News, Events, Bulletins

Reducing risks of pesticides in Cameroon - FAO supports institutions to improve evaluation and regulation of pesticides

Fourteen staff of the pesticide registration authorities of Cameroon including two members of the Interstate Committee of Pesticides in Central Africa gathered in the city of Edea in Cameroon in December 2017 to participate in a training on ... [more]

LAO PDR awards FAO on clean agriculture

   24 April 2017, Vientiane - The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos has delivered an award to several projects and development partners, including FAO, in support of clean agriculture. The award comes as a result of a FAO project ... [more]

West and Central Africa - FAO training supports inventories of obsolete pesticides towards elimination

 (Version française à la suite)  3 February 2017 - Bamako, Mali -  A regional training on planning and inventory techniques for obsolete pesticides and associated waste was held in Bamako, Mali from 30 January to 3 February 2017 and attended ... [more]

FAO, SPREP and CBD introduce guide on mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands

09/12/20169 December 2016 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), today released a technical document that provides guidance on mainstreaming ... [more]

Building the evidence base in support of Agroecology

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems1. It focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. Agroecological practices work in harmony with these interactions, applying ... [more]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China, 29-31 August 2016

In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. In order to continue to develop this regional approach a further Symposium on ... [more]

World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2019

The ‘World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2019’ is the latest in a series of annual reports that result from meetings of FAO Plant Production and Protection (AGP) and Statistics (ESS) Divisions, and the Fertilizer Organization Working Group, in which ... [more]

Making Mechanization Accessible to Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

FAO/AGP Division provided keynote address and contributed to Synthesis Report of above meeting that was convened by the Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2015 in Beijing, China [more]

Farmer Field School Guidance Document - Planning for quality programmes

Since the development of the farmer field school (FFS) approach in the late 80s in Asia, thousands of FFS have since been implemented across the world, in over 90 countries and across a varied range of contexts and thematic areas. ... [more]

Creation of a Regional network on Farmer Field Schools in West and Central Africa: upscaling of quality FFS from local to global level

Participants call for action to strengthen support to participatory farmer education through FFS [more]

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