02 Aug 2016

A Taste of your World

  Are you passionate about food? Is there a national or regional dish you wish you could share with people from other countries? Is the place where you reside famous for making food which cannot be found anywhere else in the world and which nobody else can make better? If so, [...]

19 Jul 2016

FAO and IFC publish new irrigation market briefs

In Africa, agribusiness has the potential to reduce poverty and drive economic growth more than any other sector. But unlocking that potential will require a significant increase in historically low levels of productivity − an area where irrigation can play an important role.  In a series of joint market briefs, the [...]

18 Jul 2016

Project Helps Farmers Adapt to Climate Change in China

About 380,000 rural households in six Chinese provinces are benefiting from a project that helps build sustainable and climate-smart agriculture.  The project is funded by the World Bank and the Government of China, with additional technical expertise from the Investment Centre of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the [...]

18 Jul 2016

Greening the agri-food sector (video)

FAO and EBRD have developed a step-by-step methodology to help countries assess market penetration for an array of climate smart technologies. Together they are working to boost the transfer of these practices, ranging from solar water pumping systems to agricultural conservation practices. Watch the video here

07 Jul 2016

Responsible contract farming for more inclusive markets

FAO is working to make agrifood systems more inclusive and efficient, promoting responsible investment along the entire value chain. And one way to make markets more inclusive is through contract farming - agricultural production agreements between buyers and farmers that specify production outputs and/or marketing conditions. Such arrangements can increase [...]

04 Jul 2016

La FAO renforce les capacités du Ministère de l’Agriculture en formulation de projets d’investissement agricoles ruraux

35 Cadres supérieurs du Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la FAO sont formés sur l’Approche « Rural Invest », la planification et l’évaluation économique et financière des projets d’investissements en milieu rural  Port-au-Prince, le 23 juin 2016 – Dans le cadre de son plan stratégique de développement d’Haïti, l’Etat haïtien fait du secteur agricole [...]

29 Jun 2016

Greening the agrifood sector

FAO and EBRD join forces to help growing economies optimize their response to climate change   The fourth international Bioenergy Week was held in Budapest, Hungary. The event, which ran from 21-24 June, focused on the provision of sustainable biomass, biogas and liquid biofuels to the countries of Eastern Europe and Central [...]

23 Jun 2016

Knowledge for investment

Earlier last week, FAO hosted the launch of the FAO-IFAD Knowledge for Investment series, showcasing the latest geospatial tools and participatory resilience measurement apps for assessing the impact of FAO and IFAD operations.   The event which was held on 13th June, the first this series, underscored the benefits of periodic knowledge [...]

21 Jun 2016

Viet Nam: Building capacity to monitor Greenhouse Gas impact on investments and policies in Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use

Ha Noi, Viet Nam. A four-day national training workshop on capacity development in carbon balance appraisal of projects and policies was held on 14-18 June by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Bank, with a wide range of Government and relevant stakeholder representatives. Participants of the training workshop [...]

16 Jun 2016

Land tenure rights for indigenous peoples in Central America

The recognition of land rights for indigenous people is crucial for the preservation of lives and livelihoods around the world. Today, an estimated 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, however only approximately one fifth of this land is legally owned by indigenous people. As competition over the [...]

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