Voices from African artisanal fisheries

From Senegal to Togo, from Guinea-Bissau to Mauritania, from Tunisia to Ghana, communities living from maritime fisheries show the same attachment to the sea and face the same challenges. Between September 2014 and November 2015, the West African Network of Journalists for Responsible Fisheries (REJOPRAO), in collaboration with the CAOPA,...
Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Mauritania - Senegal - Togo - Tunisia
2016 - Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)

Giving new life to peasant seeds in Ecuador

In the Ecuadorian provinces of Bolivar, Chimborazo, and Cotopaxi, family farmers are building new capacity to conserve and use the biodiversity on their farms. By participating in action research they gain a greater understanding and control of their plant genetic resources. This results in increased resilience to climatic and other...
2016 - ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

Arming DPR Korea's farmers with tools to tackle soil pests

Food crops such as rice, maize and cabbage are grown over two-thirds of Korea’s total arable land. Damage inflicted by soil-borne insects threatens yields, with losses of up to 30%. The proliferation of these pests is the result of a lack of safe, feasible control methods. This project aims to...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2016 - CABI

Call for papers - Producer Organizations and Cooperatives for responsible investments and sustainable agricultural development in the Mediterranean

CIHEAM and FAO invite junior and senior researchers, cooperators, development practitioners, journalists, any relevant representative from the international community and policy makers to submit papers that analyze and demonstrate the role of producer organizations and cooperatives for responsible investments and sustainable agricultural development, both at global level and in the...
2016 - International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Comunidade Quilombola Alto da Serra do Mar

Baseado em Relatório técnico de identificação e delimitação (RTID) dos remanescentes das comunidades dos quilombos de Alto da Serra do Mar - RJ
A Coleção Terras de Quilombos reúne um conjunto de narrativas a respeito da formação, do modo de vida e das lutas travadas por comunidades quilombolas brasileiras para se manter em seus territórios tradicionais. Em cada livreto, uma comunidade quilombola é apresentada em sua singularidade. Ao todo, a Coleção oferece um panorama...
2016 - Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA)

How the EU can help improve agriculture practices and simultaneously work towards its climate change goals

In 2015, two global policy developments stood out, which are highly relevant for agriculture. Firstly, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed, which seek to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (Goal 2) by 2030 (UN, 2016). Secondly, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement was adopted...
2016 - IFOAM

From uniformity to diversity

The current industrial agricultural system can provide great amounts of food, but at what price? This report, published by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), argues for a diversification of agricultural practices, as opposed to the industrialised monocultures, in order to reach a more sustainable food...
2016 - International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food systems

Red de radios rurales de Argentina

Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos
De la Puna a la Patagonia y del mar a los Andes, "Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos" es una iniciativa de comunicación comunitaria que articula 19 radios rurales gestionadas por las organizaciones campesinas en entornos rurales y periurbanos de 12 provincias de la República Argentina. Una experiencia territorial que marca una puerta de acceso a...
2016 - Collaborative Change Communication

Report of the NENA Soil Partnership: Towards a Regional Implementation Plan on Sustainable Management of Soil Resources

Following the approval of the Global Soil Partnership by FAO Conference in 2012, the Regional Soil Partnerships (RSPs) were established to activate an interactive consultative process with national soils entities working on soil functions and processes, including cross-cutting dimensions related to desertification, climate change and biodiversity particularly linked to policies...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems

A workshop of the FAO/UNEP Programme on Sustainable Food Systems
The joint FAO/UNEP workshop on Sustainable Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems was organized by the Sustainable Food Systems Programme and held on 8–9 June 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The workshop considered potential contributions of the organization, functioning and governance of food value chains to the sustainability of food systems....
2016 - FAO/UNEP


Annual Report
In October 2017, the Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) signed a 2-year (2017 - 2019)grant funding agreement with Manos Unidas for the implementation of Jangokoro Food Security Project in Jangokoro Sub-County, Zombo district, West Nile region, Uganda under the contract number UGA/68355/LVIII D (62).The overall goal is, “to contribute...
2016 - Agency For Accelerated Regional Development

ATER promove o empoderamento da mulher do campo em Rondônia

Ainda que no meio rural o trabalho seja feito majoritariamente por homens, a Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural de Rondônia (Emater/RO) investiu em um projeto de Ater só para mulheres. Uma ação que revolucionou a vida de agricultoras dos municípios de Ouro Preto do Oeste, Teixeirópolis, Nova União,...
2016 - Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural de Rondônia (Emater/RO)

Agricultura Familiar, una forma de vida - Family Farming, a way of life

Video sobre la experiencia en Agricultura Familiar en Alajuela, Costa Rica. Producido por el Ministerio de Agricultura de Costa Rica y la oficina nacional de la FAO.
Costa Rica
2016 - World Rural Forum

Soil Health Card Scheme

The Soil Health Card scheme is an initiative launched by the Government of India in February 2015. A soil health card is intended to provide each farmer with information regarding the status of his/her soil as well as providing advice on fertilizer usage and other nutrient recommendations that maintain soil health in the long...
2016 - Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Government of India

Proceedings of the Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation “Towards the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication”

This document provides a summary of the presentations, discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation Workshop on the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Gender equality, social protection and rural development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This publication is a collection of articles written by economists, sociologists, and gender specialists and practitioners from twelve post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It is unique in its effort to review and analyze the issues that are at the intersection of gender equality, social protection...
Azerbaijan - Belarus - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Revitalizing the rural economy through enhanced linkages between small-scale agricultural production and value chains

The agriculture sector is the largest employer in developing countries of Asia and in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Smallholders, landless and marginal farmers and their families, who comprise the main category of the rural self-employed in the sector, face a large number of economic, demographic, social and technical constraints. Strengthening...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Understanding Farming

Facts and figures about German farming
This publication is designed to provide readers with a compilation of facts and figures about German farming, allowing them to form their own opinions about farming and farming-related issues. The aim is to promote readers’ understanding by describing modern farming methods without ignoring controversial issues.
2016 - Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

PROCASUR, FAO Y FIDA apoyan el Ministerio de Agricultura en el desarrollo de perfiles de jóvenes y empleo rural decente

Caracterizar la situación de la juventud en términos de empleo rural digno fue el objetivo de un seminario celebrado el 23 y 24 de mayo de 2016, en el Hotel Garden Hill, en Port-au-Prince en Haití. Participaron la Organización del Fondo Internacional de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y...
2016 - Corporación Procasur

Potentially Important Food Plants of Cambodia (Khmer)

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French.  The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the...
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