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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Stocks et réserves alimentaires : leçons apprises et défis à venir

La crise alimentaire mondiale de 2007-2008 a remis au goût du jour la nécessité de bâtir des dispositifs efficaces pour renforcer la résilience des populations face à ces chocs. Après avoir été un temps décriés, les stocks et réserves alimentaires se sont alors hissés au rang des instruments fortement promus...
2022 - Inter-réseaux

Blog article
AFRIQUE : le programme « Face » conciliera climat et genre dans 14 pays

Le CCFD-Terre solidaire, qui lutte contre l’insécurité alimentaire, vient de mettre en place un programme baptisé « Face ». L’initiative vise à renforcer les capacités des organisations féministes face au changement climatique et à financer des alternatives pour la transition écologique et la préservation de la biodiversité.
2022

Manual
Les organisations de consommateurs et le droit à une alimentation adéquate

Établir le lien
Les consommateurs sont un moteur puissant de la transition vers un monde en développement durable qui ne laisse personne pour compte et respecte les droits humains. Cette publication vise à faire le lien entre le travail central des organisations de consommateurs et la réalisation du droit à une alimentation adéquate,...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
AFRIQUE : le programme « Face » conciliera climat et genre dans 14 pays

Le CCFD-Terre solidaire, qui lutte contre l’insécurité alimentaire, vient de mettre en place un programme baptisé « Face ». L’initiative vise à renforcer les capacités des organisations féministes face au changement climatique et à financer des alternatives pour la transition écologique et la préservation de la biodiversité.
2022

Event
Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action

Launched in 2019, the "Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector” (CBIT-Forest) is a project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund established under the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project was...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Declaration of the West African Peasants Seed Fair in Djimini

The 7th West African Peasants Seed Fair was held March 15-17, 2022, in Djimini, Senegal. Participants adopted a Declaration in support of continental advocacy for a new paradigm on seed governance and policies at the end of the three-day seed, knowledge, and experience exchange gathering. Over 400 people came out...
2022 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
Ukraine: FAO scales up to support rural families, safeguard food security

Team on ground regrouped; strengthened with surge personnel; Declaration of corporate scale-up response
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is rapidly scaling up its efforts to respond to urgent food security needs resulting from the unfolding war in Ukraine, focusing initially on livelihood-saving interventions for the most vulnerable smallholder farmers.   FAO has a team of 81 experts in Ukraine – 76...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Audio
The Food for Europe podcast - A European podcast series on food and farming.

Episode 14 episode of Food for Europe is dedicated to the new EU Organic Awards which will acknowledge different actors of the organic value chain- launch date for applications March 25 – and many of the issues surrounding organic production and consumption. Key speaker is Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, who...
European Union
2022 - European Commission

Report
Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities

Whilst conjecture remains regarding the quantity of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) entering the ocean, ALDFG is recognised as the most harmful form of marine plastic litter irrespective of whether it has been intentionally discarded or accidentally lost – harming vulnerable species, damaging fragile habitats as well...
2022 - FAO; International Maritime Organization (IMO);

Website
Plants For A Future

Plants For A Future (PFAF) is an online free-to-use information database and associated website for those interested in edible and useful plants. Originally focused on plants suitable for temperate regions, it has now been extended to include many of the more important tropical and sub-tropical edible and useful plants. The...
2022 - PFAF charity

Blog article
Access Agriculture honoured with the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for excellence in community impact

Access Agriculture is delighted to announce that it has been named the winner of the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of ‘Community Engagement Innovation.’ The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards from the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, in Canada, recognise global excellence in the broad area of...
2022 - Access Agriculture

Article
Recognising the benefits of organic farming

A transformation of our agriculture and food systems is urgently needed to combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. For that reason, the European Commission has initiated several policies to make the EU food systems sustainable and climate-neutral by 2050. High targets have...
European Union
2022 - Organic Farm Knowledge

Report
FAO in the Pacific 2021

Annual report of FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands
'FAO in the Pacific: 2021 Annual Report' presents the results that FAO-led projects and programmes contributed to the timely and effective joint response by the United Nations family, governments and other partners under various thematic clusters including climate change, emergencies, fisheries and aquaculture. It also looks at longer-term gains made...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
A common ground

Farmers need new ideas, and researchers need data. When these two professional groups meet in the framework of collaborative or participatory research, it is often not clear who has to evolve in what direction: do farmers need to learn about research protocols, systematically collecting and analysing data, or do researchers...
2022 - Access Agriculture

Website
Knowing water better: towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources - KnoWat

Around the world, countries are struggling to adapt their agriculture and food systems to conditions of water scarcity, climate change and increased competition between users. Water scarcity trends are expected to increase. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to changes in water access and availability. A strengthened focus on water accounting and...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Reinforcing Pacific food systems for Covid-19 recovery

Key impacts, responses and opportunities to build back better
Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed stresses on the ability of food systems to deliver their primary functions: providing food security and nutrition to growing populations, supporting livelihoods for farmers, fishers and workers along the agrifood chains, and supporting environmental sustainability and resilience. Pacific Island Countries (PICs) already...
2022 - IFAD, FAO, UNICEF and WFP

Newsletter
Access Agriculture Panorama No. 22 - May 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. The Access Agriculture Panorama features information on new videos, audio podcasts, blog posts, articles contributed by experts,...
Belgium
2022

Report
Opportunities and gaps in the agriculture, water and land use sectors

This report provides a unique, sector-specific synthesis of the agriculture, water and land use sectors in the nationally determined contributions from Near East and North Africa. It summarizes the substantial contributions already put forward by countries, opportunities for further action and the gaps, barriers and needs that will need to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Using good micro-organisms in cattle farming

To reduce the foul odour in your shed, place dry husks, sawdust, coconut dust or straw on the floor and regularly spray it with good micro-organisms. By adding micro-organisms to concentrate feed, silage or green fodder, this improves the nutrition and digestion. You can also add good microbes to the...
Bangladesh
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
An alternative to industrial food systems that honors scale and the rhythm of the ecosystem via shorter supply chains.

Similar to the Foodnected project, Local Catch is a North American network of fishing families/businesses/communities, researchers, non-profit organizations, technical assistance providers, and decision-makers. We had the great opportunity to speak with Jordan Richardson – the network coordinator and Brett Tolley – the national programme coordinator for the Northwest Atlantic Marine...
2022 - Foodnected
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