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Modernizing irrigation in Central Asia

Concept and approaches
Modernizing irrigation systems in Central Asia could increase the productivity of the irrigation sector to meet growing food and export demand, while also improving farmers’ livelihoods. It could ensure greater irrigation efficiency and crop productivity amid growing water scarcity in the region and deliver cost-effective and reliable irrigation services to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Climate change on fisheries and aquaculture

Limiting and managing the impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture, will largely depend on the sector's ability to implement mitigation and adaptation strategies. FAO supports member countries and partners to achieve this goal, thinking first at all those people that depend on the sector for their nutrition, income...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Agroecological stories from India (film)

Agroecologie enables the improvement of agricultural production through the enhancement of local natural resources and traditional know-how. It contributes to maintaining biodiversity and restoring land in drylands, which are particularly threatened by global warming and food insecurity, while contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Within the framework of the...
2022 - AVACLIM

Blog article
Fish on our mind, fish on your plate

FAO’s cookbook helps you know, cook and eat fish
Fish provides more than 4.5 billion people around the world with a critical share of their daily protein requirements. For many, it’s an essential daily meal key for nutrition, health and well-being. And while fish may not be enough to ensure global food security, there will be no global food...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Projet Transition Agroécologique des Maraîchers de Côte d’Ivoire (TAMCI)

De 2019 à 2022, dans le cadre du projet Transition Agroécologique des Maraîchers de Côte d’Ivoire (TAMCI), l’IECD et ses partenaires locaux ont formé 13 promotions d’agriculteurs et producteurs dans la mise en place de nouvelles pratiques (biopesticides, rotation et diversification culturale, biofertilisants, calculs des coûts) afin de créer des...
Côte d'Ivoire
2022 - IECD - Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement

Responsible use of antimicrobials in beekeeping

These guidelines focus on responsible use of antimicrobials in sustainable apiculture. Following a one-health approach, they aim to protect not only honey bees, but even human health (e.g. reducing the risks of residues in hive products and preventing development of antimicrobial resistance) and the environment. The best way to reach...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Organic poultry production

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual
This manual is intended for use by trainers of trainers and trainers of farmers on organic agriculture. The manual aims to explain the principles and details of poultry management for small-scale poultry farmers in Africa under organic management. It has been developed with the understanding that farmers live in various...
2022 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

Harvest Strategies serves as a resource for fisheries scientists, managers, and other stakeholders, compiling information about how harvest strategies work and how implementing this pioneering management approach can lead to sustainable, profitable fisheries and successful recovery programs for many species around the world. The site is managed by The Ocean Foundation’s International...
2022 - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Common Oceans Tuna Fisheries Project, GEF and FAO.

Beekeeping in Asia: queen rearing (Apis Mellifera)

Good laying queens are important to productive beekeeping. Although queens may be able to live for several years, it is to the beekeepers' advantage that their colonies possess good young queens. To ensure that they will have an ample supply of queens, many of them rear their own. The following...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Case study
Baffling Shades of Blue: Addressing the impacts of the Blue Economy on small-scale fisheries in Latin America

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has published a study that analyzes how the so-called ‘Blue Economy’ discourses and practice plays out from the perspectives of small-scale, artisanal fishworkers in ten Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. The study, titled...
2022 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Policy brief/paper
Grazing with trees - A silvopastoral approach to managing and restoring drylands with trees

Global change – including population growth, urbanization, land use change and climate change – is increasingly disturbing the equilibrium of the world’s drylands. Growing numbers of people are dependent on natural resources for their survival, against a background of advancing land degradation, weakened traditional governance and the intensified and unsustainable...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Variétés de blés panifiables cultivées en agriculture biologique

Le FiBL Suisse et Agroscope ont analysé des variétés de blés panifiables en termes de stabilité du rendement et de la qualité. Il ressort des résultats que le choix variétal doit être adapté au site et que le haut potentiel de rendement ne va pas de pair avec des grains...
2022 - Fibl

Blog article
Access Agriculture honoured with the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for excellence in community impact

Access Agriculture is delighted to announce that it has been named the winner of the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of ‘Community Engagement Innovation.’ The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards from the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, in Canada, recognise global excellence in the broad area of...
2022 - Access Agriculture

Increasing crop diversification with flower strips to improve natural pest control and pollination

Conventional pest control based on the use of synthetic insecticides is very effective, however, this has important negative effects on the environment such as the loss of farmland biodiversity, especially in the group of invertebrates, including many beneficial organisms. Another key problem is the presence of insecticide residues in surface...
2022 - Diver IMPACTS

Blog article
A common ground

Farmers need new ideas, and researchers need data. When these two professional groups meet in the framework of collaborative or participatory research, it is often not clear who has to evolve in what direction: do farmers need to learn about research protocols, systematically collecting and analysing data, or do researchers...
2022 - Access Agriculture

Agroecology, regenerative agriculture, and nature-based solutions

Competing framings of food system sustainability in global policy and funding spaces
The terms ‘regenerative agriculture’ and ‘nature-based solutions’ have gained prominence in policy and funding spaces related to food systems. Global policy fora like the UN Food Systems Summit and the UN climate and biodiversity conferences have recently used these terms as bywords for sustainable development. They add to a collection...
2022 - IPES-Food

Access Agriculture Panorama No. 22 - May 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. The Access Agriculture Panorama features information on new videos, audio podcasts, blog posts, articles contributed by experts,...

Fabrication d’une pince lève-cadres avec lève-cadres intégré

La pince lève-cadres est un outil très utile pour l’apiculteur, car elle permet d’extraire les cadres de la ruche sans avoir à utiliser les deux mains, ce qui diminue le temps d’ouverture de la ruche. Habituellement, les cadres sont collés les uns aux autres par de la propolis, une substance...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Using good micro-organisms in cattle farming

To reduce the foul odour in your shed, place dry husks, sawdust, coconut dust or straw on the floor and regularly spray it with good micro-organisms. By adding micro-organisms to concentrate feed, silage or green fodder, this improves the nutrition and digestion. You can also add good microbes to the...
2022 - Access Agriculture

ALL-Ready Newsletter!

The past months were exciting for the ALL-Ready project and we have been working hard to prepare the future network of Agroecology Living Labs and Research Infrastructures. We are pleased to give you some insights on the project’s activities in this second edition of the ALL-Ready newsletter. Our recent activities...
European Union
2022 - ALL Ready
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