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The Republic of Moldova: Rapid response plan, March–December 2023

The compounded impacts of the war in Ukraine and adverse climatic conditions underline the urgency of supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable farming households in the Republic of Moldova. In addition to the impacts of the war in Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova has a high level of exposure...
Republic of Moldova
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Spanish Operational Groups on animal health

Feuga (Galician Enterprise-University Foundation) recently organised an event to showcase Spanish Operational Groups working on animal health. For example, TIRAC and MICOALGA-FEED worked on the reduction of antibiotics through, respectively, the use of algae in rabbit feed to avoid digestion problems, and the use of fungi and microalgae supplements in...
European Union - Spain
2023 - EU CAP Network

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2023: partnerships and cooperation for water

Water is the lifeblood of humanity.  It is vital for survival itself and supports the health, resilience, development and prosperity of people and planet alike. But humanit y is blindly travelling a dangerous path.  Vampiric overconsumption and overdevelopment, unsustainable water use, pollution and unchecked global warming are draining humanity’s lifeblood,...
2023 - UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water

Blog article
Food crisis looming in West and Central Africa

Partnerships need to be enhanced to prevent and treat acute malnutrition among children and promote climate-smart programmes that help to reduce the region's high vulnerability to climate shocks and the risk of natural resource depletion. Acute food insecurity is on track to reach a ten-year high in West and Central Africa...


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
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