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Mar 2014 - Conservation agriculture systems utilize soils for the production of crops with the aim of reducing excessive mixing of the soil and maintaining crop residues on the soil surface in order to minimize damage to the environment.The 3 principles of CA are: minimun tillage and soil disturbance permanent soil cover with crop residues ...more
Feb 2014 - We must protect the environment that feeds us. We must protect our families. While we have produced food crops through conventional tillage for many years, this has come at great cost to our environment and soil productivity with negative impact on our households' food security. Conservation agriculture offers us the ...more
Jan 2014 - FAO in emergencies' infographic uses the latest information gathered by FAO, as well as OCHA and the Government of the Philippines on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Find data on how many people are affected and how extensive damages to the agriculture sector have been.
Oct 2013 - FAO collates and disseminates food and agriculture statistics from approximately 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961 to the present. Agricultural statistics form the basis of policy and decisions, from where to invest and what to grow, to whether the population has enough food to eat. This infographic shows only ...more
Oct 2013 - Many farmers across rural Africa depend on their livestock for survival. Whether animals such as chickens, goats, pigs and cattle are used as a primary source of household food or as income from the sale of animal by-products, they represent an important asset to many families throughout the continent. This reality, ...more
Jul 2013 - The infographic describes the links between food security, gender and climate change. It gives the analytical framework of the Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development (FAO and CCAFS 2012, second edition 2013), available at: www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385e/i3385e.pdf
Jun 2013 - Cash transfers are regular money payments to poor households. In sub-Saharan Africa, cash transfer programmes target the poorest and most vulnerable people, who are mostly subsistence farmers. Some programmes specifically target families with members who have disabilities or who take care of orphans or older people. Eligible households are often indentified at the community-level and payments ...more
Apr 2013 - Genetic resources for food and agriculture are not only of actual but even more of potential value to food security, nutrition and livelihoods. However, biodiversity, and in particular genetic diversity, is being lost at an alarming rate. The Commission provides the only permanent forum for governments to discuss and negotiate matters ...more
Mar 2013 - Forests are invaluable to all life on earth. Forests cover 1/3 of the total land area Forests contain most of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods US$108 billion a year of medicinal plants from tropical forests The rate of deforestation, though slowing, is still alarmingly high. 5.2 million ...more
Dec 2012 - Investing in agriculture is essential for reducing hunger and promoting sustainable agricultural production. Those parts of the world where agricultural capital per worker and public investments in agriculture have stagnated are the epicentres of poverty and hunger today. Demand growth over the coming decades will place increasing pressure on the ...more
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