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A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains (Third Edition)
A number of global trends, such as concurrent rises in incomes and urbanization, are driving the increased consumption of meat, dairy, and biofuels. Meeting the demand for products will require considerable increases in global production, particularly in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farming predominates and yields remain low....
2023 - International Finance Corporation

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...

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

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

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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

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform Newsletter – October 2023

Dear readers, The Organic Farm Knowledge platform ( 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...
2023 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

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

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)


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

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

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

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...
2023 - Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)

Blog article
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
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