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Drought in numbers 2022

The report, an authoritative compendium of drought-related information and data, helps inform negotiations of one of several decisions by UNCCD’s 196 member states, to be issued 20 May at the conclusion of COP15.
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD

Blog article
Pacific countries highlight the benefits of safe food for better health

World Food Safety Day is celebrated annually on 7 June to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health. Coordinated jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), under the theme for this...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Guide sur la gestion des forêts et de l’eau

De nombreuses personnes dans le monde ont des difficultés à avoir accéder et à obtenir de l'eau propre pour répondre à leurs besoins de base. La disponibilité de l'eau est un facteur majeur limitant la capacité de l'humanité à répondre aux futurs besoins alimentaires et énergétiques mondiaux (D'Odorico et al....
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Restauration des terres dégradées, sécheresse, Grande muraille verte : ce qu'il faut retenir de la COP15 Désertification

Pas moins de 38 décisions ont été adoptées pendant la COP15 Désertification, qui s’est achevée à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, vendredi 20 mai dans la soirée. Parmi les engagements les plus saillants, il y a notamment l’objectif de restauration d’un milliard d’hectares de terres dégradées d’ici à 2030. Les 196...

The Food Manifesto: Putting Food On The Table

CSOs in Kenya are requesting of the political class to have the food agenda on the table of debate as Kenya prepares for general elections in August 2022. It is time to consciously work to change the national food agenda narrative. The Route to Food Initiative in collaboration with other...
2022 - The Route to Food Initiative

Meet a forest-users community network in Tanzania

Thanks to the MJUMITA network, small-scale producers (such as beekeepers and charcoal producers) are expanding their businesses through capacity building and better market access. Communities benefit from natural resources while managing them sustainably.
United Republic of Tanzania
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Global food-miles account for nearly 20% of total food-systems emissions

Food trade plays a key role in achieving global food security. With a growing consumer demand for diverse food products, transportation has emerged as a key link in food supply chains. This new study estimate the carbon footprint of food miles by using a global multi-region accounting framework. According to...

Blog article
L’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel face à une crise alimentaire majeure

L’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel font face à une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle majeure. C’est l’alerte lancée par l’organisation Inter-réseaux dans son dernier bulletin de veille du 21 avril 2022. Selon ce bulletin, environ 27.3 millions de personnes en besoin d’assistance alimentaire et nutritionnelle d’urgence et plus de 38...
2022 - Inter-réseaux

Fact sheet
Biofumigation: Practical information, advantages and disadvantages (Best4Soil Factsheet)

The effect of biofumigation is partly based on the release of natural toxic substances but also on their effect as a green manure plant. The effect of green manures and cover crops are explained in two Best4Soil videos and factsheets. This factsheet addresses biofumigation crops, like brassicas, sorghum and sorghum-sudangrass,...
2022 - Organic Farm Knowledge

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Africa’s role in saving the world’s damaged lands and ecosystems

In global battle against climate change and loss of biodiversity, Africa’s success is crucial
In the run up to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, Africa Renewal is publishing an op-ed series on climate issues, featuring African women who are academics, engineers, research analysts, scientists, and civic and institutional leaders. The series focuses on challenges and solutions across climate issues —from energy to...

Blog article
Souveraineté alimentaire: ce que recommande le nouveau modèle de développement

La consolidation des bases d’une souveraineté alimentaire passe par le renforcement de la recherche et le développement de l’innovation dans le domaine agricole et agro-industriel. C’est la conviction partagée par une analyse publiée par le site marocain aujourdhui.maL’idée étant d’adopter des approches de recherche-action fortement ancrées dans les territoires et de...

Technical paper
Enhancing climate resilience in the farming systems with crop diversification in Zambia

This brief aims to promote in a holistic way crop diversification with improved varieties in Zambia, to leverage investments by the private sector. Because of the diverse functions and market conditions of different crops, crop diversification is often considered a risk management strategy for smallholders. Diversification strategies differ in their...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
L’Afrique ne manque pas d’eau !

« Puiser dans les eaux souterraines permettrait à des millions de personnes d'avoir accès à une eau salubre et propre, peu importe ce que la crise climatique leur réserve ». L’étude de WaterAid et British Geological Survey (BGS) publiée à la veille du neuvième Forum mondial de l’eau  en cours à Dakar...

Journal article
Ukraine helps feed the world – but its farmers, seeds and future are in danger

Michael Fakhri, UN special rapporteur on the right to food and a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and Sofia Monsalve is secretary general of the food rights organization Fian International wrote an excellent piece urging even in the midst of war, we have to think about...

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Comment produire de l’eau potable même dans les zones arides

Dès lors, transformer une eau initialement non potable en une eau potable  devrait être  partout  un jeu d’enfant avec des solutions moins coûteuses. Au Sénégal, une technique très ancienne, récemment revisitée dans le cadre du projet d’amélioration et de renforcement des points d’eau du bassin arachidier, consiste à fixer les...
2022 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC)

Tomates zavallenses para las huertas urbanas y periurbanas de Argentina

El tomate es uno de los cultivos hortíco-las más importantes en nuestro país y en el mundo por su gran aceptación como alimento y versatilidad en la elaboración de comidas. El fruto no posee un valor nutricional muy elevado; no obstante, debido al alto nivel de consumo, aporta importantes nutrientes a la alimentación humana....
2022 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias/Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Technical paper
The impact of the war in Ukraine on rural labour markets

Key considerations and entry points for the promotion of decent rural employment in the recovery phase
Rural households in the areas close to this conflict have also been affected particularly hard by the situation in the region . The current war between Ukraine and the Russian Federation will pose additional threats and negatively impact Ukraine’s rural labour markets, potentially affecting rural households and populations’ livelihoods through...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Mapping of territorial markets

Methodology and guidelines for participatory data collection
Malnutrition in all its forms (undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, overweight and obesity) is a major global challenge, and improving nutrition is a key priority for global development, as recognized in the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, ensuring availability, physical...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

8 dimensiones para conocer la inteligencia colectiva en las organizaciones

Las relaciones afectivas en los colectivos humanos definen la efectividad de las orgahumanos definen la efectividad de las orga-nizaciones. La sinergia entre afecto y efecto no siempre es considerada al momento de incrementar la inteligencia colectiva y la ca-pacidad de transformación del grupo. Un par-tir del análisis de algunos rasgos esenciales, se puede conocer el nivel...
2022 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias/Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Blog article
Food policy in Latin America: a new book takes stock

By looking at the topic from a historical, regional and national angle, followed by analyses of recent changes and challenges on the continent in terms of food policy, the book gives an overview of current trends in Latin America. The focus is on policy in ten countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,...
2022 - CIRAD
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