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Kinshasa Declaration on reconciling food production with biodiversity conservation and climate emergency in the Congo Basin

AFSA’s trailblazing The Congo Basin Convening, held from 29-31 August, was centered around the theme in “reconciling food production with biodiversity conservation and climate emergency”. This important convening culminated in the release of the Kinshasa Declaration on 31st August 2023. Gathering 230 participants from six countries and various sectors, the...
2023 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Report
Evaluation of the project "Strengthening institutions and capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and State Veterinary Inspection Service for Policy Formulation"

The EU-funded project aimed to strengthen institutions and capacities for strategic decision-making, planning, regulation, quality control and management in the food and agriculture sectors, including livestock.  The evaluation found that the project was well aligned with the needs and priorities of national stakeholders, with FAO’s strategic objectives and with community beneficiaries....
Tajikistan
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Journal article
Reduced grazing and changes in the area of agroforestry in Europe

Agroforestry integrates woody vegetation with crop and/or livestock production to benefit from the ecological and economic interactions. The objective of this paper is to systematically determine the spatial distribution of agroforestry in the EU, and changes in the areas and types of agroforestry from 2009 to 2018. This was achieved...
European Union
2023 - Frontiers

Report
Caracterización de la pesca y la acuicultura artesanal en pequeña escala en América del Sur y recomendaciones de políticas públicas

Esta publicación compila una serie de recomendaciones alineadas a las disposiciones y orientaciones de instrumentos internacionales para fortalecer la sostenibilidad de la pesca y acuicultura artesanal en pequeña escala, y que a su vez permitan mejorar las condiciones de vida de pescadores y acuicultores artesanales de América del Sur.
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the EIFAAC symposium on inland fisheries and aquaculture: advances in technology, stock assessment and citizen science in an era of climate change

The international symposium on “Inland Fisheries and aquaculture: advances in technology, stock assessment and citizen science in an era of climate change” was organized in conjunction with the thirty-first session of the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission in Killarney, Ireland on 20–21 June 2022. The symposium was organized...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Delivering sustainable crop solutions

CropLife Europe is an organisation which represents the crop protection industry, working together to find and promote sustainable, innovative, science-based crop protection solutions. Their annual conference took place on 7-8 March 2023. Presentations can be downloaded here .
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

Blog article
EU Organic Awards open for applications

A call for applications for the second edition of the EU Organic Awards is now open (until 14 May 2023). Organic agri-food systems remain a keen interest for the EU CAP Network and we have been contributing to the transition of organic production in a range of ways, including through our Thematic...
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

Blog article
Employment in agrifood systems

Agrifood systems directly employ more than one billion people, and almost half the world’s population live in households linked to agrifood systems, a new study shows. Around 1.23 billion people were employed in the world’s agrifood systems in 2019, and more than three times that figure, or almost half the world’s...
2023

Blog article
Untapped Potential: An analysis of international public climate finance flows to sustainable agriculture and family farmers

Small-scale family farmers are the unsung heroes of the global food system. They produce over a third of the world’s food and are key to climate adaptation, yet new analysis reveals they receive just 0.3% of international climate finance. Climate change is hitting harvests and driving up food prices across the...
2023 - WRF

Article
Slow Food highlights the importance of indigenous foods at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 23rd session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), held in New York from April 17 to 28, will focus on Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health and climate change: a rights-based approach.
Members of the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ network will be present at the Forum, including six delegates from Taiwan, representing the Amis, Taroko and Paiwan indigenous peoples’ communities. They are there to showcase the incredible biodiversity of Taiwan, and how Indigenous communities have protected it. “We would like the world to be...
Taiwan Province of China
2023 - Slow Food

Blog article
FAO launches new reference centres to step up fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to human and animal health. It endangers modern human and veterinary medicine and undermines the safety of our food and environment. AMR occurs when micro-organisms including bacteria, parasites, and viruses develop resistance to antimicrobials such as antibiotics, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral drugs. It threatens...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
The Organic Farm Knowledge platform Newsletter – October 2023

Dear readers, The Organic Farm Knowledge platform (organic-farmknowledge.org) provides access to a wide range of tools and resources about organic farming that can help improve production. We are pleased to share this month’s newsletter with you. We look forward to sharing more news with you in November.
2023 - Organic Farm Knowledge platform

Blog article
Nuevo proyecto de la FAO y Guatemala fortalecerá los medios de vida de 116 mil personas del área rural del país

La Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y el Gobierno de Guatemala firmaron el acuerdo del proyecto Medios de vida resilientes de pequeños agricultores vulnerables en los paisajes mayas y el corredor seco de Guatemala (RELIVE), iniciativa que proveerá de condiciones para mejorar la seguridad...
Guatemala
2023 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
Connections that matter: How does the quality of governance institutions help protect our Ocean?

With the SDGs, countries agreed that Peace, Planet, Partnership, Prosperity and People are connected. To maximise synergies and minimize trade-offs, their interactions need to be better understood. While 'SDG interlinkages' are increasingly studied, SDG 16 is rarely covered. This new publication builds on the first, ground-breaking study ‘Connections that Matter:...
2023 - UNDP

Report
2023 Global Food Policy Report: Rethinking Food Crisis Responses

Calls to rethink responses to food crises have arisen from recent overlapping shocks to food systems — including the COVID-19 pandemic, increased food prices, conflicts, and natural disasters — and from concerns that crises are becoming more frequent, complex, and protracted. Now is an opportune moment to develop more permanent...
2023 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Website
FOODRUS Project

FOODRUS is working to tackle the food waste and losses by creating resilient food systems across nine European regions. To achieve this, the project will test 23 circular solutions through diverse forms of collaborative innovation, including: technological (blockchain solutions to manage food losses and waste), social (educational materials and citizen science...
European Union
2023 - FOODRUS

Blog article
Rural youth employment Thematic Group keep networking

The CAP Implementation Contact Point’s Thematic Group (TG) focussed on youth employment in rural Europe is continuing to network and share experiences and new ideas to help young people live and work in the countryside. The CAP Implementation Contact Point’s Thematic Group (TG) on rural youth employment is continuing to network...
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

Video
GFRAS GP-SAEP Agroecology Project Description

GFRAS, the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services, will soon begin implementation of an Agroecology project in close collaboration with IFAD, the International Fund for Agriculture Development. The project, entitled “Global Programme for Small-Scale Agroecology Producers and Sustainable Food Systems Transformation”, GP-SAEP in short, is part of a larger funding...
2023 - Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services GFRAS

Event
Workshop report: Young entrepreneurs - Engines of innovation in rural areas

On 30 November and 1 December 2022, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission (DG AGRI) and the Support Facility for Innovation and Knowledge exchange including EIP-AGRI held the one-and-a-half-day EU CAP Network workshop ‘Young entrepreneurs – Engines of innovation in rural areas. With a total of...
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

Article
Rendimiento de indiferencia de la campaña gruesa 2022/23

Las condiciones climáticas de extrema sequía que experimentó la zona núcleo fueron acentuadas por el efecto acumulativo de tres campañas consecutivas con caídas de lluvia muy inferiores a los valores promedio. Estos sucesos perfilan a la campaña 2022/23 como una de las peores de las que se tenga registro y...
Argentina
2023 - Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)
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