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Blog article
FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific launches its 2021 Annual Report

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands launched its 2021 Annual Report on 15 July 2022. The report was launched at the official launching ceremony that took place online and physically in Apia, Samoa and Port Villa, Vanuatu. Ministers from the...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Policy brief/paper
10 steps to achieve the European green deal

The European Green Deal is a monumental step in achieving a greener and more sustainable Europe, filled with promising targets which aim to culminate in no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and economic growth decoupled from resource use. It establishes great potential for a fairer economy, the revitalisation...
European Union
2022 - Agroecology For Europe

Blog article
Les foyers améliorés pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique au Togo

Pour la sauvegarde du milieu naturel, des solutions innovantes sont promues au Togo à l’instar des foyers améliorés. Économes en énergie et faciles d’usage, ces foyers sont adaptés aux besoins des populations, notamment rurales, qui utilisent le bois de feu comme principale source d’énergie. Pratique et simple d’utilisation, ce qu’on...
Togo
2022

Report
Global Land Outlook 2nd edition

The second edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO2), Land Restoration for Recovery and Resilience, sets out the rationale, enabling factors, and diverse pathways by which countries and communities can reduce and reverse land degradation by designing and implementing their bespoke land restoration agenda. Land restoration for recovery and resilience...
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Working paper
Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone

This booklet explains the work done by FAO empower youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This work has been funded by the Federal Government of Germany and the FAO Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism.        
Liberia - Sierra Leone
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Madagascar: l'agro-écologie, un modèle pour arriver à l'autonomie alimentaire ?

A Madagascar, se nourrir devient un défi de tous les jours pour la majorité de la population. Pourtant ce ne sont pas les surfaces cultivables qui manquent sur l’île. Mais l’accès limité à l’eau dans certaines régions, l’enclavement des zones agricoles et les sols qui s’appauvrissent sont autant d’obstacles au...
Madagascar
2022

Case study
Agritourism promotes food traditions in Palau

Advancing gender equality and protecting the environment through agritourism in Small Island Developing States
Rose Ongalibang shows off the pinkish-purple powder in a small bag. “It’s taro flour,” explains the genial retiree at her home on Palau’s largest island, Babeldaob. With its distinctive heart-shaped leaves, taro is traditionally cultivated by Palauan women in plots of land around the shores of this tiny Pacific country. The...
Palau
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Website
Reduce Rural Poverty

Ending poverty and hunger are at the heart of FAO's work and they are central goals of countries worldwide. By 2030, UN member countries have committed to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger for people everywhere. As a partner in this objective, FAO is helping countries develop and implement evidence-based pro-poor...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
For feminist agroecologies

What is the story behind the food you eat? What if people actually valued all the underpaid and unpaid labor that goes into food? What if women were not doing most of the work? And if women and girls weren’t the last ones to eat? What if it weren't mostly...
2022 - Agroecology Now

Technical paper
Promouvoir l’agroforesterie à base de palmiers à huile :un atout pour la durabilité de la filière

Le développement massif des palmeraies industrielles et villageoises s’est réalisé en suivant un dispositif de plantation en culture pure du palmier à huile (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Cependant, divers systèmes de culture alternatifs ont émergé, dans lesquels sont associés des cultures et des animaux à diverses phases du cycle de culture...
2022 - CIRAD

Video
Building sustainable livelihoods in Ghana

Tele-Bere, a community-focused organization, is helping smallholders to boost their incomes, market their sustainable forest products, and more. It is a member of the Trillion Trees: Sahel and Great Green Wall community and a Forest and Farm Facility partner.
Ghana
2022 - World Economic Forum

Blog article
Changement climatique et océan : quel avenir pour les poissons ?

Les poissons sont particulièrement sensibles aux variables environnementales qui peuvent générer des modifications de leur comportement et de leur fonction physiologique (croissance, alimentation, maturation, reproduction). L’augmentation de CO2 aquatique conduit également à une diminution de l’oxygène disponible dans l’eau. Or les poissons soumis à une hypoxie (diminution de la concentration en...
2022

Website
Seed systems in emergencies

This animated video explains the significance of seed systems in emergency context and why it is crucial to strengthen and rebuild seed systems after disaster. The video gives examples from a project in response to cyclones Idai and Kenneth in southern African countries in 2019.
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
Drought in numbers 2022

The report, an authoritative compendium of drought-related information and data, helps inform negotiations of one of several decisions by UNCCD’s 196 member states, to be issued 20 May at the conclusion of COP15.
2022 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD

Blog article
Pacific countries highlight the benefits of safe food for better health

World Food Safety Day is celebrated annually on 7 June to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health. Coordinated jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), under the theme for this...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Guidelines
Guide sur la gestion des forêts et de l’eau

De nombreuses personnes dans le monde ont des difficultés à avoir accéder et à obtenir de l'eau propre pour répondre à leurs besoins de base. La disponibilité de l'eau est un facteur majeur limitant la capacité de l'humanité à répondre aux futurs besoins alimentaires et énergétiques mondiaux (D'Odorico et al....
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Mapping Rural Development: How to use GIS to monitor and evaluate projects

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a map must surely be worth far more. Especially if it is a map enriched with data – one that shows what and where activities are planned, are happening, and have been achieved. This practical manual provides guidance on how to use geographic...
2022 - IFAD

Blog article
Restauration des terres dégradées, sécheresse, Grande muraille verte : ce qu'il faut retenir de la COP15 Désertification

Pas moins de 38 décisions ont été adoptées pendant la COP15 Désertification, qui s’est achevée à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, vendredi 20 mai dans la soirée. Parmi les engagements les plus saillants, il y a notamment l’objectif de restauration d’un milliard d’hectares de terres dégradées d’ici à 2030. Les 196...
2022

Newsletter
Ordenación Forestal Sustentable y Conservación de Bosques en la Perspectiva Ecosocial

En este Segundo Boletín Informativo del proyecto ‘Ordenación Forestal Sustentable y Conservación de Bosques en una Perspectiva Ecosocial’, se muestran algunos de los resultados de las nuevas estrategias y prácticas de Manejo Forestal Sostenible y Manejo Sustentable de la Tierra implementadas en la reserva forestal Imataca, donde se destacan las...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Pourquoi il est si important de préserver la santé de nos sols

Nous n’en sommes pas forcément conscients, mais le sol est avant tout un milieu vivant, qui contient plus d’un quart des espèces animales et végétales connues sur notre planète. Chaque mètre carré abrite des milliers d’animaux invertébrés tels que les vers de terre ou les fourmis, plusieurs dizaines à plusieurs centaines...
2022 - The conversation
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