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Magazine article
Grains of Life: How Chotanagpur's Adivasis Are Reviving Native Varieties of Rice

Farmers and local NGOs say the indigenous rice varieties that are fast becoming extinct have unique nutrition, climate-resilience to ensure food security in increasingly unpredictable weather.
Sundargarh (Odisha), Latehar (Jharkhand): Deep inside the lush sal forest in Odisha’s Sundargarh, Albisia Lakda, an Adivasi farmer living in Subdega block had divided the rice crop on her two-acre plot of farmland in two sections. With the monsoon fluctuating widely last year, parts of Odisha experienced long dry spells and crop failures. Now,...
2024 - The Wire

Adapting to climate change in the tropical fruit industry: a technical guide for pineapple producers and exporters

Climate change is impacting global food production systems, making the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population more difficult than ever before. The tropical fruit sector is particularly at risk from the negative impacts of climate change driven by rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and associated challenges such as water...
2024 - FAO

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...
2024 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Blog article
FAO welcomes the celebration of the International Year of the Woman Farmer in 2026

Approved by the UN General Assembly, it will increase awareness of the crucial role women farmers play in agrifood systems
The UN General Assembly has declared 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer, following a resolution proposed by the United States and supported by the FAO. This initiative aims to highlight the crucial role of women farmers in food security, nutrition, and poverty eradication, and to address the...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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,...
2024 - Brasil de Fato

Blog article
N°85 : Sur la piste des transitions agroécologiques. Quels chemins parcourus ?

Nouveau numéro de Grain de sel consacré aux transitions agroécologique en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre : quels chemins parcourus depuis 10 ans ? Les sillons du changement, des obstacles toujours complexes, les voix qui comptent. En partenariat avec l'Iram. Il y a 10 ans, Inter-réseaux consacrait un numéro de...
2024 - Inter-Réseaux Développement Rural

Blog article
The VIII Global Conference of the WRF concludes with a Final Declaration that recognises the “vital” role of family farmers for a sustainable planet

The final declaration of the VIII Global Conference on Family Farming underscores the crucial role of family farmers in sustainable development and urges greater collective efforts to address the challenges they face. Highlighting the significance of family farming in climate discussions and negotiations, the conference emphasizes the need for inclusive...
2024 - World Rural Forum

Fact sheet
United Nations Decade Of Family Farming 2019 - 2028: Global Knowledge Products

Since the launch of UNDFF in 2019, FAO and IFAD have been developing and disseminating various global products to provide practical technical support, enhance national and local capacities, and facilitate the design and implementation of tailored policies, actions and strategies in support of family farmers. These tools offer adaptable learning...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Land Squeeze

What is driving unprecedented pressures on farmland and what can be done to achieve equitable access to land?
The 2008 global financial crisis unleashed a huge wave of land grabbing. But the pressures on farmland never went away. 15 years on, global land prices have doubled and farmers are being squeezed from all sides.  Huge swathes of farmland are now being snapped up for carbon offsets and other forms...
2024 - International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES FOOD)

Working paper
What about seafood? The role of seafood in UK food systems transformation

This paper argues that seafood should play a more prominent role in debates about food systems transformation in the UK. We discuss the connections between seafood and the broader food system, and consider seafood’s potential role in food systems transformation in the UK.  We unpack the opportunities this presents, as well...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2024 - IIED

Diagnosis of aquaculture employment governance in selected African countries

Many countries are promoting aquaculture as one of the prime drivers of the rural economy and the employment of women and youth. However, the industry is criticized for inadequately representing the needs of workers. Most African countries have shown a willingness to advance industry goals through domestic programme planning and...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Structural data from agricultural censuses

March 2024 update
The FAOSTAT domain Structural data from agricultural censuses was launched in 2022 to disseminate data collected in national censuses of agriculture at the agricultural holding level. The censuses of agriculture are conducted under FAO’s World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA), which is a decennial programme. The 2024 update...
2024 - FAO

Scoping review on the role of social protection in facilitating climate change adaptation and mitigation for economic inclusion among rural populations

Rural populations, especially small-scale producers and women, are disproportionately impacted by climate change since their livelihoods depend largely on natural resources and weather patterns. This paper reviews the available evidence on the role of social protection programmes in facilitating climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a specific emphasis on economic...
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Gestion de la fertilité des sols en Afrique subsaharienne

Recueil d’articles publiés de 1998 à 2024
La faible productivité de l’agriculture en Afrique subsaharienne est due en grande partie à la dégradation de la fertilité des sols, que les pratiques traditionnelles ne permettent plus d’entretenir. Durant 40 ans, les acteurs du secteur agricole ont privilégié la vulgarisation des engrais de synthèse, qui ne se sont pas...

L'agriculture familiale au Sénégal, les défis et les enjeux...

La chaine TV5 Afrique s’est intéressée à la situation des exploitations familiales au Sénégal. Ce document vidéo spécial partage les réactions et témoignages d’acteurs de l’agriculture familiale qui expliquent les enjeux du secteur.
2024 - TV5 Monde Afrique

Connected farmers: A casebook of good practices and inspiring stories from Europe and Central Asia

Amidst the challenges confronting agriculture in Europe and Central Asia, this casebook unfolds the stories of 25 farmers and agripreneurs who have successfully embraced digital technologies. The accounts presented here reveal that, despite the effects of climate change, the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the enduring impact of...
2024 - FAO

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...
2024 - Comunidade de Estados Latino-Americanos e Caribenhos (CELAC)

Blog article
Quels outils pour mesurer l’impact de la transition agroécologique au Nord et au Sud ?

Pour atténuer le changement climatique, un des leviers reconnus par le GIEC consiste en l’adoption de modes de production agricole qui favorisent la séquestration du carbone dans les sols, améliorent leur santé et leur résilience, grâce, en particulier, à l’agroécologie.Les systèmes de « suivi – évaluation » (Monitoring Reporting Verifying, MRV[1]) sont une...
2024 - Fondation pour l'Agriculture et la Ruralité dans le Monde (FARM)

Champs écoles féminins dédiés aux pratiques agroécologiques au Bénin

Le Projet de Transition Agroécologique dans les Zones Cotonnières du Bénin (TAZCO 2) a pour principal objectif d’améliorer de façon durable les revenus des exploitations et des rendements agricoles dans les systèmes à base coton, par la restauration et l’amélioration de la fertilité des sols, grâce à l’adoption de pratiques...
2024 - Tazco

Journal article
“It doesn’t matter at all—we are family”: Titling and joint property rights in Myanmar

Many policy makers and academics striving for more gender equality consider joint property rights as preferable over sole rights, since the latter often discriminate against women. Several governments in low-, middle- and high-income countries have therefore imposed joint rights through modifications of statutory law or mandatory joint property registration. We...
2024 - International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI
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