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The African youth statement on the transition to agroecology for healthy and sustainable food systems

AFSA hosted the first African Youth Summit on Food Systems in Kenya on May 27-29, 2023, to offer a vibrant space for African youth to exchange perspectives on sustainable practices, delve into food system challenges, and deliberate on sound solutions. Youth representatives from 24 countries attended the Summit, which concluded...
2023 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
FAO set to support implementation of landmark treaty for conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity on high seas

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the approval by UN member states of a landmark legally binding agreement, under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in international waters, covering nearly two-thirds...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

XVIII Sesión de la Comisión de Pesca en Pequeña Escala, Artesanal y Acuicultura de América Latina y el Caribe (COPPESAALC)

La reunión atiende lo establecido en los estatutos de la Comisión respecto de la realización de sesiones ordinarias bienales. Sus objetivos son reportar las medidas adoptadas respecto de los acuerdos de la reunión anterior; reflexionar colectivamente sobre los temas que atañen a la sostenibilidad y contribución de la pesca y...
2023 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Action plan for mainstreaming biodiversity across agricultural sectors in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 2022–2023

In collaboration with its partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads the integration, in a structured, holistic and coherent manner, of actions for the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biological diversity across agricultural sectors at national, regional and international levels. Against this background,...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Advancing organic agriculture in Africa: New training material published

The series utilises diverse formats to communicate the results from three projects implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in the tropics – SysCom, ProEcoAfrica and OFSA projects. This was possible within the framework of the GIZ project, KCOA (Knowledge Centre for Organic Africa). Organic agriculture and agroecological approaches...
2023 - The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Greenovate! Europe

Greenovate! Europe is a not-for-profit network of organisations dedicated to sustainable innovation. Together we develop sustainability projects and provide innovation support to researchers, companies and policy-makers.
European Union
2023 - Greenovate! Europe

Guidelines to increase the resilience of agricultural supply chains

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture have been felt all over the world. As the pandemic unfolded, considerable attention began to be paid to the resilience of agricultural supply chains to COVID-19-related shocks, as well as to natural and human-induced shocks more generally. These "Guidelines to...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Manual – Evidence in fisheries offences: effective collection and use

This Manual introduces the role and impact of successful evidence gathering and processing in combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and describes the pillars for evidence gathering – the national legislation and regional and international obligations. Procedures for gathering the evidence are presented and requirements for arrest are described....
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Résilience au changement climatique en Afrique : L’appel à des politiques pertinentes de gestion durable des forêts

L’atelier a permis de générer des connaissances pertinentes sur les enjeux et défis du secteur forestier africain.Les forêts et les arbres hors forêts constituent, à travers les nombreux services écosystémiques qu’ils offrent, un soutien majeur à la résilience des populations et des écosystèmes face aux effets néfastes du changement climatique....
2023 - African Forest Forum (AFF)

Journal article
The use of pre-crop values to improve farm performance: the case of dairy farms in southwest Finland

Pre-crop values are used to indicate the benefits of a previous crop for a subsequent crop in crop sequencing. A better understanding and research on pre-crop values has the potential to facilitate the diversification of crop production. Despite the various benefits of diversification, the limited knowledge and incentives concerning the...
2023 - International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability

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Sommet régional sur le Bassin du Congo: Un appel à placer les communautés locales au centre des priorités

Le sommet régional sur le Bassin du Congo, organisé par l’Alliance pour la souveraineté alimentaire en Afrique (AFSA) et ses partenaires, sous le thème : « Réconcilier la production alimentaire avec la conservation de la biodiversité et l’urgence climatique dans le Bassin du Congo », a refermé ses portes le 31 août 2023,...

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Agroecology can fix our food systems. Here’s how.

We all know there are no silver bullets that can address the confluence of crises that we currently encounter on our planet – hunger, widespread degradation of land and water resources, catastrophic biodiversity loss, and climate change. But agroecology is an approach that tackles these challenges systemically through developing a...
2023 - Forests News

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The smallholder farmers of Uganda

More than 70% of people in Uganda work in agriculture. The country has more than three and a half million family farms, and many of its smallholders are among the poorest people in the world. Ironically and tragically, they are also the people who most often suffer from hunger; 37.5% of the...
2023 - Resilience Food Stories

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Apékira Gomgnimbou : l’agroécologiste éleveur de phacochères

Agroécologiste, apiculteur, éleveur d'animaux sauvages, Apékira Gomgnimbou est un défenseur bien connu de la cause du développement durable dans la province du Nahouri, région Centre-Sud. Portrait d'un paysan écologiste, éleveur de tortues et de phacochères, originaire de Pô et nostalgique de la Révolution d'août 1983. Gomgnimbou Apékira est une figure...
Burkina Faso

Policy brief/paper
Strengthening the Contribution of Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education in Mainstreaming Agroecology in the Asia-Pacific

Food systems transformation in the Asia-Pacific depends on the dissemination and mainstreaming of new approaches that foster sustainable agriculture. One such approach is agroecology. Agroecology is fundamentally different from other approaches to sustainable development due to its systemic and holistic nature and by its reliance on localized and bottom-up solutions,...

Introduction to trade, food security and nutrition

This course provides an overview of the concepts of trade, food security and nutrition, and it discusses their linkages.
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Comprehensive analysis of the disaster risk reduction system for the agriculture sector in the Republic of Moldova

This report aims to highlight the current strengths of the institutional disaster risk reduction (DRR) system for agriculture in the Republic of Moldova as well as indicate existing gaps and capacity needs to further enhance it. A comprehensive assessment is conducted, which includes a general overview of the country’s agricultural...
Republic of Moldova
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Agroecological practices for sustainable transition - CANALLS

CANALLS aims to drive agroecological transitions in the humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa via multi-actor transdisciplinary Agroecology Living Labs (ALLs) and providing holistic agroecological solution that meet the challenges of the local food systems.
2023 - The CANALLS consortium

Blog article
Survey: What are the benefits of digital tools for farms?

By taking part in the survey, people working in the agricultural practice can contribute their experiences to the project. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Every voice counts: Practical experience is essential when it comes to further developing digital tools. All businesses interested in the topic of ecology...
2023 - FiBL Switzerland

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All eyes on agroecology as Vietnam embarks on food system transformation journey

Vietnam is positioning itself as a food innovation hub for Asia, and is building its reputation as a responsible, transparent, and sustainable food provider in the process. As part of this transformation from agri-food systems based on crop monocultures and separate intensive livestock rearing, sustained by environmentally disruptive chemicals, it is...
Viet Nam
2023 - Forests News
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