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CZU mobiLAB - A comprehensive solution for the detection of infectious diseases in hard-to-reach areas

CZU mobiLAB (developed at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague) represents a complex solution that enables the application of state-of-the-art molecular detection methods in remote or inaccessible areas. The principal advantage of the proposed solution is the concept of a mobile laboratory, which is unique in terms of its size...
Antarctica
2021 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Project
Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (EU-STREIT PNG)

The Programme is focusing on three value chains of cocoa, vanilla and fisheries (aquaculture, riverine and in shore/reef) and aims to achieve an overall objective "To increase sustainable and inclusive economic development of rural areas" through a combination of two integrated outcomes: (1) Increasing the economic returns and opportunities from...
European Union - Papua New Guinea
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Solomon Islands training addresses gender challenges women face in the agriculture and rural sector

Focused on gender equality, analysis and mainstreaming, the training provided an opportunity for 12 females and 18 males Solomon Islands Government staff from the ministries of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), Public Service (MPS) and Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to learn more about...
Solomon Islands
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO and the Republic of Korea join forces to reduce foodborne antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Republic of Korea, through its Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), today signed a new Framework Arrangement which establishes overarching terms and conditions that will govern the cooperation through voluntary contributions and facilitate future negotiations between MFDS...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Increasing Agricultural Productivity through Sustainable Water Resource Management in Tajikistan

Strong water users' associations are instrumental in sustaining reforms and improvement in the country's water sector. To address the interrelated challenges of agriculture, water, food insecurity, and poverty in Tajikistan, the Public Employment for Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources Management Project (PAMP II) was implemented from 2013 to 2020 with...
Tajikistan
2021 - AFA

Report
Contributions of agroecology to a “new normal” in Asia and the Pacific

Besides the severe health crisis, the COVID-19 epidemic also caused the global economy to contract at a rate not seen since the Second World War and led to a severe increase of poor and food insecure people as well as a sharp projected decrease of production of agricultural goods in...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Increasing Agricultural Productivity through Sustainable Water Resource Management in Tajikistan

Strong water users' associations are instrumental in sustaining reforms and improvement in the country's water sector. To address the interrelated challenges of agriculture, water, food insecurity, and poverty in Tajikistan, the Public Employment for Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources Management Project (PAMP II) was implemented from 2013 to 2020 with...
Tajikistan
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Video
Agroecological Soybean Production and Processing for Nutrition in Laos

In 2019, the Agriculture for Nutrition Project (AFN) provided funding support to the Lao Farmer Network (LFN) to pilot the production and processing of soybean in two villages of Nonghet district, Xiengkhouang province, Laos. The small project, “Piloting soybean production and processing to improve nutrition in Nonghet district”, was implemented...
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Case study
A spicy agricultural heritage: there’s more to wasabi than meets the eye

How Japanese farmers use traditional methods to grow the much-loved condiment
With its distinctive green colour and sharp, spicy flavour, wasabi (Eutrema japonicum) has been highly prized in Japan for centuries. There is evidence from written works that Buddhist monks ate “cold wasabi soup” from as early as the 12th century. By the 14th century, they began to eat sashimi topped with wasabi...
Japan
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Role and Initiatives of Farmers’ Organizations in Food Loss and Waste Managements

In her opening remarks, AFA Secretary General Esther Penunia highlighted the important role of farmer organizations and cooperatives in reducing food loss and waste as well as their initiatives including employing methods or techniques such as dehydration and drying techniques, etc. to prolong the shelf life or add value to...
American Samoa
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Magazine article
Strengthening Labour Rights and Representation of Smallholder Farmers in Myanmar

As the eldest daughter of a farmer, Ti Chia Pan grew up helping her parents grow bananas and vegetables in the village of Nanphalong, Temu, at the border between Myanmar and India. Her experience in the field gave her first-hand insight into the plight of farmers. ‘Ever since I was young,...
Myanmar
2021 - AFFM

Journal article
Quantification of the impact of partial replacement of traditional cooking fuels by biogas on global warming

Biogas production in small-scale plants is considered to be an appropriate technology for energy supply to rural households. It is being beneficial to the environment through replacement of traditionally used cooking fuels (fuelwood and liquified petroleum gas) and so possibly resulting in the reduction of global warming potential. The problem...
2021 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Report
Stock-take report on agroecology in IFAD operations

An integrated approach to sustainable food systems
This report presents the results of IFAD’s stock-take on agroecology. It assesses to what degree IFAD is supporting agroecology throughout its in-country portfolio across the five IFAD regions to the benefit of small-scale producers and sustainable food systems. It also identifies gaps and opportunities for scaling up and scaling out...
2021 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Event
Webinar: Stock-take report on agroecology in IFAD operations: An integrated approach to sustainable food systems

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invites you to the launch of IFAD’s first comprehensive report on a holistic approach to sustainable production and food systems. Based on a stock-take of recent IFAD-supported projects assessing their promotion of agroecology, this learning session will discuss key findings and recommendations for more...
2021 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Article
Slow Food Heroes: together we grow collective power!

In the Philippines, what started as a four-month food relief drive in the early days of the pandemic has turned into a sustainable food security initiative. Inspired by the strength and impact of community kitchens, the Slow Food Community of Sari-Sari has expanded its collaboration with Pinagkaisang Lakas ong Mamamayan (PLM) – Payatas to grow micro food gardens and train 20 urban farmers. Merlita ‘Lhet-Lhet’ Casas, one of the women leaders at PLM-Payatas, explains how these initiatives have helped feed their community during this period.
On April 1, 2020, two weeks after the lockdown, residents of Sitio San Roque in Quezon City took to the streets to demand aid from the local government. They were violently dispersed and many were arrested for mass gatherings. Meanwhile, the small farmers and fisherfolk that make up the majority...
Philippines
2021 - Slow Food

Blog article
Battling back from COVID-19, world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to gather on major push to achieve SDGs

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convening a virtual forum of world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a major push forward to help its Members regain their momentum toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), badly affected by the global pandemic, ongoing...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
AFA on COVID-19 and Climate Change

The COVID-19 pandemic made citizens realize again the value of farmers producing local and healthy food, and governments the value of becoming more and more self-reliant by boosting local agricultural production. It has confirmed our advocacy for shorter and inclusive agri-food supply chains, with strong participation of farmers in the...
2021 - Asian Farmers Association

Video
Managing the rice leaf folder

By combining different organic methods, you will harvest a lot more rice and make more money.
India
2021 - Access Agriculture

Fact sheet
Vanuatu food security profile

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Ensuring biodiversity for systematic and sustainable food systems transformation

As the world prepares for transformations to its food systems in order to feed a growing planet, nutritiously and in an environmentally sustainable way, maintaining biodiversity will be a critical element in that equation, a panel of experts meeting in the Asia-Pacific region heard today. A virtual consultative meeting was convened on the...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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