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Newsletter
Access Agriculture Panorama No. 22 - May 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. The Access Agriculture Panorama features information on new videos, audio podcasts, blog posts, articles contributed by experts,...
Belgium
2022

Report
Opportunities and gaps in the agriculture, water and land use sectors

This report provides a unique, sector-specific synthesis of the agriculture, water and land use sectors in the nationally determined contributions from Near East and North Africa. It summarizes the substantial contributions already put forward by countries, opportunities for further action and the gaps, barriers and needs that will need to...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Using good micro-organisms in cattle farming

To reduce the foul odour in your shed, place dry husks, sawdust, coconut dust or straw on the floor and regularly spray it with good micro-organisms. By adding micro-organisms to concentrate feed, silage or green fodder, this improves the nutrition and digestion. You can also add good microbes to the...
Bangladesh
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
An alternative to industrial food systems that honors scale and the rhythm of the ecosystem via shorter supply chains.

Similar to the Foodnected project, Local Catch is a North American network of fishing families/businesses/communities, researchers, non-profit organizations, technical assistance providers, and decision-makers. We had the great opportunity to speak with Jordan Richardson – the network coordinator and Brett Tolley – the national programme coordinator for the Northwest Atlantic Marine...
2022 - Foodnected

Report
Tajikistan – Evaluation for action

Assessing animal disease surveillance capacities
FAO developed the Surveillance Evaluation Tool (SET) during 2017 to support prevention and control of animal disease threats, including zoonoses. A SET assessment was conducted in April 2021 as part of the efforts to establish the Central Asia Animal Health Network (CAAHN). Other SET and Laboratory Mapping Tool (LMT) assessments...
Tajikistan
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
New FAO–North Macedonia agreement for a more competitive, sustainable, and resilient rural economy

A new five-year cooperation agreement was signed today by FAO and the Republic of North Macedonia, with both parties committing to continue the joint efforts in achieving a more competitive and resilient rural economy fostering job creation and inclusive, green growth. Priorities of FAO’s new Country Programming Framework for North Macedonia...
North Macedonia
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Evaluation of support for organic farming in draft CAP Strategic Plans (2023-2027)

All 27-EU Member States had to submit their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national Strategic Plans (SP) by 1 January 2022 to the European Commission (EC). As of 3 March, one country has still not submitted its two CAP Strategic Plans (Belgium for Wallonia and Flanders). With this evaluation of the...
European Union
2022 - IFOAM Organics Europe

Video
Using good micro-organisms in fish farming

You can add good micro-organisms to your pond water to ensure good water quality. You can also treat the fry before stocking the pond. By adding good micro-organisms to your feed, it will be safer and better for the fish. At the time of harvesting your fish, sprinkle some micro-organisms...
Bangladesh
2022 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter
Access Agriculture Panorama No. 18 - January 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
Belgium
2022 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
Creating shared value for maize smallholders in Kenya

In June, Solidaridad launched a four-year food and nutrition security and climate-resilience project funded by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation to drive sustainable maize production in Bungoma County, Kenya.
Kenya
2022 - Solidaridad

Blog article
Productores de mezcal reciclan los desechos que genera esta bebida espirituosa

PUEBLA, MÉXICO — El mezcal, la tradicional bebida espirituosa de México hecha con agave, ha capturado los paladares nacionales y del extranjero. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo que se dispara su popularidad, emerge una amarga consecuencia: la cantidad de desecho generado por la producción de mezcal y los riesgos que...
Mexico
2022 - Regeneration International (RI)

Blog article
Multiple benefits of food systems transformation

In this opinion piece, our colleague Karin Kleinbooi, senior regional programme manager for Solidaridad in Southern Africa, invites readers to reflect upon the challenges and opportunities of taking climate action through food systems transformation and extends an invitation to learn more about an analysis on the topic recently published by...
2022 - Solidaridad

Blog article
Consumer story ''Where is the Food we need?''

It never ceases to amaze me why it’s so difficult to buy locally produced food that is tasty, seasonal, fresh and chemical-free directly from farmers. Why do government policies and programmes always seem to favour big agro-business and supermarket culture? It’s Thursday. I’m on my way to collect this week’s food...
Poland
2022 - Barefoot Guide Connection, Agroecology Knowledge Hub and Family Farming Knowledge Platform.

Article
Sustainable food system – setting up an EU framework

 In the context of the ‘‘European Green Deal”, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Farm to Fork Strategy, which recognises the inextricable links between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet and aims to address comprehensively the challenges of sustainable food systems.  During the last decades the EU has...
European Union
2022 - Agroecology Europe

Video
Development of agroecology in Austria and Germany - Webinar 28/03/2022

Documenting and analyzing the development of agroecology in different countries and context is important to enhance up and out-scaling of agroecology at the European level. Based on the AE4EU project (Agroecology for Europe https://www.ae4eu.eu), a mapping of agroecology in Austria and Germany in its different dimensions was achieved to provide...
Austria - Germany
2022 - AE4EU - Agroecology for Europe

Newsletter
Agroecology Europe Summer Newsletter 2022

Welcome to the Agroecology Europe Summer Newsletter 2022 where we share with you our recent actions,  news and upcoming events. On the agenda this summer: The registration is open for the Agroecology Europe Youth Forum, News from Brussels with policy updates, the methodological guide of the OASIS evaluation tool is available,...
European Union
2022 - Agroecology Europe

Blog article
Partnering with the private sector for sustainable food and agriculture

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring inclusive growth requires partnerships and collaborations with everyone concerned. The expertise and experience of the private sector is also key to meet the challenges of our times and ensure sustainable agrifood systems. In this context, FAO is facilitating a consultation with the private...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Technical paper
Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation Neutrality

Produced jointly by the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with contributions from multiple stakeholders, this technical guide addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and...
2022 - FAO, UNCCD

Guidelines
Youth-sensitive value chain analysis and development

Guidelines for practitioners
This publication is intended to assist field practitioners, youth organizations and other stakeholders to identify binding constraints and viable opportunities to youth engagement in value chains that can translate into greater youth inclusion. Considering youth heterogeneity and inequalities, the youth sensitive framework for value chain analysis gives guidance to assess...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Pasture-fed production: Findings from the SEEGSLIP project

The SEEGSLIP project sought to evidence the practices of a particular group of farmers, the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) in terms of their social, ecological and economic sustainability. This video explains the project, the pasture-fed concept and some of our research findings.
2022 - organicresearchcentre
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