Increasing global demand for natural rubber began in the mid-2000s and led to large-scale expansion of plantations in Laos until rubber latex prices declined greatly beginning in 2011. The expansion of rubber did not, however, occur uniformly across the country.
FAO’s current cooperation with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic focuses on fostering agricultural<p></p>production and rural development, improving food security and nutrition, protecting and enhancing<p></p>forests and other ecosystems and improving the capacity to respond to food and agricultural threats<p></p>and emergencies.
The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is in the midst of profound social and environmental change. Despite rapid urbanization, the region remains predominantly rural. More than 60 per cent of its population live in rural areas, and the vast majority of these people are engaged in agriculture.
El 11 de mayo de 2017 se celebró el quinto aniversario de la aprobación de las Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional (en adelante, Directrices voluntarias) por el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA).Las Directrices voluntarias ya no son unas simples palabras en un
The World Soil Day Photo book 2017 presents WSD photographic stories in a visual narrative. This publication recognizes and prizes the efforts of all WSD event organizers worldwide. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities right under our feet under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”.
This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Mekong basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Le 11 mai 2017 a marqué le 5ème anniversaire de l’approbation des Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des terres, des pêches et des forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale (DV) par le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondial (CSA).
Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now.
The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives.