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Favourable policies for family-based maize production in Ecuador

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 17
FAO [ 2019 ]
This policy brief analyses Ecuador’s trade, productive and price policies for maize and their effect on farmers’ level of protection. The minimum support price enacted until 2017, turned out to be a non-operative policy due to a higher market price, [...]
   

Rice value chain analysis in Tamil Nadu, India

EX-ACT value chain case study
FAO [ 2019 ]
This report is a case study of a multi-impact appraisal of a paddy value chain in India. The value chain is analysed from production to the distribution of rice into inner markets, comparing the performance of an upgrading scenario to [...]
   

Cocoa value chain analysis in Haiti

EX-ACT value chain case study
FAO [ 2019 ]
This report is a case study of a multi-impact appraisal of a cacao value chain in Haiti. The value chain is analysed from production to the distribution of rice to retailers, comparing the performance of an upgrading scenario to a [...]
   

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO [ 2019 ]
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 is an important measure of global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger. It gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, [...]
   

Access to markets for small actors in the roots and tubers sector. Tailored financial services and climate risk management tools to link small farmers to markets

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study 5
Massimo Pera, Margherita Bavagnoli and Niclas Benni (FAO) [ 2019 ]
The roots and tubers industry in sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily in recent years. Nevertheless, a series of challenges, including lack of access to finance and climate change related events, has prevented the majority of actors in these value [...]
   

Addressing the challenges and realizing the potential benefits of migration to better nutrition in the Europe and Central Asia region

FSN Forum in Europe and Central Asia – Report of activity No. 178
FAO FSN Forum [ 2019 ]
This document summarizes the online consultation Addressing the challenges and realizing the potential benefits of migration to better nutrition in the Europe and Central Asia region, which was held on the FAOForum on Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and [...]
   

Agripreneurship across Africa

Stories of inspiration
FAO (C. Walker, C. Fowler, A. del Rio Poza, N. Mhlanga and D. Neven, eds.) [ 2019 ]
This publication aims to inspire budding entrepreneurs in Africa to consider business opportunities in agriculture and agro-industry, broadly defined. It is intended to be a promotional tool, as a sort of call to arms, particularly for women and youth. It [...]
   

Resilience analysis in the target areas of "Carbon Sequestration through Climate Investment in Forests and Rangelands (CS-FOR)" project in the Kyrgyz Republic

FAO resilience analysis report No.18
Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in Central Asia. Situated on the north-east, and located– between the Tien Shan and the Pamir mountain systems), it is considered one of the least accessible countries in the [...]
   

Resilience analysis of pastoral and agropastoral communities in South Sudan’s cross-border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

FAO resilience analysis report No.17
Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
The IGAD member states are situated in a region exposed to recurrent natural shocks, political instability and characterized by internal and cross-border population displacement. Conflict is the root cause of food insecurity in South Sudan where about 6 million people [...]
   
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, [...]
   
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