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Working paper
Characteristics of Smallholder Farm Households in Upper Egypt

Implications for nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions
This paper characterizes smallholder farm households in Upper Egypt based on data from a comprehensive farm household survey. The results from the descriptive analysis in combination with findings from the global literature provide recommendations on how agricultural projects can be leveraged for improving nutrition. The importance of focusing on nutrition...
Egypt
2019 - IFPRI

Book
Developing Sustainable Value Chains for Small-Scale Livestock Producers

This publication constitutes a practical development tool, which implements the sustainable food value chain framework with a focus on small-scale livestock producers, targeting an audience of project design teams and policymakers. By integrating the concepts of value addition and the three dimensions of sustainability, the sustainable food value chain framework not...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book
Resilience analysis of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in South Sudan’s cross-border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

“Strengthening the Livelihoods Resilience of Pastoral and Agropastoral Communities in South Sudan’s Cross-border Areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda” is a three-year project funded by European Union that aims to improve governance and conflict prevention to reduce forced displacement and irregular migration in the cross-border areas of South Sudan....
Ethiopia - Kenya - Sudan - Uganda
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Marché à bétail autogérés

Le Réseau Billital Maroobé (RBM) a engagé un travail de capitalisation des acquis des éleveurs en matière d’organisation des marchés à bétail en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette vidéo met en avant des enseignements tirés des formes d’organisation des marchés à bétail dans les différents pays. Si de nombreux efforts sont...
2019 - Réseau Billital Maroobé (RBM)

Journal article
Caracterización del uso del silo bolsa en la provincia de Buenos Aires

En Argentina existen numerosos estudios aconsejando cómo utilizar el silo bolsa, sin embargo, no se ha analizado la manera en que los productores usan realmente esta tecnología. El objetivo de este trabajo es caracterizar el uso del silo bolsa por parte de los productores en la provincia de Buenos Aires,...
Argentina
2019 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias - Universidad Nacional de Rosario

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...
Mali
2019 - AVSF

Report
Pastoralists as family farmers

In the definition of family farmers for the International Year of Family Farmers (IYFF) in 2014 and now for the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019–28, pastoralists are mentioned as a group requiring specific attention. Despite this recognition, most statements, papers and information about family farmers refer primarily to...
2019 - CELEP (Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism)

Project
The Livestock and Agricultural Marketing Project (LAMP): Ways and Benefits of CSO Involvement in GAFSP Mongolia Project

Mongolia, a vast country of 1.56 million square kilometers, is home to 15 timesmore livestock than people. It has over 2.7 million human population and 43 millionlivestock as of 2010.The transformation of Mongolia after the collapse of the Soviet Union from collectivesocialism to a market economy disrupted urban and rural livelihoods, ultimatelyleading to increased urban...
Mongolia
2019 - Asian Farmers Association

Blog article
Countries Where Nomadic Pastoralism Is Still A Way Of Life

omadic pastoralism is the practice of rearing livestock by moving with the animals from place to place in search of pasture. It is believed that the practice started as a result of Neolithic revolution, also known as the first agricultural revolution. At the time, humans had just managed to domesticate...
2019

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

Report
Regional Workshop on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources and Their Amelioration - Proceedings and Recommendations.

The Second Report of the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) and analysis of Sub-regional reports on AnGR in Asia and the progress report of Global Plan of Action for AnGR in Southwest Pacific suggested that vigorous efforts still need to be made to strengthen the main elements...
2019 - Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

Report
Food and agriculture Key to Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe and Central Asia

This publication presents FAO's work in support of the achievement of the SDGs in Europe and Central Asia. Featuring selected country case studies across the region, it describes how FAO and partners are already supporting countries to achieve multiple SDGs targets through current project and programmes.     This publication is in line...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Balkan countries take aim at African swine fever in wild boar

A pig disease originating from Southeast Africa, never before seen in Europe and Central Asia, hit the news in 2007 when it was first detected in Georgia. Since then, African swine fever has spread throughout Eastern Europe, entering the European Union in 2014. Everywhere it has emerged, African swine fever has caused the...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Guidelines
United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 global action plan

The Decade of Family Farming provides an extraordinary opportunity for the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an inclusive, collaborative and coherent way. Putting family farming and all family-based production models1 at the focus of interventions for a period of ten years, will contribute to a...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Annual Report VSF International 2018

In 2018, the members of VSF International implemented altogether 196 projects in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, improving the livelihood of over 8.33 million people, with an overall budget of 44.5 million €. Together with other actors was treated more than 27 million animals, trained 4,464 Community-based animal health...
2019 - VSF International

Blog article
URGENCI Hub for LSPA Training Materials

One Place to Find Them All
“Have all the webinars been recorded?”, “Where can I find guidelines on managing the budget of a CSA farm?”, “I have to deliver a training session on starting a LSPA1 in my country. Is there anybody to contact on the topic ?”, “Do you know if there is a tutorial...
2019 - Urgenci

Report
Resultados económicos de modelos productivos porcinos - Informe N° 31

Este documento elaborado en el marco del Proyecto “Gestión productiva y económica de pequeños y medianos emprendimientos porcinos de Argentina y Uruguay vinculados al CIAP” presenta estimaciones sobre comportamientos de resultados económicos de modelos productivos y tiene como propósito aportar información que favorezca la inclusión de productores, mejore la calidad...
Argentina
2019 - Centro de Información de Actividades Porcinas (CIAP)

Blog article
Kazakhstan adopted roadmap on dairy industry standards

Kazakhstan has strengthened its commitment to improving the safety of raw milk and dairy products with the signing of a roadmap in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan today that will bring the national dairy industry to the level of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) standards. The roadmap aims to provide a number...
Kazakhstan
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Experts join forces to prevent African swine fever from entering the Balkans

Reducing the risk of incursions and improving preparation for the rapid detection and control of African swine fever in the Balkan countries is the main topic of the four-day FAO workshop finishing today in Belgrade. African swine fever is a viral hemorrhagic disease that kills up to 100 percent of infected animals,...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book
Farmer field schools for small-scale livestock producers

The livestock sector accounts for around one third of global agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) and is growing faster than most other agricultural sectors. Livestock’s expansion has mostly been driven by a combination of population growth, urbanization and rising incomes in many developing countries, which has raised demand for meat,...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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