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Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Work in Agricultural Landscapes
The aim of this report is to encourage the agriculture and climate communities to find common, integrated, and systemic responses to one of the most urgent questions for humanity: How to develop climate-resilient and sustainable food systems in times of multiple crises that are threatening global food security? Today’s planet...
2023 - German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Blog article
La FAO convoca a autoridades sanitarias de ocho países de América Latina para trabajar en respuestas de emergencia por crisis de influenza aviar

Como parte de la agenda de trabajo para hacer frente a la crisis por influenza aviar, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) convocó a una reunión para informar a los países de América Latina respecto del plan de acción que realizará la entidad...
2023 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Guide for monitoring and evaluation of the public agricultural extension and advisory service system

This guide is aimed to propose a holistic, systemic, and easy-to-use methodology that is multiscalar, multisectoral, and multidimensional for the M&E of public EAS systems to help identify gaps and pathways to strengthen and reform the public EAS system. It starts with analyses of the common objectives, subject, challenges, lessons...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Young people in farming

Only 11% of all farm holdings in the European Union are run by farmers under 40 – and persuading more young people to begin farming is a significant challenge. Faced with an ageing farming population, the EU is stepping up its efforts to encourage young people into farming. Young farmers are...
European Union
2023 - European Commission

Análisis de la variabilidad espacial del daño ocasionado por heladas en el cultivo de trigo en floración

La primavera del año 2022 presentó condiciones climáticas poco frecuentes para el área núcleo de la Región Pampeana: Buenos Aires, sur de Santa Fe y este de Córdoba. Los suelos de la zona iniciaron el período con limitada disponibilidad de agua útil, debido a un escaso aporte de agua de...
2023 - Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)

Ciclo de Aprendizaje Regional: Lecciones aprendidas para la inversión en delimitación y reconocimiento de territorios indígenas y afrodescendientes de América Latina

Un ciclo para intercambiar experiencias entre diferentes países y brindar orientación y recomendaciones, con el objetivo de abordar procesos de regularización y fortalecimiento de los derechos de tenencia de los pueblos indígenas y afrodescendientes. El análisis de los derechos a la tierra y los territorios de estas colectividades permitirá ahondar...
2023 - International Land Coalition América Latina y el Caribe (ILC LAC)

Kinshasa Declaration on reconciling food production with biodiversity conservation and climate emergency in the Congo Basin

AFSA’s trailblazing The Congo Basin Convening, held from 29-31 August, was centered around the theme in “reconciling food production with biodiversity conservation and climate emergency”. This important convening culminated in the release of the Kinshasa Declaration on 31st August 2023. Gathering 230 participants from six countries and various sectors, the...
2023 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Evaluation of the project "Strengthening institutions and capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and State Veterinary Inspection Service for Policy Formulation"

The EU-funded project aimed to strengthen institutions and capacities for strategic decision-making, planning, regulation, quality control and management in the food and agriculture sectors, including livestock.  The evaluation found that the project was well aligned with the needs and priorities of national stakeholders, with FAO’s strategic objectives and with community beneficiaries....
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Journal article
Reduced grazing and changes in the area of agroforestry in Europe

Agroforestry integrates woody vegetation with crop and/or livestock production to benefit from the ecological and economic interactions. The objective of this paper is to systematically determine the spatial distribution of agroforestry in the EU, and changes in the areas and types of agroforestry from 2009 to 2018. This was achieved...
European Union
2023 - Frontiers

Working with Smallholders

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

Blog article
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)
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