West and Central Africa - FAO training supports inventories of obsolete pesticides towards elimination

 (Version française à la suite)  3 February 2017 - Bamako, Mali -  A regional training on planning and inventory techniques for obsolete pesticides and associated waste was held in Bamako, Mali from 30 January to 3 February 2017 and attended by 31 participants...[more]

FAO, SPREP and CBD introduce guide on mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands

09/12/20169 December 2016 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), today released a technical document that provides guidance on...[more]

New FAO Toolkit provides strong support to pesticide registration authorities

From 7 – 18 November, FAO hosted a training-of-trainers on its Pesticide Registration Toolkit. During the training, a global team of experts in pesticide registration and management discussed materials developed by FAO to make registration authorities in developing countries...[more]

Farmer Field School Guidance Document - Planning for quality programmes

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]

Making Mechanization Accessible to Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

FAO/AGP Division provided keynote address and contributed to Synthesis Report of above meeting that was convened by the Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2015 in Beijing, China[more]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China, 29-31 August 2016

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]

World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2019

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]

Building the evidence base in support of Agroecology

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems1. It focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. Agroecological practices work in harmony with these...[more]

Creation of a Regional network on Farmer Field Schools in West and Central Africa: upscaling of quality FFS from local to global level

Participants call for action to strengthen support to participatory farmer education through FFS[more]

Farmer field schools: a participatory approach to capacity building for food production systems that are efficient, sustainable and inclusive.

The FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) creates regional networks to make agriculture more sustainable and to enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change.[more]

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