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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)

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

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

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

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

Magazine article
Nourrir sans détruire avec des systèmes alimentaires territorialisés durables : le cas de l’espace Afrique-Europe

Après quatre transitions technologiques et organisationnelles en 400 000 ans, l’humanité est en quête d’une sécurité alimentaire durable et partagée. En effet, les lourdes externalités négatives du système agro-industriel devenu hégémonique en 150 ans incitent à reconstruire les systèmes alimentaires dans une perspective socio-écologique. Sur la base d’une synthèse de diverses prospectives, les...

Journal article
Centering context when characterizing food environments: the potential of participatory mapping to inform food environment research

Food environments are a critical place within the food system to implement interventions aimed at enabling sustainable diets. In this perspective article, we argue for the need for food environment research to more comprehensively examine the different types of food environments that people access within their communities to ensure that...
2024 - Rutgers School of Public Health

Fact sheet
Integrated services for innovation and agrifood systems

Rural producers operate in a very complex reality. They are faced with serious and interconnected challenges such as globalized and unstable markets, volatile prices, a degrading natural resource base and the effects of climate change. In addition, especially in developing countries, access to markets represent a serious problem due to,...
2024 - FAO

On International Women’s Day, Voices from the Slow Food Movement Show that Agroecology Is Key to Promoting Inclusion

“Inspire Inclusion”: That’s the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, a particularly current and meaningful topic given the current sociopolitical and environmental crises through which we are living. “Food concerns us all. Yet the role of those who bring food to our tables, and especially the role of women within food...
2024 - Slow Food

Journal article
The socio-economic performance of agroecology. A review

Agroecology is identified as an important solution to increase the sustainability of agricultural and food systems. Despite the increasing number of publications assessing the socio-economic outcomes of agroecology, very few studies have consolidated the scattered results obtained on various case studies. This paper provides new insights by consolidating evidence on...
2024 - Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) Germany

Tropical Forest Issues - Agroforestry at work

"Why do many farmers still resist adopting and scaling agroforestry? Are the economic benefits not enough, or not perceived to be enough? Or are there other reasons? These are the questions that were asked when work began on Tropical Forest Issues 62. This issue contextualizes agroforestry in four introductory articles in...
2024 - Tropenbos International

Palms of New Guinea

The island of New Guinea is one of the world’s highest diversity areas in terms of its 13,600 vascular plant species. It is also one of the least botanically explored parts of the world, so documentation of the flora is very important. The documentation of palms is as important as...
Indonesia - Papua New Guinea
2024 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Blog article
Who’s afraid of high fertilizer prices?

During 2021 and 2022, global food and fertilizer prices spiked due to several overlapping factors. Demand rose as the world economy emerged from the COVID-19 recession; global supply chains suffered major disruptions associated with the uneven recovery; and the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine—both key food and fertilizer...
2024 - IFPRI

FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean

This video shows FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

1ª Sesión del II Ciclo de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar

En el marco de la Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar, tenemos el agrado de invitarles a participar II Edición del Ciclos de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar, que trabajará el tema de Compras Públicas de la Agricultura Familiar La Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar es una iniciativa global...
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
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