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  • Global AgriInno Challenge - Apply by 24 October 2021

    The Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 is co-organized by FAO and Zhejiang University in partnership with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China. The Challenge aims to harness innovation, entrepreneurship and digital technologies to address challenges related to the transformation from rural villages into ‘Digital Villages’ that contribute to the Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, while leaving no one behind. All youth with ideas for digital innovations for the global agri-food[...]
  • Digital agriculture report: Rural e-commerce development experience from China

    The ‘Digital Agriculture Report: Rural E-commerce Development—Experience from China’, produced by FAO and Zhejiang University, has been officially released. The publication examines how rural e-commerce could advance the digital transformation of agri-food systems, including increasing production efficiency, expanding farmers’ market access, improving poverty alleviation, fostering agricultural entrepreneurship, and attracting young generations back to their villages for economic revival and rural revitalization. It is highlighted that an enabling ecosystem with favourable government policies[...]
  • Accessing FAO's knowledge resources

    Knowledge is at the core of FAO’s mandate. Ahead of the Food Systems Summit , join the Publications team to find out more about where to find FAO publications, the different formats available, how you can re-use the material, how to sign up for the latest releases, and more. Each of the five sessions in the series links to one of the Food Systems Summit Action Tracks . Last on the agenda: Wednesday 22 September at 2 pm (Rome time) – "Knowledge session on Action Area: Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress" . This session will focus on resources around emergencies, resilience[...]
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Nutrition and Food Systems

    Professionals working in food and nutrition policy and institutional environment need to understand the major nutrition problems and their consequences on human, social and economic development. In addition, they have to possess competencies to design, implement, monitor and evaluate policies and programmes, adopting a holistic and integrated approach. They should be able to apply “systems thinking” in support of equitable, integrated, sustainable food systems and healthy diets. This MOOC covers the interlinkages between food, nutrition, and agri-food systems, and the importance of adopting a[...]
  • Virtual Plenary of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

    The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) invites you to attend the GFOI Plenary 2021 , which will take place online from 7 to 9 September 2021, from 14:00 to 16:30 CEST each day . This is a collaborative event organised by the GFOI Office, hosted by FAO, on behalf of GFOI's Lead partners in the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as the international organizations participating in the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), the FAO and the World Bank. GFOI is a voluntary[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Consultation: Proposed Principles for Ecosystem Restoration

    In the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the FAO-led Task Force on Best Practices partnered with the IUCN´s Commission on Ecosystem Management and the Society for Ecological Restoration to jointly develop nine principles for ecosystem restoration. You are invited to share your feedback on the proposed principles by taking the global survey that has been developed for this purpose. The survey will remain open until 19 July 2021. The final principles and descriptions will be released in early September and will be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the UN[...]
  • WEBINAR - E-commerce for agriculture and rural development

    The agricultural sector will face enormous challenges to feed the projected 9.6 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2050. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social distress around the world, triggering several negative impacts on agri-food systems. However, e-commerce entered the outbreak period ahead of time, especially in the agri-food sector, and with the new opportunities it creates, it is considered a potential solution to this difficult situation. To continue its active work in promoting digitilization of the agricultural sector, FAO, in close[...]
  • SURVEY - Taking Stock of Global Capacity for Ecosystems Restoration

    To prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021-2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. When the strategy guiding this UN Decade was launched in September 2020, it was accompanied by a general survey, designed to assess what individuals already knew about restoration – and how they would like to be involved in the movement. However, to accomplish the world’s ambitious restoration goals by 2030, individual and voluntary action is not enough. There is a need to strategically strengthen capacities of those[...]
  • WEBINAR - Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems

    The technical webinar "Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems" is part of the series organised by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France) and UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). The webinar aims to: 1) provide an overview of the existing resources on the formulation of nutrition-sensitive outcomes for sustainable food system policies, investments and programmes; 2) promote an understanding of current country needs to prioritize interventions, and 3) share the results of national[...]

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