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22 Jan 2022

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture – Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021):  Satisfying the changing food habits and increased demand for food intensifies pressure on the world’s water, land, and soil resources. However, agriculture bears great promise to alleviate these pressures and provide multiple opportunities to contribute to global goals. Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem, and climate change benefits. Accomplishing this requires accurate information and a major change in how we manage these resources. It also requires complementing efforts from outside the natural resources management domain to maximize synergies and manage trade-offs.

Read the full Report>>>> The objective of SOLAW 2021 is to build awareness of the status of land and water resources, highlighting the risks, and informing on related opportunities and challenges, also underlining the essential contribution of appropriate policies, institutions, and investments. Recent assessments, projections, and scenarios from the international community show the continued and increasing depletion of land and water resources, loss of biodiversity, associated degradation and pollution, and scarcity in primary natural resources. SOLAW 2021 highlights the major risks and trends related to land and water and presents means of resolving competition among users and generating multiple benefits for people and the environment.

The DPSIR framework was followed in order to identify the Drivers, Pressures, Status, Impacts, and Responses. SOLAW 2021 provides an update of the knowledge base and presents a suite of responses and actions to inform decision-makers in the public, private, and civil sectors for a transformation from degradation and vulnerability toward sustainability and resilience. #land resources; #water resources; #climate change; #land degradation; #water scarcity; #extreme weather events; #agrifood systems; #land access#land governance; #sustainability; #sustainable investment; #world

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07 Oct 2020

SOFI 2020


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 – Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets

The number of people affected by hunger globally has been rising since 2014. This report spotlights the links between food security and nutrition, introduces new analysis of the affordability of healthy diets, presents health and climate-change costs associated with food consumption and concludes by discussing policies and strategies to transform food systems.

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25 May 2020

Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020?

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 ‘𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧’ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐠-𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦. As part of this webinar series will discuss issues on rural development and how climate change still a looming concern for farming communities world-wide we must preserve the environment consciously and sustainably. Given the thin thread that our ecosystem hangs off and the vision to uplift and empower smallholder farmers, organisations must strive to drive sustainable practices and adopt agtech innovations to address the real threat of imperiled food security and realise the massive economic gains of a data-driven, sustainable agriculture.🌱🌳