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Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT)

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FAO [ 2017 ]
In order to facilitate the different activities of targeting climate change mitigation in agriculture, decision makers can today choose from a wider range of available greenhouse gas (GHG) tools. These tools follow different main objectives (awareness raising, national reporting, (ex-ante) [...]
This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) and how to address a multi-impact appraisal in terms of socio-economic and environmental performance of value chains. These guidelines justify the development of the tool, [...]
The flyer provides an updated description of the MAFAP programme. The first section provides some background, the second recalls the Programme's objectives. In the second page, a chart presents an overview of objectivies and activities and is complemented by a [...]
There is a growing awareness to the role that natural resources, such as water, land, forests and environmental amenities, play in our lives. There are many competing uses for natural resources, and society is challenged to manage them for improving [...]

Strong rural–urban linkages are essential for poverty reduction

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 5
FAO [ 2017 ]
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Should we thus be more concerned with urban development? On the contrary, we should still focus on rural development, as this will remain critical to ensuring food security [...]
Protracted conflicts are the main cause of the rise in forced migration. People living in rural areas and dependent on agriculture are affected the most, as most of today’s civil strife takes place in such contexts. The symptoms are evident, [...]

How to meet the needs of an evolving food system

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 4
FAO [ 2017 ]
As urban food markets have grown rapidly in recent decades, so too have rural–urban food supply chains. Urbanization and higher incomes are shifting dietary patterns away from staples and towards higher-value products (fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, [...]
The FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is an inclusive, neutral platform for people and institutions to share knowledge and support policymaking. Over the years, the FSN Forum online discussions have played an important role in [...]
This flyer presents the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) basic facts: what the Forum is, the affiliation and geographic distribution of Forum members and the FSN Forum tools.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investing in rural areas

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 3
FAO [ 2017 ]
Achieving the SDGs to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030 will depend crucially on developing rural areas in the poorest nations of the world. More resources need to be allocated for investment in rural areas, not just because that [...]