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Blog article
Farm to Fork strategy for sustainable food

The Farm to Fork strategy for Sustainable food is a key component of the European Green Deal. European food is famous for being safe, nutritious and of high quality. It should now also become the global standard for sustainability.
European Union
2020 - European Commission

Blog article
A common ground

Farmers need new ideas, and researchers need data. When these two professional groups meet in the framework of collaborative or participatory research, it is often not clear who has to evolve in what direction: do farmers need to learn about research protocols, systematically collecting and analysing data, or do researchers...
Niger
2020 - AgroInsight, Access Agriculture

Video
Vermiwash: an organic tonic for crops

Vermiwash is the liquid that is collected after water passes through compost made by  earthworms. It is rich in plant growth hormones, micro-nutrients, and major nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
India
2020 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
Un terrain d’entente

Les agriculteurs ont besoin de nouvelles idées et les chercheurs ont besoin de données. Lorsque ces deux groupes professionnels se rencontrent dans le cadre d’une recherche collaborative ou participative, il est souvent difficile de savoir qui doit évoluer dans quelle direction : les agriculteurs ont-ils besoin de connaître les protocoles...
Niger
2020 - AgroInsight, Access Agriculture

Video
Hardening crabs in floating cages

You can make a cage from bamboo to contain the crabs. Soft crabs must be separated so they do not fight and damage each other. Give each crab half of a tiny fish per day. If the crab has not eaten its food, it is sick and must be removed....
Bangladesh
2020 - Shushilan

Video
Management of Newcastle disease

In this video we will learn how to recognise Newcastle disease, and the signs, causes, prevention, control and management of this devastating disease.
Malawi
2020 - Access Agriculture

Report
The potential of agroecology to build climate-resilient livelihoods and food systems

This study highlights the links between agroecology and climate change, by providing evidence on the technical (i.e. ecological and socio-economic) and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems. The report aims to answer the following question: How can agroecology foster climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience through practices and...
Kenya - Senegal
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
FAO Agroecology Newsletter #31 - January 2020

This Newsletter provides updated information on Agroecology, more concrete about the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) policy convergence process on agroecological and other innovative approaches, the outcomes of the Conference on Ecological Agriculture in Tanzania and other agroecology highlights.  
2020

Video
Gestion de la maladie de Newcastle

Dans cette vidéo, nous allons apprendre à reconnaître la maladie de Newcastle, et les signes, les causes, les moyens de prévention, de contrôle et de gestion de cette maladie dévastatrice.
Malawi
2020 - Access Agriculture

Policy brief/paper
Policy recommendations on Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition

First Draft
The First draft of the Policy Recommendation on Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition of Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has been published. The aim of the following policy recommendations is to assist Members and stakeholders in strengthening agroecological and other...
2020 - Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Newsletter
FAO Agroecology Newsletter #32 - February 2020

This Newsletter provides updated information on Agroecology, more concrete about the Uruguay National Plan for Agroecology, the outcomes of the Agroecology Days and the meeting of the Alliance for Agroecology in West Africa (3AO) that were held in Senegal and other agroecology highlights.  
2020

Blog article
O poder do chocolate: cacau orgânico tira pequenos agricultores da pobreza no Brasil

Em fazenda comunitária na Bahia, cada família é responsável por cultivar quatro hectares de árvores de cacau, além de participar da manutenção de horta
Na fazenda comunitária, que reúne 39 famílias, cada família é responsável por cultivar quatro hectares de árvores de cacau e participa da manutenção da horta comunitária. Antes sem terra e agora instalados a 80 km do litoral da Bahia, esses pequenos agricultores produzem cacau, frutas e verduras sem usar fertilizantes ou...
Brazil
2020 - Comissão Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira (CEPLAC)

Policy brief/paper
Moving towards a more healthy and sustainable EU food system, a corner stone of the European Green Deal

By 2030, with our new Farm to Fork strategy, we will take action to: Reduce the overall use and risk of chemical and hazardous pesticides by 50% Reduce the sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals and aquaculture by 50% Increase organic farmed land by 25%
European Union
2020 - European Commission

Video
#IGrowYourFood - Meet Luljeta, an organic farmer from Albania

For me, becoming an organic farmer is an investment in myself. I encourage people to love nature, love life, and eat organic.” Meet Luljeta, an organic farmer from Albania 🇦🇱 who makes a living growing olives for food and cosmetics.
Albania
2020

Blog article
National CSA Meeting in Norway

Yearly meeting on November 15th in Oslo
The CSA movement in Norway is growing larger year by year. As per December 2019 there are 82 active CSAs in Norway. Given that Norway is a small country with only around 5,3 million inhabitants and around 3 % of the land area being suitable for agriculture, the number of...
Norway
2020 - Organic Norway

Blog article
Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

From Rio to the present, from ‘green growth’ to implementing social solidarity economy, fighting the climate crisis and ensuring sustainable food systems and nutrition and (re)localisation of the economy.
2020 - Urgenci

Report
Shared Action Framework for Resilient Seed Systems

The Shared Action Framework for Resilient Seed Systems is a digital initiative of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food(link is external). Designed as a strategic guide for diverse stakeholders to take a holistic, collaborative approach to protecting and enhancing the world’s seed systems and help galvanize the action on...
2020 - Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Report
PAN Asia Pacific 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, PANAP advanced its advocacy work towards a global ban on Highly Hazardous Pesticides and its campaign to Protect Children from Toxic Pesticides.   PANAP efforts to place the youth at the forefront of agroecological production and advocacy was the highlight of our Agroecology In Action campaign.   Through its No...
2020 - PAN Asia Pacific

Technical paper
Strategies for the promotion of conservation agriculture in Central Asia

he Proceedings of the Conference aims to compile the data collected during the Conference and archive for future. It is composed of 6 chapters. The chapter on keynote speeches include presentations of Mr Hafiz Muminjanov, Agricultural Officer at FAO headquarters, introducing Conservation Agriculture: a win-win option for food security, land...
2020 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
Reflections midway through a tumultuous year

Greetings from the African Centre for Biodiversity! We are happy to share with you our first newsletter. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing flux has led to deep reflection, as we grapple with how to meet unprecedented challenges. And through the stringent lockdown, our agile and mostly young and women-led team were reaching out to partners locally,...
2020 - The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
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