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Mid-term evaluation of “Securing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Huangshan Municipality”

Published: 2020
The project's specific objective is to “evaluate, adapt, and implement relevant best practices derived from the successful management of Huangshan National Scenic Reserve to strengthen and upgrade the existing municipal [...]

Issue paper

Status of seed legislation and policies in the Asia-Pacific region

Published: 2020
The vast majority of the world’s food crops are annuals that are grown from seed sown at the start of each production season. The quality of that seed is a [...]

Forums and community of practice

Mainstreaming gender for sustainable soil management. FSN Forum report of activity No. 161

Published: 2020
This document summarizes the online discussion Mainstreaming gender for sustainable soil management, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 23 September to 25 [...]

Tool

Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers’ Varieties/Landraces

Published: 2019
The cultivation of diverse farmers’ varieties/landraces, which tend to be well-adapted and suited to local production systems, confers increased resilience for crop production. Farmers’ varieties/landraces are also potential sources of [...]

Report

Near East and North Africa regional synthesis for the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2019
This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in Near East and North Africa based on the information provided in country reports submitted to FAO as part [...]

Report

The State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2019
In 2007, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Commission) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) included the preparation of the report on [...]

Tool

ABS Elements. Elements to facilitate domestic implementation of access and benefit-sharing for different subsectors of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Published: 2019
The Elements to Facilitate Domestic Implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing for Different Subsectors of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture aim to assist governments considering developing, adapting or implementing access [...]

Brochure

The 10 Elements of Agroecology

Published: 2018
Today’s food and agricultural systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of food to global markets. However, high-external input, resource-intensive agricultural systems have caused massive deforestation, water scarcities, biodiversity loss, [...]

Data and statistics

Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook. Second Edition

Published: 2018
This sourcebook provides an overview of the second, digital edition of the Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook. The new edition includes new findings, case studies and lessons learned. It also takes into [...]

Briefs

Building strong foundations for production of food for farmers in Moldova

Published: 2018
Agriculture is one of the most important pillars of Moldova’s economy. With sustainable crop production reliant upon the availability of pest/disease/drought-resistant varieties that perform well under local conditions, production requirements [...]
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