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GMOs in the pipeline – FAO e-mail conference
Nov 2012 - November 2012. The FAO e-mail conference on "GMOs in the pipeline: Looking to the next five years in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 5 November to 2 December 2012. The 11-page summary document is now available, entitled “An FAO e-mail conference ...read more
Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop, 22-24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal
Oct 2012 - In collaboration with ‘the initiative prospective agricole et et rurale’ (IPAR) located in Dakar, Senegal, FAO is organizing a consultation workshop on Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory services (MOAAS) from 22 to 24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal which will involve farmer organizations, government representatives with a focus on MOAAS. Agricultural extension nowadays, ...read more
Oct 2012 - In this Episode of Hungry Planet - a FAO, IFAD and WFP production - three reports on agricultural cooperatives are presented from Guatemala, Afghanistan and Southern Niger. Particularly in Niger’s project (starting from 7.05 min), for which OEKR is Leader Technical Unit, agricultural cooperatives gain access to better seeds and better ...read more
Sharing knowledge in agricultural biotechnology: FAO Glossary relaunched
Oct 2012 - A revamped FAO "Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture" was recently relaunched in a new web version. Updated with over 3,000 terms and acronyms used regularly in agricultural biotechnology research, the glossary provides a reference point for experts and students worldwide through an innovative online collaboration tool. Improvements made ...read more
Regional  Consultation Workshop on Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop in Amman, Jordan, 15-17 October, 2012
Oct 2012 - To improve farmers livelihoods, there is a critical need for good knowledge of the business aspects of running their farm and of how to market their products. To achieve this may require a re-orientation of extension services that do not focus on production but instead focus on farm management marketing ...read more
It's all about smallholders: Efforts to revitalize Swazi agriculture
Sep 2012 - The Research and Extension Branch and the FAO Sub-regional office for Southern Africa presented a film on the Swaziland Agricultural Development Program (SADP). The short film, entitled "It's all about smallholders" was followed by presentations and discussions about SADP. SADP was established in 2009 to revitalize agriculture and contribute to the ...read more
Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop in Latin America, Santa Cruz (Bolivia) 8-9 October 2012
Jul 2012 - With the objective to raise awareness on essential principles for Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services (MOAAS), FAO with the support of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is organizing a MOOAS Workshop for the Latin America region to be held in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) next October. Its aim is ...read more
Update on FAO's Email Conference
Jun 2012 - The FAO email conference "Agricultural Innovation Systems and Family Farming" is approaching the halfway point, and thus far it has been an overwhelming success. About 550 users have subscribed to the conference with 104 contributions from 67 people. Messages have come from 33 different countries, over 80% of which have ...read more
Jun 2012 - Genetic resources for food and agriculture are vital for all humankind. The Government of Bolivia the Italian Development Cooperation and FAO, have joined efforts to strengthen national policies and public management system of genetic resources. The book "Lo que la tierra nos da" presents the enormous variety of genetic resources ...read more
FAO and ICARDA link research and development
May 2012 - Development and research actors must give more critical attention to providing solutions to the smallholder agriculture problems. This is particularly true for the challenges faced by many of the 2.5 billion people living in the world's dry areas, which comprise 40% of the earth's surface. A range of practical solutions ...read more
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