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Below you can find the complete list of online discusions held until now.
To participate in the ongoing discussions and for more information such as summaries proceedings and resources please click on the title. 

Ongoing discussions

Innovations in agriculture to improve nutrition.  Share your success stories

Innovations in agriculture to improve nutrition. Share your success stories

The goal of this consultation is to identify potential ideas of innovations in agriculture that could promote better nutrition.

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Social protection for building resilience of forest dependent people

Social protection for building resilience of forest dependent people

Forest dependent people are often located in remote and poor areas where livelihood opportunities are limited. Poverty, vulnerability, marginalization and social exclusion are among the major challenges they face. In these contexts, forests often serve as a safety net to cope with crises, which can lead to the unsustainable management of forest resources.

What is the role of social protection in promoting and protecting the livelihood of forest-dependent people?

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Previous discussions

Promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in food security and agricultural development programmes and policies

Promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in food security and agricultural development programmes and policies

For decades the international disability movement has been saying that disability is a cause of poverty, that poverty often leads to disability and that disabled people are among the poorest of the poor in any country. Little effort is put in to making development programmes relevant to all stakeholders, including those with disabilities.

 

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08.07.2010 - 26.07.2010
Rural radio and agricultural development: linking farmers, extension workers and reserarchers

Rural radio and agricultural development: linking farmers, extension workers and reserarchers

Broadcast media play a big role in disseminating information about innovations in agricultural technologies and practices while seeking to engage farmers and stakeholders in interactive discussions.

John Cheburet, Kenyan journalist-producer of 'The Organic Farmer' and award winner of an Africa-wide scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation invites Forum members to discuss the nature of the relationship between broadcast media (in particular radio), extension workers and farmers.  

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07.06.2010 - 06.07.2010
What do the rural poor do for a living? Implications for poverty and food security policies

What do the rural poor do for a living? Implications for poverty and food security policies

How diverse are rural livelihoods and incomes? Are different types of rural households differently equipped for facing food and financial crises? FAO's RIGA team invites you to share country specific case studies as well as general inputs.

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05.05.2010 - 04.07.2010
Supporting small-scale farmers to access value-added agribusiness and other market opportunities

Supporting small-scale farmers to access value-added agribusiness and other market opportunities

What are the ingredients of successful agribusiness initiatives for small-scale farmers in developing countries? How to face the numerous challenges in supporting farmers willing to market their products further down the supply chain?

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26.04.2010 - 17.05.2010

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Agricultural technologies and innovation; opportunities for making a difference

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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06.04.2010 - 30.04.2010