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Type: Publications

Communiqué from FAO Side Event, 3 October 2016 7th GFRAS Annual Meeting, 3–7 October 2016, Limbé, Cameroon

Type: Publications

Based on extensive literature review, the paper provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on “inclusive pluralistic service systems”, examining the need for demand-driven service provision, the diverse providers and approaches to service delivery, and the policy considerations and institutional challenges constraining the operation of inclusive PSS.

Type: Publications

Report of FAO Expert Consultation, HQ, Rome, May 2016

This paper presents a synthesis of the expert consultation deliberations, and highlights a set of key messages and policy recommendations on the main themes of accountability, coordination, financing mechanisms and scaling of inclusive PSS.

 

Type: Publications

Capacity development interventions in support of agricultural innovation are more effective when based on systematic and participatory assessments of existing skills and capacity needs. Recognizing that, an instrument has been developed in the context of the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project. It consists of a capacity scoring tool that allows assessing innovation capacities, identifying strengths and weaknesses and monitoring capacity changes over time. 

Occasional papers on innovation in family farming

Type: Publications

Following their first formation in Indonesia over 25 years ago, Farmer Field Schools (FFS)1 have served as a “proof of concept” of how transformative learning can help governments, donors and development stakeholders achieve development objectives. The FFS approach, which has now been used in more than 90 countries by more than 12 million small farmers (FAO, 2016), not only creates a space in which the practical needs of smallholders to solve production-related issues can be addressed, but also fosters personal and community-level transformation through empowerment.

Type: Multimedia

This multi-media production shows the positive outcome of an integrated pest management (IPM) initiative to control olive pests in the hills surrounding Canino, a small town in central Italy. The case of Canino was analysed in the context of IMPRESA, a project funded by the European Union to assess the impact of research on EU agriculture in which FAO participated. IMPRESA concluded that IPM was instrumental in increasing olive productivity and reducing pesticide use, ultimately bolstering environmental protection and improving the livelihoods of olive growers in Canino.

Type: Publications

"Les boutiques d’intrants et leurs organisations de producteurs doivent encore être renforcées pour devenir des micro-entreprises rurales performantes dans le système d’approvisionnement en intrants aux petits producteurs"

Type: Publications

The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place from 15 to 17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Over 400 people attended, including 230 delegates from 75 member countries and the European Union, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, civil society organizations, academia/research organizations and producer organizations/cooperatives.

The proceedings provide the main highlights of the symposium which covered a broad range of biotechnologies, from low-tech approaches such as those involving use of microbial fermentation processes, biofertilizers, biopesticides and artificial insemination, to high-tech approaches such as those involving...

Type: Publications

Rural Advisory Services (RAS) are key to agricultural development and to improve the livelihood of millions of family farmers. This policy document looks at what are the specific needs of family farms and the response needed by RAS. The document results from several initiatives held during IYFF 2014: the FAO-GFRAS side event organized at the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires on ‘RAS for family farms’, the side event during the Global Dialogue on Family Farming at FAO HQ and the FAO e-conference on ‘Tailoring RAS to family farms’.

Type: Publications

L’objectif de cette fiche est de rendre compte de la situation1 des Boutiques d’Intrants (BI) au Niger et de l’intérêt représenté par cette micro-entreprise rurale dans le système d’approvisionnement en intrants aux producteurs et productrices et celui du rôle central joué par leur propriétaire dans ce système: les Organisations de Producteurs (OP).