Plant Production and Protection

News

FAO and partners begin a new chapter in collaboration and advocacy

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.

 


Plant Production and Protection news

News

China has launched the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) China Tea Programme & International Tea Day Campaign 2024 with a launch event held on 12 April in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

News

Recently published booklet highlights significance and calls for action to maximize potential

News

Commission on Phytosanitary Measures “indispensable” amid changing weather patterns, FAO Director-General says

News

Participants from 11 countries discussed work plan to strengthen the sustainable development of special agricultural products.

News

FAO and partners begin a new chapter in collaboration and advocacy

News

International Year of Millets panel shares cultural perspectives

News

Research and development depend on investment and policy support

News

A new project aimed at supporting women fonio producers in Ghana has been announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and acclaimed chef Fatmata Binta.

News

FAO calls for “robust coordination” to prevent and combat further outbreaks


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

FAO Plant Production and Protection

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

FAO Plant Production and Protection

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

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Minimizing agricultural chemical inputs and mitigating climate change impact


Key areas


Tools

Tools
Pesticide Registration Toolkit

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

Tools
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.

Tools
Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE)

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


FAO's stories on Plant Production and Protection


Latest publications

Infographic
SusaHamra: a new digital system for monitoring and early warning of red palm weevil
2024

The control and management strategies of red palm weevil require strengthened collaborations from countries and institutions at regional and global...

Publications
IPPC Annual Report 2023 – Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests
2024

The 2023 International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Annual Report provides an overview of the IPPC Secretariat's key achievements for the year,...

Publications
Manual on the development and use of FAO and WHO specifications for microbial pesticides
2024

This manual provides the standard process, unified requirements and procedures, harmonized definitions and nomenclature, technical guidelines and standards...

Publications
A guide to the International Day of Potato 2024
2024

This guide provides a brief history of the potato from its origins in the Andes mountains to a global food staple as well as its profound impact on...

Publications
The unjust climate: Measuring the impacts of climate change on rural poor, women and youth
2024

Developing policies to foster inclusive rural transformation processes requires better evidence on how climate change is affecting the livelihoods and...

Publications
Report 2023 - Pesticide residues in food
2024

A Joint Meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Panel of experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment...

 Join the conversation

Events

Virtual Event

Webinar
Webinar on farmers’ varieties and landraces: conservation through management on-farm
29/04/2024

The objective of the webinar is to raise awareness of the contribution of farmers’ varieties/landraces to food security and nutrition, highlight...


Stay tuned

Plant Production and Protection Newsletter

Subscribe to the Plant Production and Protection Newsletter and stay tuned with the last projects, products and progress!


Subscribe now

 

 


Multimedia


Related topics