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The Political Ecology of COVID-19 and Compounded Uncertainties in Marginal Environments

In this paper, we use a political ecology lens to look at how COVID-19 adds to a set of existing uncertainties and challenges faced by vulnerable people in the marginal environments of coastal India. Over the last few decades, local people have been systematically dispossessed from resource commons in the...
2022

Article
Sustainable Intensification Practices Reduce Food Deficit for the Best- and Worst-Off Households in Ethiopia and Mozambique

An adequate food supply is widely recognized as a necessary condition for social development as well as a basic human right. Food deficits are especially common among semi-subsistence farming households in eastern and southern Africa and farm productivity is widely regarded as the locus for enhancing household food outcomes. However,...
Ethiopia - Mozambique
2022

Fact sheet
Making extension and advisory services work for youth

The global youth population has reached the unprecedented figure of 1.2 billion. This exceptional number has enormous potential: with farming populations ageing across the world, the agricultural sector needs to attract youth to ensure generational turnover and foster competitiveness. With their energy, ability to learn and innovative attitudes, youth can...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Website
Food Plant Solution

The Food Plant Solutions project was designed to address malnutrition through the use of readily available and local food sources. We create educational publications that help people understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition, and empower them to grow a range of highly nutritious plants with differing seasonal requirements...
2022 - Food Plant Solution

Blog article
Central Asian countries work towards better animal health

An effort to improve animal health in Central Asia that started in March 2019 concluded with 2021. Despite the COVID-19 and related limitations, FAO managed to redesign the project and, whenever possible, move to a virtual format to achieve goals set up at the start. The most prominent achievement has been...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Website
One Health

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent. (OHHLEP One Health definition, 2021) The global impact and...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Making cassava snacks

Cassava should have a clean, fresh scent and a pure white center when cut open. Fresh roots also have a pleasant taste.When using bitter cassava, ferment the peeled roots for 3 days to leach out the poison cyanide, Then wash the roots.
Kenya
2022 - Access Agriculture

Video
Working in groups to save water

As collective irrigation canals deteriorate over time, farmers waste resources and efforts in simple daily tasks. With increasing scarcity and degradation of water quality, farmers must pay attention to improve water use.
Egypt
2022 - Access Agriculture

Technical paper
Ukraine - Rapid Response Plan

Supporting crisis-affected vulnerable smallholder men and women farmers
The recent escalation in conflict in Ukraine is affecting the food security of the most vulnerable rural households. According to the United Nations (UN) Flash Appeal, given the scale and direction of the ongoing hostilities, 18 million people are projected to be affected, including up to 6.7 million projected to...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
A mentor for women farmers in Azerbaijan

Connecting women and improving livelihoods through training and support from experienced peers
Olga Babayeva, a 52-year-old farmer from Samukh region in northwestern Azerbaijan, is a well-recognized businesswoman in her community. Apart from being the biggest producer of vegetable seeds for onions, coriander, dill, radishes and parsley, among others, she is also known for her strong support of women’s engagement in farming.  She was...
Azerbaijan
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Ready to go digital? Assessing the digital readiness of young agripreneurs in East Africa

Food and Agricultural Organization’s Integrated Country Approach for boosting decent jobs for youth in agrifood systems carried out a digital readiness assessment of youth in agribusiness in partnership with the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation and youth-led organizations in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.Over 360 young male and female entrepreneurs engaged through...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
#RuralYouth4EU campaign with Rural Youth Europe,

On the occasion of the Conference on the Future of Europe, CEJA and Rural Youth Europe are joining forces to make the voices of rural youth and young farmers heard. Here is Pierre, a young farmer from Luxembourg, giving his perspective on the future of the EU. The future of...
European Union
2022 - CEJA

Fact sheet
Identikit of the East African youth agripreneur in the digital space

Food and Agricultural Organization’s Integrated Country Approach for boosting decent jobs for youth in agrifood systems carried out a digital readiness assessment of youth in agribusiness in partnership with the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation and youth-led organizations in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.  Over 360 young male and female entrepreneurs engaged through...
Kenya - Rwanda - Uganda
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference/Meeting
EUROPEAN ORGANIC CONGRESS 2022

The 2022 edition of the European Organic Congress will take place on 16-18 June 2022 in the picturesque city of Bordeaux, organizedby IFOAM Organics Europe together with INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine.     After a long time without physical events, this year’s Congress will offer European organic stakeholders the opportunity to attend in-person sessions again and engage with experts on the relevant...
European Union
2022 - IFOAM Organics Europe

Video
Producing healthy plantain and banana suckers

Instead of planting suckers directly, you can grow many new healthy plants from each bulb. Learn how to disinfect the bulbs using a natural solution and place them in moist sawdust in a germination box. From one bulb you can get at least 50 healthy suckers that are ready for...
Benin
2022 - Access Agriculture

Website
International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Website
African Youth Agripreneurs platform

African Youth Agripreneurs platform is an initiative supported by FAO and the East African Farmer Federation (EAFF) that responds to the youth demand for increased access to experience sharing, learning, and mentorship opportunities. It contributes to the overall objective of fostering rural youth networking and meaningful engagement in agri-food systems....
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Event
Organics Europe Youth Event

Are you young and interested in organic agriculture? Then join us at the Organics Europe Youth Event OEYE from 31.08. - 1.09.2022 at FiBL in Frick: Together with our partners IFOAM Organics Europe and Bio Suisse, we look forward to welcoming you to the first edition of this brand-new event. The...
European Union
2022 - Fibl, Ifoam, Biosuisse, Life

Book
Take care of your catch

A guide to fish handling on board small boats
Fresh fish is an important source of food and income. Its quality is affected by handling and hygiene practices at all stages of the value chain – from production to consumption, starting with fishing. What happens to fish after it is caught has a big impact on its quality. Good...
2022

Blog article
ALL-Ready – Preparing the partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures

The consortium of ALL-Ready (European Agroecology Living Lab and Research Infrastructure Network: Preparation phase) identified the fundamental principles, concepts and criteria needed to pave the way for a future network of living labs and research infrastructures for an agroecology transition. One of the main outcomes of the ALL-Ready project is...
2022 - fibl
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