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SFM Toolbox gateway

This SFM Toolbox Gateway is an entry point to other relevant FAO Toolboxes and Platforms. 

Toolboxes and platforms are websites that contain a number of resources and represent a technical support in many fields where practical knowledge is needed and applied.  The resources can come in different forms such as: publications, softwares, podcats, videos, etc., and they contain guidance on implementation of sustainability-related topics – not only but also in relation to forests. They usually should be global in scope, and be of open access to the general public.

A user survey conducted in 2017 on the knowledge and diffusion of the Toolbox highlighted, among other things, the need to create synergies in-house by linking with other FAO toolboxes, toolkits and modules. Doing so could help to further publicize the work of the SFM Toolbox through other relevant networks, platforms and vice versa, while also helping to avoid duplication of effort and highlight potential synergies. 

In the corresponding pages you will find a compilation of FAO platforms - sorted by thematic focus - that share similar objectives with the SFM Toolbox.

Agriculture/agroforestry

Agriculture/agroforestry

Pastoralist Knowledge Hub

Pastoralists produce food in the world’s harshest environments, and pastoral production supports the livelihoods of rural populations on almost half of the world’s land. They have traditionally suffered from poor understanding, marginalization and exclusion from dialogue. The Pastoralist Knowledge Hub is an initiative bringing together pastoralists and the main actors working with them to join forces and create the synergies for dialogue and pastoralist development.

 

Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA)

TECA (Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers) is a web-based platform for documenting and sharing sustainable technologies and practices to help small agricultural producers in the field. TECA combines an internet based Knowledge Base where users can find practical information on agricultural technologies and practices with a forum for interaction and joint learning (Exchange Groups) between various actors of the agricultural innovation systems.

 

FAO's Global Action on Pollination Services for Sustainable Agriculture

Pollination is a keystone process in both human managed and natural terrestrial ecosystems. It is critical for food production and human livelihoods, and directly links wild ecosystems with agricultural production systems. The site contains projects and major initiatives related to pollination services, and a section of resources in form of publications, multimedia, tools and guides, etc.

 

 

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

FAO Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform

FAO’s work on biodiversity aims at supporting countries in balancing the need to improve the food and nutrition security and livelihoods of the poor, especially in rural areas, while at the same time preventing the degradation, contamination and loss of natural resources while building resilience to climate change, through policy development support, and country actions (projects to support conserving biodiversity).

 

 

Climate change

Climate change

Climate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook comprises a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of CSA to better guide policy makers, programme managers, sectoral experts, academics, extensionists, as well as practitioners to make the agricultural sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) more sustainable and productive, while responding to the challenges of climate change and food security.

 

Knowledge Tank for agriculture sectors’ adaptation to climate change

This Knowledge Tank contains tools, methods, case studies and other knowledge materials on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture); it targets national planners, development actors and decision makers; it supports countries in highlighting key resources for adaptation planning and budgeting, especially in formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

 

KORE - Knowledge Sharing Platform on Resilience

KORE (Knowledge Sharing Platform on Resilience) is a knowledge-sharing platform to support building resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in the face of recurrent shocks and stresses. It helps inform programming and interventions to strengthen the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods. The platform provides an overview of tools, approaches, programmes, analyses and methodologies on resilience implemented by FAO and other key partners in different contexts.

 

Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)

MOSAICC (Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) is a powerful tool for simulation and is unique in that it combines several models in a single modelling system. The models and tools all run on a central server to which user can access via web interfaces. All models are connected to a single spatial database, which facilitates the exchange of data, guarantees data coherence and allows users to run simulations.

 

The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

The FLRM (Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism) aims to facilitate a process in selected countries that will support the enabling environment by strengthening institutional frameworks, organizational and technical capacity related to designing, planning and implementing large-scale FLR programmes. This knowledge base provides access to a comprehensive database of resources related to forest and landscape restoration in a wide range of aspects.

 

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)

The aim of REDD+ is to encourage developing countries to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts by: i) reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by slowing, halting and reversing forest loss and degradation; and ii) increasing removal of GHGs from the earth’s atmosphere through the conservation, management and expansion of forests.

 

 

Energy

Energy

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy working group (SAFE)

FAO is a member of the inter-agency SAFE Humanitarian Working Group, along with IOM, UNHCR, WFP and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. FAO’s work on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) adopts a holistic, multi-faceted approach, which takes into account the mutually reinforcing linkages between energy and environment, nutrition, health, gender, protection and livelihoods.

 

 

Finance/investments

Finance/investments

Investment Learning Platform

This ILP Platform aims to provide concise and practical guidance to those who plan, formulate, implement or evaluate public investment in agriculture and rural development, in particular government, their advisors and partners.
The structure of the ILP aims to provide easy entry points for users to find guidance related to investment cycle phases, themes and tasks.

 

 

Fishery

Fishery

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) toolbox

The EAF (Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries) toolbox has been designed to guide users through each of the four main EAF management planning steps and activities using simplified text and clear instructions. The toolbox also helps users decide which tool(s) could be most appropriate for each step given the type of fishery, their resources and capacity.

 

 

Food

Food

Food loss reduction technical platform

Each year, an estimated one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted world-wide. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of food losses and waste (FLW) must be addressed concurrently due to their direct and significant impact on food and nutrition security, natural resources, and climate change. The technical platform facilitates local, national and regional level food loss and waste prevention, reduction and measurement.

 

Global Feed Safety Platform

The Global Feed Safety Platform is a knowledge exchange mechanism to produce, collect and make available a wide range of information and knowledge on feed safety from numerous sources across the world. It brings together all relevant stakeholders along the feed and food chain from the public and private sector, the civil society, academia and research centres.

 

Right to food methodological toolbox

The purpose of the Methodological Toolbox is to provide a practical aid for the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines. It contains a series of analytical, educational and normative tools that offer guidance and hands-on advice on the practical aspects of the right to food. It covers a wide range of topics such as assessment, legislation, education, budgeting and monitoring.

 

Urban Food Actions Platform

This platform provides access to a comprehensive database of FAO and non-FAO resources related to urban food policies and programmes in a wide range of aspects: governance and planning, sustainable diets and nutrition, social and economic equity, food production and ecosystem management, food supply and distribution, food loss and waste.

 

 

Land planning/monitoring

Land planning/monitoring

Land Cover Toolbox

This toolbox gives access to a wall-to-wall mapping of land cover which is a critical component for many applications in which FAO is involved, including sustainable management of natural resources, environmental protection, food security, and humanitarian programs, as well as core baseline data for modelling. FAO has enhanced the ability to analyse and produce land cover information in many countries, developing accurate land cover products for national, regional and global applications.

 

Land Resources Planning Toolbox

The LRP (Land Resources Planning) Toolbox is a freely accessible online source for a range of stakeholders, directly or indirectly involved in land use planning. The Toolbox contains a comprehensive number of existing tools and approaches that are used to implement land resources planning. The overall goal of the Toolbox is to make potential users aware of the existence of these tools, and facilitate access to their information.

 

 

Water

Water

The FAO Water Platform

The FAO Water Patform is designed to ensure programmatic coherence and operational effectiveness across FAO. FAO works on the conservation, development and sustainable management of water resources for agriculture and food production, including responses to environmental challenges and climate change affecting food and agriculture.

 

 

Work and training

Work and training

Decent Rural Employment Toolbox

The Decent Rural Employment Toolbox has been designed to provide guidance to policy makers and planners, rural development practitioners and FAO staff at country level on how to systematize and scale up ongoing efforts to promote decent employment in rural areas. It is organized in modules that cover the main components of FAO's approach to mainstreaming decent rural employment and offers quick access to practical tools including case studies, guidance materials and other useful resources.

 

Family Farming Knowledge Platform

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications. It provides a single access point for international, regional and national information related to family farming issues; integrating and systematizing existing information to better inform and provide knowledge-based assistance to all stakeholders.

 

Global Farmer Field School Platform

A Farmer Field School (FFS) brings together a group of farmers, livestock herders or fisherfolk, to learn on how to shift towards more sustainable production practices, by better understanding complex agro-ecosystems and by enhancing ecosystem services. A FFS group meets regularly during a production cycle, setting up experimentation and engaging in hands-on learning to improve skills and knowledge that will help adapt practices to their specific context.