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REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

The one-day, unplanned Session of the Council was convened in line with Rule XXV, paragraph 1, of the General Rules of the Organization, and Rule II, paragraph 4, of the Rules of Procedure of the Council, on request received in writing from 43 Member Nations and co-signed by one Member...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Article
La perception des catastrophes naturelles affecte-t-elle notre rapport au risque climatique ?

Créé en 1988, le GIEC a publié ces derniers mois sa 6e vague de rapports pour alerter décideurs et populations du changement climatique en cours et de ses potentiels effets. Le dernier rapport du groupe de travail II portant sur les impacts, l’adaptation et la vulnérabilité souligne des initiatives intéressantes mais...
2022

Newsletter
European Network for Rural Development ENRD - September 2022 Newsletter

The ENRD newsletter provides all the latest rural development news from Europe straight to your inbox once a month. From policy updates to ENRD meetings and from project outcomes to online videos, this new and updated tool aims to provide something for everybody interested in rural development policy in Europe....
European Union
2022 - European Network for Rural Development ENRD

E-learning
Massive Online Course: Ecosystem Restoration 2022- Learning from Nature

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are offering a FREE two-part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Ecosystem Restoration. This course is available thanks to the generous support of the European Union and the Korea Forest Service of the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Forest...
2022 - United Nations Development Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, Korea Forest Service, The European Union, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Blog article
Asia-Pacific countries keen to promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ to showcase their best agricultural products

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are joining an initiative to promote and showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their special agricultural products – a move designed to ensure a high level of participation from smallholders to producers to exporters and others all along the value chain.To help build...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
How to make ‘lab serum’ – a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, Lifeworks demonstrates how to make and use a fermented Lactobacillus fertiliser known as 'milk fertiliser' or lab serum. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy to make from widely available low-cost ingredients.
2022 - LIfeworks Global

Report
Assessment of antimicrobial resistance risks in six Latin American countries 2019–2021

In 2019, FAO launched the Integrated Regional Project (TCP/RLA/3708 and OSRO/GLO/812/NOR), with the aim of designing and adopting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment strategies based on the existing risks in terrestrial and aquatic animal production. One of the project outcomes was a qualitative assessment of the risks of AMR in terrestrial...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Gender-related impacts of the Ukraine Conflict

Entry points for gender-responsive and inclusive interventions for Ukraine crisis
Since 2014 the ongoing conflict has been affecting people’s lives and driving humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. The recent war in Ukraine is posing additional risks on civilians, particularly women and children, as is predicted to become the largest humanitarian emergency in Europe since World...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter
FAO Agroecology Newsletter #60

FAO Agroecology Newsletter  June 2022 / Issue #60
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The female guardians of Venezuela’s Imataca Forest Reserve

The indigenous women spearheading an FAO-GEF forest conservation project
It is around five in the morning, and the Imataca Forest Reserve is stirring with the voices of Kariña women. They advance towards the middle of the jungle, bound for the Botanamo river to gather the day’s water. Then, these indigenous women will prepare “casabe”, a circular tortilla made from...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
How to make fish hydrolysate - a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as fish hydrolysate. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy to make from widely available low-cost ingredients.      
2022 - Lifeworks Global

Case study
Reintroducing cotton in Ecuador

Innovative small-scale technology opens up new livelihood opportunities for rural communities
For a group of women in the Tosagua district of Ecuador, close to the country’s Pacific coast, daily life used to follow the pattern of many farming communities, caring for families, crops and livestock. But for the last five years, the 127 members of the Association of Community Women of...
Ecuador
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book
A review of governance and tenure in inland capture fisheries and aquaculture systems of India

This situation paper is a background document that summarizes the diversity, complexity, and relevance of tenure systems, rights, and the institutional management of inland fisheries in India. The paper is prepared on the occasion of the ICSF Workshop on Improving Inland Fisheries Governance in India, held at Seva Kendra, Kolkata,...
India
2022 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Video
How to make a 'cow fertiliser' - a fermented organic fertiliser

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as 'cow fertiliser' made from cow dung and urine. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy and cheap to make.  
2022 - Lifeworks Global

Policy brief/paper
After the Paris Agreement, the debt deluge: why lending for climate drives debt distress

Developing countries — especially least developed countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) — face huge challenges in financing their current climate and nature needs. The borrowing space of LDCs and SIDS is already significantly constrained by debt, and the 70% of climate finance provided as loans to developing...
2022 - IIED

Report
The role of animal health in national climate commitments

This brief has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and with the financial support of the New Zealand Government. The FAO was approached by GDP...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The baobab value chain-how ORGIIS is empowering women in the upper east region of Ghana in agriculture.

ORGIIS Ghana, also, Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability, is a local non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Upper East Region. The organisation is on a mission to empower people using local knowledge to create sustainable communities through indigenous and endogenous development. Its strategic location in Paga allows the organisation...
Ghana
2022

Video
How to make 18-day compost using the Berkeley hot compost method

In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a rich compost in just 18 days using the ‘hot composting’ method developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
2022 - Lifeworks Global

Policy brief/paper
EU organic policy supports agro-ecology’s expansion

Sustainable, ecological approaches to European farming, the heart of the European Green Deal, are needed to safeguard food supplies for EU citizens and protect the long-term livelihoods of rural communities. The emergence of more support for organic systems as a form of agro-ecological production can help address these policy challenges...
European Union
2022 - European Network for Rural Development ENRD

Guidelines
Caribbean Strategy for Climate-Resilient Forests and Rural Livelihoods

The Caribbean Strategy for Climate-Resilient Forests and Rural Livelihoods matches prioritised forestry initiatives for vertical and horizontal scaling with suitable funding streams. It also identifies possible regional and national partners for project development and execution. While the strategy is focused on forest resources management, it also emphasises poverty alleviation and...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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