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New movements in ecosystems: Radical overhaul of agriculture can create farms which enhance rather than degrade the world’s ecosystems Launched at World Water Week, August 22 2011. Support ecosystems. Revitalize agriculture. Improve livelihoods.

 

Media Releases:

Radical overhaul of agriculture can create farms which enhance rather than degrade the world’s ecosystems. [PDF 58kb]

French [PDF 63kb]

 

 

Investing in Ecosystem Services Vital to Improving Food Security [PDF 551kb]

Media Contacts

 

 

New Publications:

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Synthesis Report: An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security

[PDF 5.6MB]

 

 

viewerView Flipbook Version Background Document: Ecosystems for Water and Food Security

[PDF 7MB]

Presentation:

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Ecosystems, water & food security

[PDF 951kb]

CGIAR Research Program:

indexCGIAR Strategic Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

Media Advisory:

viewerAn ecosystem services approach to water and food security

[PDF 157kb]

 

 

 

Opinion: The Water Deficit

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Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.

[PDF 30kb]

 

 

New Videos:

 

Eline Boelee – An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security

David Molden – Can Agricultural Research – Support the Environment and a Healthy Ecosystem?

Colin’s STRAIGHTtalk on Why We Need Environmental Flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support wetlands. Revitalize agriculture. Improve livelihoods.

 

Latest Publication:

viewer Wetlands, agriculture and poverty reduction

[PDF 135kb]

 

 

Media Advisory:

viewerWetlands, Agriculture and Poverty Reduction

[PDF 1.15MB]

 

 

 

Supporting Information:

viewerSuccess story :Understanding how wetland management methods can reduce poverty

 

 

 

 

viewerIssue Brief : Using wetlands Sustainably

 

 

 

 

assessmentWater for food,Water for life Wetlands topic page

 

 

 

 

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World Water Week closes with ‘Stockholm Statement’ to the Rio+20

The ‘Stockholm Statement’ calls on leadership at all levels of government that will participate at the Rio+20 Summit (4-6 June 2012) to commit to achieving “universal provisioning of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and modern energy services by the year 2030″ and to adopt intervening targets to increase efficiency in the management of water, energy and food.

Read the full statement [PDF 289kb]

 

Sources: Wetlands, Agriculture and Poverty Reduction
Soil Erosion: A Food And Environmental Threat

Photo credits: Nitin Bassi, Nico Sepe