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The Third European Meeting of CSA in Ostrava: From Farm to Fork or How to Shorten the Food Chain

Between September 16 and 18, 2016 the North Moravian City of Ostrava will play host to a meeting of the European organizations and communities involved in the project of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The purpose of this gathering that will be attended by over a hundred people from all over...
2016 - URGENCI

Policy brief/paper
Bass Management Measures 2017

Recommendations from LIFE
Meeting in Lille, France, over two days (19-20/09/2016) member organisations from the Netherlands, France and the UK representing small scale fishers reliant on Bass, discussed and agreed a LIFE position for transmission to the European Commission and Member States.
France - Netherlands (Kingdom of the) - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2016 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Consulta Ciudadana de la Propuesta de Reglamento de la Ley de Promoción y Desarrollo de la Agricultura Familiar, Ley Nº 30355

En esta sección del sitio web, encontrará todos los antecedentes referentes a la consulta, como también pueden descargar la ley y el documento de Reglamento para su análisis y participación de este proceso. Cabe señalar que el Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, en coordinación con la Comisión encargada de fiscalizar la...
2016 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego

Assessment of the water harvesting sector in Jordan

Final report
The purpose of this report is to provide a first assessment of the current status of water harvesting in Jordan, using an illustrative example from the Al Mafraq region. This assessment will subsequently serve as an important input into the development of a sub-sector strategy for water harvesting. The assessment...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Organic Regulation review: Commission focuses on ‘substance over speed’

Since the autumn of 2013, the Commission has worked on a proposal for a new law to replace the current Organic Regulation. There is an ongoing trialogue process which is proceeding at a pace agreed on by the three EU institutions at the beginning of the Slovak Presidency,
European Union
2016 - EurActiv

Blog article
Inspirational ideas: Innovation brokerage and support for Operational Groups

Operational Groups can include partners from very different backgrounds such as farmers, foresters, advisers, researchers, industry representatives and more. 'Innovation support services', and in particular 'innovation brokering', can play a crucial role in getting worthwhile projects off the ground by bringing people together. Many individuals and organisations across Europe are offering...
2016 - EIP-Agri

Blog article
Support for Small Farmers

The Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), a project funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), aims at further developing organic agriculture in Armenia. The initial success of the organic products on domestic and...
Armenia - Austria
2016 - Austrian Development Agency

Policy brief/paper
Scaling-Up Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Boosting access to jobs through adapted skills training: Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS)
Decent employment is vital in achieving food security and reducing poverty. In impoverished rural communities around the world, men and women often depend solely on the income from their labour, because it is the only asset they have. Employment opportunities are, however, often precarious, poorly remunerated and the conditions in...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mercados Saludables en Ecuador

Manual para el reconocimiento y la certificación de mercados saludables
El presente manual ha sido elaborado para promover el concepto de Mercados Saludables como una iniciativa válida que garantice la seguridad y soberanía alimentaria, el estado nutricional y la salud de las comunidades. Adicionalmente, el presente trabajo es una guía práctica para que todos los actores, especialmente las autoridades locales,...
2016 - Organización Panamericana de la Salud

Primer Encuentro de los Frentes Parlamentarios contra el Hambre de Mesoamérica: Rumbo al Séptimo Foro Regional del FPH

El objetivo del evento es identificar las principales temáticas que la subregión de Mesoamérica considera prioritarias para ser atendidas en materia de SAN, Derecho Humano a la Alimentación Adecuada, Agricultura Familiar y cumplimiento de los ODS; con el objetivo de que posteriormente estas materias sean posicionadas en la agenda de...
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Potentially Important Food Plants of Vietnam

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Viet Nam

Towards sustainable livelihoods in drylands

Annual report 2015 of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems is a global agricultural research partnership to realize the potential of dryland communities. The program brings together eight CGIAR centers, and numerous international, regional, and national partners to engage in integrated agricultural systems research. In 2015, war and political instability ravaged many countries in...
2016 - The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems

Magazine article
Hidden harvests

There are certain crop plants that are not cropped but edible, containing high nutrients and medicinal value. These crops also called as hidden harvests are capable of providing essential nutrients to our diets besides contributing to household income.
2016 - Leisa India

“Goodies village” in Lithuania

Pociūnėliai is a small town in Šiauliai County, Lithuania. In recent years its population has been decreasing as young people are leaving for the city and businesses have declined. Men typically work in the farming or forestry sector doing physical labour. The women however have very limited work opportunities. The...

Blog article
La FAO inicia un nuevo proceso de asistencia técnica a las políticas nacionales dirigidas al sector cafetalero

El presidente del Estado, Evo Morales, garantizó una inversión de 250 millones de bolivianos para la producción y promoción del café boliviano. Este apoyo está dirigido a concretar el Programa Nacional de Café presentado ayer en ocasión del Lanzamiento del 2do.Torneo Nacional Taza de Calidad “Café presidencial Evo Morales Ayma...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Raised beds for improving crop water productivity and water efficiency in irrigated dryland agriculture

Irrigation is crucial for agricultural activities, however, if not managed well, it entails high water losses and can be inefficient. The raised bed system is an improved surface irrigation strategy, which enhances productivity and makes the application of water in irrigated systems more efficient. It can be easily implemented by...
2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Case study
Inspirational ideas: Birch sap tapping in Finland

Birch sap tapping is an ancient tradition in Finland. There are many Finnish folk tales about the extraction of birch sap and it is believed to have medicinal properties. At exactly the right moment at the beginning of spring, a small hole is drilled into the tree trunk and this...
European Union
2016 - Eip Agri

Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure in Sierra Leone

Since February 2014 Sierra Leone, with support from the Government of Germany and FAO is implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT). This video interviews a wide range of engaged national stakeholders from the land, fisheries and forestry sectors and documents best practices and lessons learned....
Sierra Leone
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Inauguran exhibición en reconocimiento a la labor de Norman E. Borlaug

En homenaje por su contribución científica en el mundo, se inauguró la exhibición “Legado de Norman Borlaug, a 50 años de la Fundación del CIMMYT”, que estuvo abierta al público en las instalaciones de la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (Sagarpa). En el marco de este evento,...
2016 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Guía: Secador de frutas y hortalizas a nivel familiar

Esta guía describe como construir tu propio secador y los pasos para realizarlo de manera simple y fácil.
2016 - Instituto Nacional Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
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