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Discussions

Below you can find the complete list of online discusions held until now.
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Ongoing discussions

Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs Around the World – What’s being done and to what effect?

Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs Around the World – What’s being done and to what effect?

The discussion's aim is to take stock of what countries around the world are doing in the area of nutrition-sensitive social protection – their successes and their challenges - and to provide a mechanism for stakeholders globally to engage in the dialogue and exchange experiences and lessons learned. 

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Bee products: providing nutrition and generating income - Honeybees, beekeeping and bee products in our daily lives

Bee products: providing nutrition and generating income - Honeybees, beekeeping and bee products in our daily lives

Honeybees provide a wide range of benefits to humans from honey, other bee products, pollination of food crops and ecological services. Beekeeping is practiced around the world, and can provide a valuable source of income to people in developing regions with relatively little investment. However, apiculture faces a number of challenges that can impact on the health and survival of the colony. What can we do to create sustainable conditions for agriculture and apiculture to coexist and to benefit from each other?

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Previous discussions

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
Livestock keepers' rights - an important concept for food security?

Livestock keepers' rights - an important concept for food security?

Can Livestock Keepers' Rights help in improving food security of people living in marginal lands? Evidence of the importance of small-scale livestock production systems making use of uncultivable lands and crop is strong; should they be given prominence over commercial producers, producing large amounts of cheap animal protein based on imported breeds and imported feed?

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08.03.2010 - 29.03.2010

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