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Report
Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe 2022: dinámica y desafíos de la inversión para impulsar una recuperación sostenible e inclusiva

En su edición 2022, el Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe consta de tres partes. En la primera, se resume el desempeño de la economía regional en 2021 y se analiza su evolución en los primeros meses de 2022, así como las perspectivas de crecimiento para este mismo...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Working paper
Taking stock of smallholder inclusion in modern value chains: ambitions, reality and signs of change

This report examines the promise and reality of including smallholders from developing countries in modern value chains as a path to sustainable development. Drawing on an extensive literature review and interviews with diverse stakeholders, we lay out the ambitions, expectations and assumptions hanging on smallholder inclusion with regard to income,...
2022 - International Institute for Environment and Development

Guidelines
Responsible use of antimicrobials in beekeeping

These guidelines focus on responsible use of antimicrobials in sustainable apiculture. Following a one-health approach, they aim to protect not only honey bees, but even human health (e.g. reducing the risks of residues in hive products and preventing development of antimicrobial resistance) and the environment. The best way to reach...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Manual
Dry zone of Sri Lanka - Climate-smart intensification of upland and lowland crop production systems

This guide explores the climate-smart intensification of upland and lowland crop production systems in the dry-zone of Sri Lanka and provides technical guidance to achieve the productive objectives of selected strategic crops (as deemed relevant by the Government of Sri Lanka). The first edition focuses on maize and groundnut upland...
Sri Lanka
2022 - FAO; World Bank;

Technical paper
La autonomía de las mujeres y la igualdad de género en el centro de la acción climática en América Latina y el Caribe

Este documento fue elaborado como parte del proceso de preparación hacia el 66º período de sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer, que tuvo como tema prioritario “El logro de la igualdad entre los géneros y el empoderamiento de todas las mujeres y las...
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Book
First look – Rural Europe Takes Action e-book

This book is dedicated to European Citizens who struggle for a more resilient Europe Beyond current policies and borders. It is offered to all who contributed to this policy guide for the rural future with their experience and precious time, so that we could gather this treasure of collective intelligence the...
European Union
2022 - Forum Synergies

Blog article
Afghanistan: FAO and the World Bank step up their response to the worsening food security

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed an unprecedented $150 million contribution from the World Bank to provide critical livelihood and life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable rural populations in Afghanistan, while boosting local food production and smallholder resilience. Some 19.7 million people, almost half of Afghanistan’s...
Afghanistan
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Working paper
El impacto de subsidios inteligentes en la producción agrícola: evidencia innovadora de Argentina utilizando datos de encuesta y de teledetección

Este estudio evalúa el impacto del Programa de Desarrollo Rural y Agricultura Familiar (PRODAF), un proyecto de subsidios inteligentes que benefició al estrato de agricultores familiares en el noreste de Argentina. La evaluación aprovecha dos fuentes complementarias de datos. La primera es una encuesta de hogares agrícolas con una muestra...
Argentina
2022 - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Manual
Conceptos básicos de trazabilidad en la producción de semillas para pequeños y medianos agricultores

Este manual reúne los conceptos esenciales para la implementación de una trazabilidad a la medida de las organizaciones de productores de material de siembra. De este modo, les permite identificar, seguir y rastrear los inventarios de producción en toda la cadena de valor con unos parámetros mínimos en la gestión...
Colombia
2022 - AGROSAVIA

Video
The Organic Farm Knowledge platform YouTube channel

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform provides access to a wide range of tools and resources about organic farming that can help improve production. It also aims to serve as a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning. The platform promotes the exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers, and scientists, with the aim of increasing the...
2022 - The Organic Farm Knowledge platform

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)

Manual
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

Journal article
Cadmium distribution in soils, soil litter and cacao beans: a case study from Colombia

Este es el primer estudio que integra de manera integral el flujo de Cd entre suelos y granos en fincas productoras de cacao en Antioquia. Esta investigación persigue la hipótesis de la biometeorización y la formación de compuestos similares al Cd en estado de fase sólida a partir de la...
Colombia
2022 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Guidelines
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)

Event
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...
Switzerland
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

Video
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.
Argentina
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)

Blog article
Op-Ed: There Is Ample Evidence That Agroecology Can Transform the Food System

In 1981, Enda Tiers Monde, an NGO based in Dakar, Senegal, initiated a study on the risks of pesticides to human and environmental health in the region. The group observed that agricultural production techniques in Senegal relied on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and had greatly contributed to the degradation of African...
2022 - Civil Eats

Book
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...
Zambia
2022
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