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May 2014 - Urgent action is needed to conserve and sustainably manage forest genetic resources Forest genetic resources are the heritable materials maintained within and among trees and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value.
May 2014 - More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, global ...more
May 2014 - Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development.
May 2014 - Somalia is a complex political, security, and development environment, and much of its recent past has been marked by poverty, famine, and recurring violence. The country has existed in a state of armed conflict of one form or another since 1991.
May 2014 - Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. This infographic plots available data to depict the Somali water situation as it is today.
May 2014 - Agriculture is an important economic activity in Somalia not only in terms of meeting the food needs of the population but also generating income through crop sales and agricultural labor opportunities.
May 2014 - Somalia's fish resources remain one of the most under exploited due a variety of factors. The Horn of Africa nation also has one of the lowest per capita fish consumption in the world.
May 2014 - Somalia’s livestock sector is based on nomadic pastoralism with a growing private sector led export industry and the mainstay of the Somali economy. Despite its many problems, the Horn of Africa nation comes second in global live sheep exports after Australia.
Apr 2014 - New findings based on survey results from 100 households located in southern Bolivia. 81% of farmers interviewed between December 2012 and March 2013 say quinoa is their primary source of income. Benefits of the increase in Quinoa prices: Guarantees improved incomes and access to credit Access to additional labour and machinery Increased productivity Challenges: Land ...more
Apr 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better national data on ...more