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Sustainable Food and Agriculture

In the regions

Special focus on Africa

Reinforcing that agriculture is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO is highlighting how engaging all sectors and adopting an integrated approach on agriculture, poverty, food security and malnutrition is an effective way to help rural people earn more stable and livable incomes, have greater access to food and improve the quality of their diets.

In September 2016, FAO held a regional workshop in Africa to review and share its work on sustainable food and agriculture. The workshop included a field visit to the district of Rulindo. Serving as a model for this comprehensive approach, Rulindo is demonstrating how integrating projects across four focus areas (sustainable agricultural intensification, value chain development, poverty reduction and nutrition) can build upon one another and produce longer-term results.

FAO's support to....

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Nutrition
  • Value Chains
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
  • Ecosystem Services

Key publications

  • Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture
  • Regional workshop for Africa Kigali, Rwanda, 19-21 September 2016. Synthesis Report

Rulindo, Rwanda: A model of success

The Rulindo district of Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is a model for a more integrated way of supporting local development and sustainable intensification of agriculture.

It takes a holistic approach of using natural resources sustainably while also increasing incomes for farmers...

Field Visit to Rulindo, model for sustainable food & agricultural practices, and Regional Workshop in Africa 2016

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