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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Knowing water better: towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources - KnoWat

Around the world, countries are struggling to adapt their agriculture and food systems to conditions of water scarcity, climate change and increased competition between users. Water scarcity trends are expected to increase. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to changes in water access and availability. A strengthened focus on water accounting and...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Reinforcing Pacific food systems for Covid-19 recovery

Key impacts, responses and opportunities to build back better
Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed stresses on the ability of food systems to deliver their primary functions: providing food security and nutrition to growing populations, supporting livelihoods for farmers, fishers and workers along the agrifood chains, and supporting environmental sustainability and resilience. Pacific Island Countries (PICs) already...
2022 - IFAD, FAO, UNICEF and WFP

Newsletter
Access Agriculture Panorama No. 22 - May 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. The Access Agriculture Panorama features information on new videos, audio podcasts, blog posts, articles contributed by experts,...
Belgium
2022

Report
Opportunities and gaps in the agriculture, water and land use sectors

This report provides a unique, sector-specific synthesis of the agriculture, water and land use sectors in the nationally determined contributions from Near East and North Africa. It summarizes the substantial contributions already put forward by countries, opportunities for further action and the gaps, barriers and needs that will need to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Using good micro-organisms in cattle farming

To reduce the foul odour in your shed, place dry husks, sawdust, coconut dust or straw on the floor and regularly spray it with good micro-organisms. By adding micro-organisms to concentrate feed, silage or green fodder, this improves the nutrition and digestion. You can also add good microbes to the...
Bangladesh
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
An alternative to industrial food systems that honors scale and the rhythm of the ecosystem via shorter supply chains.

Similar to the Foodnected project, Local Catch is a North American network of fishing families/businesses/communities, researchers, non-profit organizations, technical assistance providers, and decision-makers. We had the great opportunity to speak with Jordan Richardson – the network coordinator and Brett Tolley – the national programme coordinator for the Northwest Atlantic Marine...
2022 - Foodnected

Blog article
Consumer story ''Planting seeds of liberation: Reflections on Allyship in food systems''

It was the harvest festival in January called Sankranti on the land of the Deccan Plateau in the State of Telangana in South India. We were in the office of the Deccan Development Society in Zaheerabad Block in Medak district. And since I am from the capital city of Hyderabad,...
India
2022 - Barefoot Guide Connection, Agroecology Knowledge Hub and Family Farming Knowledge Platform.

Blog article
New FAO–North Macedonia agreement for a more competitive, sustainable, and resilient rural economy

A new five-year cooperation agreement was signed today by FAO and the Republic of North Macedonia, with both parties committing to continue the joint efforts in achieving a more competitive and resilient rural economy fostering job creation and inclusive, green growth. Priorities of FAO’s new Country Programming Framework for North Macedonia...
North Macedonia
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Evaluation of support for organic farming in draft CAP Strategic Plans (2023-2027)

All 27-EU Member States had to submit their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national Strategic Plans (SP) by 1 January 2022 to the European Commission (EC). As of 3 March, one country has still not submitted its two CAP Strategic Plans (Belgium for Wallonia and Flanders). With this evaluation of the...
European Union
2022 - IFOAM Organics Europe

Video
Using good micro-organisms in fish farming

You can add good micro-organisms to your pond water to ensure good water quality. You can also treat the fry before stocking the pond. By adding good micro-organisms to your feed, it will be safer and better for the fish. At the time of harvesting your fish, sprinkle some micro-organisms...
Bangladesh
2022 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter
Access Agriculture Panorama No. 18 - January 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
Belgium
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
Consumer story ''Where is the Food we need?''

It never ceases to amaze me why it’s so difficult to buy locally produced food that is tasty, seasonal, fresh and chemical-free directly from farmers. Why do government policies and programmes always seem to favour big agro-business and supermarket culture? It’s Thursday. I’m on my way to collect this week’s food...
Poland
2022 - Barefoot Guide Connection, Agroecology Knowledge Hub and Family Farming Knowledge Platform.

Blog article
Partnering with the private sector for sustainable food and agriculture

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring inclusive growth requires partnerships and collaborations with everyone concerned. The expertise and experience of the private sector is also key to meet the challenges of our times and ensure sustainable agrifood systems. In this context, FAO is facilitating a consultation with the private...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Technical paper
Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation Neutrality

Produced jointly by the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with contributions from multiple stakeholders, this technical guide addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and...
2022 - FAO, UNCCD

Guidelines
Youth-sensitive value chain analysis and development

Guidelines for practitioners
This publication is intended to assist field practitioners, youth organizations and other stakeholders to identify binding constraints and viable opportunities to youth engagement in value chains that can translate into greater youth inclusion. Considering youth heterogeneity and inequalities, the youth sensitive framework for value chain analysis gives guidance to assess...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Pasture-fed production: Findings from the SEEGSLIP project

The SEEGSLIP project sought to evidence the practices of a particular group of farmers, the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) in terms of their social, ecological and economic sustainability. This video explains the project, the pasture-fed concept and some of our research findings.
2022 - organicresearchcentre

Blog article
FAO Analysis shows how Nationally Determined Contributions are lighting the way for climate action in the Near East and North Africa region

Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change, but as a recent FAO report ‘Regional analysis of the Nationally Determined Contributions in the Near East and North Africa’ illustrates, agriculture is also a key part of the solution to addressing the climate crisis, particularly in the Near East...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Manual
Training of trainers manual on the operation, maintenance and repair of farm machinery

This training of trainers (ToT) manual aims to provide insights into the operation, maintenance and basic repair of farm machinery. It provides an overview of the main concepts of equipment that can facilitate sustainable agriculture practices, with examples and guidelines on the topic. Its objective is to provide extension officers,...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Human rights and the environment

This legal paper reflects on the evolution of international law on the interdependence of human rights and the environment. It illustrates their significance for the development and implementation of national laws on agricultural development and the management of renewable natural resources, ranging from land, water, fisheries, plants, and animals, to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

E-learning
Diplomado Agaves & Mezquites Regenerando Zonas Semiáridas. 03 de junio al 24 de septiembre 2022

El Diplomado es promovido por la organización civil Vía Orgánica AC y por la Universidad de Guanajuato y va dirigido a estudiantes, agricultores y campesinos que deseen restaurar sus paisajes, enriquecer las tierras y combatir el cambio climático a través de la siembra de Agaves y Mezquites en sus comunidades....
Mexico
2022 - Vía Orgánica
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