New report: The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture

13 December, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Land and Water Division have launched ‘The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)’.

The “SOLAW 2021” synthesis report presents the main findings and recommendations of the full SOLAW 2021 report and background studies, which will be published in early 2022.

The central theme of SOLAW 2021 is “Systems at breaking point” and comes at a time when human pressures on the systems of land, soils and fresh water are intensifying and the impacts of climate change are worsening.

SOLAW 2021 aims to provide solutions away from the business-as-usual approach, inject urgency into the transformation of the global food systems – water, land and soils – and inspire uptake by decision-makers at the global, regional and national levels.

  • Download the SOLAW 2021 synthesis report in six languages here.