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UN FAO to release first post-MDG food security and nutrition report for Asia-Pacific

Released exclusively in Bangkok, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will launch its 2016 Asia-Pacific regional report on food insecurity entitled “Investing in a Zero Hunger Generation.” This substantive report, the first of its kind since the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examines the present state of...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
SEAD é reconduzida à presidência da Rede Latino Americana de Extensão Rural

A 7ª Reunião Anual da Rede Latino Americana para Serviços de Extensão Rural (RELASER), realizada no período de 25 a 27 de novembro, em Puerto Vallarta no México, contou com a participação de mais de 150 extensionistas da América Latina e Caribe. O evento aconteceu em conjunto com a Reunião...
2016 - Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e do Desenvolvimento Agrário (Sead)

2016 Global Food Policy Report

The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable...
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Conference paper
Nota conceptual: Primera Reunión de alto nivel de la Américas Sendai 2015-2030

El objetivo de la reunión es: establecer una agenda prioritaria y las bases para un plan de acción regional para el proceso de implementación del Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en las Américas que cuenta con el mayor respaldo político de representantes nacionales. identificar logros, retos y...
2016 - Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR)

Fostering inclusive outcomes in sub-Saharan African agriculture

Improving agricultural productivity and expanding agribusiness opportunities
Despite strong per capita income growth, the structure of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies has not changed markedly in recent decades. In spite of a rapidly growing labour force and urbanizing populations, employment growth in rural areas in general and in non-farm sectors in particular has been slow, and poverty levels in...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Magazine article
Colombia. Paro Nacional Agrario 2016 y Proceso de Paz – El fin de la guerra interna

Descripción y análisis de dos hechos que para el autor, resultan muy relevantes para el agro en Colombia: el Paro Nacional Agrario, Campesino, Étnico y Popular que se realizó entre el 30 de mayo y el 12 de junio de 2016 y la firma del acuerdo sobre cese al fuego...
2016 - Consejo Latinomaericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

Case study
La Aurora: Agroecological production of cereals and meat in an extensive farm in the south of Buenos Aires

The "La Aurora" farm is located 400 km southeast of Buenos Aires, within an area dedicated to mixed agricultural and livestock production. The combined effect of an increased use of agro-chemicals and the area under monocrops was the endangerment or the region's natural resources. From 1997, La Aurora started to use...
2016 - Productor Agropecuario

Report part
The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2016

Chapter 6: small-scale fisheries
Artisanal or small-scale fisheries (see definition in Box 9) represent an important share of the fisheries sector in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and the considerable role that they play in the region has long been recognized. Small-scale fisheries have the potential to make a significant contribution to food...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference proceedings
Informe Final: Jornadas Mesoamericanas de Agricultura Familiar: Instrumentos para la Planificación de Políticas Públicas Diferenciadas

La FAO y la SECAC organizaron los días 28 y 29 de junio las “Jornadas mesoamericanas de Agricultura Familiar: Instrumentos para la planificación de políticas públicas diferenciadas”, como un espacio de intercambio de experiencias entre los países involucrados en “Mesoamérica sin Hambre”, que a su vez permitiese conocer la experiencia...
Colombia - Costa Rica - Dominican Republic - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Mexico - Panama
2016 - Secretaría Ejecutiva del Consejo Agropecuario Centroamericano (CAC)

Working paper
The rapid expansion of herbicide use in smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia

Patterns, drivers, and implications
We use qualitative and quantitative information from a number of datasets to study the adoption patterns and labor productivity impacts of herbicide use in Ethiopia. We find a four-fold increase in the value of herbicides imported into Ethiopia over the last decade, primarily by the private-sector. Adoption of herbicides by...
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Case study
Farmer to Farmer Spread of Agroecology in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso ranks as the sixth poorest country in the world according to the 2015 UN Human Development Report. Recent studies estimate that 46.4% of the population in the Eastern Region lives below the poverty line. These people are caught in a vicious cycle of degrading natural resources, declining soil...
Burkina Faso
2016 - Groundswell International

National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods. Republic of Tajikistan

The National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods is part of the project GCP/SEC/008/TUR, which contributes to the Regional Initiative 1 for the REU Region and to the SO3 by improving knowledge for evidence-based policies. The purpose of the National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods for Tajikistan...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Smart Farming Thematic Network

Horizon 2020 Thematic Network - Smart AKIS ‘European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology.’ Smart-AKIS is a Horizon 2020 thematic network which aims to increase the adoption of Smart Farming Technologies by the European farming community. It strives to bridge the gap between the field...
European Union
2016 - Eip - Agri

Community Animal Health Workers in India

A farmers' community in India learned, through the FAO Community Animal Health Workers training programme, how to rear poultry and face the poultry diseases problems.
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Journal article
Motivation and values of farmers in Lebanon: a comparison between organic and conventional agricultural producers

In Lebanon, the agricultural sector suffers from both internal and external problems that opposed its development. Relatively high production costs, unregulated use of chemicals and the absence of extension services can be considered the most important in addition to groundwater pollution, high-level migration towards cities, lack of economic policy for...
2016 - International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Conference paper
Seminario de Agroecología fortalecimiento de la agricultura familiar campesina e indígena bajos condiciones agroecológicos

De acuerdo al Programa de Gobierno y los Lineamientos Estratégicos Institucionales 2014-2018, a nivel nacional se trabajó el área de Medio Ambiente, en donde la Región de Antofagasta ha sido la primera en recoger el guante, desarrollando así un Seminario de Agroecología, impulsando un nuevo camino en la mirada agroambiental....
2016 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

Confección de trampa de cartón para captura de enjambres de abeja africanizada

La abeja africana Apis mellífera scutellata (o A.m.adansonii, según otros autores) continúa su avance migratorio por el continente americano. Por el comportamiento que estas abejas han mostrado, se considera que al dispersarse paulatinamente en el continente americano, ocasionarán un gran impacto; principalmente porque originarán una reducción en la producción de...
2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Agricultural Risk Management: a new way of thinking - PARM

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) presents a short animated awareness video to explain how agricultural risk management (ARM) can significantly contribute to improving the resilience of vulnerable rural households by increasing their capacity to absorb and adapt to risks. Discover how three farmers from Uganda have found ways...
2016 - Platform for Agricultural Risk Management PARM

Boosting Africa’s soils

From the Abuja Declaration on fertilizers to a sustainable soil management framework for food and nutrition security in Africa by 2030
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Soil  Partnership (GSP) have jointly released ‘Boosting Africa’s soils: From the Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers to a sustainable soil management framework for food and nutrition security in Africa by 2030’, a booklet published on the occasion of the 29th Session of...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Serbian agriculture learning to adapt to climate change

Adapting to climate change and reducing the risk of disaster are topics of intense interest for anyone involved in agriculture in Serbia. In cooperation with the European Union, Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and local self-governments, FAO ran two training workshops on these issues earlier this month. Participants in...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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