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Connections that matter: How does the quality of governance institutions help protect our Ocean?

With the SDGs, countries agreed that Peace, Planet, Partnership, Prosperity and People are connected. To maximise synergies and minimize trade-offs, their interactions need to be better understood. While 'SDG interlinkages' are increasingly studied, SDG 16 is rarely covered. This new publication builds on the first, ground-breaking study ‘Connections that Matter:...
2023 - UNDP

2023 Global Food Policy Report: Rethinking Food Crisis Responses

Calls to rethink responses to food crises have arisen from recent overlapping shocks to food systems — including the COVID-19 pandemic, increased food prices, conflicts, and natural disasters — and from concerns that crises are becoming more frequent, complex, and protracted. Now is an opportune moment to develop more permanent...
2023 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


FOODRUS is working to tackle the food waste and losses by creating resilient food systems across nine European regions. To achieve this, the project will test 23 circular solutions through diverse forms of collaborative innovation, including: technological (blockchain solutions to manage food losses and waste), social (educational materials and citizen science...
European Union
2023 - FOODRUS

Blog article
Rural youth employment Thematic Group keep networking

The CAP Implementation Contact Point’s Thematic Group (TG) focussed on youth employment in rural Europe is continuing to network and share experiences and new ideas to help young people live and work in the countryside. The CAP Implementation Contact Point’s Thematic Group (TG) on rural youth employment is continuing to network...
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

GFRAS GP-SAEP Agroecology Project Description

GFRAS, the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services, will soon begin implementation of an Agroecology project in close collaboration with IFAD, the International Fund for Agriculture Development. The project, entitled “Global Programme for Small-Scale Agroecology Producers and Sustainable Food Systems Transformation”, GP-SAEP in short, is part of a larger funding...
2023 - Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services GFRAS

Workshop report: Young entrepreneurs - Engines of innovation in rural areas

On 30 November and 1 December 2022, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission (DG AGRI) and the Support Facility for Innovation and Knowledge exchange including EIP-AGRI held the one-and-a-half-day EU CAP Network workshop ‘Young entrepreneurs – Engines of innovation in rural areas. With a total of...
European Union
2023 - EU CAP Network

Rendimiento de indiferencia de la campaña gruesa 2022/23

Las condiciones climáticas de extrema sequía que experimentó la zona núcleo fueron acentuadas por el efecto acumulativo de tres campañas consecutivas con caídas de lluvia muy inferiores a los valores promedio. Estos sucesos perfilan a la campaña 2022/23 como una de las peores de las que se tenga registro y...
2023 - Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)

Blog article
The African youth statement on the transition to agroecology for healthy and sustainable food systems

AFSA hosted the first African Youth Summit on Food Systems in Kenya on May 27-29, 2023, to offer a vibrant space for African youth to exchange perspectives on sustainable practices, delve into food system challenges, and deliberate on sound solutions. Youth representatives from 24 countries attended the Summit, which concluded...
2023 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
FAO set to support implementation of landmark treaty for conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity on high seas

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the approval by UN member states of a landmark legally binding agreement, under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in international waters, covering nearly two-thirds...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Cross Border Living laboratories for Agroforestry

Agroforestry - a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland - has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion. The combination of agriculture and forestry in the Mediterranean is deeply rooted in a culture of tradition and niche production...
Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon
2023 - ENI CBC Med, European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross/Border Cooperation Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme

XVIII Sesión de la Comisión de Pesca en Pequeña Escala, Artesanal y Acuicultura de América Latina y el Caribe (COPPESAALC)

La reunión atiende lo establecido en los estatutos de la Comisión respecto de la realización de sesiones ordinarias bienales. Sus objetivos son reportar las medidas adoptadas respecto de los acuerdos de la reunión anterior; reflexionar colectivamente sobre los temas que atañen a la sostenibilidad y contribución de la pesca y...
2023 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Action plan for mainstreaming biodiversity across agricultural sectors in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 2022–2023

In collaboration with its partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads the integration, in a structured, holistic and coherent manner, of actions for the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biological diversity across agricultural sectors at national, regional and international levels. Against this background,...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Advancing organic agriculture in Africa: New training material published

The series utilises diverse formats to communicate the results from three projects implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in the tropics – SysCom, ProEcoAfrica and OFSA projects. This was possible within the framework of the GIZ project, KCOA (Knowledge Centre for Organic Africa). Organic agriculture and agroecological approaches...
2023 - The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Greenovate! Europe

Greenovate! Europe is a not-for-profit network of organisations dedicated to sustainable innovation. Together we develop sustainability projects and provide innovation support to researchers, companies and policy-makers.
European Union
2023 - Greenovate! Europe

Guidelines to increase the resilience of agricultural supply chains

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture have been felt all over the world. As the pandemic unfolded, considerable attention began to be paid to the resilience of agricultural supply chains to COVID-19-related shocks, as well as to natural and human-induced shocks more generally. These "Guidelines to...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Manual – Evidence in fisheries offences: effective collection and use

This Manual introduces the role and impact of successful evidence gathering and processing in combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and describes the pillars for evidence gathering – the national legislation and regional and international obligations. Procedures for gathering the evidence are presented and requirements for arrest are described....
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Résilience au changement climatique en Afrique : L’appel à des politiques pertinentes de gestion durable des forêts

L’atelier a permis de générer des connaissances pertinentes sur les enjeux et défis du secteur forestier africain.Les forêts et les arbres hors forêts constituent, à travers les nombreux services écosystémiques qu’ils offrent, un soutien majeur à la résilience des populations et des écosystèmes face aux effets néfastes du changement climatique....
2023 - African Forest Forum (AFF)

Journal article
The use of pre-crop values to improve farm performance: the case of dairy farms in southwest Finland

Pre-crop values are used to indicate the benefits of a previous crop for a subsequent crop in crop sequencing. A better understanding and research on pre-crop values has the potential to facilitate the diversification of crop production. Despite the various benefits of diversification, the limited knowledge and incentives concerning the...
2023 - International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability

Blog article
Sommet régional sur le Bassin du Congo: Un appel à placer les communautés locales au centre des priorités

Le sommet régional sur le Bassin du Congo, organisé par l’Alliance pour la souveraineté alimentaire en Afrique (AFSA) et ses partenaires, sous le thème : « Réconcilier la production alimentaire avec la conservation de la biodiversité et l’urgence climatique dans le Bassin du Congo », a refermé ses portes le 31 août 2023,...

Blog article
Agroecology can fix our food systems. Here’s how.

We all know there are no silver bullets that can address the confluence of crises that we currently encounter on our planet – hunger, widespread degradation of land and water resources, catastrophic biodiversity loss, and climate change. But agroecology is an approach that tackles these challenges systemically through developing a...
2023 - Forests News
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