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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

Video
How to make fish hydrolysate - a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as fish hydrolysate. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy to make from widely available low-cost ingredients.      
2022 - Lifeworks Global

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)

Video
How to make a 'cow fertiliser' - a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as 'cow fertiliser' made from cow dung and urine. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy and cheap to make.  
2022 - Lifeworks Global

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

Video
How to make 18-day compost using the Berkeley hot compost method

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a rich compost in just 18 days using the ‘hot composting’ method developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
2022 - Lifeworks Global

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)

Policy brief/paper
Youth employment through agribusiness and value chain development

This policy brief is intended to sensitize Government decision makers and development partners, youth organizations and other stakeholders about the opportunities offered by applying a value chain approach that focuses on youth. Youth unemployment rates are on the rise, especially in rural Africa. Creating more and better jobs for the...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle: Émile Frison donne la solution Agroécologique et explique l'exemple du Sénégal (Entretien)

Le 6 avril 2022, l'Alliance mondiale pour l'avenir de l'alimentation a publié un rapport intitulé « la politique de la connaissance : comprendre les données probantes en faveur de l’agroécologie, des approches régénératives et des pratiques alimentaires autochtones ? » Le document réalisé par plusieurs experts du domaine à travers le monde...
Kenya - Senegal - Uganda
2022

Book
Agroecology – Our land is Our Life

The book brings together ten case studies from six countries that demonstrate the benefits of agroecology: bringing the soil back to life, conserving biodiversity, and leaving no one behind. The book explains why land is so important to Africans. Land in Africa has a myriad of dimensions, including the cultural and the...
2022 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
Growing trees for living

AS A way of taking meaningful action against the climate crisis, Zambia in 2018 launched the Plant A Million (PAM) trees initiative.The ambitious initiative was aimed at planting two billion trees by 2021 and the plan was in line with the country’s Seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021) which sought to...
Zambia
2022

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Afghanistan

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French.The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the Rotary...
Afghanistan
2022 - The Rotary Club of Devonport North

Report
Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities

Whilst conjecture remains regarding the quantity of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) entering the ocean, ALDFG is recognised as the most harmful form of marine plastic litter irrespective of whether it has been intentionally discarded or accidentally lost – harming vulnerable species, damaging fragile habitats as well...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Technical paper
Small-scale fisheries and sustainable development

This brief presents the main results from the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) report, providing new, clearer insights to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Les foyers améliorés pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique au Togo

Pour la sauvegarde du milieu naturel, des solutions innovantes sont promues au Togo à l’instar des foyers améliorés. Économes en énergie et faciles d’usage, ces foyers sont adaptés aux besoins des populations, notamment rurales, qui utilisent le bois de feu comme principale source d’énergie. Pratique et simple d’utilisation, ce qu’on...
Togo
2022

Report
Global Land Outlook 2nd edition

The second edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO2), Land Restoration for Recovery and Resilience, sets out the rationale, enabling factors, and diverse pathways by which countries and communities can reduce and reverse land degradation by designing and implementing their bespoke land restoration agenda. Land restoration for recovery and resilience...
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
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