Taller Mesoamericano: Semillas de Alta Calidad en Manos de los Agricultores Familiares: Promoviendo Instituciones Públicas Más Inclusivas. Ciudad de Panamá, del 10 al 12 de noviembre 2015

Varios países de Mesoamérica, vienen trabajando para apoyar la producción de semilla de alta calidad de granos básicos, producida por agricultores familiares. Es el momento de hacer un intercambio de experiencias para realizar recomendaciones que beneficien a la seguridad...[Leer más]

Capacity Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia: a FAO/ADA project

Agriculture is one of the priority sectors in Georgia, currently employing over half of the total workforce in the country. Even though food production has significantly increased for the past few years, productivity, as well as the low quality of seeds, still remain one of the...[Leer más]

Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Team of the FAO is pleased to advise that the Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (endorsed by the Commission for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its Fourteenth Regular Session held from 15 -...[Leer más]

Producción de semillas de calidad en aras de un rendimiento de calidad

Some two million small family farms of one hectare or less dot the agricultural landscapes of Central America. In most cases, farmers plant two main staple crops – beans and maize. These fields rarely produced the yields they could have, because the farmers had no access to a...[Leer más]

Seed marketing with SMS

FAO is using novel ways of delivering quality seed to farmers. Last week, national staff from Ivory Coast participated in a training workshop on mobile technology-based information systems, which will help to enhance seed marketing in the country.A two-week training was...[Leer más]

Small seed businesses contribute to improved food security in Honduras

Small seed businesses are contributing to increase the supply of high quality maize and beans seed to family farmers, which is improving national food security in Honduras.  These improvements are being made possible, in part, through the efforts of the “Seed for Development”...[Leer más]

La sexta reunión del Grupo de trabajo técnico intergubernamental sobre los recursos fitogenéticos para la alimentación y la agricultura

The Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome from 14 to 16 November 2012. The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and...[Leer más]

Regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies

A regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies was held in Bolivia from 27 to 29 August 2012. It was organized in cooperation by the Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources unit in Rome and the AGP Team of Chile as part of the technical hub created. Funds were provided from...[Leer más]

Rural businesses produce high quality basic grain seed for small farmers in Central America

Since 2010, twenty-nine small rural enterprises in the business of producing high quality seed have been producing enough bean seed to plant 78,000 hectares, which will make bean grain available to 296,000 families in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua,...[Leer más]

Segundo Plan Global de Acción para los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura

The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the FAO Council in Rome on 29 November 2011 as a new global framework aiming at the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s diversity of plants on which food and...[Leer más]

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