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New publication: Save and grow

AGP has published Save and grow, a 112-page guide for policymakers to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production. Save and grow says that while the Green Revolution led to a quantum leap in food production and bolstered world food security, intensive crop...[more]

FAO assists China with improved management of alfalfa

A successful TCP project in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China to advise on improved management of alfalfa has many lessons for other regions of China, as well as other countries. In addition to finding that old stands of alfalfa need to be replanted and management practices...[more]

Producing more cotton at a lower cost and without pollution

The adoption of sustainable farming practices allows small farmers of cotton in West Africa to increase their yields and incomes, reduce their use of toxic pesticides and protect the environment and their health.These are  the results of a training program for small farmers...[more]

Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change

Salinization is a problem long being associated to agriculture, both as a constraint and as the result of inappropriate practices. In addition, agriculture intensification, as well as changes in temperature and precipitation patterns expected from climate change, are likely to...[more]

Second International Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture for Subtropical Regions (ISSASR-2)

This Symposium will address production and environmental issues central to the development of sustainable agriculture in the subtropical zone, worldwide. This zone includes many lesser developed countries, which are increasingly facing pressure from a rapidly growing population....[more]

The electronic Consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development: The Way Forward for Sustainable Production Intensification

This electronic consultation is an informal discussion forum to exchange views and information among the subscribers during the month of February 2010. It is a prelude to a face-to-face workshop which will be held in Brazil from 23-26 March 2010, co-organized by FAO, Embrapa,...[more]

15th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Network

This meeting was organised with the Swiss Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil. 65 research fellows from 15 different countries have been reunited to exchange knowledge and to identify new challenges for the society during three days. “Integrated research for the...[more]

Current world fertilizer trends and outlook to 2013

This report presents the world N, P and K fertilizer medium-term supply and demand projections for the period 2008–2013. It is the fruit of a collective task of a Working Group of Fertilizer Organizations which meet annually at the FAO.After 5 years of sustained demand and...[more]

Chad: development of dihe for vulnerable populations

Dihe is the local name in Chad for an African group of algae that grows in the regions of Kanem and Lake Chad. The harvesting, sale and human consumption practices of dihe are unique in the world. A Pilot Project of the dihe sector development in Chad is carried out within the...[more]

Hunger in the World - is the current way of doing farming still up to date?

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded in 1946 the fight against hunger in the world was one of its most important objectives. Since then a lot has been done to achieve this goal and after all in some cases, such as the green...[more]

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