Media kit

Key Messages

  • The Rio vision of sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated.
  • The Rio vision requires that both food consumption and production systems achieve more with less.
  • The transition to a sustainable future requires fundamental changes in the governance of food and agriculture and an equitable distribution of the transition costs and benefits.  
     

Powerpoint:  FAO at Rio+20 and beyond

 
  

Videos

United for a healthier future: UN joint project in Bangladesh

Here in Bangladesh, almost 40% of the people live in poverty. With rising food prices and natural disasters, children and mothers are most at risk from malnutrition. Improving food security for them is one of the most difficult tasks of the Millennium Development Goals. Three UN agencies, FAO, WFP and UNICEF, are working together to help the most vulnerable.

Sierra Leone: Farming as a Business

This first video of a three-part series observes how FAO has used EU funding to provide 44,000 farmers with training, machinery and other inputs as part of an initiative to increase agricultural production and productivity in Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Government and other humanitarian organisations.

 

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Success stories

The West African Regional Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM) Programme

Established to improve farming skills and raise smallholder farmers’ awareness of alternatives to toxic chemicals, the West African Regional Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM) Programme, by the end of 2010 worked with 116 000 farmers in four West African countries, resulting in improved yields and incomes and making substantial progress in reducing the use of chemical pesticides. The IPPM Programme is built on three main objectives: building local farming capacity, improving food security and livelihoods and raising awareness of negative externalities and positive alternatives.

Read more about the Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme in the FAO feature story “Fewer pesticides and higher yields and income” http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/48883/icode/

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Publications

Save and Grow: A policymaker's guide to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production 21 March 2012 To feed a growing world population, we have no option but to intensify crop production. But farmers face unprecedented constraints. In order to grow, agriculture must learn to save. [more]
Climate-Smart Agriculture: Managing Ecosystems for Sustainable Livelihoods 21 March 2012 Climate-smart agriculture is rooted in sustainable agriculture and rural development objectives which, if reached, would contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing hunger and improved environmental management. More productive and resilient agriculture is built on the sound management of natural resources, including land, water, soil and biodiversity. Conservation agriculture, agroforestry, improved livestock and water management, integrated pest management and ecosystem approaches to fisheries and aquaculture can all make important contributions in this area. This publication includes FAO's main contributions to climate-smart agriculture and planning for climate-smart practices from an ecosystems approach. [more]


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last updated:  Thursday, June 7, 2012