AFA on COVID-19 and Climate Change

The COVID-19 pandemic made citizens realize again the value of farmers producing local and healthy food, and governments the value of becoming more and more self-reliant by boosting local agricultural production. It has confirmed our advocacy for shorter and inclusive agri-food supply chains, with strong participation of farmers in the...
2021 - Asian Farmers Association

Creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems - Reform

This course, which is part of a series of three, provides guidance on driving reforms that strengthen policy, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for responsible agricultural investment (RAI). Specifically, the course provides support to design the reform strategy, establish multistakeholder consultation processes for decision-making and enhance the role of regulatory processes...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Leading issues in implementation of farmer field schools: a global survey

This paper explores the methodological state, challenges and lessons learned, of the FFS around the World. A 52-item questionnaire was used to capture issues of design, implementation and evaluation of the FFS. Completed questionnaires were received from 57 ongoing or recent FFS programmes. Results highlight strengths and shortcomings in design,...

Estudo mostra impacto da pandemia em negócios comandados por mulheres

A crise causada pela pandemia de coronavírus causou a interrupção das atividades de 39% dos negócios conduzidos por mulheres, segundo pesquisa feita pelo Instituto Locomotiva e a Rede Mulher Empreendedora. O estudo foi feito com uma amostra de 1.165 entrevistas em todas as regiões do país. Além das que tiveram...
2021 - Dinheiro Rural

Ration Planning Tool and User's Manual: Poultry and Swine

Feed production software already exists, but does not adequately meet the needs of organic animal producers. The calculation software improves the feed database to meet the needs of organic farmers. The tools objective is to help farmers achieve a 100% organic diet for monogastric animals by improving the feed database...
2021 - ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food

Pandemia estreitou os laços campo-cidade, avaliam camponeses capixabas

Dobrou número de cestas entregues em algumas cidades. E, junto dos alimentos, o bate-papo sobre 'a vida na roça'
A maior crise sanitária do século fez aumentar a procura por uma alimentação saudável, livre de venenos, em todo o mundo. Por isso, os agricultores que já estão nesse caminho e são amparadas por uma rede de apoio para a certificação agroecológica/orgânica de seus produtos, puderam ampliar sua produção, levando...
2021 - Século Diario

Entrepreneurship in Farming: Small-Scale Farming and Agricultural Mechanization Hire Service Enterprises in Iraq

The main aim of the research was to attempt to better understand agripreneurship and agripreneurs’ characteristics in small-scale farming in Iraq. This involved researching the small-scale farm as an enterprise as well as focusing on a common farm enterprise: agricultural mechanization hire service enterprises. The nature of the research taken...

FAA denunció que, en el caso de los productos de las economías regionales, el precio pagado a los productores es de entre el 7,8% y el 26% del valor en góndola

Federación Agraria Argentina comparó el precio por kilo de diversos productos de las economías regionales de consumo habitual en las familias argentinas, con lo que perciben los pequeños y medianos agricultores que los producen.Claramente los productores no somos formadores de precios, por el contrario, somos perjudicados, tanto como los consumidores....
2021 - Federación Agraria Argentina

How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change?

Progress towards Zero Hunger must be protected from the dual challenges of pandemics and climate change. The frequency of infectious disease outbreaks – including the emergence of novel viruses and zoonotic diseases – is expected to continue rising as livestock, food security, economies, and global health are increasingly threatened by...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Bonding on the job in Bamyan, Afghanistan

The area of Bamyan in central Afghanistan is located right in the middle of what was known as the Silk Road and used to be a strategic resting point for travellers and merchants. It was meeting point of cultures and once a hub of Buddhism, but today it is more...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Medidas y acciones impulsadas por los Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe frente al COVID-19 en áreas clave para la autonomía de las mujeres y la igualdad de género

En este documento se presentan medidas implementadas por los Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe para atender la situación de las mujeres durante la pandemia por COVID-19. La información comenzó a recopilarse a muy pocos días de declarada la pandemia a nivel mundial. En el marco de la reunión...
2021 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

African Coronavirus stories

Perspectives on COVID-19 Challenges to Livelihoods and Food Systems
The impact of COVID 19 on food security in Africa has been among the most widely discussed subjects since the first cases of COVID-19 in Africa broke in February 2020. Most of the narratives were alarming. The headlines put Africa at the brink of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis caused by...
Benin - Botswana - Cameroon - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - Mozambique - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - South Sudan - Uganda - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2021 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty (AFSA)

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables Website

The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system.The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

FAO Agroecology Newsletter #43

Agroecology Newsletter of January 2021.

Agriculture et Développement

Revue de vulgarisation et d'appui conseil
Articles:  Pisciculture: promotion et développement de la pisciculture dans les régions Sahariennes Pour une gestion durable de la foret Algérienne Les systèmes de gestion de l'information et des connaissances
2021 - Agriculture et Développement

Building a better fruit fly trap

The Mediterranean fruit fly is a worthy enemy. This pest, also known as the medfly, is widespread over the tropics, attacking and spoiling oranges, mangoes and many other fruits. Each female can lay 200 eggs in her brief lifetime—allowing rapid population growth. The medfly damages so much high value fruit,...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - United States of America
2021 - Access Agriculture

Project promotes agritourism and digitalization for Albanian smallholder farms

FAO helped to enhance diversification and competitiveness of Albanian smallholders through the promotion of agritourism and digitalization in the agrifood sector. The one-year project, which ended recently, targeted three pilot areas in the country (Belsh, Melesi Madhe, and Korca). For real impact, the project combined training and knowledge sharing leading to...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Forests - new EU strategy

As announced in its Communication on the European Green Deal, the Commission is developing a new (post 2021) EU forest strategy. The strategy will build on the EU’s 2030 biodiversity strategy, cover the whole forest cycle and promote the many services that forests provide. The strategy will also be aimed...
2021 - European Commission

Rural people in Uzbekistan received 34 greenhouses from FAO

FAO donated altogether 34 greenhouses to rural families living in Uzbekistan’s southeastern regions (Bukhara and Kamashi districts) as part of the socio-economic response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The greenhouses will improve the nutrition and livelihood of vulnerable families. “Low-income families were selected for FAO support on...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Action plan combats dieback of pine forests in Belarus and Ukraine

Belarus and Ukraine have high forest covers that provide a fundamental contribution to the wellbeing of rural populations and the national economy. To protect these forests for future generations, a new FAO project, launched today with a virtual inception workshop, will help increase the resilience of forest ecosystems against unfavourable...
Belarus - Ukraine
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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