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Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This guide provides insight into the critical role of aquaculture for food security. It provides details on the various types of aquaculture, the value of aquaculture as a means of livelihood diversification and business opportunity and the importance of careful planning. The module intends to provide flexible guidance to facilitators that can be adapted according to specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and the needs of each target group and country where it is used. This is a Junior Farm Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) module and complements other JF...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

(A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • (A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). May 2014
  • This report explores a hybrid mechanism of microfinance, based on community networks and third party collateral for meso-scale loans, to provide a different financing model for small community water and sanitation supplies. Embedding these community water entities within local government structures provides a mechanism for sustainability and for eventual government management as part of the progressive realization of rights. The report approaches the question 'Why focus on rural Water and Sanitation provision in sub-Saharan Africa?' followed by details of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community participation, Financing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water supply

Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This publication aims at strengthening the capacity of farmers to adapt to climate change through land and water management among rural communities in three countries of Eastern Africa Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. It stresses the importance of investing in better soil health and water conservation. The analysis of the results from these pilot schemes identifies which technologies have proven to be better suited to particular regions. The publication is presented in two parts. Part 1 provides the framework consisting of the priority themes for climate chang...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Community participation, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Food security, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Land management, Livelihoods, Rainwater harvesting, Water conservation , Water management, Watersheds

Food wastage footprint. Impacts on natural resources
  • Food wastage footprint. Impacts on natural resources
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2013
  • This report provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and biodiversity. Impact of food wastage has been assessed along the complete supply chain, from the field to the end-of-life of food. A specific chapter dedicated to water quantifies the amount of water wasted due to food waste.
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Water footprint, Water scarcity

Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2013
  • This booklet was developed for field staff involved in water management projects. It is in pocket format, so that professionals, practitioners and technicians can easily carry it with them. The ultimate beneficiaries are women and men in rural areas who will profit from equal and efficient water distribution, leading to higher yields, improved food security and poverty reduction. The passport focuses on six key issues related to water programmes for agriculture: 1) access to land and water, 2) farming context, 3) multiple use of water, 4) management of irriga...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drinking water, Gender, Irrigation, Water allocation, Water management, Water quality

Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). April 2013
  • This publication introduces, analyses and compares the water resources and irrigation situation in the six Central Asia countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The report consists of three sections. Section I describes in detail the methodology used and contains a glossary of the terms used. Section II contains the regional analysis presenting a synopsis on water resources, water use and irrigation in the region and the trends over the last ten years. It also describes the legislative and institutional framewo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Environment, Floods, Health, Irrigation, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

Conjunctive use and management of groundwater and surface water
  • Conjunctive use and management of groundwater and surface water
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. 2012
  • Conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water in an irrigation setting is the process of using water from the two different sources for consumptive purposes. The planned conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water has the potential to offer benefits in terms of economic and social outcomes through significantly increased water use efficiency. This paper explores the reasons underpinning the apparent poor approach to full integration in the management and use of both water sources, and the absence of more coordinated planning. This paper is intended to...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Arid zones, Groundwater, Irrigation, Water governance, Water management

The State of Food and Agriculture 2012. Executive summary
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2012. Executive summary
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2012
  • Executive summary of The State of Food and Agriculture 2012. Investing in agriculture for a better future.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Investments, Irrigation

The State of Food and Agriculture 2012. Investing in agriculture for a better future
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2012. Investing in agriculture for a better future
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2012
  • This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture, "Investing in agriculture for a better future", makes the case that increasing the levels and the quality of investment in agriculture is central to achieving the hunger eradication goal. It also argues that we need to change the way we invest in agriculture. The report argues that insecure tenure for land, water and other resources can constitute a serious disincentive to invest in agriculture and that negative environmental impacts, inter alia, depletion of natural resources such as soil, water, forests and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Investments, Irrigation

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