Reports confirm the importance of the two specific CAP schemes to support Outermost Regions and Small Aegean Islands

The POSEI scheme in the EU outermost regions* is vital to address their particular agricultural challenges, notably in bridging the difference in costs and prices relative to mainland Europe and in maintaining agricultural production, according to a new report published today. Looking at the scheme from 2006-2014 – at a cost...
2016 - European Commission

Avances en producción porcina ecológica

La producción porcina ecológica permite la obtención de productos de alta calidad mediante la utilización de técnicas que respetan ampliamente el medio ambiente y el bienestar animal, y puede ser una alternativa viable para ganaderos que ven comprometido su futuro en el mercado convencional. Además, estas técnicas pueden ser interesantes...

WORKSHOP Participatory research design - SUSTURBANFOODS

ustUrbanFoods “Integrated sustainability assessment of social and technological innovations towards urban food systems” is a Marie Skolodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) individual fellowship. The project has a duration of 24 months and is funded by the European Commission. SustUrbanFoods aims to develop an interdisciplinary methodological framework to assess the sustainability of urban...

Civil society groups to seek consensus on FAO regional issues

To make sure civil society has a voice at the upcoming FAO Regional Conference for Europe, a special civil society consultation will take place on 2-3 May in Antalya, Turkey, immediately before the Conference. Participating civil society organizations will discuss cooperation with FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, results...
2016 - Food and Agriculture of United Nations

Adding value throughout food and drink supply chains

The concept of added value in food and drink supply chains is not new, but it is re-emerging as a highly popular tool for promoting rural development. The value of a product or service can be increased at different stages of its production or delivery by the addition of features...
European Union
2016 - ENRD

Engrandecer Europa con los territorios rurales. Estrategia EU-Rural 2030

Europa está en el centro de un rápido proceso de cambio a nivel planetario, marcado tanto por las mutaciones económicas como por los desafíos medioambientales a escala global. Para responder a todo esto, muchos Estados optan por un fortalecimiento de sus políticas urbanas, considerando que las dinámicas económicas descansan en...
2016 - La Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA)

Changes in Ghanaian farming systems

Stagnation or a quiet transformation?
This research was designed to understand better the patterns of agricultural intensification and transformation occurring in Africa South of the Sahara using the Ghanaian case. The paper examines changes in farming systems and the role of various endogenous and exogenous factors in driving the conversion of arable lands to agricultural...
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The Commission increases the budget for promoting EU agricultural products

The Commission adopted the 2017 promotion strategy for EU agricultural products with a total budget of €133 million compared to the €111 million available for 2016. This amount will co-finance several programmes, most of which will target third countries and regions, including China, Middle East, North America, South-East Asia and...
European Union
2016 - European Commission

Asia and the Pacific's Blue Growth Initiative

The world’s marine and freshwater ecosystems – the Blue World – provide essential ecosystem services, biodiversity, food and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people. The concept of a "blue economy" came out of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. It is based on the premise that healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems are more productive...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Contour bunds

In the semi-arid savannas where rainfall is limited and highly unpredictable, retaining more water in the soil can make the difference between a poor and a good harvest. You can slow down the runoff water by establishing contour bunds. Contour bunds are permanent ridges of earth that follow positions located...
Burkina Faso
2016 - Access Agriculture

FAO encourages farmers to increase growing of pulses

2016, International Year of Pulses
 Encouraging smallholder farmers to grow pulses and teaching them how to conserve the nutritious seeds is the best approach to promoting pluses. According to Elizabeth Mpofu, one of the six special ambassadors appointed by FAO to strengthen the campaign for this year’s International Year of Pulses (IYP), smallholderfarmers and family farmers should be...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Farming - At the heart of our life : teacher’s resource pack

A learning pack for teachers and young Europeans aged 11-15, about food and the importance of farming in our life. The teacher's pack contains a DVD, a usb key, worksheets and a map. This set can be a great help for geography, ecology and healthy nutrition lessons.
European Union
2016 - European Commission

Extensionismo aliado ao turismo

Circuito Rajadinha no DF
Turismo e agricultura estão lado a lado no núcleo de Rajadinha. Uma vez por ano, a Feira da Colônia movimenta a região e contribui para melhoria da renda das famílias que moram e trabalham no local. Segundo a extensionista Zaida, o evento reúne turistas e agricultores familiares de outras localidades...
2016 - Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural do Distrito Federal (Emater-DF).

E-Learning Courses - Responsable Gouvernance of Tenure

Learn about: making access to land, fisheries and forests more equitable, how to protect people's tenure rights, options to simplify the administration of tenure and make it accessible to all, how to ensure disputes are resolved before they degenerate into conflict  
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Breaking poverty cycles through Africa Solidarity Trust Fund in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

Irrigation and crop intensification transforms livelihoods of rural communities
High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition affects Ethiopia’s Somali Region despite general long-term improvements in the overall food security situation of the country. The impacts of recurrent droughts, climate change, environmental degradation and insufficient livelihood options have trapped rural communities in a perpetual cycle of poverty. To help tackle...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agro-écologie: les actions réalisées en 2015

A l’occasion du Comité national d’orientation et de suivi (CNOS) du projet agro-écologique qui s’est tenu mardi 12 avril au ministère de l’Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll a fait un point sur l’état d’avancement du projet et les réalisations 2015. L’occasion également de présenter les résultats d’une enquête BVA sur la...
2016 - Site du Ministère de l'Agricolture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt

Regional strategy and action plan for sustainable intensification of aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

This publication is the outcome of regional activity and the regional initiative on sustainable intensification of aquaculture for blue growth in Asia-Pacific so it contributes to the strategic objective 2. It will be important regional strategy document to support the concerted effort of member country governments and the regional /international...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Газетная статья
Expanding rural markets

Expanding rural markets means attracting more people to rural areas where they can then purchase local goods and services. This offers the potential for increased margins and improved returns for rural producers. The creation of ‘rural destinations’ can help brand rural areas to tap into trends around the ‘experience economy’ and...
European Union
2016 - European Network for Rural Development

Foro Regional Pueblos Indígenas - FAO

En el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, los Estados latinoamericanos tienen el desafío y la oportunidad histórica de terminar con la pobreza extrema y erradicar el hambre. Lograrlo requiere necesariamente de la focalización del trabajo contra el hambre en los territorios indígenas de América Latina. FAO es un...
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Sustainable aquaculture development and its role in the food security and economic growth in Eritrea: Trends and prospects

Eritrea is a small developing nation in the Horn of Africa with total area 124,320 Km2 and has a population of about 6 million. Eritrea is situated in a strategically important part of the Red Sea.Eritrea has an extensive 2,234km coastline, 1,151km of it coming from its mainland and 1,083km...
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