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Producción orgánica impulsada por una joven visionaria que transforma vidas en una comunidad campesina

Fidelina es la segunda hija de la familia González Rojas, de Paraguay. Dedicada trabajadora rural, defensora ambiental y promotora de las buenas prácticas agrícolas, entendió la problemática de disminución de la productividad del suelo de la propriedad de su familia, por la explotación intensiva con el monocultivo y la aplicación indiscriminada de productos...
2020 - Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del Mercosur Ampliado (COPROFAM)

Technical paper
Estudio de trayectorias y aspiraciones de jóvenes rurales en Colombia y el rol del territorio y las políticas públicas

Este estudio para Colombia, busca comprender las trayectorias y aspiraciones de los jóvenes rurales y el papel del territorio y las políticas públicas en ellas, esto, desde su contribución a la reducción de las restricciones para su inclusión económica. Así, se analizan los obstáculos y limitantes que encuentran los jóvenes...
2020 - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural (RIMISP)

FAO Right to Food Newsletter, June 2020, Issue 5

Quarterly launched, the Right to Food newsletter updates timely on the progress and advancements of the right to food around the world, including news, events and resources produced by FAO and stakeholders. This issue highlights how the realization of the human right to adequate food is at even more risk since...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Cooperativismo solidário para o alcance dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Mundialmente, três milhões de cooperativas contribuem significamente com o crescimento econômico, com geração de empregos estáveis e de qualidade, de acordo com a ACI. São mais de 280 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo trabalhando em cooperativas, o que representa 10% da população empregada. Além disso, as 300 maiores...
2019 - União Nacional das Cooperativas da Agricultura Familiar e Economia Solidária (UNICAFES)

Blog article
Agricultura familiar: Modificação em selo para produtor e agroindústria

O objetivo do selo é identificar a origem e as características dos produtos da agricultura familiar
Foram criados sete tipos de selos: o SENAF, SENAF mulher, SENAF juventude, SENAF quilombola, SENAF indígena, SENAF sociobiodiversidade e SENAF empresas O Ministério da Agricultura instituiu mudanças no Selo Nacional da Agricultura Familiar (Senaf), por meio da Portaria 161, de 9/8/2019, publicada no Diário Oficial da União (DOU) desta quarta-feira, 14. O...
2019 - Secretaria de Agricultura Familiar e Cooperativismo (SAF)

Fact sheet
“Empowering young farmers and rural youth”: Ceja, rural youth Europe and Mijarc Europe launch EU elections manifesto

CEJA, Rural Youth Europe and MIJARC Europe, the three main European organisations representing rural youth and young farmers, launched their 2019 EU elections manifesto today. The document, titled “Empowering Young Farmers and Rural Youth”, was released on the occasion of the “EU Young Farmer Speed Dating” event hosted by CEJA in...
2019 - CEJA, Rural Youth Europe and MIJARC Europe

La ventaja de América Latina y el Caribe

La agricultura familiar: un factor decisivo para lograr la resiliencia de la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición
Según un nuevo informe presentado hoy por el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), los proyectos de desarrollo que integran las inversiones en los pueblos indígenas rurales, los jóvenes y las mujeres con medidas para adaptarse al cambio climático tienen más probabilidades de tener éxito en América Latina y el...
2019 - Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA)

Être jeune et entreprendre dans le secteur agricole

Since its official launch in May 2016, Agribusiness web TV has been promoting various initiatives by young farmers and entrepreneurs who have become involved in the agricultural sector. This publication presents twenty-four of these youth initiatives that are engaged in production, processing (cereals, chocolate), green jobs and nutrition (organic market...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Guinea - Senegal
2019 - Agribusiness TV

Case study
Situación de las juventudes rurales en América Latina y el Caribe

En el presente documento se realiza una revisión de los principales hallazgos en la literatura sobre las juventudes rurales en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), así como una sistematización de los datos disponibles para este grupo poblacional, abordando el período comprendido entre 2008 y 2018. Las juventudes rurales de...
2019 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

NUUS - Field stories from Africa

In the race to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and attain the aspirations of the Agenda 2063 and the 2025 Malabo Goals of the African Union, young men and women are the key drivers in our combined efforts to reach the finish line on time. The 2014 AU Malabo Summit...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
How e-commerce is reshaping organic farming in China

China’s small-scale organic farmers are selling their produce online but face competition from e-commerce giants
Organic farming in China is benefitting from the online shopping boom. Love Village is one of many small-scale farms trying to make use of the direct-to-consumer model facilitated by the internet. Can it provide stable sales and a loyal consumer base? And how will investment from big companies change things? These questions are on the...
2019 - Diálogo Chino

Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Engaging young women and men in an agricultural sector characterized by an ageing labour force is crucial to ensure sustainable food security, reduce youth unemployment and combat unplanned migration. By harnessing their innovative potential, utilizing new technologies and techniques and taking advantage of new opportunities in emerging value chains, young...
Côte d'Ivoire - Malawi - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Uganda
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

TBTI Digest, March 2019

The Too Big to Ignore (TBTI) Digest contains all of the project's recent activities and outputs.
2019 - Too Big To Ignore - Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers

This book represents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which took place at FAO headquarters, 21-23 November 2018. FAO convened the symposium to provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision‑makers to unlock...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Kenyan youth discover a promising future in farming

Bringing youth back to agriculture through training on modern farming methods
Purity Karemi didn’t plan on becoming a farmer. The 25-year-old went to university in Nairobi to get a degree in procurement and management, and both she and her family expected she would stay on in the bustling city. But an FAO training changed all of that.
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Kyrgyz youth camp teaches sustainability in practice

Young people have key roles to play in helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. With this in mind, FAO is actively trying to involve young people in taking actions for a better future. One of the ways recent FAO has done this is through an annual youth camp held...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

CEJA Activity Report 2019

CEJA's 2019 Activity Report is the organisation's annual summary of its activities for the year that has passed. It contains information about CEJA, its Presidency and Secrtariat, the topics it tackled 2019 and the projects it is involved in.
European Union
2019 - CEJA

Blog article
Fostering head, heart, hands and health in Kenya’s youth

How the 4-H clubs are helping young people realize their potential in the agricultural sector
For rural youth, many of the opportunities available locally are in agriculture, but young people often view this sector as tedious, risky, low-income and generally, not a worthwhile pursuit. They prefer to migrate to larger cities in the hopes of finding a better life.  To directly address these issues, FAO is...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fifteen years implementing the Right to Food Guidelines

This publication highlights efforts of a number of countries, organizations, groups, at the global, regional and national level, in taking legislative actions, designing policies and strategies, setting up accountable institutions and bodies, to respect, protect and fulfill this human right. While looking at good implementation practices from the past fifteen...
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Youth and generational renewal

Youth in rural areas, and young farmers in particular, enhance rural vitality and pave the way for stronger value chains and rural prosperity. Generational renewal is one of the preconditions for improved competitiveness of the agricultural sector over the longer term and for sustainable food production in Europe. Rural Development...
European Union
2019 - European Network for Rural Development
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