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Fact sheet
Biofumigation: Practical information, advantages and disadvantages (Best4Soil Factsheet)

The effect of biofumigation is partly based on the release of natural toxic substances but also on their effect as a green manure plant. The effect of green manures and cover crops are explained in two Best4Soil videos and factsheets. This factsheet addresses biofumigation crops, like brassicas, sorghum and sorghum-sudangrass,...
2022 - Organic Farm Knowledge

Blog article
Africa’s role in saving the world’s damaged lands and ecosystems

In global battle against climate change and loss of biodiversity, Africa’s success is crucial
In the run up to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, Africa Renewal is publishing an op-ed series on climate issues, featuring African women who are academics, engineers, research analysts, scientists, and civic and institutional leaders. The series focuses on challenges and solutions across climate issues —from energy to...
2022

Article
Traque des innovations numériques au service de la transition agroécologique au Bénin

Face au défi alimentaire et aux instabilités climatiques, l’agriculture du Bénin doit accroître ses performances économiques, sociales et environnementales, en particulier par le développement de l’agroécologie. Le numérique est souvent cité comme un levier majeur de la transition agroécologique, mais les innovations numériques en agriculture au Bénin restent peu visibles....
Benin
2022 - CIRAD

Blog article
Souveraineté alimentaire: ce que recommande le nouveau modèle de développement

La consolidation des bases d’une souveraineté alimentaire passe par le renforcement de la recherche et le développement de l’innovation dans le domaine agricole et agro-industriel. C’est la conviction partagée par une analyse publiée par le site marocain aujourdhui.maL’idée étant d’adopter des approches de recherche-action fortement ancrées dans les territoires et de...
Morocco
2022

Blog article
Record fisheries and aquaculture production makes critical contribution to global food security

FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture says growth driven by aquaculture
Significant growth in aquaculture has driven global fisheries and aquaculture production to a record high as aquatic foods make an increasingly critical contribution to food security and nutrition in the 21st century, according to a report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released today.   The 2022 edition of...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Technical paper
Enhancing climate resilience in the farming systems with crop diversification in Zambia

This brief aims to promote in a holistic way crop diversification with improved varieties in Zambia, to leverage investments by the private sector. Because of the diverse functions and market conditions of different crops, crop diversification is often considered a risk management strategy for smallholders. Diversification strategies differ in their...
Zambia
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
L’Afrique ne manque pas d’eau !

« Puiser dans les eaux souterraines permettrait à des millions de personnes d'avoir accès à une eau salubre et propre, peu importe ce que la crise climatique leur réserve ». L’étude de WaterAid et British Geological Survey (BGS) publiée à la veille du neuvième Forum mondial de l’eau  en cours à Dakar...
2022 - COMMODAFRICA

Journal article
Ukraine helps feed the world – but its farmers, seeds and future are in danger

Michael Fakhri, UN special rapporteur on the right to food and a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and Sofia Monsalve is secretary general of the food rights organization Fian International wrote an excellent piece urging even in the midst of war, we have to think about...
2022

Blog article
Comment produire de l’eau potable même dans les zones arides

Dès lors, transformer une eau initialement non potable en une eau potable  devrait être  partout  un jeu d’enfant avec des solutions moins coûteuses. Au Sénégal, une technique très ancienne, récemment revisitée dans le cadre du projet d’amélioration et de renforcement des points d’eau du bassin arachidier, consiste à fixer les...
Senegal
2022 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC)

Article
Tomates zavallenses para las huertas urbanas y periurbanas de Argentina

El tomate es uno de los cultivos hortíco-las más importantes en nuestro país y en el mundo por su gran aceptación como alimento y versatilidad en la elaboración de comidas. El fruto no posee un valor nutricional muy elevado; no obstante, debido al alto nivel de consumo, aporta importantes nutrientes a la alimentación humana....
Argentina
2022 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias/Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Technical paper
The impact of the war in Ukraine on rural labour markets

Key considerations and entry points for the promotion of decent rural employment in the recovery phase
Rural households in the areas close to this conflict have also been affected particularly hard by the situation in the region . The current war between Ukraine and the Russian Federation will pose additional threats and negatively impact Ukraine’s rural labour markets, potentially affecting rural households and populations’ livelihoods through...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Guidelines
Mapping of territorial markets

Methodology and guidelines for participatory data collection
Malnutrition in all its forms (undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, overweight and obesity) is a major global challenge, and improving nutrition is a key priority for global development, as recognized in the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, ensuring availability, physical...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter article
Promoting an inclusive and viable poultry value chain in Ghana

Solidaridad and partners implement the three-year (2021 to 2024) Better Chicken for a Better Future project to create a fully functioning, inclusive and integrated value chain that provides decent jobs and better incomes for small-scale poultry farmers in Ghana.
Ghana
2022 - Solidaridad

Article
Nature-friendly farming does not reduce productivity, study finds

Results of 10-year project reveal that rewilding areas can boost biodiversity and crop yields
2022

Blog article
Food policy in Latin America: a new book takes stock

By looking at the topic from a historical, regional and national angle, followed by analyses of recent changes and challenges on the continent in terms of food policy, the book gives an overview of current trends in Latin America. The focus is on policy in ten countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,...
2022 - CIRAD

Technical paper
Stocks et réserves alimentaires : leçons apprises et défis à venir

La crise alimentaire mondiale de 2007-2008 a remis au goût du jour la nécessité de bâtir des dispositifs efficaces pour renforcer la résilience des populations face à ces chocs. Après avoir été un temps décriés, les stocks et réserves alimentaires se sont alors hissés au rang des instruments fortement promus...
2022 - Inter-réseaux

Manual
Farmer field schools for family poultry producers

A practical manual for facilitators
A growing number of poultry farmer field schools (FFS) are being implemented in developing countries by a wide range of actors. Experience over the past two decades has shown that good-quality facilitation and learning activities are key to the success and long-term sustainability of poultry FFS. This manual provides practical information...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Ecological Farming Proves Beneficial for Farmers in Africa

Growing a variety of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeon peas, and adding plant residues or manure to soils, according to an international team of experts, may increase food crop yields in regions such as rural Africa, where small-scale farmers cannot apply much nitrogen fertilizer. The study, published...
2022 - Farmers Review Africa

Report
Anuario de la Agricultura y Ganadería Familiar en España 2022

UPA edita, desde 1994, la mayor obra de referencia y análisis de la agricultura y ganadería familiar en España. Con la coordinación de la Fundación de Estudios Rurales, las voces de más prestigio del medio rural, español, europeo y mundial, se expresan en esta publicación, que recoge también innumerables datos...
Spain
2022 - Union de Pequenos Agricultores y Ganaderos UPA

Article
Funding industrial agriculture vs agroecology: Not a simple binary

GRAIN produced an outstanding report evaluating the resounding clamor to shift funding away from industrial agriculture and toward agroecology in order to achieve food sovereignty. While it’s true that we need to resource and strengthen agroecology, the idea that it’s matter of moving money around, or pointing institutions in a...
2022 - Grain
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