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Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations

Published: 2012
This document presents a set of guiding principles that are conducive to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual [...]

Issue Paper

Developing a Climate-Smart Agriculture Strategy at the Country Level: Lessons from Recent Experience

Published: 2012
Since the Global Conference on Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture held at the Hague in 2010, the concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has gained increasing attention at international and national levels, [...]

Brochure

Doing More with Less. Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Published: 2012
Increasing agricultural productivity and supporting people to make the most of natural and other resources through sustainable forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, crop and livestock practices. Given that the global population is expected to [...]

Issue Paper

The Right to Food and Global Strategic Frameworks. The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) and the UN Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA)

Published: 2012
This study, developed jointly with the Geneva academy of humanitarian law and human rights, aims to provide guidance on how the right to adequate food can best be integrated into [...]

Issue Paper

Decent Rural Employment for Food Security: A Case for Action

Published: 2012
Identifies the links between decent employment and food security and shows how improving policy coherence between employment and agricultural initiatives and investing more in the promotion of decent rural employment [...]

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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

Published: 2012
The guidelines are the first comprehensive, global instrument on tenure and its administration to be prepared through intergovernmental negotiations. The guidelines set out principles and internationally accepted standards of responsible [...]

Issue Paper

Reforming forest tenure. Issues, principles and process

Published: 2011
Secure tenure is an important prerequisite for sustainable forest management. More diversified tenure systems  could provide a basis for improving forest management  and local livelihoods, particularly where the State has  [...]

Case Study

Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures

Published: 2011
The FAO project, Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures, was implemented during 2008-2010. With a view to maximize the contribution of trade to national development, a process [...]

Tool

A Software for Value Chain Analysis. Manual for FAO VCA Software Tool. EASYPol Series 074

Published: 2011
The FAO Value chain analysis software tool is a programme that has been developed for Value Chain Analysis to analyze and compare the effects of different policy options for agriculture and [...]

Issue Paper

Development and Development Paradigms: A (Reasoned) Review of Prevailing Visions. EASYPol Series 102

Published: 2011
This paper sketches prevailing development paradigms, i.e. the definition of modalities to achieve development, based on either a codified set of activities and/or based on a vision regarding the functioning [...]