The socio-economic issues of agroecology: a scoping review

In recent years, agroecology has gained prominence as one of the innovative approaches to agriculture that could positively contribute to achieving sustainable food systems. As a transdisciplinary science, agroecology could benefit from the contribution of socio-economic sciences. This study aims to give an overview of how scholars have approached socio-economic...

How can Tanzania build capacity to accelerate women’s economic empowerment?

  Achieving gender equality in Tanzania requires equal legal rights for all. The World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law team recently reviewed Tanzania's progress and future needs. Tanzania has enacted laws against sexual harassment and gender discrimination and provided maternity and paternity benefits. However, gaps remain, such as restrictive nationality...
United Republic of Tanzania
2024 - World Bank Group

On International Women’s Day, Voices from the Slow Food Movement Show that Agroecology Is Key to Promoting Inclusion

“Inspire Inclusion”: That’s the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, a particularly current and meaningful topic given the current sociopolitical and environmental crises through which we are living. “Food concerns us all. Yet the role of those who bring food to our tables, and especially the role of women within food...
2024 - Slow Food

Cultivating inclusive change for women in agriculture

How SCALA is strengthening gender-responsive climate action from local practices to national frameworks
The report underscores the pivotal role of women in agrifood systems globally, often serving as the backbone of employment and livelihoods, particularly in developing nations. Despite increasing recognition in climate plans, women still encounter marginalization and vulnerability in agriculture, facing low-skilled and informal work. Addressing this necessitates integrating gender considerations...
Cambodia - Colombia - Uganda
2024 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Tropical Forest Issues - Agroforestry at work

"Why do many farmers still resist adopting and scaling agroforestry? Are the economic benefits not enough, or not perceived to be enough? Or are there other reasons? These are the questions that were asked when work began on Tropical Forest Issues 62. This issue contextualizes agroforestry in four introductory articles in...
2024 - Tropenbos International

Could Agroecology Clubs present a promising approach to addressing food and nutrition insecurity in academic institutions?

ESAFF Uganda is making significant strides in integrating agroecology into school curriculums through the establishment of Agroecology Clubs. These clubs, launched in 2019 during the first National Organic Week, aim to bridge the agroecology knowledge gap in agricultural education. Partnering with organizations like the Agroecology Fund and Humundi, ESAFF Uganda...
2024 - ESAFF Uganda

Quel avenir pour les semences paysannes ? Entre partage informel, changement des lois et utilisation du numérique

Moins de 3 % des graines traditionnellement cultivées par l’homme sont aujourd’hui utilisées pour la production alimentaire mondiale. Et pour cause, celles-ci sont, dans de nombreux pays, tenues hors des circuits commerciaux. Si les semences dites « de ferme » continuent ainsi d’occuper une place importante dans les agricultures vivrières des pays du...

Knowledge sharing to improve the sustainability of food systems in West Africa: Lessons learned from the Food Systems Caravan

Knowledge sharing and co-creation for application offer pathways for the multidimensional challenges of food systems in West Africa which are to date still largely underexplored. They have the potential for the emergence of effective communities of practice to tackle some of the serious threats West African food systems face today,...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Ghana - Mali - Nigeria

L'espoir au delà des crises - Souveraineté alimentaire : il faut protéger l’agriculture africaine !

Alors que la paysannerie représente 65 à 70 % de la population en Afrique de l'Ouest, comment sortir les petits producteurs de l’extrême vulnérabilité ? Ibrahima Coulibaly, paysan malien et président du Roppa ainsi que l’économiste togolais Kako Nubukpo, commissaire à l’Agriculture de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine, nous partagent leurs points...
2024 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale

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Convenient solutions, inconvenient truths – Why supermarkets will not drive food system transformation

Supermarkets play an important role in industrialized food systems, which is why many in academia, politics, industry, and civil society view them as key players in transforming the food system toward greater sustainability. We analyse narratives and proposed solutions in this context, as well as the role of supermarkets in Germany, home...
2024 - Center for Environmental Systems Research, Germany

Guidance for monitoring healthy diets globally

It is vital for countries to monitor their population’s diets to inform actions toward improving the health of people and the planet. The healthiness of diets must be tracked in global frameworks, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to help monitor how the world’s population is faring. Currently, few...
2024 - FAO

Palms of New Guinea

The island of New Guinea is one of the world’s highest diversity areas in terms of its 13,600 vascular plant species. It is also one of the least botanically explored parts of the world, so documentation of the flora is very important. The documentation of palms is as important as...
Indonesia - Papua New Guinea
2024 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

L'espoir au delà des crises - Entrepreneuriat des femmes : développons le consommer local !

Dans ce podcast, Délia Diabangouaya, co­fondatrice de ChocoTogo au Togo et Maimouna Diori, fondatrice et directrice générale de la Laitière du Sahel au Niger nous racontent leur parcours, difficultés et espoirs en tant qu’entrepreneuses et grandes adeptes du consommer local. Elles nous parlent de la place primordiale des femmes dans la...
2024 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale

La femme rurale face aux défis d’irrigation

Agridigitale TV propose un documentaire inédit qui retrace les défis d’accès à l’eau et surtout à l’irrigation des femmes rurales et agricultrices des différentes régions du Togo. Véritable levier de renforcement de l’autonomie économique des femmes, l’irrigation est donc un enjeux majeur dans le secteur agricole togolais.

Meeting the European Union's digital agriculture requirements

An ITU-FAO compendium for pre-accession countries and territories
Agriculture in the European Union (EU) is undergoing a complex process of digitalization. According to FAO and ITU, digital agriculture refers to the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes (adapted from Sylvester, 2016). More specifically, it involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application...
2024 - FAO

L’utilisation des téléphones mobiles et la pauvreté des ménages agricoles au Niger

Cet article évalue l’impact de l’utilisation des téléphones mobiles sur la pauvreté des ménages agricoles au Niger. En utilisant les méthodes d’estimation de l’appariement par le score de propension (PSM) et de l’ajustement de régression par pondération à probabilité inverse (IPWRA), il ressort que l’utilisation des téléphones mobiles par les...

National gender profile of agriculture and rural livelihoods - Pakistan

This Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sectors (CGA-ARS) in Pakistan identifies several gaps, challenges, priorities, and opportunities related to gender equality and rural women’s empowerment. It offers an evidence-informed analysis of rural women’s experiences, challenges and opportunities in the context of sociocultural norms and gendered power dynamics...
2024 - FAO

L'espoir au delà des crises - Environnement et climat : quelle agriculture dans les pays du Sud ?

En Afrique de l’Ouest, comme partout dans le monde, les agricultrices et agriculteurs sont les premiers à observer les effets du changement climatique dans leurs exploitations. Pour faire face aux aléas grandissants de la météo, l'intensification écologique et l’agro-écologie sont devenues des alternatives incontournables pour améliorer et rendre l’agriculture plus résiliente.  Martine...
2024 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale

Opportunities and challenges for coffee production in Papua New Guinea’s highlands

Coffee is one of the most important smallholder cash crops in Papua New Guinea. It accounted for $156 million of export earnings, 13% of agricultural export revenues, and 1.4% of total export revenues in PNG in 2021. According to the PNG Rural Household Survey 2023, approximately 55% of sampled households in the...
Papua New Guinea
2024 - IFPRI

Who’s afraid of high fertilizer prices?

During 2021 and 2022, global food and fertilizer prices spiked due to several overlapping factors. Demand rose as the world economy emerged from the COVID-19 recession; global supply chains suffered major disruptions associated with the uneven recovery; and the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine—both key food and fertilizer...
2024 - IFPRI
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