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Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Published: 2011
Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than two billion people in the world today. With long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity they contribute to the vicious cycle of malnutrition, underdevelopment [...]

Report

The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2011
The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the FAO Council at its 143rd Session in 2011. It updates the Global [...]

Database

Food and Agricultural Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA Web-based Tool)

Published: 2011
The FAPDA web-based tool is one of the major components of FAPDA activities. The tool was developed in 2011 with the support of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain so [...]

Issue Paper

Investigating Policy Processes: The Governance Analytical Framework (GAF)

Published: 2011
Societies develop ways of making decisions regarding collective problems, thereby creating norms, rules, and institutions; this is what governance is about. In policy research, governance has become an important focus [...]

Case Study

Food and Agricultural Policy Trends After the 2008 Food Security Crisis Renewed Attention to Agricultural Development. EASYPol Series 125

Published: 2011
Published under the The Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) project, this paper reviews the policy decisions taken from October 2008 to mid 2010. It aims to analyze the [...]

Report

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in Agriculture. Closing the Gender Gap for Development

Published: 2011
Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles differ across regions, yet they consistently have less access than men to the resources and [...]

Issue Paper

Rural Women’s Access to Financial Services: Credit, Savings and Insurance. ESA Working Paper No. 11-07

Published: 2011
This paper reviews rural women’s access to financial services, a key factor of successful rural development strategies. Designing appropriate financial products for women to be able to save, borrow and [...]

Issue Paper

Payments for Ecosystem Services and Food Security

Published: 2011
The report examines: the role of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in agriculture; the relevance of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) agri-environmental measures for PES; opportunities and [...]

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Save and Grow. A Policymaker’s Guide to the Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Crop Production

Published: 2011
With the publication of Save and Grow in 2011, FAO proposed a new paradigm of intensive crop production, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable.  Save and Grow calls for “greening” [...]

Report

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing Systems at Risk

Published: 2011
The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published [...]