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Article
La perception des catastrophes naturelles affecte-t-elle notre rapport au risque climatique ?

Créé en 1988, le GIEC a publié ces derniers mois sa 6e vague de rapports pour alerter décideurs et populations du changement climatique en cours et de ses potentiels effets. Le dernier rapport du groupe de travail II portant sur les impacts, l’adaptation et la vulnérabilité souligne des initiatives intéressantes mais...
2022

Newsletter
European Network for Rural Development ENRD - September 2022 Newsletter

The ENRD newsletter provides all the latest rural development news from Europe straight to your inbox once a month. From policy updates to ENRD meetings and from project outcomes to online videos, this new and updated tool aims to provide something for everybody interested in rural development policy in Europe....
European Union
2022 - European Network for Rural Development ENRD

Blog article
Asia-Pacific countries keen to promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ to showcase their best agricultural products

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are joining an initiative to promote and showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their special agricultural products – a move designed to ensure a high level of participation from smallholders to producers to exporters and others all along the value chain.To help build...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
How to make ‘lab serum’ – a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, Lifeworks demonstrates how to make and use a fermented Lactobacillus fertiliser known as 'milk fertiliser' or lab serum. 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

Technical paper
Gender-related impacts of the Ukraine Conflict

Entry points for gender-responsive and inclusive interventions for Ukraine crisis
Since 2014 the ongoing conflict has been affecting people’s lives and driving humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. The recent war in Ukraine is posing additional risks on civilians, particularly women and children, as is predicted to become the largest humanitarian emergency in Europe since World...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
FAO Agroecology Newsletter #60

FAO Agroecology Newsletter  June 2022 / Issue #60
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

Policy brief/paper
EU organic policy supports agro-ecology’s expansion

Sustainable, ecological approaches to European farming, the heart of the European Green Deal, are needed to safeguard food supplies for EU citizens and protect the long-term livelihoods of rural communities. The emergence of more support for organic systems as a form of agro-ecological production can help address these policy challenges...
European Union
2022 - European Network for Rural Development ENRD

Report
Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe 2022: dinámica y desafíos de la inversión para impulsar una recuperación sostenible e inclusiva

En su edición 2022, el Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe consta de tres partes. En la primera, se resume el desempeño de la economía regional en 2021 y se analiza su evolución en los primeros meses de 2022, así como las perspectivas de crecimiento para este mismo...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Working paper
Taking stock of smallholder inclusion in modern value chains: ambitions, reality and signs of change

This report examines the promise and reality of including smallholders from developing countries in modern value chains as a path to sustainable development. Drawing on an extensive literature review and interviews with diverse stakeholders, we lay out the ambitions, expectations and assumptions hanging on smallholder inclusion with regard to income,...
2022 - International Institute for Environment and Development

Technical paper
La autonomía de las mujeres y la igualdad de género en el centro de la acción climática en América Latina y el Caribe

Este documento fue elaborado como parte del proceso de preparación hacia el 66º período de sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer, que tuvo como tema prioritario “El logro de la igualdad entre los géneros y el empoderamiento de todas las mujeres y las...
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

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
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