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AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
Website updates 20/12/2016 - Since 2015, a section on "Women and irrigation" is added when updating country profiles. At present, already 53 out of the 147 country profiles available have such section included, which can be easily accessed through a dropdown menu from the "Water and gender" page. 30/11/2016 - Updated country profiles, maps and water and irrigation data are now available for an additional seven countries in Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and United Republic of Tanzania. 10/11/2016 - To provide a quick overview of global, continental and regional values of some key variables and indicators, four summary tables showing global, continental and regional data on population, water resources, water use and irrigation have been updated. 10/08/2016 - To be able to enhance the service we provide to you, we would appreciate you taking 5 minutes of your time to respond to a quick AQUASTAT user survey. 15/12/2014 - A new "Did you know…?"

Food and Agriculture Organization of La FAO développe des méthodes et des standards pour les statistiques sur l’alimentation et l’agriculture, elle fournit des services d’assistance technique et distribue des données pour le suivi mondial. Les activités statistiques à la FAO comprennent le développement et la mise en œuvre de méthodologies et de standards pour la collecte, la validation, le traitement et l’analyse des données. La FAO joue également un rôle essentiel dans la compilation, le traitement et la diffusion de statistiques mondiales sur l’alimentation et l’agriculture et renforce le développement des capacités statistiques essentielles à ses pays membres. Les activités statistiques à la FAO couvrent les domaines de l’agriculture, des forêts et des pêches, des ressources et de l’utilisation des terres et des eaux, du climat, de l’environnement, de la population, des genres, de la nutrition, de la pauvreté, du développement rural, de l’éducation et de la santé et bien d’autres encore.

visualizing.org Since 2005, Europe has been running the world's largest greenhouse gas market, capping emissions of its major factories and power stations, and allowing those companies to buy and sell pollution permits amongst themselves, as well as on the international "offsets" market, where funds go towards developing world projects that help curb emissions. The permits were originally handed out for free instead of by auction – a practice that, according to the Times, has likely earned some of the heaviest CO2 emitters billions of extra euros since 2005. There were also far too many credits initially issued at a time when dirty fuel was ridiculously cheap, leaving polluters with plenty of breathing room and inspiring some, like energy expert David Victor, to call the European Trading System little more than a "Potemkin market." The British non-profit organization Sandbag has created this map-based visualization in an attempt to illuminate the unwieldy world of carbon trading.

OpenStreetMap The Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) The Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) provides the highest quality, most relevant and timely worldwide meteorology and oceanography support to U.S. and coalition forces from its Operations Center in Monterey, California. Meteorology Products This area provides Global & Regional Weather Prediction Charts (WXMAP) and Global Ensemble Weather Prediction Charts (EFS). GODAE: Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment. Seismic Monitor - Recent Earthquakes The actual min mag shownon the map is about 4.2,to get a uniform distribution. Transparency Index | FarmSubsidy.org The farmsubsidy.org Transparency Index is a way of comparing how well EU member states are doing at providing information on who gets what from the Common Agricultural Policy. The scores are out of 100 and are weighted averages based on a number of criteria including: the number of years for which data has been released; the amount of detail in the data, e.g. geographical location, description of subsidy schemes, date, currency etc; the format of disclosure (we give extra points for disclosure of raw data in a machine-readable format and we penalise disclosure in PDF files). They are calculated and regularly updated by Nils Mulvad, co-founder of farmsubsidy.org. Countries that release comprehensive and detailed data in a machine-readable format will score highly. A country that simply follows the EU law on disclosure will score around 35%. We welcome countries that have worked with us to improve their transparency scores, such as the governments of Lithuania and Malta.

AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system of water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. AQUASTAT provides users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition. by cyrvin Jul 11

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