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Conference paper
Compendio preliminar de proyectos de inversión en acción climática para América Latina y el Caribe

Como preparativo del 27º período de sesiones de la Conferencia de las Partes en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP 27), su Presidencia, los campeones de la acción climática y las cinco comisiones regionales de las Naciones Unidas organizan el ciclo: Hacia la COP27:...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Organic poultry production

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual
This manual is intended for use by trainers of trainers and trainers of farmers on organic agriculture. The manual aims to explain the principles and details of poultry management for small-scale poultry farmers in Africa under organic management. It has been developed with the understanding that farmers live in various...
2022 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

Recommandations méthodologiques pour mieux évaluer les effets des champs-écoles mobilisés pour accompagner les transitions agroécologiques

L’approche champ-école (CE) basée sur l’expérimentation collective de pratiques et/ou de systèmes de culture innovants s’inscrit dans les démarches de conseil agricole participatives. Cette approche vise un objectif ambitieux: le renforcement des compétences des agriculteur·rice·s pour leur permettre d’adapter leurs pratiques voire d’en inventer de nouvelles et d’évoluer vers des systèmes...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Good practices, lessons learned and challenges in the implementation of the un declaration on the rights of peasants

In December 2018, after 6 years of negotiations and 17 years of awareness raising, advocacy and studies at different levels and with different countries, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP), which codifies in...
2022 - Geneva Academy, with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva of Bolivia, South Africa and Luxembourg, OHCHR, La Via Campesina, CETIM, FIAN International and the South Center

Harina de trigo producida sin agroquímicos

Video que muestra la primera molienda de 300 toneladas de granos de trigo agroecológico a gran escala en la provincia de Santa Fe.
2022 - Instituto de Intervenciones Situadas (IN SITU)

Policy brief/paper
Youth employment through agribusiness and value chain development

This policy brief is intended to sensitize Government decision makers and development partners, youth organizations and other stakeholders about the opportunities offered by applying a value chain approach that focuses on youth. Youth unemployment rates are on the rise, especially in rural Africa. Creating more and better jobs for the...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agroecology – Our land is Our Life

The book brings together ten case studies from six countries that demonstrate the benefits of agroecology: bringing the soil back to life, conserving biodiversity, and leaving no one behind. The book explains why land is so important to Africans. Land in Africa has a myriad of dimensions, including the cultural and the...
2022 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
Growing trees for living

AS A way of taking meaningful action against the climate crisis, Zambia in 2018 launched the Plant A Million (PAM) trees initiative.The ambitious initiative was aimed at planting two billion trees by 2021 and the plan was in line with the country’s Seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021) which sought to...

Potentially Important Food Plants of Afghanistan

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French.The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the Rotary...
2022 - The Rotary Club of Devonport North

Blog article
New FAO project to boost Vanuatu’s capacity for implementing National Census of Agriculture 2022

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Vanuatu launched a new project to support the country in conducting its third National Census of Agriculture 2022. Under the USD 300 000 project, FAO, the National Statistics Office (NSO), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry,...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

45 años de Agenda Regional de Género

Hace 45 años se celebró la primera Conferencia Regional sobre la Integración de la Mujer en el Desarrollo Económico y Social de América Latina (La Habana, 1977), espacio de articulación intergubernamental regional después de la Conferencia Mundial del Año Internacional de la Mujer (Ciudad de México, 1975). Como resultado, los...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities

Whilst conjecture remains regarding the quantity of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) entering the ocean, ALDFG is recognised as the most harmful form of marine plastic litter irrespective of whether it has been intentionally discarded or accidentally lost – harming vulnerable species, damaging fragile habitats as well...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Harvest Strategies serves as a resource for fisheries scientists, managers, and other stakeholders, compiling information about how harvest strategies work and how implementing this pioneering management approach can lead to sustainable, profitable fisheries and successful recovery programs for many species around the world. The site is managed by The Ocean Foundation’s International...
2022 - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Common Oceans Tuna Fisheries Project, GEF and FAO.

Blog article
PHILIPPINES – Empowering Family Farmer-Members through Coop-to-Coop Cooperations

The AgriCOOPh Coops4food program was introduced in 2020. This is an initiative that links producers’ cooperatives to consumers’ cooperatives, organizations, and community associations. The Coops4food model is a community-supported, market-driven strategy that generates interest and unlocks the potential of non-traditional markets as procurement organizations of fresh farm products to match...

Technical paper
Small-scale fisheries and sustainable development

This brief presents the main results from the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) report, providing new, clearer insights to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific launches its 2021 Annual Report

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands launched its 2021 Annual Report on 15 July 2022. The report was launched at the official launching ceremony that took place online and physically in Apia, Samoa and Port Villa, Vanuatu. Ministers from the...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Policy brief/paper
10 steps to achieve the European green deal

The European Green Deal is a monumental step in achieving a greener and more sustainable Europe, filled with promising targets which aim to culminate in no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and economic growth decoupled from resource use. It establishes great potential for a fairer economy, the revitalisation...
European Union
2022 - Agroecology For Europe

Blog article
Les foyers améliorés pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique au Togo

Pour la sauvegarde du milieu naturel, des solutions innovantes sont promues au Togo à l’instar des foyers améliorés. Économes en énergie et faciles d’usage, ces foyers sont adaptés aux besoins des populations, notamment rurales, qui utilisent le bois de feu comme principale source d’énergie. Pratique et simple d’utilisation, ce qu’on...

Global Land Outlook 2nd edition

The second edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO2), Land Restoration for Recovery and Resilience, sets out the rationale, enabling factors, and diverse pathways by which countries and communities can reduce and reverse land degradation by designing and implementing their bespoke land restoration agenda. Land restoration for recovery and resilience...
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Working paper
Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone

This booklet explains the work done by FAO empower youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This work has been funded by the Federal Government of Germany and the FAO Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism.        
Liberia - Sierra Leone
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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