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 The moderator's summary (FAO e-conference week III)
Apr 2018 - 234 submissions from 43 countries in three weeks of FAO e-conference on Small Farms and Food Security. Rome, 9 April 2018. Here below you can read the moderator's summary after 3 weeks of e-conference: Hi everyone,  Three weeks have passed since the FAO e-conference for the SALSA project was launched. The number and quality of the ...read more
The moderator's summary (FAO e-conference week II)
Apr 2018 - 817 subscribers and 182 submissions from 40 countries in two weeks of FAO e-conference on Small Farms and Food Security. Rome, 2 April 2018. Here below you can read the moderator's summary after 2 weeks of e-conference: We are now two weeks into the FAO e-conference for the SALSA project, and your contributions ...read more
The moderator's summary (FAO e-conference week I)
Mar 2018 - More than 800 participants and 101 contributions in the first week of the FAO e-conference on Small Farms and Food Security. Rome, 26 March 2018. Here below you can read the moderator's summary: A week ago, we launched the 2nd FAO e-conference for the SALSA project.  One week later we are thrilled with amount ...read more
Join the FAO e-conference on “The Role of Small Farms Within a Larger Context of Food Security”
Mar 2018 - FAO organizes an email conference on “The Role of Small Farms Within a Larger Context of Food Security” from 19 March to 9 April 2018. Why?  This e-conference is intended to provide further feedback on what has been learned so far from the work in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on ...read more
FAO e-conference explores contribution of small farms to food security and nutrition (10-23 October 2016)
Sep 2016 - FAO’s Research and Extension Unit is organizing a moderated e-mail conference from 10 to 23 October 2016 entitled “Exploring the contribution of small farms to achieving food security and improved nutrition”. The Research and Extension Unit is hosting this e-mail conference as part of its contributions to an EU-funded Horizon 2020 ...read more
Sep 2016 - A regional workshop on “Institutionalization of Farmer Field Schools at the Local and National Level” was held on 24-27th May 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, and was attended by 40 participants from 12 Asian countries. Participants included a farmer, FFS facilitators, researchers, extension service providers, academics, government officials, and field practitioners ...read more
Strengthening agricultural innovation systems: CABI publishes the TAP Common Framework
Jul 2016 - CABI, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, has published the three main products (Synthesis Document, Conceptual Background, and Guidance Note on Operationalization) of the TAP Common Framework, whose objective is to advance agricultural innovation in tropical countries. More specifically, the Common Framework aims at promoting better coherence and greater impact of Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS).   The ...read more
Integrated pest management research is helping to control olive pests in Italy, new FAO video shows
Jul 2016 - A new multi-media production (available here) showcases the positive outcome of an integrated pest management (IPM) initiative to control olive pests in the hills surrounding Canino, a small town in central Italy. The short film has been produced and released in the context of Impresa, a project funded by the European Union to assess ...read more
Impact of research on EU agriculture: FAO’s Research and Extension Unit organizes final conference of the IMPRESA project
Jun 2016 - The final conference of IMPRESA, a project to measure the impact of research on the European Union’s agriculture, will be organized by FAO’s Research and Extension Unit in collaboration with the with Aberystwyth University (United Kingdom). The conference is scheduled for Friday 4th November 2016, from 09:00-17:00, at FAO HQ ...read more
New directions for inclusive Pluralistic Service Systems: Expert consultation (11-13 May 2016)
May 2016 - FAO's Research and Extension Unit, together with FAO's Social Policies and Rural Institutions division (ESP) and in collaboration with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) organized a three day expert consultation at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 11th to 13th May 2016.  Experts came together to discuss the issue of ...read more
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