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Restoring African drylands from within – without myths

From the 2nd to the 3rd of June, the Global Landscapes Forum hosted the first digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again. Dryland ecosystems cover some 43 percent of Africa. They’re home to more than half a billion people...
2021 - Global Landscapes Forum

Garnering nature friendly agriculture practices: 1990 to 2020. When science simplification, participatory co production and generous sharing is valued

Field tested practices, methodologies and approaches to regenerating agriculture and associated ecosystems are featured in this compilation . Mostly experiences from across Asia are included , the compilation is based on publications generated through participatory writeshops, organised over thirty years featuring a wide range of stakeholders, disciplines and donors. Participatory...
2021 - CGIAR

Blog article
Organic Agriculture is Good for All, so has a Bright Future…

China and India are the major organic agriculture producers in Asia. But other Asian countries too are working well to increase their share in the global organic market. Some countries worth mentioning are Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, which are making systematic efforts to promote organic agriculture in their own ways....
2021 - AESA

FAO Agroecology Newsletter #47

Agroecology Newsletter of May 2021.
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
Organic Beekeeping Practices in Romania: Status and Perspectives towards a Sustainable Development

Romanian beekeeping faces a lot of challenges nowadays due to the problems related to climate change, the use of pesticides in agriculture, but also to the pandemic crisis. In this context, organic beekeeping represents an important alternative to traditional apicultural practices. The purpose of the study was to present the...
2021 - Department of Animal Production and Food Safety, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj Napoca, 400372 Cluj Napoca, Romania

European organic congress 2021

The European Organic Congress 2021 will take place online, live from Lisbon, on 16-18 June 2021 This year’s Congress, with the title “Organic’s contribution to the European Green Deal” aims to inspire the participants by focusing on how the agri-food sector’s initiatives enhance the transition towards a more sustainable food system,...
2021 - IFOAM Organics

Blog article
An ingenious idea to expand business by helping farmers

We can easily see the truth of the maxim “necessity is the mother of invention” – or rather “ingenuity” in the case of Osman Majid, a young video dealer, locally known as a Deejay (DJ), who lives in Nathenje, a small town on the outskirts of Malawi. Unlike most other...
2021 - Access Agriculture

Case study
Innovative practices in rural gender transformation

Important lessons from Brazil and Uruguay
This publication showcases a few best practices in rural development led by rural women in Brazil and Uruguay, which have led to transformative and long-lasting results, even strengthening local public policies and economic growth. Using the latest resources in agroecological and inclusive production methods, and assisted by IFAD-supported projects, these...
Brazil - Uruguay
2021 - South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Access Agriculture e-newsletter June 2021

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
2021 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
The future of organic audits and inspections: digital or not?

The Corona pandemic has proved that digital tools can tremendously facilitate business processes and allow for many tasks to be performed remotely. This is also true for organic audits and inspections.But some limitations persist, and many people still have reservations towards new technologies. The digital future of organic audits and inspections...
2021 - Bioeco Actual

Blog article
Of fertilizers and immigration

Chemical or mineral fertilizers have long been touted by agro-industry and by governments as a necessity to feed the growing world population. Sixty years after the start of the Green Revolution, the damage caused to farmland, surface water and groundwater, biodiversity and farmers’ livelihoods has forced policy-makers in India and...
Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire - India - Madagascar - Mali
2021 - Access Agriculture

Welcome to the European database for organic seeds

The European database for organic seed has been developed within the EU project LIVESEED. Its objective is to create more transparency for the EU member states and for seed suppliers regarding available offers of organic seeds, and to increase the supply of organic seed in the EU member states and...
European Union
2021 - Live Seed

Communication from the commission to the European Parliament, the council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the committee of the regions on an action plan for the development of organic production

The European Green Deal is at the centre of the Commission’s policy agenda. Its prime objective is a sustainable, climate-neutral Europe by 2050, acting as a vehicle for investment and growth . The Green Deal emphasizes that it is ‘key’ to manage the transition towards a more sustainable food system,...
European Union
2021 - European Commission

FAO Agroecology Newsletter - #44

FAO Agroecology Newsletter - February 2021 issue, with a lot of news from the Agroecology world
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference proceedings
Países de América Latina intercambiaron experiencias sobre las políticas en agroecología

Durante dos días fueron presentadas experiencias de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay y Nicaragua. Cerca de 2.400 personas participaron del seminario internacional virtual Agroecología, agricultura familiar y ODS: políticas públicas en América Latina, promovido los días 9 y 10 de marzo por el proyecto Sembrando Capacidades. Por medio de las plataformas Zoom y...
Argentina - Brazil - Colombia - Nicaragua - Paraguay - Uruguay
2021 - Agencia Brasileña de Cooperación del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (ABC/MRE)

FAO Agroecology Newsletter #45

Agroecology Newsletter of March 2021.

Blog article
Sembrando Capacidades promueve intercambio de conocimientos para la construcción de líneas de investigación en agroecología en Brasil y Colombia

Ell proyecto de cooperación sur-sur trilateral Sembrando Capacidades llevó a cabo el segundo taller virtual de intercambio de conocimientos entre Brasil y Colombia para la construcción de directrices de investigación en agroecología.  La iniciativa Sembrando Capacidades, ejecutada en Colombia, integra las acciones del proyecto regional América Latina y el Caribe sin Hambre 2025, del...
Brazil - Colombia
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Magazine article
Proyecto de Extensión Universitaria “Con las manos en la tierra: sembrando cultura y biodiversidad”

El proyecto de Extensión Universitaria “Con las manos en la tierra: sembrando cultura y biodiversidad” comenzó en febrero de 2020, luego de ser aprobado en la 12° convocatoria “La Universidad y su compromiso con la sociedad”. Atravesados por la situación actual de aislamiento y distanciamiento social, fueron muchos los obstáculos...
2020 - Universidad Nacional de Rosario/ Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

Making balanced feed for dairy cows

Based on how much milk each cow gives, you can calculate the amount of balanced feed needed for your cows. You should also feed your cow green grass each day. This helps to increase the total quantity of milk as well as the amount of fat in the milk. It...
2020 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Blog article
Políticas públicas en agroecología y producción orgánica en Brasil es tema segundo seminario virtual

Para dar continuidad al diálogo entre Brasil y Colombia en temas de agroecología y producción orgánica, se llevará a cabo el 2 de septiembre el 2º Seminario Virtual Política Brasileña de Agroecología y Producción Orgánica: una mirada desde la cooperación sur–sur trilateral (Brasil-FAO-Colombia).  El encuentro virtual es organizado por el proyecto Sembrando...
Brazil - Colombia
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
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