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L'espoir au delà des crises - Environnement : les femmes, piliers du savoir agro-écologique

Si aujourd'hui on parle d’agroécologie, c'est grâce aux savoirs et pratiques des femmes rurales dans l'agriculture vivrière. Leur refuser le droit d’accès à la terre au profit de l’agrobusiness sonne le glas de notre santé environnementale et de notre souveraineté alimentaire. Comment préserver les savoir-faire ancestraux tout en les adaptant aux...
2024 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale

Analysis of livestock sector finance flows in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

The objective of this analysis was to map climate finance flows for the livestock sector and related systems in Eastern Africa, in general, and Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, more specifically, given the importance of the sector in their respective economic systems and its identification as a priority in the...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2024 - CGIAR

Fertile Futures - Scenario Analysis on the Interconnected Dynamics of Fertiliser and Agricultural Markets

Fertilisers are crucial components of food systems, with impacts beyond agricultural markets. This study utilises the OECD-FAO Aglink-Cosimo model to examine the intricate interplay between fertiliser markets, policies, and their repercussions on agricultural markets, food security, and environmental sustainability over the medium term. Two distinct scenario analyses reveal significant insights....

Gérer les connaissances des agriculteurs – Bonnes Expériences et Pratiques prometteuses – FO4ACP

En mai 2023, s’est tenu à Kigali, l’Événement de gestion des connaissances du FO4ACP, soutenu par le FIDA et organisé par la PAFO. Il a rassemblé plus de 250 participants, représentant 34 pays. Avec pour thème “Partager les connaissances qui nous rendent plus forts” l’événement visait à échanger les bonnes...
2024 - Organisation Panafricaine des Agriculteurs (PAFO)

FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean

This video shows FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

II Ciclo de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar: Compras Públicas de la Agricultura Familiar

En el marco de la Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar, tenemos el agrado de invitarles a participar II Edición del Ciclos de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar, que trabajará el tema de Compras Públicas de la Agricultura Familiar La Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar es una iniciativa global...
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

World Water Development Report 2024

The United Nations 2024 report on the development of water resources is quite rich in lessons. It draws attention to the complex and interdependent relationships between sustainable water management, prosperity and peace, describing how progress in one dimension can have positive, often essential, impacts on others. By making the link...
2024 - UNESCO

Journal article
Rural household vulnerability and COVID-19: Evidence from India

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected vulnerable households’ livelihoods in developing countries. Using high-frequency phone survey data from the World Bank, we assess rural Indian households’ vulnerability and poverty status during the pandemic. Results reveal that over three-fifths of Indian rural households are vulnerable to poverty in the...
2024 - International Food Policy Research Institute

Global drought snapshot 2023: the need for proactive action

UNCCD launched ‘Global Drought Snapshot’ report at COP28 in collaboration with International Drought Resilience Alliance (IDRA) Recent drought-related data based on research in the past two years and compiled by the UN point to “an unprecedented emergency on a planetary scale, where the massive impacts of human-induced droughts are only...
2024 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Fact sheet
Investing in rural people in Türkiye

Türkiye is IFAD’s largest recipient of financial assistance in the Europe and Central Asia sub-region. IFAD investments contribute to reducing rural poverty in the upland areas of the country. Their strategy focuses on improving access to markets, strengthening climate resilience and consolidating agricultural value chains.
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Technical paper
Women’s Land Rights in Colombia

Securing Women’s Resource Rights through Gender Transformative Approaches
This paper reviews land governance in Colombia to examine how legal, institutional, and cultural frameworks influence women’s land rights. It reviews existing statutory regulations and institutional structures defining land rights in Colombia and their relevance for women. It will examine tenure interventions in Colombia and the existing gaps and constraints...
2024 - Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF)

Blog article
Why reviving old crops is key to saving Africa's degraded soils

The interview with Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Food Security, underscores the urgency of shifting agricultural practices in Africa from monocultures to diverse, traditional crops to address food security and soil fertility challenges. Highlighting Africa's pressing need due to soil degradation and population growth, Fowler emphasizes the significance of...

Fact sheet
Mali: Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project

This project introduced a range of renewable energy technologies to enhance the lives of rural people. Biogas digesters were coupled with latrines and slurry storage was developed. Sustainable bio slurry will replace chemical fertilizers, allowing households to save money and consume healthier foods. Biogas digesters also alleviate burdens on women...
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Policy brief/paper
Cultivating change with agroecology and organic agriculture in the tropics

Bridging science and policy for sustainable production systems
Agroecology and organ agriculture present promising alternatives to the current food system, supported by a growing body of evidence. Despite the potential of AE/O, their full benefits cannot be realised in most countries due to political and institutional barriers and lock-ins, including incentives and funding that favour “business as usual”...
2024 - FiBL

Fact sheet
Investing in rural people in Zambia

Over the past 15 years, Zambia’s economic trajectory has fluctuated because of global and domestic factors. Despite its rich endowment in natural resources, Zambia has yet to fully leverage this potential for economic expansion. The agricultural sector, which engages over 70 per cent of the workforce, is recognized as a...
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The socio-economic performance of agroecology. A review

Agroecology is identified as an important solution to increase the sustainability of agricultural and food systems. Despite the increasing number of publications assessing the socio-economic outcomes of agroecology, very few studies have consolidated the scattered results obtained on various case studies. This paper provides new insights by consolidating evidence on...

Autonomisation économique des femmes en Afrique

Réduire l’écart entre les sexes sur le marché du travail, pour assurer l’émancipation économique des femmes. Bien qu’elles enregistrent l’un des taux de participation au marché du travail parmi les plus élevés, les femmes d’Afrique subsaharienne sont toujours confrontées à de nombreux obstacles qui limitent leur accès à un emploi...
2024 - Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Fields of contestation and contamination: Maize seeds, agroecology and the (de)coloniality of agriculture in Malawi and South Africa

Farmer-managed seed systems and the conservation of agrobiodiversity are increasingly recognized as important components of food and seed sovereignty. In contrast, hybrid, genetically modified (GM), and, increasingly, gene-edited crops continue to be promoted by Green Revolution proponents as a “climate smart” package that includes fertilizers, pesticides, purchased seeds, and links...
Malawi - South Africa

Fact sheet
Les effets socio-économiques de l'Agroécologie

Les effets positifs de l’agroécologie dans le domaine agro-environnemental (santé des sols,biodiversité, lutte contre la crise climatique, non-contamination de l’environnement) sont souventmis en avant. Ils s’accompagnent d’effets positifs tout aussi importants dans le domainesocio-économique, comme en témoignent de nombreuses études réalisées dans divers pays duSud, dont plusieurs par des organisations...
2024 - Coordination SUD

The World of Organic Agriculture 2024

Statistics and Emerging Trends
Organic agriculture is practised in 188 countries, and more than 96 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by at least 4.5 million farmers. Global sales of organic food and drink reached almost 135 billion euros in 2022. The 25th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture", published by the...
2024 - FiBL
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