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The Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028)

27-29 May, 2019
Provisional AgendaThe Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028)27-29 May, 2019FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

La Cooperación Intra-MERCOSUR (2005-2015)

Análisis de siete sectores
Con el objetivo de identificar y caracterizar las distintas formas de cooperación entre los Estados Parte del MERCOSUR en la década 2005/2015, la Unidad Técnica de Cooperación Internacional (UTCI), realizó un estudio en el ámbito de siete sectores de trabajo: agricultura familiar, ciencia y tecnología, género, educación, integración productiva, medio...
2019 - Mercosur

Journal article
The rural-urban gap and rural transformation in the Near East and North Africa

The rural-urban gap remains the single most well-documented development and welfare disparity in the economies of the Near East and North Africa (NENA). The gap between rural and urban areas can be seen in the lower productivity of economic activities, higher poverty levels and lower quality infrastructure and services in...

Technical paper
Avances y desafíos de las mujeres rurales en el marco de la estrategia de género del Plan SAN-CELAC 2025

El análisis presentado muestra la existencia de avances concretos, aunque incipientes, en la adopción de la Estrategia de Género del Plan SAN-CELAC en la región. La Estrategia fue aprobada en enero de 2017, por lo que será necesario mantener el compromiso político e institucional para garantizar su adopción por parte...
2019 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

News from the Deck – December 2018 & January 2019

The monthl newsletter of LIFE
2019 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe


In the brave new world of fisheries control, all catch reporting to be electronic
2019 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Case study
Digital tools for an organic farm

Suzana Dimitrievska is an organic farmer in North Macedonia. Coming from a line of strong, well-educated women, she has always been comfortable embracing new technology. She is using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to increase the efficiency of her family farm.
North Macedonia
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Policy brief/paper
Vote on the WestMed MAP

In the light of the vote on the Multiannual Plan for the fisheries exploiting demersal stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea that will take place on the 10th of January 2019 at 9:00 in the PECH Committee,  LIFE writes to the Members of the European Parliament to outline the amendments that...
2019 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Conference proceedings
Pour une prise en compte accrue de l’approche One Health au Mali

Le document présente les Actes d'un séminaire organisé à Bamako en novembre 2018, par AVSF et VSF-International, avec le soutien de l'Agence Française de Développement, pour dynamiser et renforcer les collaborations entre l’ensemble des partenaires impliqués (organisations paysannes, société civile, services publics et techniques déconcentrés, professionnels de la santé animale...
2019 - AVSF

Policy brief/paper

LIFE calls on MEPs to reject amendments 10, 19, and 39, which aim to expand the definition of small-scale fisheries and create an uneven playing field across Europe. Imperfect as it is given the great diversity of small-scale fleets, the simple definition – under 12 metres and not using towed fishing...
2019 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Case study
Social and Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Entrepreneurship

A Case Study of Rural Farmers in Cameroon
A case study has been conducted for assessing how Agricultural Entrepreneurship (being part of a farming cooperative, taking part to training programs and improving one’s commercial/agricultural techniques) results in social, political and economic empowerment among women farmers in Cameroon. In-depth interviews have been conducted in order to compare the empowerment process in farming cooperatives with the...
2019 - University of Mannheim

Blog article
FAO launches training courses to help farmers stop land degradation in Ukraine

10 training courses on sustainable management of natural resources in the forest-steppe and steppe zones of Ukraine to provide aid in achieving neutral level of land degradation The problem of land degradation is crucial for Ukraine, as it affects 20 percent of the country’s arable land, or 6.5 million ha in...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
In the Year of the Pig, UN’s FAO urges safer practices in livestock trade across the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has urged countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to be vigilant in their inspection and monitoring of cross border trade of animal products as transboundary animal diseases (TADs) continue to pose health risks. Representatives from China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as delegates from FAO, the World Organisation for...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Myanmar and UN’s FAO agree a wide-ranging framework to improve nutrition and food security

The Government of Myanmar and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed a multi-year framework agreement that will create an enabling environment to improve nutrition and food security in Myanmar, while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources. The Country Programming Framework (CPF) was signed by U...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Mapping topsoil organic carbon concentrations and stocks for Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the countries that has embarked on a national programme under the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). Tanzania is currently developing the capacity to enter into a carbon monitoring REDD + regime. In this context spatially representative soil carbon...
United Republic of Tanzania
2019 - Elsevier

Near East and North Africa Land and Water Days

The Near East and North Africa Land and Water Days are being convened on 31 March-4 April 2019 in Cairo, to review the progress made in addressing water scarcity in the region, foster exchange of knowledge and experience among countries and partners and chart the way forward taking into account the lessons learned,...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agricultural policy developments and EU approximation process in the Western Balkan countries

This report provides an analysis of agricultural policy developments and the EU approximation process in the Western Balkan area. Quantitative analysis of agricultural policy developments was performed using data on budgetary support for agriculture, systematised according to the Agricultural Policy Measures (APM) classification scheme, a uniform classification of agricultural budgetary...
2019 - European Union

Causal pathways of the productive impacts of cash transfers: Experimental evidence from Lesotho

This paper has the double aim to study whether unconditional cash transfers have an impact on farm production and to look into the causal mechanisms through which government transfers produce productive impacts. We use mediation analysis to identify the total effect of transfers on farm production and to isolate the...
2019 - Elsevier

Blog article
Working towards food sovereignty in Palestine

The Om Sleiman farm in the village of Bil'in is part of a burgeoning movement of agroecology and community supported agriculture (CSA) in the occupied West Bank. Depending on the season, the farm grows broccoli, ginger, turmeric, kale and watermelon, as well as other fruits and vegetables. It claims to be the...

ISSD Africa Community of Practice

Lack of access to quality seed is one of the most pressing issues hindering productivity increase in Africa. ISSD Africa (established in 2012) is an international community of practice, guiding seed sector innovation and development on the African continent to alleviate the problem of limited access to quality seed. Addressing...
2019 - ISSD Africa
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