many ways in which the UN system is identifying opportunities to mainstream the drylands agenda into the policy-making process. It sets out a common vision and agenda for UN-wide action on dryland management and its role in addressing climate change and food security through a positive development and investment approach. The report is aimed at a number of a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Development cooperation, Drylands, Ecosystem services, Food security, Livelihoods

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Agriculture in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Agriculture in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Markets, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Vulnerable groups, Water governance, Water management

An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security. Synthesis Report
  • An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security. Synthesis Report
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • This publication looks at how an ecosystem services approach to the management of water and other natural resources, and the policies that affect that management, can create more stable and sustainable food production and enhanced food security. It brings together the best thinking available from a number of fields to tease out the interconnections between ecosystems, water and food; suggests a way forward; and identifies specific ecosystem-based opportunities to increase food production in ways that make optimal use of water resources, protect the resource b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Food security

Desertification: A Visual Synthesis
  • Desertification: A Visual Synthesis
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). July 2011
  • This book is intended as a basic information kit that tells "the story" of desertification, land degradation and drought at the global scale, together with a comprehensive set of graphics. The book indicates trends as they have taken place over the last decades, combining and connecting issues, and present priorities. It also provides information on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and how it works to forge a global partnership to reverse and prevent desertification/land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought in affe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desertification, Drought, Drylands, Energy, Food security, Land degradation, Migration, Poverty reduction, Water scarcity

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