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À la recherche de la formule magique des cultures de demain

Comment se nourrir demain en préservant la planète ? C’est bien possible.  Les associations de céréales et légumineuses sont une des pistes à suivre, selon l'Inrae, pour une agriculture économe en intrants. L'idée est de « concevoir des systèmes agricoles sans pesticides, en utilisant la biodiversité comme moyen de production » et en associant des agriculteurs, explique Stéphane...

TP Organics Newsletter - September 2022

TP Organics Newsletter - September 2022
European Union
2022 - TP Organics

Technical paper
Aportes para un abordaje integral de la política alimentaria argentina.

Recomendaciones para tomadores de decisiones
El presente documento propone una revisión sintética y didáctica de recomendaciones para una política alimentaria argentina basada en el enfoque de derechos humanos, la promoción de modelos productivos socio–ecológicamente sostenibles, el acceso a alimentos de cercanía, regionales y estacionales, la adecuación socio–eco–cultural a los alimentos, la recuperación de saberes identitarios...
2022 - Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Cono Sur

The use of solar energy in irrigated agriculture

A sourcebook for irrigation water management with alternative energy solutions
In the last decade, solar energy has experienced a rapid growth, which brings both environmental and economic benefits. In many countries, there is still no electricity grid extension in rural areas, and in the absence of a reliable electricity supply, farmers have to resort to diesel-based pumping irrigation systems. The...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Guyana newsletter, Issue #9 - October 2021 to April 2022

The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme, in Guyana is encouraging coordinated community-driven initiatives that support food security and traditional livelihoods. These will contribute to maintaining healthy fish and terrestrial wildlife populations. It is being implemented by the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission in coordination with CIFOR. The SWM Programme is...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
UNDFF Regional Action Plan for strengthening family farming in South Asia 2021–2028

Family farming has been gaining global attention since 2014, which was designated the United Nations’ International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). By dedicating an international year to family farming, the United Nations repositioned family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in national agendas and achieved a...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

La nueva serie Informes País Mujeres Rurales, la Iniciativa Mujer Rural y Derecho a la Tierra

La nueva serie Informes País Mujeres Rurales, la Iniciativa Mujer Rural y Derecho a la Tierra ofrece una mirada a la situación de las mujeres rurales en distintos países de Latinoamérica. Presenta datos unificados para entender sus condiciones demográficas, analizamos los mecanismos institucionales con los que cuentan para la garantía de...
2022 - International Land Coalition (ILC)

Comment moderniser l'agriculture africaine par le numérique ?

L'innovation et l'application de technologies rendraient-elles les pratiques agricoles plus productives et durables ? Quelle efficacité pour l'agriculture intelligente face au climat ? Les Smart Farms ont-elles un avenir en Afrique ? Voici autant de questions autour desquelles La tribune Afrique a recueillis l’avis d’experts du domaine lors de son émission « Connect 54 »...
2022 - La Tribune Afrique

Blog article
¡Hagamos milpa agroecológica!

Familias campesinas de Coyuca de Benítez, Guerrero, optan por la producción agroecológica de alimentos. En las diferentes comunidades de México, la milpa mesoamericana se manipula de acuerdo al entorno agroecológico de cada región. Su diversidad poliforme es un agroecosistema polifuncional en donde el maíz es el cultivo principal y cohabita simbióticamente...
2022 - Regeneration International (RI)

Making way: developing national legal and policy frameworks for pastoral mobility

Mobility is a vital strategy employed by pastoralists to capitalize on the scarce availability of resources in variable environments, making pastoralism economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Through mobility, pastoralists can produce animal-sourced products that provide food and income security to populations in the world’s rangelands. Such a practice also provides...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

New Laws of the Land: Sierra Leone Reshapes Environmental Battleground

The West African nation will let communities veto mining, farming and industrial projects. Activists say the legislation is a progressive landmark. At least one investor calls it unworkable. It is a struggle that communities across the world have faced: stopping companies from grabbing their lands, polluting their environment and forcing...
Sierra Leone

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

Working paper
Papers Explore Synergies Between Biodiversity and Climate Frameworks

Experts have developed a series of six thematic papers to “provide an overview, a sound scientific basis, and inspirational examples and case studies of synergies between biodiversity and climate change commitments.” The papers cover legal agreements under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UNFCCC, recent scientific findings, practical...
2022 - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Family Farming: From concepts to practice

Modalidad: Self-study | Desde el 22-03-22 hasta el 31-12-22 The Course "Family Farming: From concepts to practice is part of the Regional Technical Platform for Family Farming ( in alliance with the “Sembrando Capacities” projects (ABC, MAPA Brazil, MADR Colombia and FAO) and “Farmers Organizations for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries -FO4ACP” (IFAD, EU, OACPS, PROCASUR...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Climate resilience and disaster risk analysis for gender-sensitive value chains

A guidance note
The purpose of this publication is to facilitate gender analysis in value chain operations, considering climate change effects, in order to enhance adaptive capacities of value chain actors. It aims to facilitate the analysis of the factors that determine gender-differentiated vulnerability to climate change and risks. It is intended for...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Agricultural transformation: trends in farm size, crop diversification and mechanization in Nicaragua and Peru

Structural change is a process in which the amount of labour, capital and land dedicated to agriculture (and other sectors) changes over time. In this study, we focus on the cases of Peru and Nicaragua using their two most recently administered agricultural censuses. The agricultural censuses permit us to identify...
Nicaragua - Peru
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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
African and European agriculture needs protection

The sixth European Union – African Union Summit will be held in Brussels on 17-18 February. On this occasion, as peasant farmers in Africa and Europe, we jointly express the urgent need to rebuild food sovereignty on our two continents. Today, people in Europe and Africa are still fed by peasant...
2022 - Euractiv
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