Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI)/Save and Grow - Regional Consultation in the Caribbean

A Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification, including Save and Grow, was organized by FAO’s Sub-Regional Office of the Caribbean from 4-5 October 2012, at the UN House Conference Room, Christchurch, Barbados. Participants reviewed the findings of a...[En savoir plus]

Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification in the Caribbean

FAO’s Sub-Regional Centre for the Caribbean (SLC) is hosting a Two-Day Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) in the Caribbean from 4-5 October 2012. The objectives of the consultation are to:introduce FAO’s ‘Save and Grow’ as the...[En savoir plus]

FAO building on partnership approach in order to increase impact of its interventions

September 2012 - In response to the uneven results of development assistance to date, FAO is henceforth to encourage a series of good practices, including the use of "integrated projects", whose implementation is based on the entire value chain and the use of an ...[En savoir plus]

Les profils fourragers des pays sont maintenant au nombre de cent

One hundred profiles are now available in the FAO Country Pasture Profile database. Developed to make available basic information about the pasture and forage resources of countries, each profile provides a broad overview of relevant general, topographical, climatic and...[En savoir plus]

Proceedings of the Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change available online

Soil salinization is one of the more subtle and progressive causes of soil degradation, threatening some of the most productive lands currently under irrigated agriculture. It is also an increasing environmental concern for those areas for which suggested climate change...[En savoir plus]

FAO participates in SmartSOIL project kick-off meeting

The newly funded EU-project SmartSOIL had its kick-off meeting in Brussels on November 10-11 2011. FAO participates in SmartSOIL as a member of the advisory panel and is represented by Caterina Batello, team leader AGPME, with Christian Nolte, Senior Officer Soil Fertility and...[En savoir plus]

Nouvelle publication: Produire plus avec moins

AGP has published Save and grow, a 112-page guide for policymakers to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production. Save and grow says that while the Green Revolution led to a quantum leap in food production and bolstered world food security, intensive crop...[En savoir plus]

FAO assists China with improved management of alfalfa

A successful TCP project in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China to advise on improved management of alfalfa has many lessons for other regions of China, as well as other countries. In addition to finding that old stands of alfalfa need to be replanted and management practices...[En savoir plus]

Producing more cotton at a lower cost and without pollution

The adoption of sustainable farming practices allows small farmers of cotton in West Africa to increase their yields and incomes, reduce their use of toxic pesticides and protect the environment and their health.These are  the results of a training program for small farmers...[En savoir plus]

Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change

Salinization is a problem long being associated to agriculture, both as a constraint and as the result of inappropriate practices. In addition, agriculture intensification, as well as changes in temperature and precipitation patterns expected from climate change, are likely to...[En savoir plus]

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