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Food production and ecosystem management - Policy Briefs
Towns and cities in the world’s developing countries are growing on an unprecedented scale. Ten years ago, an estimated 40 percent of the developing world’s population – or 2 billion people – lived in urban areas. Since then, their numbers have expanded almost twice as fast as total population growth, to...
(Global coverage)
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
MALAKAS! is a 40-minute documentary video that tells the story of how three barangays (villages) in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines were engaged in a community participatory process to design their own systems of organic waste management in support of local food production. The film and the project...
Philippines (Asia and the Pacific)
2010 - Jeannette Tramhel
Sustainable diets and nutrition - Reports & Case Studies
ONLY IN FRENCH Street food or food sold on the street plays a growing socio-economic role in all African cities. This mode of feeding, which has become a phenomenon of modern societies, enables more than 80% of urban populations to meet their nutritional needs, generates income that enables many households to...
Burkina Faso (Africa)
2008 - Juliette T COMPAORE, Pr Nicolas BARRO, Zéphirin BELEMSIGRI, Charlotte KOMKOBO, Mamadou BELEM, Caroline YAMEOGO
Governance and planning, Food production and ecosystem management - Guidelines
ONLY IN FRENCH-This practical guide presents the main problems and issues associated with urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA). Through the solutions proposed for each of these issues, it shows urban agricultural producers how to work together, including with other stakeholders, for the benefit of all. Building the capacity of producer groups...
(Global coverage)
2007 - Coll.
Governance and planning - Directories
i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and rural forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree tools can help strengthen forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying forest structure and the environmental benefits that trees provide. By understanding the local ecosystem services that...
(Global coverage)
2006 - Coll.