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Standards of practice to guide ecosystem restoration: A contribution to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030 (hereafter “UN Decade”) aims to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem degradation and recover biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity; enhance human health and well-being, including sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services; and mitigate climate change. To create a shared vision of ecosystem restoration,...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Compendium of forgotten foods in Africa

A companion publication for Integrating Africa’s forgotten foods for better nutrition
The World Wide Fund for Nature defines a food system as “the complete set of people, institutions, activities, processes, and infrastructure involved in producing and consuming food for a given population.” (WWF, 2017). The food system has a bearing on human capital development, provision of jobs, industrial growth, structural transformation...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Family farming in climate change: Strategies for resilient and sustainable food systems

Family farming plays a pivotal role in ensuring household food security and bolstering the resilience of food systems against climate change. Traditional agricultural practices are evolving into context-specific, climate-resilient systems such as family farming, homestead gardening, and urban agriculture. This study examines the ways in which family farming can foster...
2024

Blog article
Mêler agroécologie et résilience hydrique pour des systèmes alimentaires durables en Afrique

Comment accompagner l’engagement des territoires dans une trajectoire de développement agroécologique conciliant résilience hydrique, sécurité alimentaire et qualité nutritionnelle ? Coordonné par le Cirad et INRAE, le projet MAHDIA vise à articuler les enjeux agricoles, alimentaires, environnementaux et de santé des régions de Meknès au Maroc, Kairouan en Tunisie et...
Morocco - Senegal - Tunisia
2024 - CIRAD

Blog article
Saamaka youth shares knowledge about governance and land rights with their villages

A group of young people from the Saamaka communities in Suriname have become more knowledgeable and interested in governance, leadership, and rights concerning their lands as a result of the efforts of the Association of Saamaka Communities (VSG) and Tropenbos Suriname. This interest was sparked after the youth participated in...
Suriname
2024 - Tropenbos International

Book
Modelling the impacts of policy interventions for food systems transformation in Indonesia

Governance and policy support: Report
The Government of Indonesia and FAO have recognized the need for thorough analysis and modelling of Indonesia’s food systems to support food systems transformation efforts in the country. This is needed to provide a better understanding of the governance context in food systems, including the political economy dynamics influencing performance,...
Indonesia
2024 - FAO

Journal article
Food prices and the wages of the poor: A cost-effective addition to high-frequency food security monitoring

The affordability of nutritious food for “all people, at all times” is a critically important dimension of food security. Yet surprisingly, timely high-frequency indicators of food affordability are rarely collected in any systematic fashion despite price volatility emerging as major source of food insecurity in the 21st Century. The 2008...
Ethiopia - Myanmar - Sri Lanka
2024 - IFPRI

Video
Raising pigs with no smell and less work

The bad smell of pig waste undermines the health of your animals and your own health and can create tensions with your neighbours. Washing the dung and urine into waterways also pollutes the environment. By using deep bedding sprayed with good microorganisms you can avoid all of this. You can...
Philippines
2024 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
All-women cooperative transforming cocoa waste into energy in Ghana

In a groundbreaking move, as part of MoMo4C, Tropenbos Ghana has launched a Waste-to-Energy pilot project in the Sefwi Wiawso Juaboso Bia (SWJB) landscape with an all-women cocoa cooperative. By turning cocoa waste into a valuable resource, this model aims to create new avenues for income generation, livelihood diversification, and...
Ghana
2024 - Tropenbos International

Newsletter article
Bangladesh: A Perpetual Struggle

The shocks from climate change have reduced incomes and adversely affected the livelihoods of fisher communities in Bangladesh
Often called the Land of Rivers, Bangladesh boasts a remarkable riverine landscape that has nurtured a flourishing fisheries sector. With about 230 rivers crisscrossing it, the country is one of the world’s largest deltas along with the world’s largest flooded wetland. The fisheries industry is a vital pillarof the national...
Bangladesh
2024 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Technical paper
Introduction and advantages of protected cultivation systems

This series of 13 technical factsheets have been developed by FAO with the support of the Sub-regional Office in the Caribbean and the Plant Production and Protection Division. The content includes technical knowledge on adapted technologies and practices to improve crop management increasing efficiency in the use of limited natural...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Exploring climate change impacts on rural livelihoods and adaptation strategies: Reflections from marginalized communities in India

Climate change and variability affect virtually everyone and every region of the world but the effects are nowhere more prominent than among rural marginalized communities that rely heavily on agriculture and fishing for a living and they face numerous livelihood challenges including risk posed by variability of climate. Using phenomenological...
India
2024

Video
Record-keeping for integrated farming

As the number of enterprises on a farm increases, it becomes harder to keep track of the cost of inputs and the revenues earned. Keep detailed records to see how your farm evolves over time. By comparing different farms of similar size with fellow farmers, you can decide if changing...
Philippines
2024 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter article
Indonesia: A Top-Down Mirage

The Indonesian government’s increasing focus on the Blue Economy should not be at the cost of the knowledge gained from long years of customary or traditional management, says Susan Gui of the conservation NGO KIARA
On KIARA’s current work KIARA still does advocacy. The Indonesian government is focusing on the Blue Economy, with emphasis on massive expansion of production from marine resources, affecting the community. We have also been working on the climate crisis, especially as it relates to the sinking and drowning villages in...
Indonesia
2024 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Case study
A Qualitative Study Exploring Women’s Empowerment in Coffee Cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico

This study presents findings from a qualitative research study conducted in Chiapas, Mexico that is one component of a larger activity funded by the Walmart Foundation and implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), titled Applying New Evidence for Women’s Empowerment (ANEW). ANEW seeks to generate evidence from...
Mexico
2024 - e International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Blog article
Appropriation du numérique dans l’agriculture ouest-africaine, quelles réalités derrière les promesses ?

Comment les productrices et producteurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest s’approprient-ils les outils numériques ? Pendant 2 ans, le projet Fracture numérique a étudié trois filières dans trois pays. La présente fiche rend compte de l’influence du numérique sur la gestion de la cacaoculture dans les exploitations familiales en Côte d’Ivoire. Les résultats...
2024 - CIRAD

Book
Sistema alimentar e da agricultura familiar

Projeto Boa Vista Acolhedora: um modelo de economia circular, regenerativa e inclusiva
O Projeto Boa Vista Acolhedora: um modelo de economia circular, regenerativa e inclusiva busca o fortalecimento da sociedade civil no processo de desenvolvimento equitativo, sustentável e inclusivo na região da Amazônia Legal, em contexto de multiculturalidade e recuperação pós pandemia COVID-19. Atua no fomento e na implementação de novos modelos de negócio baseados...
Brazil
2024 - Fundación Avina

Newsletter article
Vietnam: Adapt and Reap Rewards

By promoting gender equality in shrimp farming, some provinces of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are finding innovations for adapting to climate change
Vietnam’s largest deltaic region, the Mekong Delta offers great potential for rice production and aquaculture. With an area of 747,000 hectares in 2022, it is the country’s largest shrimp-producing area. The shrimp-rice area covers nearly 190,000 hectares, accounting for 26.8 per cent of the total shrimp farming area in the...
Viet Nam
2024 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Article
Mapping the diversity of land uses following deforestation across Africa

African forest are increasingly in decline as a result of land-use conversion due to human activities. However, a consistent and detailed characterization and mapping of land-use change that results in forest loss is not available at the spatial-temporal resolution and thematic levels suitable for decision-making at the local and regional...
2024 - https://www.nature.com

Blog article
Welcome to Access Agriculture’s new site!

Brussels, Belgium — Access Agriculture is proud to announce the launch of its upgraded, new-look video platform (www.accessagriculture.org) with improved functionality and navigation that allows visitors a more engaging way to explore its incredible array of over 4,000 quality farmer-to-farmer training videos across 100 languages.
Belgium
2024 - Access Agriculture
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