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Installation des jeunes agriculteurs et pluriactivité au Costa Rica

Depuis quelques années, la petite agriculture familiale est mise sur le devant de la scène par les institutions internationales et présentée comme étant susceptible de répondre aux enjeux globaux (sécurité alimentaire et changement climatique), et ce, notamment, dans les pays du Sud où ce type d’agriculture reste majoritaire. Un groupe...
Costa Rica
2017 - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Magazine article
Projeto cria "fortalezas" para preservar alimentos em risco de extinção

O projeto Arca do Gosto — idealizado pelo movimento Slow Food e feito em parceria com a Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina e com a Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD) — quer catalogar as iguarias que correm risco de sumir de vez. O projeto é o...
Brazil
2017 - Slow Food

Blog article
Serbia taps FAO expertise in forestry

A high-level conference in Belgrade  marks the first stage in a recently-begun four-year commitment on the part of FAO. A project worth US$3.75 million, financed by the Global Environment Facility, or GEF, is directed towards the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems in Serbia. Main components and expected results of the project...
Serbia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Event
TBTI Symposium on European Small-Scale Fisheries and Global Linkages

The purpose of the symposium is to share and discuss issues affecting the sustainability of small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Europe and explore linkages to global SSF, especially through markets and stewardship efforts.
Spain
2017 - Too Big to Ignore

Conference/Meeting
WEBINAR: Impactful Innovations.

Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Webinar: Impactful Innovations. Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in LAC and the Caribbean (OUT-24862) Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm (EST), Washington, DC Organizer: FONTAGRO Join WebEx meeting: https://iadb-knl.webex.com/iadb-knl/j.php?MTID=m09523c5dc929c02de56ac1712ccc3554 Join by phone1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)Access code: 732 810 943   To download the publication: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7802
United States of America
2017 - FONTAGRO

Blog article
ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.This pilot training course represents a significant milestone  to support Arab women scientists to become...
2017 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Journal article
Importância do papel das populações tradicionais nas ações de conservação da agrobiodiversidade

No Brasil, assim como no restante do mundo, os bancos de germoplasma, unidades que armazenam recursos genéticos de plantas, não constituem instrumentos de conservação da agrobiodiversidade se não estiverem associados a outras ações de preservação que levem em conta o papel das populações tradicionais e os seus sistemas de cultivo. Os...
Brazil
2017 - Universidade de Campinas, Brasil

Newsletter article
Decreto cria Política Nacional de Recuperação de Florestas

O governo deu o primeiro passo rumo ao objetivo de restaurar e reflorestar 12 milhões de hectares de florestas até 2030, compromisso acertado nas negociações do Acordo de Paris, em 2015. Editou na semana passada o decreto 8972, que cria a Política Nacional de Recuperação da Vegetação Nativa, a Proveg....
Brazil
2017 - Ministério do Meio Ambiente (MMA), Brasil

Event
TBTI special sessions on SSF at the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum

TBTI is planning to organize two special sessions at the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, which will be held on August 3-7, in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the 11th AFAF is ASEAN Seafood for the World & Asian Food Security for the World. Presentations and discussion will be...
Thailand
2017

Report
Gender assessment of dairy value chains

Evidence from Kenya
Well-designed dairy development programmes can improve the income and nutrition of poor households, as well as providing decent employment in milk processing and marketing. A review of evidence on the importance of livestock for women argued that despite two-thirds of the world's poor livestock keepers being women, little research has...
Kenya
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
Meeting our goals: Key messages

FAO promotes a multidimensional approach to reducing rural poverty, focused on increasing women’s access to productive resources, decent employment and business opportunities, strengthening the capacity of rural institutions and services, and supporting measures to increase social protection coverage and effectiveness.
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Journal article
Inpa vai implantar duas unidades para capacitar pequenos produtores rurais do Amazonas

A ideia do Inpa é ir além da pesquisa e disseminar o conhecimento científico com a comunidade
Com R$ 3 milhões da Finep, projeto do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia prevê a capacitação de 1.000 piscicultores e produtores rurais de Manaus e do interior do estado. Os pequenos produtores de peixe terão a oportunidade de melhorar a capacidade técnica e dinamizar as criações. Já os plantios...
Brazil
2017 - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (Inpa)

Event
International Congress – Global Peasants’ Rights

The 'Global Peasants' Rights' congress sheds light on the situation of small scale farmers and the rural population around the world, draws public attention to the importance of peasants for sustainable local and regional production of food in agro ecological quality and emphasizes the need to protect their rights and...
2017 - Haus der Bauern” foundation

Blog article
European Rural Sustainability Gathering 2017

Forum Synergies’ rural sustainability gatherings are a lively exchange of practical knowledge and experiences between local actors, social organizations and policy makers from across Europe. During this three-day meetings we bring together people from all walks of life to learn on the spot from each other about sustainable practices in...
European Union (Member Organization)
2017 - ARC2020 Agricultural & Rural Convention

Video
FAO, Indigenous Peoples and the Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is a specific right that pertains to indigenous peoples and is recognized in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). FPIC allows indigenous peoples to give or withhold consent to any project that may affect them or their territories. Once...
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO

Report
Gender in agriculture and rural development

Agriculture is one of the most widespread activities in the world and has a crucial role in food production, environmental protection, landscape preservation, rural employment and food security. Agriculture is not uniform throughout, there are different elements. From a gender point of view, there are significant gaps between women and men....
European Union (Member Organization)
2017 - EIGE

Journal article
ETHIOPIAN DAIRY VALUE CHAINS

Quality upgrading in ethiopian dairy value chains: dovetailing upstream and downstream perspectives
In this article, we analyze opportunities and constraints for upgrading product quality in the dairy value chain in Ethiopia. Our analysis is based on an integrated understanding of supply chain performance both from producer and from consumer perspectives. We outline as main drivers for quality upgrading: (a) factors that influence...
Ethiopia
2017

Event
Lanzamiento Campaña Mujer Rural & ODS

La Campaña se enmarca en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y se basa en las reflexiones de la Conferencia de la Mujer Rural en América Latina y el Caribe (Brasilia, 2014) y la XIII Conferencia Regional de la Mujer (Montevideo, 2016), así como en la experiencia de dos campañas...
2017 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y Agricultura (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Bringing agro-ecological alternatives to light

A process of reflection & engagement in West Africa
Over the course of 2017, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) will seek to support and stimulate an open reflection on the future of agricultural development in West Africa. While industrial agriculture and ‘Green Revolution’ approaches promise short-term increases in productivity, they are yet to provide...
2017 - International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Report
2016 Near East and North Africa Regional Overview of Food Insecurity

Sustainable Agriculture Water Management is Key to Ending Hunger and to Climate Change Adaptation
The second edition of the Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the Near East and North Africa 2016 coincides with the adoption of the sustainable development agenda and the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the agreement on climate change reached at CCOP21 in Paris. The report, therefore, gives particular attention...
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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