Designing public programmes to promote investment of family remittances in the development of small and medium agribusiness: the experience of the PARE 1+1 Programme in Moldova
Based on the good practices and lessons learned from PARE 1+1, this webinar focuses on developing public programmes – from design to monitoring and evaluation – to channel remittances into sustainable investment of small and medium-sized agribusinesses.
Knowledge Development Series: Formalisation in BRICS Countries
The BRICS knowledge exchange series on formalisation, with a South-South approach, held virtually from July-August 2021, aims to promote cooperation between the BRICS countries with other developing states on the transition to formal economy, including in the rural settings.
Through country-specific coordinated actions, as well as cross country policy sharing and capacity building to implement the ILO Recommendation No. 204, transition to the formal economy is a major policy goal identified by BRICS countries in successive BRICS summits, fora and research papers.
The key online sessions with high-level speakers working on the issues of transitioning to formality, including in the rural area and agriculture, will be held from the 1st to 20th of August 2021. You are invited to join the webinar discussions by registering at the following link: APPLICATION FORM (itcilo.org).
The registration will remain open until 30th of July 2021.
WEBINAR - Public purse under pressure: current challenges and the future of government spending on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
FAO's Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) programme will host a special webinar to mark the launch of a new report on public expenditure on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will focus on the main findings of MAFAP economic analyses, revealing top trends and current challenges in expenditure on food and agriculture in 13 sub-Saharan countries, while underscoring the role policy monitoring plays in helping governments to spend wisely for farmers, consumers and food security. Experts will offer their perspectives and policy priorities for the way forward on better public spending on food and agriculture.
The webinar will take place on 7 May at 11:00 - 12:30 (CET, Rome time). Interpretation in French will be provided.
Please register here.
Agenda and speakers:
- Opening remarks by QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Presentation on report's findings by Marco V. Sánchez, Deputy Director, Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), FAO
- Expert panel discussion with:
- Yassia Kindo, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation Development and Mechanization, Burkina Faso
- Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Economist, IMF* (*Ms. Mogues’ remarks will draw on her analysis carried out in her professional work prior to joining the IMF).
- Apollos Nwafor, Vice President for Policy and State Capability, AGRA
- Leonard Mizzi, Head of Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Fisheries, European Commission
- Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor at China Agricultural University and CGIAR Board Member
- Thule Lenneiye, Coordinator, Agricultural Transformation Office, Kenya
- Short Q&A session
- Closing remarks by Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
- And moderated by Bola Mosuro, Journalist, BBC Focus on Africa and Newsday
Call for action: ending child labour in agriculture with the help of agricultural stakeholders
This Call for Action aims to capture and recognise the commitment, responsibility, and efforts of agricultural stakeholders in addressing child labour in agriculture, and to build momentum towards more concerted action at local, national and global level.
Leaving no one behind - A Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems
In Africa, women are critical agents of change in the fight against rural poverty, hunger and malnutrition. They are the backbone of their households, communities, and rural economies covering important roles in food production, processing and marketing, and also in the nutrition of the family...
Social assistance and productive support policies implementation in rural areas
Many studies have provided global and regional overviews of the state of social protection policies and their importance to poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. However, little is known about how such policies are designed and implemented in rural areas, or how they complement and link to...
The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa
With the objective of gaining a better insight into the challenges and opportunities of the livestock sub-sector in West Africa, FAO has conducted several studies and held various workshops in recent years. The outcomes of these studies and workshops conducted between 2009 and 2014 were published...
The potential of agroecology to build climate-resilient livelihoods and food systems
This study highlights the links between agroecology and climate change, by providing evidence on the technical (i.e. ecological and socio-economic) and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems. The report aims to answer the following question: How can agroecology foster...
Improving communications for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa: How should we move forward?
This document summarizes the online discussion Improving communications for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Africa: How should we move forward? held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 2 to 30 June 2020. The discussion was facilitated by Scott Newman of FAO’s...
How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture?
This document summarizes the online discussion How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture? held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 27 April to 25 May 2020. The discussion was part of FAO’s activities leading up to the...