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Video
Flowering plants attract the insects that help us

These insects that help us need pollen and nectar to survive, and a place where they can find shelter. Grow different kinds of flowering trees, shrubs and herbs around your field, so insects find different sources of food throughout the year.
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
FAO to boost soil nutrient mapping in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will fast track an impact-oriented project in Central America and in sub-Saharan Africa for digital soil nutrient mapping thanks to a $20 million contribution from the Government of the United States of America. This type of soil mapping can improve...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Photo gallery
Enter the hidden world of soils

Our well-being is highly dependent on biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides. Yet the loss of soil biodiversity is considered one of the main global threats to soils in many regions of the world. If an enabling environment is built, soil biodiversity could be a nature-based solution to many of...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Partnerships help build better seed systems in Europe and Central Asia

A study tour brought representatives of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and North Macedonia to Hungary to learn about improving their seed systems. The visit on 16–20 May constituted part of an FAO project aiming to enhance climate resilience in agriculture. Specifically, national professionals and policy-makers from the three countries deepened their knowledge in...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, FAO upscales support to agricultural and rural development planning

FAO launched a new initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina to help selected local authorities boost agriculture and economic development through local agriculture and rural development plans and corresponding action plans. The project builds on experiences gathered in the Livno area (Canton 10), where similar activities took place a few years ago. As the cornerstone...
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Website
Land & Water

Almost all the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on this resource. Groundwater supplies a large proportion of the water we use for food production and industrial processes. Groundwater is also critically important to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance averted a food security catastrophe in the harsh winter months, but hunger persists at unprecedented levels

Some 19.7 million people, almost half of Afghanistan’s population, are facing acute hunger according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis conducted in January and February 2022 by Food Security and Agriculture Cluster partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World...
Afghanistan
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Vivian – A Guyanese fisherman and wildlife guide

Vivian is a fisherman and wildlife conservationist living in the Rupununi. Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in this region of Guyana, which borders Brazil and Venezuela. However, threats to the Rupununi’s rich biodiversity are increasing as the area becomes more accessible and...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

The one-day, unplanned Session of the Council was convened in line with Rule XXV, paragraph 1, of the General Rules of the Organization, and Rule II, paragraph 4, of the Rules of Procedure of the Council, on request received in writing from 43 Member Nations and co-signed by one Member...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Asia-Pacific countries keen to promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ to showcase their best agricultural products

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are joining an initiative to promote and showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their special agricultural products – a move designed to ensure a high level of participation from smallholders to producers to exporters and others all along the value chain.To help build...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Technical paper
Gender-related impacts of the Ukraine Conflict

Entry points for gender-responsive and inclusive interventions for Ukraine crisis
Since 2014 the ongoing conflict has been affecting people’s lives and driving humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. The recent war in Ukraine is posing additional risks on civilians, particularly women and children, as is predicted to become the largest humanitarian emergency in Europe since World...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
FAO Agroecology Newsletter #60

FAO Agroecology Newsletter  June 2022 / Issue #60
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The female guardians of Venezuela’s Imataca Forest Reserve

The indigenous women spearheading an FAO-GEF forest conservation project
It is around five in the morning, and the Imataca Forest Reserve is stirring with the voices of Kariña women. They advance towards the middle of the jungle, bound for the Botanamo river to gather the day’s water. Then, these indigenous women will prepare “casabe”, a circular tortilla made from...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Book
A review of governance and tenure in inland capture fisheries and aquaculture systems of India

This situation paper is a background document that summarizes the diversity, complexity, and relevance of tenure systems, rights, and the institutional management of inland fisheries in India. The paper is prepared on the occasion of the ICSF Workshop on Improving Inland Fisheries Governance in India, held at Seva Kendra, Kolkata,...
India
2022 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Report
The role of animal health in national climate commitments

This brief has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and with the financial support of the New Zealand Government. The FAO was approached by GDP...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The baobab value chain-how ORGIIS is empowering women in the upper east region of Ghana in agriculture.

ORGIIS Ghana, also, Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability, is a local non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Upper East Region. The organisation is on a mission to empower people using local knowledge to create sustainable communities through indigenous and endogenous development. Its strategic location in Paga allows the organisation...
Ghana
2022

Book
First look – Rural Europe Takes Action e-book

This book is dedicated to European Citizens who struggle for a more resilient Europe Beyond current policies and borders. It is offered to all who contributed to this policy guide for the rural future with their experience and precious time, so that we could gather this treasure of collective intelligence the...
European Union
2022 - Forum Synergies

Blog article
Afghanistan: FAO and the World Bank step up their response to the worsening food security

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed an unprecedented $150 million contribution from the World Bank to provide critical livelihood and life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable rural populations in Afghanistan, while boosting local food production and smallholder resilience. Some 19.7 million people, almost half of Afghanistan’s...
Afghanistan
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Manual
Conceptos básicos de trazabilidad en la producción de semillas para pequeños y medianos agricultores

Este manual reúne los conceptos esenciales para la implementación de una trazabilidad a la medida de las organizaciones de productores de material de siembra. De este modo, les permite identificar, seguir y rastrear los inventarios de producción en toda la cadena de valor con unos parámetros mínimos en la gestión...
Colombia
2022 - AGROSAVIA

Guidelines
Recommandations méthodologiques pour mieux évaluer les effets des champs-écoles mobilisés pour accompagner les transitions agroécologiques

L’approche champ-école (CE) basée sur l’expérimentation collective de pratiques et/ou de systèmes de culture innovants s’inscrit dans les démarches de conseil agricole participatives. Cette approche vise un objectif ambitieux: le renforcement des compétences des agriculteur·rice·s pour leur permettre d’adapter leurs pratiques voire d’en inventer de nouvelles et d’évoluer vers des systèmes...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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