ARC 2020 Weekly Briefing on Agri-Food

✔Rural Realities | Testing Grounds for Wellbeing ✔Are We Ready to Amend the CAP SP to Fit For 55? ✔The Michael Dower Award for European Rural Resilience And much, much more in our Weekly Briefing
European Union
2023 - ARC2020

实 践
Tomato: seed extraction and conservation

Harvest and clean the fruits, and slice them longitudinally. Crush the fruit sections into a mixture of pulp, seeds, and juice. Subsequently pour the mixture into a large container where it ferments for a period usually lasting three days. For acid extraction, apply an equal volume solution of hydrochloric acid...
2023 - Bresov Project

SVC4SIDS and Kiribati working together to empower local fisheries: national inception, upgrading strategy, and lobster value chain mapping workshops

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development of the Republic of Kiribati, will hold an inception and upgrading strategy workshop on 4-5 July in Tarawa. Although the project started in 2020, this official national launch event was hampered...

Initiatives locales: des exemples de filiéres agroécologiques qui se developpent

Le CFSI, la Fondation de France et le Roppa, qui portent ensemble le programme de Promotion de l'agriculture familiale en Afrique de l'Ouest (Pafao), présentent un travail collectif intitulé Solutions ouest-africaines pour des systèmes alimentaires durables. La troisième et dernière partie présente des filières agroécologique qui se développent en Afrique de l'Ouest.  L’agroécologie ne consiste pas uniquement...
Burkina Faso
2023 - Alimenterre

Spatial changes to climatic suitability and availability of agropastoral farming systems across Kenya (1980–2020)

Productive global agriculture is under a convergence of pressures, and particularly climate change and population growth. The impact is especially stark in East Africa where crop production is mostly rain-fed and population growth rates are among the highest in the world. Our objective for this study was to understand how...

Small livestock development in Rwanda: Policy analysis of pig and poultry value chains

In 2022, FAO assessed policies and the enabling environment related to innovation in the small livestock subsector in Rwanda, with a focus on pig and poultry value chains and animal feeds. The consultancy study covered eight districts of Rwanda and included 39 key informant interviews and five focus group discussions....
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Les « chemins fonciers » de l’agrobusiness dans le delta du Sénégal

Bien que l’État sénégalais considère que la législation foncière actuelle constitue un frein au développement de l’agrobusiness, de nombreux projets agro-industriels se sont installés dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal, en particulier depuis les années 2000. À partir de l’analyse détaillée de 15 cas, l’article montre que, au-delà de leur diversité, leurs...

实 践
How to reproduce Brassica oleracea crops in purity

B. oleracea plants are usually self-incompatible and they need to cross with other genotypes for generating progenies. The self-incompatible genotypes require specific management for controlled pollination achieved by spatial isolation in the field or by the use of pollination chambers isolated by net for avoiding pollen contamination by pronubes. Self-incompatibility...
2023 - Bresov Project

Introducing an ecologically-based pest management approach in Cambodia through adaptive learning networks

How can we reach farmers with ecologically-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) while creating a supportive context for adoption by farmers and relevant stakeholders? We assessed a new method – Adaptive Learning Networks – from reflections of varied stakeholders, farmer diaries and survey data procured in 2016 and 2019. This method...

Plan de Acción del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura Familiar: Primer Pilar

El Plan de acción mundial, diseñado en torno a siete pilares de trabajo que se refuerzan mutuamente, recomienda una serie de medidas interconectadas que abarcan desde la escala local hasta la mundial. Este video describe el pilar 2 del Plan de acción mundial.
2023 - Onda Rural de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Guidelines for measuring gender transformative change in the context of food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture

These Guidelines include step-by-step guidance to formulate qualitative and quantitative indicators of gender transformative change to help gender experts and food security, agriculture and nutrition programme specialists in their efforts to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender transformative interventions. These indicators should be distinctive from and a complement to other...
2023 - FAO; IFAD; WFP; CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform;

Practical guide for the Incorporation of the Intersectionality approach in sustainable rural development programmes and projects

In Latin America and the Caribbean, access to food and nutritional security, the poverty situation, and the capacity to respond to climate change are strongly related to gender, ethnic-racial origin, age group, and territory differences. A situation that demands observing the intertwined nature of these inequalities and proposing new ways...
2023 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Seeding Transformation 2023

Please enjoy this recording of the opening keynote and three panel discussions from: "Seeding Transformation – A Global Forum on Food Systems & Agroecology" hosted by the UVM Institute for Agroecology in September 2023. Seeding Transformation convened international scholars, activists, organizers and partners from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean,...
2023 - UVM Institute for Agroecology

Niyat Project: An attempt of boosting food security in Northern Argentina through Agroecology

Indigenous communities continue to face marginalization and exclusion from vital resources and opportunities, leading to alarming rates of poverty and malnutrition, particularly among women and young people. In some part of the world, they often live in conditions of high vulnerability, high food insecurity and lack of access to human...
2023 - Slow Food

Газетная статья
Understanding food sustainability from a consumer perspective: A cross cultural exploration

To successfully transition to more sustainable diets, it is necessary to understand consumers' demands and expectations. The present exploratory research shows a cross-cultural study (Spain, Slovakia, Denmark) in which different aspects were included in an online survey: (i) food choice motivations, (ii) the importance that consumers give to different attributes of...

实 践
Bean Seed Treatment: a simple approach without specific laboratory equipment

Organic agriculture uses organic seeds or untreated conventional seeds when no alternative exists. In both ways, seeds can carry diseases and are better treated using a method which • is acceptable for organic farming, • has a good success rate at disinfecting the seeds and • does not significantly reduce...
2023 - Bresov Project

Launch of Special Issue on Participatory Action Research in a Time of COVID and Beyond

The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 was a challenge for any practitioner intent on engaging in authentic dialogue for people-centered, place-based transformative praxis with the most marginalized in society–be they in Europe or the Majority World. The pandemic called on us to explore new and creative methodological approaches, to...
2023 - Agroecology Now

Seed harmonisation in Eastern and Southern Africa

Failures, corporate occupation, and the rise of digitalised seed trade: dire implications for farmer managed seed and food systems in Africa
  Regional seed policy harmonisation processes on seed and plant variety protection (PVP) legislation have been underway for the past 15 years on the African continent. These have taken place under the auspices of various regional economic communities (RECs), including the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Common Market for East and...
2023 - The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Farm size and productivity relationship among the farming communities in India

The relationship between farm size and productivity has been a topic of interest in agricultural research for decades due to the significance of agriculture in rural economies and its potential to reduce poverty and promote inclusive growth. The relationship between farm size and productivity is influenced by factors such as...

The Mediterranean Caravan: Learning in MedAgroecology

The booklet Learning in MedAgroecology is intended as a support tool for the Ag-roCur4All curriculum. The contents are summaries of an introduction that can be expanded upon later. In each chapter, you will find the MedCaravan Toolbox: the links to all the materials the partners produced and support on contents....
2023 - DEAFAL: www.deafal.org URGENCI: www.urgenci.netBuğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living: www.bugday.orgZelena Tranzicija: www.zelenatranzicija.rsHSEP: hsep.hrFCiências.ID: www.fciencias-id.pt, caravanaagroecologica.weebly.com
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