Publications

HIGHLIGHTS

Forestry and fisheries have taken centre stage at FAO this month, with the release of The State of the World’s Forests and The State of [...]

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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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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