Climate change and its impacts on family farming in the North/Northeast regions of Brazil

Climate change has increasingly been recognised as the main challenge facing humanity in the coming decades. The starting point of this study is the consideration of future climate change scenarios and the uncertainties they bring. First, global projections available in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report...
2016 - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

Investing in Agroecology - Online Congress of Agroecology 2016

This video features Angela Hilmi discussing about giving peasants access to financing by investing in their farm without resulting to indebtedness. Angela also talks about empowering peasants by giving them the freedom to choose the methods that they would want to employ which results to autonomy and not depedency. This...
2016 - Agricultural Transition

Convocatoria 2016: Innovaciones para el mejoramiento de la agricultura familiar a través de encadenamientos productivos que faciliten el acceso al mercado

FONTAGRO anuncia la Convocatoria 2016 “Innovaciones para el mejoramiento de la agricultura familiar a través de encadenamientos productivos que faciliten el acceso al mercado". La Convocatoria apoyará plataformas de innovación constituidas por agentes públicos y privados que comparten visión, misión y objetivos, y que específicamente fomenten prácticas que aumenten la sostenibilidad...

Scaling Up Humanitarian Response to Tackle Worsening Drought

This edition of the UN in Zimbabwe newsletter is dedicated to shed light on the partnerships, progress and challenges in the collective humanitarian response in Zimbabwe.
2016 - United Nations in Zimbabwe

Газетная статья
Climate change adaptation and technology transfer: the path to disaster risk reduction in the arid and semi-arid zones. The case of Jordan

Climate change is a worldwide phenomenon that does not respect national boundaries nor affects one specific region. Hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, drought and floods are just a few of its many disastrous forms. Most world countries, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions, have been seriously devastated by the consequences of...
2016 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

El rastrojo, un aliado ante la emergencia de malezas

A mayor cantidad de residuos, menor cantidad de malezas que crecerán a través de éstos.
El manejo de malezas es un tema complejo, y para los productores que han incursionado en la agricultura de conservación (AC), esto no es una excepción. Sin embargo, el disminuir la labranza del suelo puede apoyar a la reducción de los bancos de semillas esto aunado al desarrollo de una...
2016 - Centro International de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

INVESTING in Portugal's agriculture 2014-2020

In the period to 2020, the CAP is going to invest more than EUR 8 billion1 in Portugal's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been fined at European level such as: jobs and growth, sustainability, modernisation, innovation and quality. At the same time, Portugal has flexibility to...
2016 - European Commission

Газетная статья
Effet des quotas d’eau d’irrigation sur l’efficacité d’usage de l’eau dans les exploitations maraîchères du Nord-est Algérien: Vers une serriculture plus valorisante de la ressource en eau

L'objectif de cette étude est de calculer l'efficacité technique et l'utilisation de l'eau dans le système irrigué Jijel-Tahir, à l'est de l'Algérie, en utilisant la méthode de l'analyse de l'enveloppe des données (DEA). La DEA a également été utilisée pour simuler l'effet de différents niveaux de quotas d'eau sur l'amélioration...

Institutionalising dialogue in Rwanda through innovation platforms

A platform of farmers, retailers and service providers,civil society organisations, NGOs, government officials, and researchers improves livelihoods in Rwanda. Through interaction and collaboration, these groups experiment with various technological and institutional innovations, thereby tackling local agricultural challenges. This experience illustrates the importance of institutionalising a space where knowledge can be...
2016 - ILEIA - Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fastgrowing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis. The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns,...
Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Chad - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Nigeria
2016 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity

The fact sheet explains how organic agriculture can sustain biodiversity.
2016 - IFOAM Organics International

Unfinished agendas for forests and climate change: Local communities and smallholders and their organizations as the enabling actors to address climate change

The FAO Forestry Department and partners are organizing a daylong event to refocus our attention on the primary role that smallholder farmers and their organizations can play in the sustainable management of the world’s forests, particularly within the context of climate change. With the right enabling conditions local communities have...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Water & agriculture: adaptive strategies at farm level

This report presents the results of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group (FG) on “Water & Agriculture: adaptive strategies at farm level”. Water is an essential resource for crop and livestock production. Climate change is generating variations in temperature and rainfall, forcing farmers to rethink how to produce their crops, breed their...
European Union
2016 - EIP Agir - Agriculture & Innovation

El Nino devastates Zimbabwe's harvest, WFP using satellites to mitigate effects of drought

Zimbabwe is one of a number of countries in southern Africa that has declared a drought disaster this year due to the impact of a strong El Nino weather event which meant reduced rainfall for much of southern Africa late last year and during the early months of this year - the same period...
2016 - World Food Programme (WFP)

Forty years of community-based forestry

A review of its extent and effectiveness
Since the 1970s and 1980s, community-based forestry has grown in popularity, based on the concept that local communities, when granted sufficient property rights over local forest commons, can organize autonomously and develop local institutions to regulate the use of natural resources and manage them sustainably. Over time, various forms of...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Pursuing Rice Agroecology - The APCO model

Rice is the Philippines’ most important food crop and a staple food in most of the country. It is produced by two million farmers in four million hectares of land. It is one of the early adaptor countries of the Green Revolution. Impact studies of the Green Revolution revealed that...

Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection to Combat Poverty and Hunger in Africa

Diagnostic Tool
Agriculture and social protection are fundamentally linked in the context of rural livelihoods in Africa. Poor and food-insecure families depend primarily on agriculture and partly on non-farm income and private transfers for their livelihoods, and are the main target of social protection interventions (FAO, 2015). When embedded within a broader...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations (FAO) in cooperation with the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) launch the new Farmer Field School (FFS) Guidelines in Jordan

The Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations (FAO) launched the new Farmer Field School (FFS) Guidelines in Jordan, in cooperation with the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE). The launch was attended by Mr. Fawzi Al-Sheyyab, the director of NCARE who was representing the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture,...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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
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