On Monday 28 November, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will release the first-ever edition of its new flagship report "The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources (SOLAW)".
• Analyses the current status of land and water resources and looks at future trends, giving projections for natural resource needs and use by the year 2050
• Reviews institutional arrangements for managing land and water around the world
• Assesses the socio-economic and environmental impacts of current land and water management practices
• Looks at current and future threats to land and water and their implications for food security
• Examines what is needed to improve today’s situation
This latest addition to FAO’s suite of flagship State of... reports also contains a unique series of global maps detailing the extent and degree of natural resource degradation and scarcity and illustrating other aspects of the relationship between the world’s natural resource base and agricultural production.
What: Press conference to launch FAO's new
The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources
Who: Jacques Diouf, FAO Director-General
Alexander Mueller, FAO Assistant-Director General for Natural Resources
Parviz Koohafkan, Director of FAO’s Land and Water Division
When: 28 November 2011, 12:15h Rome time
Webcast: Watch the event online at www.fao.org