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Favourable policies for family-based maize production in Ecuador. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 17

Published: 2019
This policy brief analyses Ecuador’s trade, productive and price policies for maize and their effect on farmers’ level of protection. The minimum support price enacted until 2017, turned out to [...]

Policy Brief

The unlocked potential of inland fish to contribute to improved nutrition in Sri Lanka. Policy brief

Published: 2019
Protein-energy malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies are important public health issues in Sri Lanka. Fish play a crucial role in nutrition and thus, promoting fish in the diet is among the [...]

Report

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators. A report on the indicators under FAO custodianship

Published: 2019
In the first digital SDG progress report of its kind, FAO presents key data and trends for 18 of the 21 indicators under its custodianship. The evidence available to date [...]

Issue Paper

Gender, agriculture and rural development in Uzbekistan

Published: 2019
Gender equality is a key to eliminating poverty and hunger, as it has been demonstrated by the FAO throughout its research worldwide. As part of the FAO efforts on generating [...]

Global Framework

FAO framework on rural extreme poverty. Towards reaching Target 1.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 2019
Today, about 783 million people live in extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is primarily a rural phenomenon, with 80 percent of the extreme poor living in rural areas, across greatly diverse [...]

Case Study

FAO + France: partnering for food security and prosperity

Published: 2019
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO’s mandate has been reinforced and scaled up to a depth and scope that calls for a greater commitment in [...]

Project Highlights

Appui à la création d’observatoires des agricultures du monde au Sénégal et en Tunisie

Published: 2019
Les exploitations agricoles font l’objet d’analyses statutaires et structurelles classiques qui ne permettent pas de rendre compte de la diversité de ces systèmes de production, encore moins de leurs spécificités [...]

Issue Paper

Meeting the climate change mitigation commitments of Least Developed Countries: The role of the agricultural sectors and the need for urgent action

Published: 2019
For the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), achieving the commitments following the ratification of the Paris Agreement will require a great effort, as the availability of financial, social, and technical resources [...]

Policy Brief

Pulses. A nutrient powerhouse to combat malnutrition

Published: 2019
Pulses are a sub group of legumes with extraordinary nutritional and environmental benefits. Pulses are rich in proteins, in comparison with other plant-based protein sources and hence, act as major [...]

Global Framework

Linking Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals through agriculture . A methodological framework

Published: 2019
This paper identifies potential “climate action-sustainable development pathways” spanning 17 major agricultural climate action categories and the 17 SDG targets. The aim of this mapping exercise is to explore the [...]