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Insights from FAO’s training on integrating gender approaches in Plant Production and Protection projects

Achieving an environmentally sustainable increase of production and access to affordable healthy diets is key

This should be done while protecting and enhancing the livelihoods of the world’s small-scale agricultural producers and other agrifood system actors. Yet agricultural production systems still lack integration, optimization, diversification, and innovation, while relying on the intensive use of chemical inputs and of natural resources. Global food supplies today rely  on just a few crops and animal species, increasing the vulnerability to biotic stresses.
That’s why plant production and protection should focus on sustainable:


These sustainable production and protection technologies can greatly contribute to ensuring food security and nutrition, promoting food quality and safety, supporting farmers’ livelihoods, protecting the environment and biodiversity, and facilitating safe trade and economic growth.

 


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Insights from FAO’s training on integrating gender approaches in Plant Production and Protection projects

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First video in a series on women and agroecology

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Second video in a series on women and agroecology

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Combining partnerships, technology and Good Agricultural Practices to enhance competitiveness

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A platform dedicated to the role of pollinators in enhancing biodiversity and sustainable agrifood systems, featuring a glossary, resources and a photo initiative

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Good agricultural practices (GAP) boost plant health and contribute to ‘One Health’

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Italian farmers showcase varieties at Rome event to mark International Day of Potato

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How innovation contributes to safeguarding the health of plants and our planet takes centre stage

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World Potato Congress hosts webinar to promote International Day of Potato


Events

10/ 7

2024

Virtual Event, 10/07/2024

This webinar, organized by the Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP) in collaboration with the FAO Office of Youth and Women (OYW), aims to harness the potential of youth to transform agrifood systems in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)≥


Goals

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Developing a sustainable crop production systems for a world free from hunger

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Protecting the environment and biodiversity and facilitating safe trade and economic growth

 

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Enabling a more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable crop production and protection

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Enhancing farmer’s timely access to affordable quality and safe seeds and planting materials

 

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Ensuring food security and nutrition through sustainable plant production and protection

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Minimizing agricultural chemical inputs and mitigating climate change impact


Key areas


Tools

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Pesticide Registration Toolkit

The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision support system for pesticide registrars in low and middle income countries.

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City Region Food Systems Assessment and Planning Online Toolkit

To complement the CRFS Assessment and Planning Handbook, the online Toolkit provides supplementary explanations, practical tools, training materials, technical examples, and workshop resources related to activities within each project module.

Tools
Rotterdam Convention Technical Assistance Interactive Map

The interactive map allows users to have a comprehensive overview of the work of the Rotterdam Convention.

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Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE)

How agroecology supports the transformation to more sustainable agricultural and food systems.


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Enhancing the use of quality seed for greater choice and benefit of smallholder farmers
13/12/2023

There are no good crops without good seeds. The desire of any farmer, irrespective of the size of their land, is to have access to quality seed and...