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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Reconnaître le rôle des femmes dans la sécurité alimentaire : études croisées sur l'alimentation familiale au Sénégal et au Nicaragua

La sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (SAN) est une problématique centrale dans les zones rurales des pays du Sud où vit la majorité des personnes sous-alimentées dans le monde. L’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes font partie des objectifs de développement durable pour 2030, les femmes ayant été reconnues comme des...
Nicaragua - Senegal
2024

Policy brief/paper
Understanding informal agrifood trade between India and Bangladeshs benefit from the proportion of tropical forest regardless of its edge length

An analytical framework
Informal trade Informal cross-border trade plays a major role in the BIMSTEC region, given the shared borders between member countries such as India with Bangladesh and Nepal. Informal trade is defined through the exchange process and consists of unrecorded trade flows that escape official statistics. “Informality” refers to the nature of the...
Bangladesh - India
2024 - IFPRI

Blog article
A revolution for our soil

Degraded soil can be repaired, and replenished with nutrients, until it produces abundant harvests at lower costs, while removing carbon from the atmosphere, and putting it back into the ground. This is the optimistic message of David Montgomery’s book, Growing a Revolution.
United States of America
2024 - Access Agriculture

Book
Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics – Yearbook 2021

The FAO Yearbook of Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics, prepared by the Statistics Team of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, offers a synthesis of the major trends in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Statistics are presented in eight main thematic chapters, covering statistics of production (total, aquaculture, capture fisheries), employment,...
2024 - FAO

Statement
LEY Nº 14.828, DE 20 DE MARZO DE 2024

Esta Ley cual modifica la Ley nº 11.326, de 24 de julio de 2006 (Ley de Agricultura Familiar), para ampliar el alcance de la planificación y ejecución de las acciones de la Política Nacional de Agricultura Familiar y Empresas Familiares Rurales.
Brazil
2024 - Presidência da República, Casa Civil, Secretaria Especial para Assuntos Jurídicos

Article
Agricultural value chain interventions can improve women’s incomes, assets holdings, productivity and savings

Agricultural value chain interventions, such as market integration strategies, negotiating better prices and developing new and more profitable products are important mechanisms to increase farm incomes.While women play a critical role in agriculture, power dynamics and sociocultural norms often restrict their participation to parts of the agricultural value chain that...
2024 - CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform

Blog article
Reinas Obreras: Mujeres apicultoras transforman su comunidad en Ecuador

La historia de las apicultoras en Ecuador demuestra que al brindar a las mujeres un acceso más equitativo a los recursos y mercados, mejorar sus habilidades y conocimientos técnicos, abordando las normas sociales profundamente arraigadas que perpetúan las desigualdades de género, la programación de género transformadora tiene el potencial de...
Ecuador
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
Resultados económicos de modelos productivos porcinos. Informe Nº 91. Febrero 2024

Este documento elaborado en el marco del Proyecto “Caracterización de gestiones económicas de sistemas de producción agropecuarios de pequeña y mediana escala” (vigente desde enero del 2020) presenta estimaciones sobre comportamientos de resultados económicos de modelos productivos y tiene como propósito aportar información que favorezca la inclusión de productores, mejore...
Argentina
2024 - Centro de Información de Actividades Porcinas (CIAP)

Technical paper
Bioinsumos: Oportunidades de inversión en América Latina

Los bioinsumos son una pieza clave de la transición agroecológica y pueden facilitar el acceso de los productos agrícolas a algunos exigentes mercados internacionales. A su vez, la promoción y aplicación de los bioinsumos enlaza de forma directa con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, ya que permite aumentar la producción...
2024 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
The Costs to Smallholders of AfDB’s Feed Africa Initiative: A Closer Look at the 40 Country Compacts

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) today unveiled a comprehensive report critically examining the African Development Bank’s ambitious Dakar II initiative, part of the broader Feed Africa program. This initiative, titled ‘Feed Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience’, aims to revolutionize African agriculture with a focus on turning the...
2024 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Event
Seminario Internacional Agricultura Familiar: Retos y perspectivas 10 años después del año internacional de la agricultura familiar 2014

La Universidad Federal de Rio Grande Do Sul (RS, Brasil), el CIRAD, la Red PP-AL (Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Rural en América Latina), el Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrario de Brasil (MDA), y el IICA se han asociado para organizar un seminario internacional sobre agricultura familiar en Porto Alegre, Brasil, del...
2024 - Universidad Federal de Rio Grande Do Sul (RS, Brasil)

Video
Planting banana and plantain

Banana plants have superficial roots. Proper spacing, planting, and mulching will yield better and more fruit. You can also intercrop your banana and plantain plants with food crops, medicinal plants and other trees to provide additional sources of income and create a suitable micro-environment.
Benin
2024 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
Reviving Resilience: Chimanimani’s Journey from Cyclone Devastation to Sustainable Recovery

Five years after the catastrophic Cyclone Idai hit Chimanimani District in Zimbabwe, claiming over 500 lives and causing extensive destruction, the community's journey towards recovery and resilience offers a beacon of hope. This article by John Willson delves into the heart of Chimanimani's efforts, showcasing how the district is confronting...
Zimbabwe
2024 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Report
State of the Global Climate 2023

The publication provides a summary on the state of the climate indicators in 2023 with sections on key climate indicators, extreme events and impacts. The indicators include global temperatures, greenhouse gas concentration, ocean heat content, sea level rise, ocean acidification, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, Greenland ice sheet and glaciers...
2024 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Fact sheet
Brief Guide to Food Plants in the Magdalena Milpas Altas Region

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...
Guatemala
2024 - Food Plant Solutions

Blog article
Battle for Biodiversity: AfCFTA’s Intellectual Property Protocol Unveiled

The African Union is in the process of finalizing a draft protocol on intellectual property rights under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), sparking concerns among civil society organizations about the potential impacts on seed systems and the rights of smallholder farmers. While the AfCFTA, enacted in May 2019,...
2024 - Food Tank

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

Bridging science and policy for sustainable production systems
Agroecology and organic 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 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

Video
Enriching soils with a mixed green manure

Different crops and tree leaves provide different levels of micro and macro-nutrients when incorporated into the soil. This adds organic matter, boosts beneficial soil micro-organisms and enhances soil fertility.
India
2024 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
World Pulses Day: Slow Food’s Planting the Future

How our diet can protect the planet
On February 10th we celebrate the World Pulses Day 2024, whose topic is nourishing soils and people. Slow Food addresses the topic, supported by the recently presented Plant the Future report, and by the international Planting the Future challenge organized with the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN). The challenge will be running over the month of...
2024 - Slow Food

Manual
Empowering rural women to engage in responsible agricultural investments (RAI) in Sierra Leone

FAO developed this manual, in collaboration with Solidaridad West Africa, to support trainers in preparing and delivering the training on empowering rural women to engage in responsible agricultural investments (RAI). The design of this training programme is based upon a specific methodology that meets the learning needs of rural women...
Sierra Leone
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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