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On 23 April 2018, FAO marks World Book and Copyright Day by announcing a forthcoming Open Access policy to maximize use and distribution of its [...]

 Released on the occasion of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (3‒5 April 2018, Rome), this brochure presents FAO’s 10 elements of agroecology and looks at ways of scaling up this people-centred approach.

 

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With its focus on equity and the rights of women, youth, and indigenous peoples, agroecology is strongly supported by many stakeholders as a holistic approach to transforming food systems, as demonstrated in this publication.

 

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The 10 keys to operationalizing agroecology: diversity; co-creation and sharing of knowledge; synergies; efficiency; recycling; resilience; human and social values; culture and food traditions; responsible governance and circular and solidarity economy.

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This strategy fosters collaborative action among LAC countries to implement the Sendai Framework, stressing gender aspects, public-private partnerships and South-South cooperation schemes.



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This study addresses women’s limited participation along value chains, including a lack of land ownership and education. It advocates for informed policies that can close the gender gap in rural areas to generate sustainable development.

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This document reviews Serbia’s disaster risk reduction and management system in agriculture and suggests strengthening and enhancing it through the establishment of a national platform for DRR and the collection of pre-disaster baseline data.

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These guidelines support reliable and timely country-specific agriculture production assessments and forecasts during crop growing seasons, combining existing tools with remotely sensed observations, validated crop model outputs and GIS-based analytical tools.

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Based on case studies in Ghana and Mozambique, this paper calls for mainstreaming and integrating IFES into existing programmes (agriculture, energy, rural development and environment) and improving capacity to implement and scale them up.

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The constraints hindering agricultural development in eastern Ukraine include farmers’ poor access to markets and credit, and insufficient advisory, technical and machinery services. This report calls for collaboration between national and local administrations to provide assistance.

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This paper explores the benefits of using relational methodologies such as complex systems and social network analysis to understand the multidimensional nature of food security and nutrition as well as the interplay of actors in given contexts.

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