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?
In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. In order to continue to develop this regional approach a further Symposium on Agroecology...[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]
The ‘World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2019’ is the latest in a series of annual reports that result from meetings of FAO Plant Production and Protection (AGP) and Statistics (ESS) Divisions, and the Fertilizer Organization Working Group, in which nitrogen, phosphate and...[more]
Since the development of the farmer field school (FFS) approach in the late 80s in Asia, thousands of FFS have since been implemented across the world, in over 90 countries and across a varied range of contexts and thematic areas. Demand for FFS programmes is increasing, and in...[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 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]