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A policymakers' guide to crop diversification: The case of the potato in Kenya

The potato is an important crop in Kenya, with a production in 2010 of around 1 million tonnes. The tuber is attracting great interest as one possible answer to the multiple challenges the country faces, including hunger, poverty and climate change. With some 800 000 potato...[En savoir plus]

Agricultural Hand Tools in Emergencies: Guidelines for Technical and Field Officers

FAO has been intricately involved with emergency programmes for many decades. Under such circumstances, not only is assistance required urgently but it is also essential to ensure that it is sufficient both in quantity and quality. Overall objectives are carefully focused on...[En savoir plus]

FAO Wheat Rust Diseases Global Programme

Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition while drought, floods and diseases severely affect wheat production. Wheat production in Northern and...[En savoir plus]

Guidance on weed issues and assessment of noxious weeds in a context of harmonized legislation for production of certified seed

Noxious weeds are a threat to sustainable crop production intensification. For this reason, crop seeds in general, and certified seeds in particular, should be free of weed propagules. Nearly zero tolerance is the rule for noxious weeds, which are weeds specified by law as being...[En savoir plus]

Supporting Communities in Building Resilience through Agro Pastoral Field Schools

Building resilience of vulnerable communities to the vagaries of climate change (CC ) is not business as usual but, rather calls for more transformative approaches that can organically evolve to suit the dynamic and unique needs of different farming systems. However, most of the...[En savoir plus]

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