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2021

Framework for boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services

The African agricultural and food market is expanding quickly as indicated by World Bank projections that show that the value of Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness industry is expected to more than triple to reach USD 1 trillion by 2030, compared to 2010 (World Bank, 2013).This provides an opportunity to not only boost trade in food and non-food agricultural commodities and services within the continent but also enhance food security in Africa. Regional integration is also gaining momentum as evidenced by progress in the creation of customs unions and the initial steps in setting up a common external tariff at the [...]

Case study

2021

Chaîne de valeur du riz au Mali - Analyse prospective et stratégies pour une croissance inclusive et durable

Cette étude est une évaluation multi-impact de la filière riz au Mali sur la période 2020-2030. Les résultats indiquent que le Mali peut être auto-suffisant et exportateur net de riz à l’horizon 2030 si la production croît à un rythme d’au moins 6,6 pour cent par an pendant 10 ans passant de 2,8 à 5,5 millions de tonnes. De façon spécifique, cette croissance entrainera la hausse des revenus des riziculteurs de 494 à 885 USD en moyenne. Le revenu par producteur dans la riziculture en maîtrise totale connaitra une amélioration de 1 485 à 2 994 USD soit une croissance [...]

Issue paper

2021

Rice value chain in Ghana – Prospective analysis and strategies for sustainable and pro-poor growth

Based on past experience of partnership on support to National Rice Development Strategies (NRDS) within Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD), AfricaRice and FAO decided to conduct a series of rice policy reviews for Ghana, Ivory Coast and Mali in 2019. The following study uses the Ex-ante Carbon-balance Value Chain tool (EX-ACT VC), developed in 2016 by FAO, to assess the Ghanaian rice value chain’s environmental (in terms of climate mitigation and climate resilience) and socio-economic impact for a business as usual scenario in 2020 compared to a growth scenario for 2030.Promotion of good agricultural practices (GAP), the reduction of [...]

Issue paper

2021

Analyse de la chaîne de valeur riz en Côte d’Ivoire - Optimiser l’impact socio-économique et environnemental d’un scénario d’autosuffisance à l’horizon 2030

Les importations du riz en Côte d’Ivoire ont connu une forte croissance ces dernières années en dépit du potentiel d’accroissement de la production locale. Afin de réaliser une autosuffisance en riz à l’horizon 2030, le gouvernement ivoirien s’est donné pour ambition d’accroitre la production et les capacités de transformation locale. Ainsi, cette étude est une analyse prospective de la filière riz en Côte d’Ivoire sur la période 2020-2030. L’objectif est d’évaluer l’impact économique et environnemental de la situation actuelle de la filière comparé à celui d’un Scénario futur d’amélioration (Scénario de réalisation de l’auto-suffisance alimentaire). Enfin, l’étude propose une évaluation [...]

Briefs

2021

The agrifood system and the challenges of COVID-19, January/2021 - No.7. Trade facilitation policies and measures in Latin America and the Caribbean in response to COVID-19

This document contains a summary of the trade facilitation measures implemented by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and the main obstacles that must be faced to maintain active intra-regional and non-regional trade flow in the context of the covid 19 pandemics.Ver la lista completa de Notas de orientación sobre COVID-19. Also available in Spanish

Issue paper

2021

A wake-up call for impact: Animal health and production strategy for FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia 2020–2025

The urgent need for a positive impact on the livelihoods of livestock keepers is elaborated in this Regional Strategy for Animal Health and Production for FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU). This strategy aims to present the main aspects of REU’s work on livestock and includes three pillars – animal health, animal production, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – along with seven cross-cutting issues, among them gender, environmental sustainability, community farming as a business, and coordination with other international organizations. The strategy follows FAO’s commitment to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through continuous and dedicated work [...]

Briefs

2021

Inversiones responsables y COVID-19. Abordar los impactos, los riesgos y la conducta empresarial responsable en las cadenas de valor agrícolas

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha generado graves amenazas para la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición y ha afectado en gran medida a los medios de vida y las condiciones de trabajo en las cadenas de valor agrícolas. Esta nota de orientación sobre políticas se centra en el papel de la inversión responsable y la conducta empresarial responsable a lo largo de las cadenas de valor agrícolas en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19. También presenta recomendaciones de políticas para los gobiernos, los inversores, las empresas y la sociedad civil sobre la forma en que pueden alentar la inversión responsable [...]

Report

2020

Rwanda Food and Agriculture Policy Monitoring Review 2020. Policy report

Rwanda’s agricultural sector accounts for about 29 percent of GDP and employs about 72 percent of the population that is economically active. It is still the dominant source of income for the majority of the poor who live in rural areas and is of significant importance in achieving the national priority objectives of sustainable economic growth, food security, and poverty alleviation.The report provides quantitative evidence on how the Government of Rwanda’s policies and expenditure decisions have supported its food and agriculture sector over the past decade. More, in particular, it provides information on the extent to which producers of key [...]

Briefs

2020

Investissement responsable et la covid-19. Tenir compte des impacts, des risques et promouvoir une conduite responsable des entreprises dans les filières agricoles

La pandémie de covid-19 menace gravement la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et a considérablement affecté les moyens de subsistance et les conditions de travail dans les filières agricoles. Ce document d'orientation se concentre sur le rôle de l'investissement responsable et de la conduite responsable des entreprises dans les filières agricoles dans le contexte de la pandémie de covid-19. Il présent des recommandations politiques aux gouvernements, aux investisseurs, aux entreprises et à la société civile sur la manière d'encourager les investissements responsables et la conduite responsable des entreprises dans l'agriculture en ces temps difficiles.Voir la liste complète des synthèses relatives [...]

Briefs

2020

Case study: the COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing’s Xinfadi Market and its impact on the food supply chain

There were seven confirmed local cases of COVID-19 in Beijing on 11 and 12 June 2020. Epidemiological investigations confirmed that all cases were related to the Beijing Xinfadi Agricultural Produce Wholesale Market. The market supplies 80 percent of Beijing’s demand for agricultural products. Notably, it accounts for roughly 70 percent of Beijing’s market for vegetables. On 13 June, the Xinfadi market and some other markets with COVID-19 cases connected with Xinfadi were temporarily closed. Measures including nucleic acid testing, environment sampling, isolation of close contacts and closed management (controlled entry and exit) of the relevant communities were implemented. Meanwhile, to [...]
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