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In order to safeguard and support the world’s agri-cultural heritage systems, FAO started an initiative for the identification and the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS) in 2002. These traditional agricultural systems represent models of sustainable agricultural production....

The project aims to generate and share up-to-date information on the vulnerability and adaptability to climate change of small-scale irrigation schemes in the main agro-ecological systems in the regions of Central and West Africa. More...

Agroecology is based on applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system. By building...

The Emissions intensity (Ei) of enteric methane (CH4) varies greatly across the globe. There are a number of ongoing efforts to generate more robust estimates of mitigation potential in the livestock sector. However, these efforts, are relatively new and fragmented...

FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to support countries as they integrate their agriculture sectors in the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme. The main...

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