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Guideline

Developing effective forest policy. A guide

Published: 2010
Many countries develop or revise forest policies to keep abreast of changing circumstances and to enhance the value of forests to society. Experience from these processes shows that substantial changes [...]

Tool

Guidance on how to address decent rural employment in FAO country activities

Published: 2010
This guidance document will:  Introduce the concepts of rural employment and decent work (RE&DW). Acknowledge the centrality of RE&DW for the achievement of the Millennium  Development Goals (MDGs) • Affirm FAO’s [...]

Tool

Child labour prevention in agriculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitators guide

Published: 2010
Childrens participation in their own family farm activities helps them learn valuable skills and contribute  to the generation of household income, which has a positive impact on their livelihoods. Such [...]

Report

Food Security in Africa. Market and Trade Policy for Staple Foods in Eastern and Southern Africa

Published: 2010
The origins of this volume stem from interactions with developing country government offi cials and policy makers on trade-related issues, where it became apparent that there was a need to supplement the [...]

Report

The Second Report on The State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Published: 2010
This report describes the current status of the conservation and use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) throughout the world. It is based on country reports, information [...]

Tool

Agricultural Value Chain Finance. Tools and Lessons

Published: 2010
This volume provides a global review of experiences and learning on the broad subject of value chain finance for agriculture in developing countries. Value chains in agriculture comprise a set [...]

Issue Paper

Agricultural Investment Funds for Developing Countries

Published: 2010
This publication provides insight into the nature and operations of agricultural investment funds and draws lessons for development agencies, governments and investors. It was developed from “Agricultural investment funds for developing countries” [...]

Report

The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises

Published: 2010
The number of undernourished people in the world remains unacceptably high at close to one billion in 2010 despite an expected decline – the first in 15 years. This decline [...]

Report

The state of food and agriculture. Livestock in the balance

Published: 2009
Livestock contribute 40 percent of the global value of agricultural output and support the livelihoods and food security of almost a billion people. Rapidly rising incomes and urbanization, combined with [...]

Policy Brief

Resilience of Rural Communities to Climatic Accidents. A Need to Scale Up Socio-Environmental Safety Nets (Madagascar, Haiti). Policy Brief. EASYPol Series 204

Published: 2009
The rural sector’s lack of resilience to climatic accidents seems to be one of the main reasons for the transformation of climatic accidents into environmental, economic and social disasters for [...]