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|UNITED NATIONS Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit MT Jogging Agave Green Australia , April 20 (Xinhua) -- A new tool offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) uses real-time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Thursday.
"The WaPOR open-access database has gone live online as of today, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing for the optimization of irrigation systems," Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.
"FAO's teams have designed WaPOR to cover Africa and the Near East, with a focus on key countries that are or are projected soon to face physical or infrastructural water scarcity," said the spokesman.
Worldwide water utilization -- the majority of which is used by agriculture -- has outpaced the rate of population growth for most of the last century and some regions are close to breaching viable limits, he added.
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"Water use continues to surge at the same time that climate change -- with increasing droughts and extreme weather -- is altering and reducing water availability for agriculture," says Maria Helena Semedo, FAO's deputy director-general for climate change and natural resources. "That puts a premium on making every drop count, underscoring the importance of meeting growing food production needs from efficiency gains."
WaPOR sifts through satellite data and uses Google Earth computing power to produce maps that show how much biomass and yield is produced per cubic meter of water consumed.
The maps can be rendered at resolutions of as little as 30 to 250 meters, and updated every one to ten days.
FAO's team of information technology and land and water officers has designed WaPOR -- through a 10-million-U.S. dollar project funded by the government of the Netherlands -- to cover Africa and the Near East, with a focus on key countries that are or are projected soon to face physical or infrastructural water scarcity.
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Even more detailed data will come online in October, starting with pilot areas in Lebanon, Ethiopia and Mali.
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria nike air max 90 mens australia , May 8 (Xinhua) -- The governor of Nigeria's northeast Borno State on Monday called for more Chinese investment in the region.
Kashim Shettima told the Chinese ambassador in Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, that the region, having become a shadow of itself in terms of economy, could bounce back sooner than expected with the support of Chinese investors.
The Nigerian northeast region had been plagued by more than seven years of Boko Haram insurgency.
As peace gradually returns to the region, Shettima said, the government of Borno State was convinced that the role of Chinese investors could not be undermined in all sectors.
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He said agriculture was one of the areas in which his state would be willing to partner with Chinese companies, in addition to infrastructural development.
The Chinese ambassador said China will continue to prove to be Nigeria's friend in weal and woe.
"China and Nigeria will continue to cooperate in many areas. Many Chinese companies in Nigeria have shown interest in supporting the northeast," Zhou said.
Prior to his visit with the Borno state governor, Zhou attended a ceremony here for the provision of 5 million U.S. dollars in emergency humanitarian aid to northeast Nigeria as part of China's support for relief efforts by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in the region.
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