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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are strengthening their partnership in order to generate and share data and information and thus better support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two Organizations...
Social protection has a critical role to play in reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and stimulating inclusive economic growth in rural areas. However, social protection alone cannot address all the risks and challenges faced by vulnerable rural populations. Integrated interventions have shown greater impacts than stand-alone social protection...
Caldono, located in the mountains of the department of Cauca, southwestern Colombia, was one of the municipalities hardest hit by the country’s armed conflict. But after more than three decades of violence, the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016 gave Caldono’s indigenous, campesino and Afrodescendent communities hope for a better...
Businesses and the private sector more broadly can provide an important contribution to achieving and tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although their specific role is not sufficiently mainstreamed in the 2030 Agenda. This is why FAO has developed guidelines entitled, Core Food and Agricultural Indicators for Measuring the...
Farmer Field Schools (FFS), or ‘schools without walls’, were introduced by FAO and partners more than 30 years ago as an alternative to the prevailing top-down extension approach. The schools are a way to promote field-based experimentation, group organization and local decision-making through discovery-based learning. Farmer Field Schools have been a...

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