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]

Regional workshop on Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Central and West Africa, 7 to 11 December 2015, Dakar

The workshop will involve FFS experts from some 25 countries.The purpose of the workshop is to take stock of FFS expertise in the two sub-regions, exchange best practices and create institutional mechanisms to sustain FAO’s work on FFS.[more]

The SHARP resilience tool publication and initial results from Angola

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]

Taller Mesoamericano: Semillas de Alta Calidad en Manos de los Agricultores Familiares: Promoviendo Instituciones Públicas Más Inclusivas. Ciudad de Panamá, del 10 al 12 de noviembre 2015

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]

Innovative approaches for linking sustainable and agro-ecological production to markets in developing countries

As an output of the international workshop held in Bogota from 23 to 25 June, the Plant Production and Protection and Division and the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division of FAO have launched a report on innovative approaches for linking sustainable and ...[more]

Agroecology within FAO – from global and regional dialogue to implementation

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]

Assessing climate resilience of smallholder farmers and pastoralists – the SHARP tool in action

The Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP) was developed to address the needs of smallholder farmers and pastoralists to assess their climate resilience at the level of individual households and communities. The...[more]

Capacity Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia: a FAO/ADA project

Agriculture is one of the priority sectors in Georgia, currently employing over half of the total workforce in the country. Even though food production has significantly increased for the past few years, productivity, as well as the low quality of seeds, still remain one of the...[more]

Eliminating Dangerous Pesticides and Promoting Safer Agriculture in the Republic of Moldova

On 26 May 2015 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with the financial assistance of the European Union, launched a safeguarding and environmentally sound disposal operation of more than 400 tonnes of obsolete pesticides from the Pascani site in the...[more]

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