FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) promotes Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production. This approach requires the integration and harmonization of all appropriate crop production policies and practices aimed at increasing crop productivity in a sustainable manner, thereby meeting key millennium development goals aimed at reducing hunger and preserving the natural resources and environment for future use. The focus of our activities are to develop and strengthen
effective and strategic decisions that increase crop production using an ecosystem approach
national capacities to monitor and to respond effectively to transboundary and other important outbreak pests
policies and technologies appropriate to needs of a country and/or region to reduce negative impact of pesticides
conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources with strong linkages between conservation, plant breeding and seed sector development.
What is happening in and around Plant Production and Protection?
International Treaties, Conventions, Advisory Bodies
The Rotterdam Convention, with its normative work related to international trade of hazardous pesticides, plays a key role for the achievement of food security and poverty reduction since it contributes to increased sustainable agricultural production and to the implementation...[more]
The Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP) was developed in 2013 with the aim to help smallholder farmers and pastoralists assess their climate resilience and facilitate discussion between community members on ways...[more]
The conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 sharply exacerbated the already fragile food security situation in South Sudan. Although the greater Bahr el Ghazal area has not been the hardest hit, it has not been spared of the impacts of the crisis. The relative stability of this...[more]
Agroecological approaches have been given increased attention within FAO. As regional meetings are being held this year, FAO is gearing up to implement Agroecology with partners in the next biennium. [more]
Varios países de Mesoamérica, vienen trabajando para apoyar la producción de semilla de alta calidad de granos básicos, producida por agricultores familiares. Es el momento de hacer un intercambio de experiencias para realizar recomendaciones que beneficien a la seguridad...[more]
The FAO/OECD Workshop on Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector will consider the various types risks to which agriculture is prone, the incidence climate change is expected to have on them, and various risk management strategies,...[more]