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Case study
Agroecological training on biofertilisers improves women’s livelihoods in Togo.

In the Plateaux region of Togo, the natural richness of the soil means that farming is the primary livelihood of those who live there. In the Kpélé Prefecture, in the south-west, the relatively mild climates and good rainfall should make it perfect for agriculture. However, the farming communities have witnessed...
Togo
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Combating climate change with Agroecology

Climate change remains the most significant challenge facing farmers in Benin. Irregular and unpredictable rains, coupled with prolonged droughts and increased incidents of high winds, are decimating crop production across many regions. 
Benin
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Bio gardening innovations: Food forests in Kenya are using modern forestry techniques to create food sovereignty and security

The holistic gardening project in Emuhaya, Western Kenya, is attracting local and international acclaim. Bio Gardening Innovations (BIOGI) is equipping smallholder farmers to break away from monocultures and create thriving, overflowing “food forests” on their farmland.
Kenya
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
A pathway to food security: Tackling the Issue of Land Rights as a Pathway to Food Security in Uganda

Amplifying the voices of women farmers is proving an effective way to help tackle gender inequality and promote agroecology, helping small-scale farmers take back power over their land.
Uganda
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Strengthening harvests: Soil and water conservation practices strengthen harvests in Tanzania highlands.

High rainfalls in mountainous agricultural regions trigger a need for intervention to help farmers confront food insecurity and restore and protect their soil. 
United Republic of Tanzania
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Nigusi Memarta Afari Mebata:the king and his rules shall pass, but the ways of the Afar shall last forever

There are 1.8 million Afar in Ethiopia, making them one of the largest groups of mobile pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa. 
Ethiopia
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Changing the fortunes of farmers and families in Muranga's County, Kenya

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK) saw that by providing the right skills, information and support, they could help small-scale farmers move away from subsistence farming and into thriving livelihoods that improve their local communities and the landscapes they live in
Kenya
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Sustainable land management: Restoring community farmland in Uganda

KAFSCUL (Karamoja Agro-Farm Systems Consults), a private organization in Uganda, has been working with small-scale farmers in Jie County to improve soil fertility and make farmland more resilient to adverse weather conditions. 
Uganda
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Website
International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM)

The Society’s objectives are to encourage and support the development, experimentation, evaluation, and application of participatory mapping methods globally in order to foster interaction and research in this scientific field, and to coordinate with other organizations in the study of participatory processes, mapping, and quantitative analyses. The Society places a...
nd - International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM)

Case study
Bringing life back to the land:

Zimbabwean farmers revive stagnant farms through agroecology
The Shashe farms in the Runde catchment area of Zimbabwe extend across three villages. Since 2010, over 500 families from the region have worked alongside ZIMSOFF (Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum) and AZTREC (Association of Zimbabwe Traditional Environmental Conversationists) to revive arid cattle-ranching land into rich, abundant food forests.
Zimbabwe
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Agroecology: an effective approach to prisoner rehabilitation

Agricultural communities in Kenya are rehabilitating prisoners through agroecology in a bid to reduce reoffending and revive local independent coffee farms.
Kenya
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Strengthening the productive potential of farmers

Strengthening the productive potential of men and women farmers in arid and poor areas of the Sahel: The case of efficient and accessible agroecological practices in the county of Loga, Niger
Niger
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Event
CLOSING NUTRIENT CYCLES: RESHAPING EU AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM FOR GREATER AUTONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY

As announced in the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies and in the Zero Pollution Action Plan, the European Commission is developing an Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan¹ (INMAP) to tackle the currently unsustainable nutrient flows in the EU. The INMAP will aim to deliver on the European Green...
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Video
Composición funcional de té herbal de guayabo (Psidium guajava L.)

El estudio de la composición funcional del té herbal de guayabo busca mejorar el proceso y la calidad de esta reciente opción de agroindustria del cultivo. A través de esta opción se ofrece un producto que facilita la tradición de usar las hojas de guayaba en infusión o tisana para...
Colombia
202| - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Journal article
A intergeracionalidade impulsiona a transformação nos sistemas agroalimentares: reflexões do “World Food Forum”

O World Food Forum 2023, com o tema A transformação dos sistemas agroalimentares acelera a ação climática, reuniu 6 mil participantes presenciais e mais de 20 mil on-line. A presença de mais de 1.500 crianças ao longo da semana enriqueceu ainda mais o evento. Com mais de 400 eventos, incluindo atividades paralelas e...
Brazil
2024 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Blog article
Desertos e pântanos alimentares na mira da Política Nacional de Abastecimento Alimentar

São considerados desertos alimentares lugares onde o acesso a alimentos in natura ou minimamente processados é difícil ou impossível. A Política Nacional de Abastecimento Alimentar (PNAAB) lançada por meio de um decreto do presidente Lula (PT), em dezembro, traz também o conceito de pântanos alimentares, locais onde predominam estabelecimentos que comercializam alimentos não saudáveis,...
Brazil
2024 - Brasil de Fato

Blog article
Com apoio do Brasil, países da América Latina e do Caribe aprovam novo plano de combate à fome

Região passa a contar com um plano unificado de segurança alimentar, que poderá servir de base para a criação da Aliança Global Contra a Pobreza e a Fome, no âmbito do G20
Os países latino-americanos e caribenhos definiram nesta terça-feira (16.01), em Santiago, na reunião da Comunidade de Estados Latino-Americanos e Caribenhos (CELAC), que congrega 33 nações, um plano de segurança alimentar que estabelece como meta a erradicação da fome até 2030. O Plano CELAC de Segurança Alimentar, Nutrição e Erradicação da...
Brazil
2024 - Comunidade de Estados Latino-Americanos e Caribenhos (CELAC)

Policy brief/paper
Cultivating change with agroecology and organic agriculture in the tropics

Bridging science and policy for sustainable production systems
Agroecology and organ agriculture present promising alternatives to the current food system, supported by a growing body of evidence. Despite the potential of AE/O, their full benefits cannot be realised in most countries due to political and institutional barriers and lock-ins, including incentives and funding that favour “business as usual”...
2024 - FiBL

Book
The World of Organic Agriculture 2024

Statistics and Emerging Trends
Organic agriculture is practised in 188 countries, and more than 96 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by at least 4.5 million farmers. Global sales of organic food and drink reached almost 135 billion euros in 2022. The 25th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture", published by the...
2024 - FiBL

Website
Material de comunicación de la Alianza Mundial de los Suelos

Este repositorio cuenta con una serie materiales comunicacionales elaborados por la Alianza Mundial por el Suelo de la FAO, en varios idiomas para difundir información relevante y que la comunidad en general, pueda aprender más sobre este tema.  
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
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