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Building sustainable livelihoods in Ghana

Tele-Bere, a community-focused organization, is helping smallholders to boost their incomes, market their sustainable forest products, and more. It is a member of the Trillion Trees: Sahel and Great Green Wall community and a Forest and Farm Facility partner.
Ghana
2022 - World Economic Forum

Blog article
Changement climatique et océan : quel avenir pour les poissons ?

Les poissons sont particulièrement sensibles aux variables environnementales qui peuvent générer des modifications de leur comportement et de leur fonction physiologique (croissance, alimentation, maturation, reproduction). L’augmentation de CO2 aquatique conduit également à une diminution de l’oxygène disponible dans l’eau. Or les poissons soumis à une hypoxie (diminution de la concentration en...
2022

Website
Seed systems in emergencies

This animated video explains the significance of seed systems in emergency context and why it is crucial to strengthen and rebuild seed systems after disaster. The video gives examples from a project in response to cyclones Idai and Kenneth in southern African countries in 2019.
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
Drought in numbers 2022

The report, an authoritative compendium of drought-related information and data, helps inform negotiations of one of several decisions by UNCCD’s 196 member states, to be issued 20 May at the conclusion of COP15.
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD

Blog article
Pacific countries highlight the benefits of safe food for better health

World Food Safety Day is celebrated annually on 7 June to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health. Coordinated jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), under the theme for this...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Guidelines
Guide sur la gestion des forêts et de l’eau

De nombreuses personnes dans le monde ont des difficultés à avoir accéder et à obtenir de l'eau propre pour répondre à leurs besoins de base. La disponibilité de l'eau est un facteur majeur limitant la capacité de l'humanité à répondre aux futurs besoins alimentaires et énergétiques mondiaux (D'Odorico et al....
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Mapping Rural Development: How to use GIS to monitor and evaluate projects

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a map must surely be worth far more. Especially if it is a map enriched with data – one that shows what and where activities are planned, are happening, and have been achieved. This practical manual provides guidance on how to use geographic...
2022 - IFAD

Blog article
Restauration des terres dégradées, sécheresse, Grande muraille verte : ce qu'il faut retenir de la COP15 Désertification

Pas moins de 38 décisions ont été adoptées pendant la COP15 Désertification, qui s’est achevée à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, vendredi 20 mai dans la soirée. Parmi les engagements les plus saillants, il y a notamment l’objectif de restauration d’un milliard d’hectares de terres dégradées d’ici à 2030. Les 196...
2022

Newsletter
Ordenación Forestal Sustentable y Conservación de Bosques en la Perspectiva Ecosocial

En este Segundo Boletín Informativo del proyecto ‘Ordenación Forestal Sustentable y Conservación de Bosques en una Perspectiva Ecosocial’, se muestran algunos de los resultados de las nuevas estrategias y prácticas de Manejo Forestal Sostenible y Manejo Sustentable de la Tierra implementadas en la reserva forestal Imataca, donde se destacan las...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Sécurité alimentaire en Afrique : Entre atouts et paradoxes

La crise économique, principalement due à la guerre russo-ukrainienne menace le monde à divers degrés. En Afrique, c’est le secteur agricole, qui représente en moyenne 23% du PIB et mobilise 55% de la population active, qui est le plus menacé du fait de la pénurie des engrais sur les marchés...
2022

Blog article
Una mejor producción ganadera contribuye al bienestar familiar y actúa contra el cambio climático en el Uruguay

Cómo las prácticas climáticamente inteligentes procuran mejores ingresos y un medio ambiente más resiliente
Con el apoyo financiero del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM), el proyecto Ganadería y Clima de la FAO se dirigió a las organizaciones de productores del Uruguay para evaluar la situación de las explotaciones individuales y ayudar a implementar estrategias climáticamente inteligentes que no sólo mejoren la producción...
Uruguay
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Guidelines
The Food Manifesto: Putting Food On The Table

CSOs in Kenya are requesting of the political class to have the food agenda on the table of debate as Kenya prepares for general elections in August 2022. It is time to consciously work to change the national food agenda narrative. The Route to Food Initiative in collaboration with other...
2022 - The Route to Food Initiative

Report
IFAD 2021 annual report

Amid rising challenges posed by climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic shocks, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) doubled down on its commitment to the world’s poorest rural communities in 2021, increasing support to reach 128 million small-scale farmers and vulnerable people, according to its annual...
2022 - IFAD

Video
Meet a forest-users community network in Tanzania

Thanks to the MJUMITA network, small-scale producers (such as beekeepers and charcoal producers) are expanding their businesses through capacity building and better market access. Communities benefit from natural resources while managing them sustainably.
United Republic of Tanzania
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book
Instituciones y políticas públicas para el desarrollo cooperativo en América Latina

El sector cooperativo es un actor económico y social importante en la región, pues no solo representa una contribución en términos de empleo, producción e ingresos, sino que también, añade un fuerte componente de democracia, igualdad, sostenibilidad e interés por el avance de las comunidades. Para la Comisión Económica para...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Case study
Communities in the Far North region of Cameroon open their doors to those fleeing conflict

FAO is supporting host communities and internally displaced people to access food and livelihoods
Bamadi, affectionately called Barma by people in his community, has opened his doors to more than 200 families since 2014 when the crisis in the Far North region of Cameroon began. Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) have fled violence perpetrated by armed groups in the department of Logone-et-Chari, and host...
Cameroon
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Article
Global food-miles account for nearly 20% of total food-systems emissions

Food trade plays a key role in achieving global food security. With a growing consumer demand for diverse food products, transportation has emerged as a key link in food supply chains. This new study estimate the carbon footprint of food miles by using a global multi-region accounting framework. According to...
2022

Blog article
L’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel face à une crise alimentaire majeure

L’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel font face à une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle majeure. C’est l’alerte lancée par l’organisation Inter-réseaux dans son dernier bulletin de veille du 21 avril 2022. Selon ce bulletin, environ 27.3 millions de personnes en besoin d’assistance alimentaire et nutritionnelle d’urgence et plus de 38...
2022 - Inter-réseaux

Report
La trayectoria de la cooperación entre Brasil y la FAO en América Latina y el Caribe

Una alianza histórica en la promoción del desarrollo sostenible y de la seguridad alimentaria en la región
Este documento es una publicación conmemorativa de la alianza entre la FAO y el gobierno brasileño, por medio de la Agencia Brasileña de Cooperación, para la implementación, desde hace 14 años, del Programa de Cooperación Internacional Brasil-FAO. Este programa de cooperación se desarrolla desde 2008 en América Latina y el...
2022 - Programa de Cooperación Internacional Brasil-Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) y

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
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