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Opportunities for advisors under Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation, includes regular calls to set up EU-wide advisory networks. COREnet was the first such network, launched in 2022. Over the next two years, there are five more of these advisory network calls on different topics. Applying to this type...
European Union

Journal article
The stories of seed sovereignty

In a graphic illustration of consolidation in the seed industry through 2018, and how corporations control our seeds, Phil Howard tells the story of how farmers have been losing control of their seeds for quite some time (Howard 2020). From a narrowing of the genetic foundation of agriculture to the...
2023 - Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Europe and Central Asia – Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2022

Repurposing policies and incentives to make healthy diets more affordable and agrifood systems more environmentally sustainable
This report presents the latest updates related to food security and nutrition in Europe and Central Asia, including estimates on the cost and affordability of healthy diets. It also explores how governments are supporting the food and agriculture sector and how to repurpose policies and incentives to make healthy diets...

Blog article
Tanzanie : les agriculteurs d’Arusha passent au bio

À Arusha, en Tanzanie, un consortium d’ONG, dont Îles de Paix, accompagne les agriculteurs dans le déploiement de cultures biologiques, alors que la région est confrontée à un réel problème de qualité des aliments, avec des impacts significatifs sur la santé des habitants.
United Republic of Tanzania

Blog article
How the EU supports food systems change: Lessons from Malawi

Even before the EU Farm to Fork Strategy launched in 2020, the EU took action to make food systems more resilient to shocks. But did the EU’s ambitions bear fruit? Cecilia D'Alessandro and Paulina Bizzotto Molina break down lessons learned from their evaluation of the EU’s support to food systems abroad,...
2023 - ECDPM - The Center for Africa-Europe center

League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development

The interactive map of this website on Pastoralism presents the different pastoral groups present in the world. A pastoral group is defined there as a community that manages animals in a pastoral system (where animals move to feed). The map provides details on each group (species bred, location, language, des- description, etc.) as...
2023 - League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development

FiBL Newsletter April 2023

FiBL turns 50! On the 1st of February 1973 the Swiss Foundation for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture (Schweizerische Stiftung zur Förderung des biologischen Landbaus) was established, thus laying the foundations for FiBL. It’s an occasion to take a look back: Browse through our image gallery on FiBL's history from...
2023 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.

Blog article
The Russia-Ukraine war’s impact on global food markets: A historical perspective

The Russia-Ukraine war has focused global attention on the key economic roles that those countries play as major exporters of agricultural commodities. Over 2019-2021, they accounted for 12% of global agricultural trade on a kilocalorie basis, with a combined market share of 34% for wheat, 26% for barley, 17% for maize, and...
2023 - IFPRI Blog

Case study
Managing agrobiodiversity in successful smallholder landscapes in Ecuador

    This agrobiodiversity case study (No.1) from Ecuador is the first of six case studies prepared by forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs) for the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF). It describes the actions of the Union of Peasant and Indigenous Organizations of Cotacachi (UNORCAC) in the conservation of agrobiodiversity in the...
2023 - International Institute for Environment and Development IIED

Legal frameworks for sustainable aquaculture

Aquaculture, the farming in water of aquatic animals and aquatic plants, has seen extraordinary growth over recent years in terms of production levels and as regards its share of production of aquatic animals and algae. Although the most recent figures show a slight slowdown in the rate of growth of...
2023 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Presentacion ReAF (Presidencia Protémpore Argentina 2023)

Este video trata sobre XXXVIII Reaunión Especializada de la Agricultura Familiar (REAF) en el marco de la Presindencia Protémpore de Argentina (primer semestre 2023), que tiene como tema "Los desafíos y oportunidades del Decenio de la Agricultura Familiar: Avanzando hacia la Transformación de los Sistemas Alimentarios con Políticas Diferenciadas para...
2023 - REAF

Blog article
Souveraineté alimentaire et la résilience en Afrique : oui à la diversité, non aux fausses solutions

Dakar 2 a vécu fin janvier 2023 sur le thème « Nourrir l’Afrique : souveraineté et résilience alimentaires », organisé par la Banque africaine de développement (Bad). Trente-quatre (34) chefs d’État et 70 ministres rentrent y ont porté les négociations sur des « pactes nationaux pour l’alimentation et agriculture ».A travers une déclaration, l’Afsa...
2023 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Blog article
Permaculture: L’ATP propose l’adoption du label Haute Valeur Environnementale en Tunisie

L’Association tunisienne de la permaculture (ATP), ONG tunisienne active, depuis 2015, dans l’agriculture durable et la valorisation de la diversité des semences paysannes tunisiennes, a soumis au gouvernement une proposition pour l’adoption d’un label Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) à appliquer sur les exploitations agricoles basées sur les principes de l’agro-écologie,...

Promise, Peril and Resilience: Voices of Agropastoralists in Africa's Borderland Regions

Produced by UNDP's Africa Borderlands Centre, this report constitutes a wealth of insights to build better programming and make sure our development actions are relevant and efficient. Through direct testimonies from agropastoralists living in Africa's borderland regions, communities describe their strengths and vulnerabilities; detail the current challenges of rising forced displacement,...
2023 - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Montréal Declaration on Small-Scale Women Farmers for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

Representatives of small-scale farmers belonging to Indigenous Peoples and local communities, global indigenous networks, national and international civil society and research organisations, and Community Foundations from Asia, Africa and South America, on the occasion of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, came together...
2023 - International Institute for Environment and Development IIED

Report of the Regional Consultation for Asia on the development of Guidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture

Virtual Meeting, 30 November–2 December 2020
The Sub-Committee on Aquaculture at its tenth session held in Trondheim, Norway from 23 to 27 August 2019 commended FAO’s work on the Guidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA) and provided guidance on the way forward, including support for regional consultations. The Sub-Committee further encouraged Members to contribute to the GSA...
2023 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Technical paper
Accompagner l’installation des jeunes sortants des collèges agricoles Fekama

Cette publication revient sur le dispositif d’accompagnement d’insertion des jeunes sortis des collèges agricoles mis en place par Fifata à Madagascar. Elle met en avant son fonctionnement et ses réussites, les clés de son fonctionnement et s’interroge aussi sur sa pérennité.
2023 - L'Institut Agro Montpellier

Blog article
Brasil e China fecharão acordo para criar aliança internacional contra fome

Numa iniciativa inédita, os governos do Brasil e da China vão assinar um compromisso de combater a fome e a pobreza extrema, prevendo até mesmo a construção de uma aliança nos organismos multilaterais para colocar o tema na agenda internacional. O acordo será assinado pelo presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), durante sua visita ao...
Brazil - China
2023 - UOL - O melhor conteúdo NOTÍCIAS

Blog article
Mujeres algodoneras de América Latina comparten experiencias y desafíos en evento virtual y dialogan sobre acciones conjuntas en la región

La actividad fue promovida por la Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Algodoneras y el proyecto regional +Algodón.
Mujeres del sector algodonero de países de Latinoamérica se reunieron el 24 de marzo para un evento virtual donde compartieron compartir experiencias y dialogaron sobre los retos y brechas que aun enfrentan en la cadena algodonera en la región. El webinar regional Mujeres del Algodón: Empoderamiento Económico para Cadenas de Valor con...
2023 - Programa de Cooperación Internacional Brasil-FAO

Agroecology Schools' Toolkit 2023: SHARING KNOWLEDGE FOR STRONGER AGROECOLOGY MOVEMENT in Europe and Central Asia

On behalf of the Agroecology Fund project by the ECA Community of Practice on Agroecology, the team at Agro-Perma-Lab (Poland) is preparing a series of articles, online Agroecology Schools' series as well as 3x quarterly newsletters in 2023. This series is designed for anyone with an interest to advance Agroecology in...
2023 - Agroecology Fund, ECA Community of Practice on Agroecology BILIM, Agro permalabs
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