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A Series of Voices on the Future of Agriculture
Oxfam compiles views on how we might practice agriculture
31 Jul 2013
If you are reading this website, you might be familiar with one of the larger debates going on around ensuring access to food for everyone--the debate on the future of agriculture as a practice. Fossil-fuel based?  Organics? Small-scale? Fertilizer dependent? This debate lives in the comment sections of many websites that ...
Lifelong dedication to fight poverty
A woman's perseverance in rural areas
16 Jul 2013
Waking up at 4:00 am and walking almost 5 kilometers to work at the farm is not an easy task for grown people, let alone for a school girl. Lydia Sasu has been working as a farmer since her childhood. Despite hard work by all the family members, there were ...
Looking for a united approach to end hunger
A high-level meeting in Africa
01 Jul 2013
Heads of State and Government of African Union Member States, together with representatives of international organizations, civil society organizations, private sector, cooperatives, farmers, youths, academia and other partners have unanimously adopted a Declaration to end hunger in Africa during the high-level meeting co-organized by the African Union, FAO and Lula Institute ...
The Brazilian experience
An approach to development centred on hunger eradication
07 Jun 2013
An approach to development centred on hunger eradication In the 1930s, Josué de Castro reached the conclusion that hunger in Brazil was the consequence of distortions created by an economic development model that exploited the poor, effectively excluding them from enjoying its benefits. By the end of the 20th century, Brazil’s economy was ...
FAO participates in  the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The International Year of Family Farming and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure an opportunity for indigenous peoples’ engagement
29 May 2013
A side event at the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York brought together a panel of FAO experts, indigenous peoples leaders from Asia and Latin America and the Government of Philippines. The panellists presented the critical linkages between the Voluntary Guidelines on ...