Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Topic: Agricultural techniques

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Edible insects – Future prospects for food and feed security

This book assesses the potential of insects as food and feed and gathers existing information and research on edible insects. The assessment is based on the most recent and complete data available from various sources and experts around the world. Insects as food and feed emerge as an especially...

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Métodos indígenas de preparación de alimentos: ¿qué impacto tienen sobre la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición?

Las comunidades utilizan sistemas de conocimientos indígenas que se transmiten de generación en generación para preparar sus alimentos. ¿Podemos considerar los métodos indígenas de preparación de alimentos como recurso viable para lograr la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en las comunidades rurales pobres?

 

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Pakistan - Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Pakistan has great potential in agriculture. About 27 percent of the total 79.6 million hectares of the country is under cultivation. Agriculture contributes about 24 percent of the GDP and employs 47 percent of the labour force. Most subsectors of agriculture have either remained static or have...

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Investigating the role of bats in emerging zoonoses

With over 1,150 bat species worldwide – representing about twenty percent of the biodiversity of all mammalian species – they carry out important ecological and agricultural functions such pollination and dispersion of seeds. And while many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the...

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Agricultural technologies and innovation – Opportunities for making a difference

How can we make the best use of agricultural technology to achieve food security? Is there still a role for older technologies and for traditional approaches? Or embracing industrial production systems should be the way forward? Peter Steele from FAO Cairo is raising this topic inviting members and anyone interested to share their views. At the background of the debate lies the African context, where the challenges and potentials are huge and where, unlike Asia, a green revolution, with its pros and cons, never took place.

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Packaging of agricultural products

UNDP Burundi is assisting the government with several initiatives that aim to create jobs for people in the rural areas. The key strategy that has been identified is adding value to agricultural products through agro-processing. A key step in the process is to have access to affordable packaging. Unfortunately there are no packaging facilities in Burundi.

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