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AGRICULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

Agriculture and Climate Change

Challenges and Opportunities at the Global and Local Level - Collaboration on Climate-Smart Agriculture

2 May 2019
This publication presents the achievements of the International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture project, which include capacity development, training, information-sharing and several country studies. The project notably contributed to feasibility studies in Botswana, Ecuador and Ethiopia, a...
GUIDE IRRIGATION INVEST PROJ

Guidelines on Irrigation Investment Projects

19 Jul 2019
Irrigation has been and will continue to be an agricultural and rural investment priority. Development of the irrigation sector faces multiple challenges, including water scarcity and degradation, competition over shared resources, and the impact of climate change. Innovations are needed to addre...
CROSSING BOUNDARIES: LEGAL POL

Crossing Boundaries

Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-border Pastoralism

6 May 2019
This report examines how pastoral mobility has been impacted by the creation of unnatural boundaries within landscapes and how societies cope with these constraints through legal or informal arrangements. There are many examples from around the world of efforts to facilitate transboundary movemen...
LES PRODUITS FORESTIERS NON‑LIGNEU

Les produits forestiers non-ligneux

De la restauration des terres à la génération de revenus

18 Apr 2019
Action contre la désertification est un projet qui soutient huit pays - Burkina Faso, Ethiopie, îles Fidji, Gambie, Haïti, Niger, Nigéria et Sénégal - dans la gestion durable et la restauration des terres dégradées. Le projet promeut une approche de restauration communautaire des terres tout au l...
NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS

Non-timber Forest Products

From Restoration to Income Generation

26 Mar 2019
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 ...
GLOBAL RINDERPEST ACTION PLAN

Global Rinderpest Action Plan

Post-eradication

4 Apr 2019
The Global Rinderpest Action Plan aims to ensure continued global freedom from rinderpest by outlining the actions necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from a rinderpest outbreak. FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared in 2011 the global eradication of rinderp...
USE OF 137CS FOR SOIL EROSION

Use of 137Cs for Soil Erosion Assessment

13 Mar 2019
The 137Cs method uses traces of nuclear activity to measure soil loss, and constitutes a relatively swift and cost-effective means of collecting data on soil erosion as compared to more conventional methods. This guide covers the main principles, sampling strategy, gamma spectroscopic measurement...
MAINSTREAM EFFICIENT LEGUME SEED

Mainstreaming Efficient Legume Seed Systems in Eastern Africa

Challenges, Opportunities and Contributions towards Improved Livelihoods

22 Apr 2019
Legumes are important components of sustainable farming systems. They are useful to diversify and intensify cropping systems; fix atmospheric nitrogen and improve soil health; act as rotation crops; increase and diversify smallholder incomes; and lower the carbon footprint, mitigating climate cha...
EXAMEN POLITIQUE L

Examen de la politique d'investissement du Tchad

14 Jun 2019
L’EPI du Tchad, réalisé à la demande du Gouvernement, est basé une analyse approfondie des politiques de développement du pays, du climat des affaires et des institutions ayant un rôle à jouer en matière d’investissement. Il vise à proposer une série de recommandations concrètes pour améliorer le...
E-AGRICULTURE IN ACTION BLOCKCHAIN

E-Agriculture in Action

Blockchain for Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges

29 Apr 2019
The growth of ICT in the last decade has provided many opportunities to overcome some of the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. Recent developments such as the increase in the use of mobile-broadband access devices, the Internet of things (IoT), drones, smart networks, capacity for big d...
STATE FOREST CAUCASUS & CNTR ASIA

State of Forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia

Overview of Forests and Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
20 Jun 2019
This study presents the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and pressures on the resource, to describe the policies and institutions for the forest sector in the region and to list the major challenges the sector faces, and the policy responses in place or p...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2019

State of Commodity Dependence 2019

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The State of Commodity Dependence
18 Jun 2019
This publication contains 189 individual country profiles, each comprising 30 indicators mostly related to the four main dimensions of commodity dependence, namely: merchandise and commodity export dependence - Commodity import dependence - key socioeconomic indicators - other structural indicato...
VALUING FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services

A Training Manual for Planners and Project Developers

13 Mar 2019
The aim of this manual is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. The specific target group comprises governmental officers in planning units and field-level officers and practitioners in key government departments in Bangladesh responsible for project development, inc...
STATE OF FOOD SECUR & NUTRIT 2018

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building Climate Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition

Series:
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
25 Feb 2019
This year’s report shows that climate variability and extremes – even without conflict – are key drivers behind the recent rise in global hunger and one of the leading causes of severe food crises and their impact on people’s nutrition and health. Climate variability and exposure to more complex,...
REG OVERVIEW FOOD SEC NUTRI EURO

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018

The Role of Migration, Rural Women and Youth in Sustainable Development

4 Mar 2019
Europe and Central Asia encompasses great economic, social and environmental diversity, its countries are facing various food security and nutrition challenges. While they have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of undernourishment over the past two decades, new evidence shows a...
PERS COMR INT AMÉR LAT CARB 2 2018

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2018

Las tensiones comerciales exigen una mayor integración regional

25 Feb 2019
La edición 2018 de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe incluye tres capítulos. En el capítulo I se analiza el impacto que el divergente crecimiento global y las tensiones comerciales causan en el comercio de la región. En el capítulo II se examina la participació...
INT TRDE OTLK LAT AMER CARIB 2018

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

Stronger Regional Integration Urgent to Counter Impact of Trade Conflicts

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
8 Feb 2019
This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 2018 and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I analyses the impact of divergent global growth and trade tensions on trade in the region. Chapter II examines the share of Latin America and the Caribbean in g...
MID TERM REVIEW ROVANIEMI ACTION

Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy: Mid-Term Review

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
6 Sep 2019
This publication is a mid-term review of actions that have been implemented and are in line with the Rovaniemi Action Plan (RAP). Stakeholders of the RAP provided input and the Joint Section also reviewed its own activities. This study also contains a general review of actions reported during 201...
FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION

Forest Landscape Restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Background Study for the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia (21-22 June 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan)

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
20 Jun 2019
This study, focusing primarily on the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day, identifies the key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The study was undertaken to support the preparation of re...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (S)

El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación

Migración, agricultura y desarrollo rural

Series:
El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación
15 Oct 2018
La migración es una realidad mundial en crecimiento que permite que millones de personas busquen nuevas oportunidades. Sin embargo, también plantea dificultades para los migrantes y para las sociedades, tanto en las zonas de origen como en las de destino. En este informe se analizan los flujos mi...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (F)

La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2018

Migrations, agriculture et développement rural

Series:
La situation mondiale de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture
15 Oct 2018
Les migrations sont un phénomène mondial en expansion qui concerne des millions de personnes en quête d’un avenir meilleur. Elles sont porteuses de défis pour les migrants eux-mêmes et pour les sociétés, aussi bien dans les régions de départ que dans les régions d’arrivée. La situation mondiale d...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2018

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Oct 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...
STATE OF THE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2016

Forests and Agriculture - Land-use Challenges and Opportunities

Series:
The State of the World’s Forests
16 Jun 2016
Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, fo...
STATE WORLD FISHERIES & AQUA 2016

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016

Contributing to Food Security and Nutrition For All

Series:
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
6 Oct 2016
This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1993

The State of Food and Agriculture 1993

Water Policies and Agriculture

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
3 Sep 1993
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on water policies and agriculture.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1994

The State of Food and Agriculture 1994

Forest Development and Policy Dilemmas

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
19 Apr 1994
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on forest development and policy dilemmas.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1995

The State of Food and Agriculture 1995

Agricultural Trade - Entering a New Era?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
9 May 1995
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on agricultural trade.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1996

The State of Food and Agriculture 1996

Food Security - Some Macroeconomic Dimensions

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
6 Nov 1996
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on food security.