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Capacity building toward sustainable intensification of oilseed crops in the Islamic Republic of Iran

To enhance national food security through vulnerability reduction concerning vegetable oil










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    Contingency planning process for catalysing investments and actions to enhance resilience against sand and dust storms in agriculture in the Islamic Republic of Iran 2023
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    This report outlines the conceptual framework for sand and dust storms (SDS) hazard risk and vulnerability assessment and mapping in agriculture and provides the elements as part of SDS contingency planning process in agriculture in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Its main purpose is to provide an applicable procedure for using web-based data to reduce SDS risk and impacts on agriculture. This is a first attempt to develop a contingency plan for SDS risk reduction in agriculture using freely available remote sensing imagery and geographic information system (GIS) modeling. It includes a set of agriculture-specific indicators proposed to assess SDS risk and discusses the required steps for developing indicators and procedures. Furthermore, a methodology for SDS contingency planning in agriculture is described, including the legal and institutional frameworks in the Islamic Republic of Iran relevant for SDS intervention as well as the organizational responsibilities for implementing the contingency plan. It reviews the main action areas and challenges to be addressed in SDS contingency planning in agriculture for Ahvaz County. It provides an action framework for the identification and fine-tuning of SDS priority actions to be addressed and integrated into existing national and local SDS disaster risk reduction/management plans and/or sectoral development plans in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Due to the central position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the global dust belt, it is highly impacted by sand and dust storms (SDS). Mitigating the adverse effects of SDS on agriculture remains very important as the country is highly dependent on the sector and the sector is both an anthropogenic driver of SDS as well as the yields and productivity of crops, trees and pastures are negatively impacted by SDS. With climate change it is expected that droughts and land use changes will increase the frequency and severity of SDS risks. Hence, urgent action is needed, whereby short-term responses require to be linked to long-term development actions for building resilience against SDS.
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    Supporting marine cage culture in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    To improve national capacities and developing framework for marine cage culture development and management
    2020
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    As a result of the increasing impacts of climate change, including the sharp precipitation decline during recent years and consequently the shortage of available freshwater, marine cage culture has been identified as a key national priority to supply animal proteins, healthy food and alternative livelihoods to the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Since the Country is facing a number of challenges in this regard, at the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, FAO is implementing a Technical Cooperation Programme to assist the Country in improving its marine cage culture sub-sector.
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    Genetic Improvement of Rainbow Trout in the Islamic Republic of Iran - TCP/IRA/3602 2020
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    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, 23 million people in rural areas 30 percent of the population) depend for their income on the agriculture sector, including forestry and fisheries The sector’s share of gross domestic product has declined in the last two decades and is currently 11 4 percent Variability of rainfall and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and climate change, have major impacts on agriculture, including the fishery sector Iran is the largest fishery producer in the region It has a coastline of 5 800 km, with a fishery sector based on marine fisheries that includes demersal and pelagic resources in the Persian Gulf as well as clupeid fisheries and valuable sturgeon fisheries in the Caspian Sea The sector is an important source of foreign exchange, despite being challenged by a lack of coordination and inadequate links with research, and inadequate quality control, processing, conservation and marketing Inland fishing in Iran is limited however, aquaculture is emerging and has steadily increased over the last decade.

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