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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

Blog article
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,...

Blog article
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

Blog article
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

Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest: Dry Meat with Bou Khuda (Bangladesh)

Dry Meat with Bou Khuda Prepared by Joshna Begum Gram Unnayan Songostha (GRAUS) #Bangladesh The main ingredient of this dish is rice processed using a husking pedal. It also contains sun-dried meat (beef), which was how people in the old days preserve meat. Due to the availability of electricity, most...
2023 - Asia Pacific Farmers

Trade policy supportive of food security and nutrition

This course analyses trade policy design and implementation in the context of agricultural development and structural transformation.
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Efficient seed extraction in organic tomato cultivation

Tomato is a special case among vegetables, as its seeds can only be extracted from the pulp after a fermentation step. In order to optimise this working process, various harvesting frequencies and extraction timepoints were tested at FiBL Switzerland. The availability of organic seed has come into focus, as derogations to...
2023 - FiBL Switzerland

Family Farming Cooperatives. Ensuring Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems

Small-scale family farmers and their organizations are at the heart of sustainable food systems. In particular, family farming cooperatives are pivotal actors in many activities which food systems encompass, from production, aggregation and processing to distribution and consumption, providing key services and being often a driver of innovation. While developing...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

A regional framework among regional fishery bodies

Scaling up cooperation and coordination towards sustainable fisheries
This publication provides information on the main outcomes of the Regional Consultation among Regional Fishery Bodies in the Indian Ocean (Maputo, Mozambique, 22–24 June 2022), and of the Regional Consultation among Regional Fishery Bodies in the Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean (Accra, Ghana, 30 November to 2 December 2022) that were...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Practices to improve soil fertility and nutrient availability in organic fruit orchards (Biofruitnet Practice Abstract)

Organic fruit orchards are dependent on commercial organic fertilizers derived from intensive conventional animal husbandry. These inputs are contentious and to be phased out.
2023 - Biofruitnet

Blog article
Réchauffement climatique : “Comment l’agroécologie peut sauver l’agriculture”

Spécialiste de l’agroécologie, Emmanuel Torquebiau est chercheur émérite au Cirad de Montpellier. Il explique en quoi le moment est charnière, pris en étau par ce qu’il appelle des “coups durs”, ces “crises” environnementales répétées, incendies de 2022, sécheresse et canicule historique en 2023. Des crises peut-être, finalement, salutaires “pour une...

Livestock solutions to regenerate soils and landscapes for sustainable agri-food systems transformation in Africa

Agri-food systems approaches have gained international recognition over the last years. The role of livestock—both in mixed crop-livestock and pastoral systems—in sustainable agri-food systems transformation remains contested. In this review paper we present new analyses of original data from an international livestock expert survey, a quantitative search in Web of...

A framework for gender-responsive livestock development

Contributing to a world free from hunger, malnutrition, poverty and inequality
Gender dynamics affect the ways in which the livestock sector contributes to sustaining livelihoods. Women comprise most poor livestock keepers in low- and middle-income countries, and are less represented in scaled-up production enterprises and other income-earning livestock-related activities. They also have limited access to livestock information, input and output services,...

VIDEO Lanzamiento de primer piloto del "Programa Global de Doctores de los Suelos"

El Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero, SAG, y el Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP), presentaron en la región de Los Lagos el primer piloto del “Programa Global de Doctores por el Suelo en Chile”, patrocinado técnicamente por la Alianza Mundial por el Suelo de la FAO. Esta iniciativa mundial busca mejorar...
2023 - Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (SAG)

First Global Forum of The United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019–2028

The First Global Forum of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019–2028 was co-organized by FAO and IFAD, with the aim of leveraging the experiences of different actors in order to take stock of the achievements and challenges faced since the launch of the UNDFF. The different sessions hosted...
2023 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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