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The relationships between food security and violent conflicts: The case of El Salvador

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-07
Alexander Segovia [ 2017 ]
El Salvador is a peculiar case in that over three decades it has faced two different types of violence consecutively (the civil war and widespread post-war violence), which have had different impacts [...]

The relationships between food security and violent conflicts: The case of Colombia

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-06
Alexander Segovia [ 2017 ]
The relationships between food security and violent conflicts are conditioned, mediated and influenced by the specific context in which they take place. In the case of Colombia, the main mechanism whereby the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]