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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Livestock and agroecology

his brief reviews opportunities and challenges related to livestock’s potential to contribute to agroecological transition, focusing on four main themes, which rely on different elements of agroecology: supporting better livelihoods and creating added value; conserving and using diversity;...

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E-Agriculture in Action

The role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture has grown substantially in recent years in both scale and scope. Expanding broadband connectivity, increasing deployment of the “internet of things” (IoT), enhanced analytics, affordable devices and innovative...

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The State of the World’s Forests

Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at...

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Early Warning Early Action report on food security and agriculture

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

This report specifically...

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Rural Africa in motion

The atlas Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration South of the Sahara aims to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The atlas notes that the vast majority of Africans (75 percent) are migrating within...

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Agriculture, food and jobs in West Africa

This paper quantifies and describes the structure of employment in the food economy across four broad segments of activities: agriculture, processing, marketing and food-away-from home. It also examines some of the emerging spatial implications, in particular rural-urban linkages and rural...

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FAO and the SDGs

On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets – committing the international community to end poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable development between...

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Towards a water and food secure future

The aim of this paper is to provide policy-makers with a helpful overview of the technical and economic aspects of water use in agriculture, with particular emphasis on crop and livestock production. Through 2050, in many countries, agriculture will remain an important determinant of economic...

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Promoting alternative to migration for rural youth in Tunisia and Ethiopia

Each year, rural areas lose a promising share of their workforce, as youth leave their homes and migrate to cities or move abroad in search of a better future. By addressing the links between distress migration and rural development, FAO is making a difference in Tunisia and Ethiopia.

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Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition report​​​​​​​

This year's report features the theme: "The Food Security and Nutrition - Conflict Nexus: Building Resilience for Food Security, Nutrition and Peace".   

The report indicates that during the first decade of the millinium,  sub-Saharan Africa made sound progress in the fight against...

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