In developing countries, and particularly in Africa, farmers, processors and other actors in the agriculture sector struggle to access the financial resources needed to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to increase resilience to global shocks.
The Regional Cooperation Centre for Sustainable Food Systems for the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC-CSFS)
Within the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP), the BSEC Regional Cooperation Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (BSEC-CSFS), based in Ankara, has been established with a clear mandate, relevant institutional framework and technical capacity to enhance the sustainability of BSEC Member States Food Systems.
The webinar: "The ATLAS platform: features and tools of a new source of data for agricultural financing", is organized by the FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Food Value Chains - Development & Finance (SFVC D&F) with MicroFinanza Rating (MFR) and the Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA).
As result of a partnership with the European Centre For Development Policy Management (ECDPM) the AgrInvest-Food Systems Project has released its first Food Systems assessment for Kenya using a political economy approach.This study maps Kenya’s food systems, outlining in broad terms its social, environmental, and economic outcomes, as well as its key actors, political economy features and sustainability challenges and opportunities.
Traditional food supply channels in a pandemic: suggestions for their modernisation
Globally, the food systems have suffered a series of disruptions during the Covid-19 pandemic. From momentary interruptions in the food supply, to episodes of price volatility; partial and/or temporary closure of free markets; closure of borders or ports and airports; to the reduction of family income that hinders their physical and economic access to essential food, to mention a few. Many of them could extend over time, due to the socio-economic crisis triggered by the pandemic. There are multiple perspectives to analyze the impacts of this crisis on food systems, from being a new phenomenon to the worsening of existing problems. The...
FAO virtual event kicking-off a high-level dialogue to improve the wellbeing of city dwellers and strengthening urban-rural links.
COVID-19 and the role of local food production in building more resilient local food systems
COVID-19 pandemic has put local food systems at risk of disruptions along the entire agri-food value chain.To better understand the situation, FAO has been closely monitoring local food system status and prevailing practices during COVID-19, collecting information and insights from different cities on key challenges and specific responses through various channels.
Empowering women in food systems and strengthening the local capacities and resilience of SIDS in the agrifood sector
This leaflet will present the aim of the subprogramme, which is to enhance women’s participation in and the benefits they receive from the development of selected value chains through improved access to resources and innovative and climate-resilient services, technologies and practices. This subprogramme will contribute to enhancing food security and nutrition in SIDS through the development of efficient, resilient and inclusive food systems, which are key to mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural settings. The tourism sector is one important area that is common to all SIDS countries and that is currently facing big challenges due to...