Sustainable agrifood value chains and inclusive agribusiness in the Mediterranean Region

FAO, CIHEAM and the EBRD are convening high-level policymakers, key players from private sector companies, co-operatives and producer organizations, governments, banks, academics and journalists to raise awareness and increase agricultural investment in the Mediterranean. Co-chaired by high-level representatives of the three Organizations, the Forum’s objective is to share good practices and elaborate policy messages in...
2016 - International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

实 践
Tecnologías para el ahorro de mano de obra: tracción animal e implementos

Este artículo tiene algunas nociones básicas para el uso correcto de tracción animal, incluyendo enganche e implementos. También se explican las ventajas y desventajas de esta práctica, que incluyen ahorro de mano de obra, diversificación de los medios de vida, fortalecimiento de la resiliencia de los medios de vida, equipos,...
2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

The Third European Meeting of CSA in Ostrava: From Farm to Fork or How to Shorten the Food Chain

Between September 16 and 18, 2016 the North Moravian City of Ostrava will play host to a meeting of the European organizations and communities involved in the project of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The purpose of this gathering that will be attended by over a hundred people from all over...
2016 - Urgency

Youth: Present and Future of Agriculture and Family Farming

Almost 88 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion youth live in developing countries. Although the global youth population is expected to grow, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for young women and men remain limited, particularly in rural areas of developing countries. At the same time, there is a largely untapped reservoir...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Taller Repensando la REAF

¿Cómo seguimos? ¿hacia dónde, con quiénes? ¿Cómo podemos mejorar la gestión y la participación? ¿Cuáles son nuestros próximos desafíos? Entre el 6 y 7 de abril se desarrollará en Montevideo, Uruguay el taller "Repensando la REAF", participarán en el mismo Representantes de la sociedad civil, a través de referentes de organizaciones...
2016 - Reunión Especializada sobre Agricultura Familiar (REAF)


2016 - 中国农业新闻网

Газетная статья
Water governance under uncertainty: the case study of Users’ Associations in Lebanon

Governance of water use for irrigation is a challenging topic, due to alteration in climatic patterns and the resulting resource scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions. Success stories can turn quickly into failures when significant disturbances occur. This contribution focuses on the institutional analysis to highlight factors which enable or...
2016 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

La Tunisie adoptera l’économie solidaire et sociale en tant que levier du développement

Des programmes de formation adaptés aux besoins de la femme rurale seront mis en place par le ministère de l’agriculture, des ressources hydrauliques et de la pêche outre un espace permanent d’exposition et de commercialisation de ses produits, a affirmé jeudi le ministre Samir Betaieb. Il a ajouté lors du forum sur...

Agroecology in Extensive Rangeland Pastoralism in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia

Mongolia is located in Central Asia in between Russia and China. Only 1% of the arable land in Mongolia is cultivated with crops. The agriculture sector therefore remains heavily focused on nomadic animal husbandry with 75% of the land allocated to pasture, and cropping only employing 3% of the population. Dundgobi...
2016 - Mongolian Alliance of Nomadic Indigenous Peoples (MANIP),

Red Nacional de Agricultura Familiar (RENAF Colombia)

Sitio web de la Red Nacional de Agricultura Familiar (RENAF Colombia), explica sus antecedentes, recursos, mesa, eventos, entre otros.
2016 - Red Nacional de Agricultura Familiar (RENAF Colombia)

Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

To date, food security and nutrition (FSN) policies have been developed mainly through traditional, “top-down” approaches; that is, they are designed and implemented at the national level, often without sufficiently taking into account the priorities and needs of local stakeholders, and without involving them in the policy-making process. This lack...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Designing and implementing conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

This “Lessons Learned” document of the conservation agriculture (CA) in sub-Saharan Africa toolkit reviews experiences over the last two decades. First, the context and challenges of CA in sub-Saharan Africa are addressed. Then the main issues follow – those previously raised in the Teaser as being crucial to the successful...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Organisation de deux ateliers ENPARD en Egypte sur la réforme du système de vulgarisation agricole

En réponse à une demande du ministère égyptien de l’agriculture, le Programme européen de voisinage pour l'agriculture et le développement rural (ENPARD) a focalisé ses travaux et échanges sur la réforme du système de vulgarisation agricole qui a fait l'objet de deux ateliers de travail au premier semestre 2016. Le premier atelier...
2016 - Programme européen de voisinage pour l'agriculture et le développement rural (ENPARD)

INVESTING in Slovakia’s agriculture 2014-2020

In the period to 2020, the new CAP is going to invest EUR 4.6 million1 from the EU budget in Slovakia’s farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs and growth, sustainability, modernisation, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given...
2016 - European Commission

In an effort to meet its UN food waste goal by 2030, the European Commission has announced the creation of a new platform on food loss and waste.

The FLW Platform is an informal Commission expert group, which will be composed of a maximum of 70 members representing the public and private sectors. It will include competent authorities from member states, EU umbrella organisations and federations involved in food waste prevention, NGOs, and EU bodies (e.g. Committee of Regions)....
European Union
2016 - European Commission

19 Food Films to Inform and Inspire

Food Tank has put together a list of documentaries and films to inspire, educate, and give viewers some food for thought. Each film explores a different topic in food and agriculture, some with a dash of social equality or a splash of health awareness. Whether you're a social activist, small...
2016 - FoodThank

Transforming rural areas

Today more people live in cities than ever before, but we still depend on rural areas for our food. In the developing world, up to 80 per cent of food is produced on small farms that are usually family run. Yet it's also true that 70 per cent of the...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Short-Term Outlook or EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2016 and 2017

Uncertainties and low non-agricultural commodity prices resulted in a stronger global economic slowdown in 2016 than expected; the situation is expected to improve in 2017. Cereals and oilseeds are characterised by a combination of a global record production with weak EU production, particularly for wheat and maize. Ample global supply...
European Union
2016 - European Commission

FAO Rwanda Newsletter

Sustainability is the cornerstone of FAORwanda’s work, from building the resilience of Rwandan families to supporting the domestication of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore these initiatives and more in this quarter’s newsletter
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Exploring the concept of water tenure

The purpose of this paper is examine the notion of tenure in connection with water resources and to explore whether the concept of water tenure has the potential to make a useful contribution towards resolving the world’s water resources challenges. It seeks to provide answers to the following questions: (a)...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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