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Newsletter
Sistemas alimentarios y COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: La oportunidad de la transformación digital

Los impactos de la COVID-19 crecen a diario. La pandemia ha desatado una crisis no solo sanitaria, sino también económica. En semejante escenario – en el que lograr la sostenibilidad económica, social y ambiental es cada vez más indispensable para el planeta – el sistema agroalimentario necesita soluciones urgentes e...
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
Global Aquaculture Alliance - Annual Report for 2019

The 36-page 2019 annual report lays out the 23-year-old organization’s accomplishments in 2019 and goals for both its pre-competitive advocacy and education work as well as its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). Each activity outlined in the report supports progress toward GAA’s vision: A world that embraces and...
2020 - Global Aquaculture Alliance

Website
Agenda de investigación para la prevención y contención de Fusarium en la región Andina

La marchitez por Fusarium causada por Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Raza 4 Tropical es una amenaza para la producción de banano y plátano en América Latina y el Caribe, por esta razón es importante articular acciones entre los países que permitan contener, prevenir y controlar la dispersión del...
Colombia - Ecuador - United States of America
2020 - FONTAGRO

Newsletter article
SSF Guidelines Update June 2020 -

Special edition: Sub-Saharan Africa
We follow the trend set in April and May, and offer you another special edition of the SSF Update. This time we take you to Sub-Saharan Africa and give you some insights into regional initiatives to implement the SSF Guidelines there.
2020 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
Sistemas alimentarios y COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: Cómo disminuir las pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos

La pandemia en curso ha puesto en riesgo la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de millones de latinoamericanos y caribeños. Estas interrupciones en los eslabones de la cadena de valor del sistema agroalimentario han tenido como uno de sus resultados mayores pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos. Aún no estamos en condiciones...
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains under the COVID-19 pandemic

This open-access tool developed by the FAO Data Lab gathers, organises and analyses daily information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture, value chains, food prices, food security and undertaken measures. Its ultimate aim is to provide countries with facts and information on how the pandemic...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
Sistemas alimentarios y COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: Hábitos de consumo de alimentos y malnutrición

El curso de la pandemia por COVID-19 ha evidenciado cambios en los hábitos de consumo de la población. Al parecer, los consumidores han tendido a preferir dietas menos nutritivas, menos frescas y más económicas. Dicha decisión podría explicarse por una disminución significativa del ingreso familiar y las restricciones a la...
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

E-learning
IICA PLAY: Plataforma especializada en agricultura

El trabajo diario y tesonero de los productores agrícolas de las Américas es fundamental para alimentar a una población que aumenta cada día en esta región y el resto del mundo. Cómo producir mejor es uno de los retos que también enfrentan a diario, junto con preguntas relacionadas con el...
2020 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Newsletter
SSF Guidelines :Special feature: Near East and North Africa

This e-update is provided through the FAO Technical Network on Small-Scale Fisheries. It informs about recent and upcoming developments in relation to the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The aim is to capture FAO-initiated developments as...
2020 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations 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

Report
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...
2020 - FONTAGRO

Newsletter
Sistemas alimentarios y COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: Impactos y oportunidades en la producción de alimentos frescos

El sector agroalimentario, pese a cumplir una función social de primera necesidad, no ha sido inmune al novel coronavirus, cuya retahíla de efectos ha interrumpido el normal funcionamiento de las cadenas alimentarias. En el sector agroalimentario, los inéditos problemas han dado lugar a inéditos desafíos. En América Latina y el...
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Manual
Innovative Pastoralism

Achieving productivity and sustainability for food security
‘“Business as usual” is no longer an option for a food-secure future. Pastoralism can be an innovative system: a time-tested, undervalued alternative to high-input and resource-intensive farming, and a valuable lesson for the much needed evolution towards ‘farming with nature’, with largely-untapped potential for income growth and employment in marginal...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Women’s empowerment through collective action: How forest and farm producer organisations can make a difference

Half of the 1.5 billion people globally who rely on forest landscapes for subsistence and cash income are women. Many see the benefits of participating in various forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs). These include both general community, smallholder farmer and indigenous people’s organisations and more specific women-only groups –...
Ghana - Kenya - Philippines
2020 - International Insitute for Environment and Development

Blog article
COVID-19: Our hungriest, most vulnerable communities face “a crisis within a crisis”

In this interview, Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Resilience Division, explains the particular challenges COVID-19 poses in vulnerable communities already coping with high levels of hunger due to pre-existing crises -- and how the Organization is gearing up to help. 
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
The Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in Times of Crisis

With the focus on food security rising, smallholder farmers have been propelled into the limelight as the heroes in the production sector. They are playing a major role in nourishing large urban populations as large-scale farmers feel the impacts of COVID 19. We spoke to two organic farmers in Uganda...
2020 - IFOAM

Newsletter
Boletín Bimensual – Enero / Febrero 2020

Boletín bimensual institucional correspondiente al mes de enero/febrero 2020
2020 - FONTAGRO

Guidelines
Enabling sustainable food systems

Innovators’ handbook
Sustainable food systems are fundamental to ensuring that future generations are food secure and eat healthy diets. To transition towards sustainability, many food system activities must be reconstructed, and myriad actors around the world are starting to act locally. While some changes are easier than others, knowing how to navigate...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
EU Rural Review 29 'LEADER Achievements'

LEADER is one of the longest standing, most successful and popular European-wide initiatives. This EU Rural Review explores how the seven LEADER principles are interpreted today by people who have been deeply involved with implementing LEADER in rural communities across Europe. The articles show how the principles work in practice, how they...
European Union
2020 - The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD)

Report
EIP-AGRI Focus Group Non-chemical weed management in arable cropping systems

Weeds threaten crop yield and quality. Developing and promoting non-chemical weed management techniques can help reduce the risks linked to the use of herbicides which can impact non-target organisms, the environment and animal and human health. In this EIP-AGRI Focus Group, experts worked together to identify alternatives including redesigning cropping systems,...
European Union
2020 - Eip Agri
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