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The effects of climate change on agricultural systems are multidimensional. Identifying appropriate policies and investment to enhance the productivity and resilience of these systems, therefore, requires a multidisciplinary approach. This brief summarizes key findings from a multidisciplinary team of agronomists, [...]
This document summarises the online discussion "What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?" which invited to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing [...]
The region of Karamoja, located in the northeast of Uganda, is an area of particular interest to many humanitarian organizations for several reasons: food insecurity is a major challenge in the region; conflict both between communities (also known as clans) [...]
The Inclusive Business Model (IBM) training of trainers package aims to improve the delivery and quality of results of smallholder-market linkage initiatives. The training orients development practitioners to take into account the needs of small producers and also buyers to [...]

Greenhouse gas appraisal on sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems

EX-ACT blue carbon case study – Gabon
FAO [ 2017 ]
This report presents the results of an Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) Greenhouse Gas appraisal of the project “Sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems” in Gabon. The project aims to improve protection of biodiversity in selected forested wetlands on the Ramsar [...]

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

Quick guidance
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 [...]