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IP farmers in the Philippines sell produce directly to locked down consumers

MARIKINA CITY, PHILIPPINES – The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for farmers groups/cooperatives in the Philippines to sell their produce directly to consumers. On 3 May 2020, with the help of PAKISAMA, one of AFOSP-APFP partner organizations in the Philippines, their member organization Kababaihang Dumagat ng Sierrra Madre...
2020 - Asian Farmers' Association (AFA) for Sustainable Rural Development

¿Qué rol queremos para el cooperativismo agrario en la "nueva realidad”?

En el marco del Programa de Intercambios del FRM,  el 17 de junio vamos a analizar el rol que queremos para el cooperativismo agrario en la “nueva realidad” que se avecina. Esta pandemia, que ha derivado en crisis social y económica mundial (y, en algunas regiones del mundo, también en una crisis alimentaria), ha puesto...
2020 - Foro Rural MundiaL (FRM)

Policy brief/paper
Can small farms and small food businesses in SALSA’s Southern European countries contribute to sustainable food security?

It is estimated that the total number of small farms in Southern European (SE) countries has decreased by 33% between 2010 and 2019. This loss is despite the widespread acknowledgement and appreciation of the important role that small farms play in supporting rural livelihoods, conserving biodiversity and maintaining traditional landscapes,...
2020 - SALSA

Blog article
Nace AgriCoopds: Nueva iniciativa para promover el cooperativismo agrario

Ante la crisis global generada por la COVID-19, la organización de los agricultores y agricultoras familiares en cooperativas (o figuras colaborativas similares) puede ser clave para hacer frente a los retos del futuro. El Foro Rural Mundial - FRM lanza una nueva iniciativa con el objetivo de promover el cooperativismo y asociativismo agrario,...
2020 - Foro Rural Mundial (FRM)

AgriCOOPDS: iniciativa de promoción del cooperativismo agrario ante el reto de los ODS

El Foro Rural Mundial - FRM lanza una nueva iniciativa con el objetivo de promover el COOPERATIVISMO AGRARIO aprovechando la oportunidad que nos ofrecen para ello los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). AgriCOOPDS da a conocer el cooperativismo agrario, mediante la difusión de buenas prácticas y mostrando con claridad la contribución...
2020 - Foro Rural MundiaL (FRM)

Héroes de la alimentación durante el COVID-19

A través de este video, la FAO destaca la importante labor de los#HéroesDeLaAlimentación 🌽Agricultores 🎣Pescadores 🐄Ganaderos 🐝Apicultores 🥚Avicultores Gracias a su trabajo mantienen a la población abastecida durante la pandemia asegurando su alimentación.
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Can small farms and small food businesses in Northern Europe contribute to sustainable food security?

There is widespread acknowledgement and appreciation in Northern Europe of the important role that small farms play in supporting rural livelihoods, conserving biodiversity, and maintaining traditional landscapes, rural traditions and cultural heritage. The EU-funded SALSA project set out to examine another potentially important role of small farms – their contribution...
2020 - SALSA – Small farms, small food businesses and sustainable food and nutrition security

Informe Anual FONTAGRO 2018-2019

Conozca las actividades más destacadas en el Informe Anual FONTAGRO del período 2017-2018. FONTAGRO se creó 1998 con el propósito de promover el incremento de la competitividad del sector agroalimentario, asegurando el manejo sostenible de los recursos naturales y la reducción de la pobreza en la región. El objetivo de FONTAGRO...

Boletín Bimensual – Enero / Febrero 2020

Boletín bimensual institucional correspondiente al mes de enero/febrero 2020

The 2020 Global Food Policy Report

The 2020 Global Food Policy Report focuses on the need to build inclusive food systems, both to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable people enjoy the benefits and opportunities that food systems can bring and to support sustainable development. Inclusive food systems can help create better economic opportunities for poor people,...
2020 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Smallholders and family farms in Serbia

The background for conducting country study on the challenges, needs and constraints of smallholders and family farms in the Republic of Serbia has been a wish to further strengthen the Regional Initiative on Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms and develop it towards a stronger programmatic approach at both the regional...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

IFPRI Resources and Analyses on COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus)

IFPRI is curating a series of analyses from IFPRI researchers and guest contributors on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and global food and nutrition security, poverty, and development. The webpage will continue to be updated with new analyses in the coming weeks and months.
2020 - IFPRI

Blog article
EBRD, FAO continue raising food safety standards in Serbia while preserving traditions

The Serbian Government has recently approved hygiene bylaws on food products of plant origin, in line with EU legislation, that include flexibility measures and derogations for traditional food products. Under this new legislation, Serbian producers can continue following traditional methods for making and selling food products based on fruits, vegetables and...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
Small-scale biogas technology for the rural areas of Sumatra

Biogas for Indonesia
Increasing livestock population puts pressure on the treatment of organic waste.Sufficient feedstock for biogas production on small farms rather than individual farmers. Low level of information access on biogas technology by farmers. Small-scale biogas systems are technically feasible for animal waste in the target area.
2020 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Policy brief/paper
Can small farms and small food businesses of Eastern European Countries contribute to sustainable Food and Nutrition Security (FNS)?

During the past 10 years, between 2010-2019, SALSA’s Eastern European (EE) countries lost an estimated 1.1 million small farms (23%). This is the equivalent of 350 small farms disappearing each day (based on EUROSTAT 2016 data).
2020 - SALSA – Small farms, small food businesses and sustainable food and nutrition security

Blog article
Navieng Organic Vegetable Growers Group attracts buyers after posting a video online

On 5 April 2020, the Navieng Organic Vegetable Growers Group in Naveing Village, Hiem District Huaphanh Province, Laos harvested their produce including carrots, beetroots, and Daikon totaling in 2 tons (2,000 kilograms) with a total value of over LAK 15,000,000 (USD 1,660). These produce were to be transported and sold...
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2020 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Journal article
The Impact of COVID-19 Crisis upon the Consumer Buying Behavior of Fresh Vegetables Directly from Local Producers. Case Study: The Quarantined Area of Suceava County, Romania

The present paper intends to address the impact of COVID-19 crisis upon the consumerbuying behavior of fresh vegetables directly from local producers as observed 30 days later, afterenforcing the state of emergency in Romania within a well-defined area, namely, the quarantinedarea of Suceava. The study relies on the interpretation of...
2020 - "Gh. Zane" Institute for Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Blog article
Governo anuncia medidas econômicas para ajudar produtores rurais afetados pela pandemia do Coronavírus

Entre as decisões, está a prorrogação das parcelas de financiamentos e recursos para estocagem e comercialização. Também haverá ajuda para os produtores afetados pela seca
O governo federal anunciou um pacote de medidas econômicas para minimizar as dificuldades do setor agropecuário, sobretudo os produtores rurais, devido à pandemia do Novo Coronavírus (Covid-19) e, também, aos impactos ocasionados pela estiagem.   Em apoio às cooperativas, agroindústrias e cerealistas foi autorizado o financiamento para estocagem e comercialização (FGPP) com...
2020 - Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA)

Blog article
Striving for sustainable agriculture in Uganda

The introduction of GMO seeds has made sustainable farming in Uganda a not-so-easy case to deal with since farmers seem to continuously support the existence of GMO market.
Having a family farm in Uganda may seem the simplest thing to do. Yet, the challenges are pretty high nowadays. Many farmers out there depend on agriculture. Unfortunately, the introduction of GMO seeds, the climate change affected raining season, as well as the lack of skills and knowledge regarding some more...
2020 - Food Security Center

Blog article
Estudantes receberão merenda mesmo sem aula; medida beneficia agricultor familiar

O presidente da República, Jair Bolsonaro, sancionou nesta terça-feira, 7, a lei 13.897, que autoriza a distribuição de alimentos que iriam para a merenda escolar diretamente aos pais ou responsáveis dos estudantes das escolas públicas de educação básica. Esses alimentos são adquiridos com recursos do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar...
2020 - Família Nação Agro
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