Plant Production and Protection


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Hybrid Event, 30/05/2024

The inaugural celebration of the International Day of Potato on May 30 will be held at FAO Headquarters and online. The day will bring together ministers, experts, and communities from around the world to spotlight the potato's vital role in enhancing nutrition, ensuring food security, and supporting sustainable agricultural practices.

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Hybrid Event, 13/05/2024

The International Day of Plant Health 2024 calls on everyone to raise awareness and take action to keep our plants healthy and ensure food safety and safe trade for sustainable economies and livelihoods.  

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Virtual Event, 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 relevant initiatives and facilitate knowledge exchange among diverse stakeholders on their conservation and sustainable use.

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11/05/2024 - 16/05/2024

The overarching objective of this workshop is to strengthen the capacities of the participating Parties to implement the Rotterdam Convention and to fully comply with its provisions, including the submission of missing import responses for chemicals listed in Annex III of the Convention.

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19/04/2024 - 29/04/2024

The training will be delivered in the framework of the project “Smart farming project for the future generation (GCP/GLO/071/ROK)” funded by the Republic of Korea. The project supports the transition towards optimized vegetable production systems and this activity of awareness raising aims to reduce the risks posed by hazardous pesticides, with a gender lens. Over the past years, the project...

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Geneva (Switzerland), 15/05/2024

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention will meet on 15 May 2024, back-to-back with meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention which will be held on 16 May 2024 at the same venue. The Bureau will discuss, among other things, the provisional agenda and preparations of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties t...

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Hybrid Event, 27/03/2024

Aligned with building sustainable and resilient city region food systems (CRFS), the circular bioeconomy is attracting significant interest as an approach to stimulate economic growth and end dependency on non-renewable resources. While small scale projects can provide economic opportunities for youth and disadvantaged groups in rural and peri-urban areas, scaled up, the ...

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Virtual Event, 20/02/2024

In times of climate change and global uncertainty, cities play a pivotal role in shaping sustainable food systems. While a growing number of cities around the world are already assessing and planning their food systems, existing budget constraints often require external funds for effective implementation. 

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Hybrid Event, 29/03/2024

The International Year of Millets (IYM 2023) has successfully raised awareness and policy attention to: the nutritional and health benefits of millets; the suitability of millets for cultivation under adverse climatic conditions; and the benefits of creating market opportunities for small scale producers through promotion of sustainable production systems for millets. The IYM 2023 Closing ce...

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Hybrid Event, 08/02/2023

This year, the #WorldPulsesDay campaign will raise awareness about pulses as key to healthy soils and people with the theme “Pulses: nourishing soils and people”.