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Fertile Futures - Scenario Analysis on the Interconnected Dynamics of Fertiliser and Agricultural Markets

Fertilisers are crucial components of food systems, with impacts beyond agricultural markets. This study utilises the OECD-FAO Aglink-Cosimo model to examine the intricate interplay between fertiliser markets, policies, and their repercussions on agricultural markets, food security, and environmental sustainability over the medium term. Two distinct scenario analyses reveal significant insights....

Gérer les connaissances des agriculteurs – Bonnes Expériences et Pratiques prometteuses – FO4ACP

En mai 2023, s’est tenu à Kigali, l’Événement de gestion des connaissances du FO4ACP, soutenu par le FIDA et organisé par la PAFO. Il a rassemblé plus de 250 participants, représentant 34 pays. Avec pour thème “Partager les connaissances qui nous rendent plus forts” l’événement visait à échanger les bonnes...
2024 - Organisation Panafricaine des Agriculteurs (PAFO)

Agroecología: Transición hacia sistemas alimentarios sostenibles

Este curso es un esfuerzo conjunto de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y la Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA) , y pretende además ser un aporte para estimular el intercambio y la difusión de buenas prácticas de agroecología en el contexto...
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

¿Una clave de la productividad en el agro? Habilidades para el trabajo

¿Te imaginas un mundo en el que lo que estudias te prepara para trabajar? Nosotros sí. Con este programa de formación técnico-profesional buscamos equipar a los jóvenes con habilidades para las nuevas tecnologías que el sector agropecuario argentino demanda. Descubre más iniciativas del BID para impulsar habilidades para la productividad...
2024 - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean

This video shows FAO Regional Priorities (4 betters) in Latin America and the Caribbean
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

II Ciclo de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar: Compras Públicas de la Agricultura Familiar

En el marco de la Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar, tenemos el agrado de invitarles a participar II Edición del Ciclos de Intercambios Técnicos para la Agricultura Familiar, que trabajará el tema de Compras Públicas de la Agricultura Familiar La Plataforma Técnica Regional de Agricultura Familiar es una iniciativa global...
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

World Water Development Report 2024

The United Nations 2024 report on the development of water resources is quite rich in lessons. It draws attention to the complex and interdependent relationships between sustainable water management, prosperity and peace, describing how progress in one dimension can have positive, often essential, impacts on others. By making the link...
2024 - UNESCO

Journal article
Rural household vulnerability and COVID-19: Evidence from India

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected vulnerable households’ livelihoods in developing countries. Using high-frequency phone survey data from the World Bank, we assess rural Indian households’ vulnerability and poverty status during the pandemic. Results reveal that over three-fifths of Indian rural households are vulnerable to poverty in the...
2024 - International Food Policy Research Institute

Global drought snapshot 2023: the need for proactive action

UNCCD launched ‘Global Drought Snapshot’ report at COP28 in collaboration with International Drought Resilience Alliance (IDRA) Recent drought-related data based on research in the past two years and compiled by the UN point to “an unprecedented emergency on a planetary scale, where the massive impacts of human-induced droughts are only...
2024 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Fact sheet
Investing in rural people in Türkiye

Türkiye is IFAD’s largest recipient of financial assistance in the Europe and Central Asia sub-region. IFAD investments contribute to reducing rural poverty in the upland areas of the country. Their strategy focuses on improving access to markets, strengthening climate resilience and consolidating agricultural value chains.
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Gender and climate change experts chart way forward for a gender-inclusive Africa

National gender and climate change focal points from Africa, working under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as representatives from research entities and civil society organizations met in Nairobi on April 16-18, 2024, to exchange best practices and strategies for integrating gender considerations into climate...
2024 - CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform

Technical paper
Women’s Land Rights in Colombia

Securing Women’s Resource Rights through Gender Transformative Approaches
This paper reviews land governance in Colombia to examine how legal, institutional, and cultural frameworks influence women’s land rights. It reviews existing statutory regulations and institutional structures defining land rights in Colombia and their relevance for women. It will examine tenure interventions in Colombia and the existing gaps and constraints...
2024 - Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF)

Blog article
Why reviving old crops is key to saving Africa's degraded soils

The interview with Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Food Security, underscores the urgency of shifting agricultural practices in Africa from monocultures to diverse, traditional crops to address food security and soil fertility challenges. Highlighting Africa's pressing need due to soil degradation and population growth, Fowler emphasizes the significance of...

Fact sheet
Mali: Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project

This project introduced a range of renewable energy technologies to enhance the lives of rural people. Biogas digesters were coupled with latrines and slurry storage was developed. Sustainable bio slurry will replace chemical fertilizers, allowing households to save money and consume healthier foods. Biogas digesters also alleviate burdens on women...
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

In the Pacific coast of Colombia, guardians of the mangrove sow seeds of change

The 'shell women' of the Pacific coast of Nariño have promoted sustainable harvesting and use of a native mollusk called piangua for the many generations. They are also at the forefront of mitigating climate change and leading mangrove conservation.
2024 - UNWOMEN

How to apply mycorrhizal fungi in fruit growing

Problem Organic fruit growing often faces challenges like lack of water or nutrient availability, which in turn can have significant adverse effects on the health of the fruit tree and harvest. Solution Application of mycorrhizal fungi products to the soil during fruit growing can enable plants to absorb water and nutrients from the...
2024 - Organic Farm Knowledge

Policy brief/paper
Cultivating change with agroecology and organic agriculture in the tropics

Bridging science and policy for sustainable production systems
Agroecology and organ agriculture present promising alternatives to the current food system, supported by a growing body of evidence. Despite the potential of AE/O, their full benefits cannot be realised in most countries due to political and institutional barriers and lock-ins, including incentives and funding that favour “business as usual”...
2024 - FiBL

Fact sheet
Investing in rural people in Zambia

Over the past 15 years, Zambia’s economic trajectory has fluctuated because of global and domestic factors. Despite its rich endowment in natural resources, Zambia has yet to fully leverage this potential for economic expansion. The agricultural sector, which engages over 70 per cent of the workforce, is recognized as a...
2024 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The socio-economic performance of agroecology. A review

Agroecology is identified as an important solution to increase the sustainability of agricultural and food systems. Despite the increasing number of publications assessing the socio-economic outcomes of agroecology, very few studies have consolidated the scattered results obtained on various case studies. This paper provides new insights by consolidating evidence on...

Autonomisation économique des femmes en Afrique

Réduire l’écart entre les sexes sur le marché du travail, pour assurer l’émancipation économique des femmes. Bien qu’elles enregistrent l’un des taux de participation au marché du travail parmi les plus élevés, les femmes d’Afrique subsaharienne sont toujours confrontées à de nombreux obstacles qui limitent leur accès à un emploi...
2024 - Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
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