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This study assesses constraints to growth and provides solutions to develop more efficient agrifood value chains, including supporting non-agricultural business, decreasing the annual interest rate for farmers and simplifying administrative procedures for subsidies.

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This report provides guidance on long-term monitoring of the domestic bioenergy sector in Viet Nam using Global Bioenergy Partnership indicators, and shares lessons learned, including how biogas has created demand for skilled jobs.

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This booklet retraces the history of Global Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and outlines core features of GIAHS sites. It also explains how this programme fits in with global issues such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, agroecology and agrobiodiversity. It was launched on the occasion of the International Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites (Rome, 19 April).

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This report discusses forestry accidents and provides recommendations on increased occupational safety, including assisting developing countries in improving accident reporting and analysis. It was launched during the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference (16−19 April, New Zealand).

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This report reviews the implications of heat stress in agriculture, looking at ISO standards – e.g. wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index – and at how heat stress can be managed, including by training employees to drink frequently.

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This document reviews Albania’s disaster risk reduction and management system in agriculture. It suggests fostering insurance mechanisms for farmers to mitigate production losses and increasing coordination between all relevant authorities.

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The report notes that there are currently 33 Food Chain Crisis (FCC) threats occurring in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, among which African swine fever, avian influenza and banana bunchy top disease.

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Through maps and case studies, this atlas provides a global picture of migration drivers and dynamics. It calls for inclusive growth strategies to create rural-urban linkages, foster income-generating opportunities and increase the resilience of rural livelihoods.

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This publication demonstrates the benefits of neglected and underutilized species (NUS), including amaranth, sorghum and cowpea and their potential contribution to achieving Zero Hunger in South and Southeast Asia.

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 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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