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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[Leer más]

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.[Leer más]

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.[Leer más]

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 ...[Leer más]

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...[Leer más]

Technical consultation on prevention and management of Fusarium wilt disease of banana

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has...[Leer más]

Road mapping pesticide risk reduction for the Pacific region

In the Pacific Island countries and territories, the consequences of the rising use of chemical pesticides, including but not limited to misuse, are a threat to the health of both humans and ecosystems. Adverse impacts range from contamination of the natural resources to...[Leer más]

Enhancing participation of developing countries in international pesticide standard setting activities

FAO plays an important role in setting international pesticide standards which contribute to the reduction of risks associated with the use of pesticides and to the promotion of sustainable agricultural production. FAO pesticide specifications provide an international point of...[Leer más]

Fusarium Wilt TR4 - The Caribbean Carries Out Awareness-Raising and Training Activities

Fusarium wilt TR4 is currently not present in the Americas (including the Caribbean and Latin America) and it is essential to keep this disease out of the region. Currently, global banana production is seriously threatened by the re-emergence of a Fusarium Wilt caused by the...[Leer más]

Tropical Race 4 (TR4) of Fusarium wilt: Expanded Threat to Global Banana Production

Bananas (Musa spp.), including dessert banana, plantain, and cooking banana, are the eighth most important food crop in the world, and the fourth most important in the least developed countries (FAOSTAT, 2013). However the crop is vulnerable to a number of diseases, including...[Leer más]

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