Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI)/Save and Grow - Regional Consultation in the Caribbean

A Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification, including Save and Grow, was organized by FAO’s Sub-Regional Office of the Caribbean from 4-5 October 2012, at the UN House Conference Room, Christchurch, Barbados. Participants reviewed the findings of a...[more]

FAO supports development of method to monitor global bee decline

Through support from FAO’s Global Action on Pollination Services, a group of biologists have outlined a simple and cost-effective method for enacting a monitoring system, published online Dec. 12th  in the journal Conservation Biology. A monitoring program should be simple,...[more]

Wheat rust diseases: preparedness and prevention is key

Contingency Planning for Management of Wheat Rust DiseasesWheat rust diseases are among the major constraints of wheat in South Asia as well as in other parts of the world. Rust diseases are airborne and respect no boundaries. They can spread over borders and cause significant...[more]

IPPC Launches Capacity Development Committee

3 December 2012, Rome - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will hold the initial meeting of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The meeting will take place 3-7 December, hosted by the Italian Rural Development Directorate at the Ministry of...[more]

The Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome from 14 to 16 November 2012. The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and...[more]

Easy-SMTA: Transferring genetic resources with online contracts

Every day more than 800 transfers of seeds on average are made worldwide for research, training and breeding purposes within the global gene pool of FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). Each of these transfers travels under a...[more]

Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification in the Caribbean

FAO’s Sub-Regional Centre for the Caribbean (SLC) is hosting a Two-Day Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) in the Caribbean from 4-5 October 2012. The objectives of the consultation are to:introduce FAO’s ‘Save and Grow’ as the...[more]

Regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies

A regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies was held in Bolivia from 27 to 29 August 2012. It was organized in cooperation by the Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources unit in Rome and the AGP Team of Chile as part of the technical hub created. Funds were provided from...[more]

Greener cities in Africa

Africa's urban population is growing faster than that of any other region, but many of its cities are not keeping pace with the increasing demand for food that comes with that growth. A new FAO publication says policymakers need to act now to steer urbanization toward healthy,...[more]

FAO building on partnership approach in order to increase impact of its interventions

September 2012 - In response to the uneven results of development assistance to date, FAO is henceforth to encourage a series of good practices, including the use of "integrated projects", whose implementation is based on the entire value chain and the use of an ...[more]

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