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Improving food and environmental security in Ghana

Published: 2019
Agriculture is the most important sector for the economy of Ghana, and for its continued growth, the use and management of agricultural inputs, such as pesticides, had to be improved. [...]

Project Highlights

Strengthening pineapple production for farmers in Vanuatu

Published: 2019
In the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Pam in 2015, the Government of Vanuatu intensified its support to the fruit and vegetable sector. Pineapple was identified as being particularly resilient [...]

Project Highlights

Building capacity related to multilateral environmental agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Published: 2019
In the majority of developing countries, pesticides are widely used for the control of pests and diseases in agriculture. Unsound chemical management, the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), the [...]

Project Highlights

Institutionalizing field schools in Eastern Africa

Published: 2019
The nature of challenges faced by smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Eastern Africa today necessitates a high level of coordinated action and cooperation, if they are to gain voice and [...]

Project Highlights

Agricultural development and economic empowerment in Cambodia

Published: 2019
With 80 percent of the population living in rural areas, agriculture remains the main source of employment in Cambodia. However, poor and very poor rural households, which include the large [...]

Policy Dialogue

Eggs. Harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition. FSN Forum No. 145

Published: 2019
This document summarizes the online discussion Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) [...]

Issue Paper

Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: sharing good practices from around the world

Published: 2019
This document includes eight studies showcasing good practices in support of sustainable small-scale fisheries. FAO commissioned these studies aiming to share experiences and promote the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines [...]

Policy Brief

Pathways to self-reliance for refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief No. 16

Published: 2019
Uganda is one of the largest refugee hosting countries in Africa, with more than 1.1 million refugees. The Uganda Refugee Policy (2006) and the Refugee Regulations (2010) grant refugees wide-ranging [...]

Policy Brief

Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change. Malawi

Published: 2019
Widespread maize monocropping in Malawi exposes farmers to significant livelihood risk in the context of increasing climate variability. 36 percent of rural households grow maize in monocrop. These farmers [...]

Policy Brief

Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change. Zambia

Published: 2019
Spatial disconnect between cropping system diversification and climate risk. In Zambia, farmers residing in areas with low and medium rainfall risk are more likely to adopt diversified systems than farmers [...]