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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 November 2017 at 11:52

Solar-powered irrigation sees farmers double their yield

Source: The NewTimes

Gerard Munyeshuri Gatete inspects a solar powered water pump on an 8-hectare farm in Barija Sector in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province. It pumps water 60 metres underground to irrigate his crops during drought.

Gatete said that before getting the technology one year ago, he and family members who co-own the farm would harvest about one tonne of beans per hectare, but now they harvest 2.5 tonnes.

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Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 8 November 2017 at 09:03

Call For Successful Experiences in Scaling-up Agroecology

FAO calls for cases - deadline 13 November

As one of the planned agenda items of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO will select and showcase successful experiences in agroecology in action that can be scaled up and out. We will select 12 cases to be presented by speakers during a session of the International Symposium (10min each presentation). The selection of cases will be based on the following criteria:

· Contribution made to scale-up agroecology

· Potential to be replicated and further scaled-up/out

· Addresses each of the three pillars of sustainability (social environmental and economic)

· Regional balance will be ensured

· For each region, case studies involving governmental and non-governmental initiatives will be included

· All the cases need to be based either on policy or practices

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 October 2017 at 04:50

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) boss routes for Agroecosystems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) boss Mr. Igbokwe noted that global agricultural production is already being affected by changes in rainfall and temperature thus compromising food security.   “Many studies reveal that small farmers who follow agro-ecological practices cope with, and even prepare for climate change. Through managing on-farm biodiversity and soil cover and by enhancing soil organic matter, agro ecological farmers minimize crop failure under extreme climatic events,” he explained. 

Igbokwe noted that global agricultural production is already being affected by changes in rainfall and temperature thus compromising food security. 

 Full article here


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:22

FAO Indonesia is hiring!

National Consultant for Coffee Value Chain Assessment in North Sumatera


FAO Indonesia has concluded a livelihood recovery programme for communities affected by Mt

Sinabung eruption in Karo District by March 2017. One of the implemented activities was the support

for coffee farmers in developing their coffee products as one of the most resistant commodity during

eruption. The intervention covered the production, post-harvest, until marketing stage. In the latest

development, the intervention managed to provide additional income to the coffee farmer since they

have regular buyer from local coffee company.


To ensure that the good initiatives are sustainable and beneficial to the community, as well as to

identify the gap on coffee value chain that hasn’t been addressed in previous intervention, FAO

Indonesia is looking for short term consultant to conduct assessment on coffee value chain in the

area of Karo District - North Sumatera and the surrounding area. The assessment

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 September 2017 at 06:32

Call for Papers

International technical conference on climate change, agricultural trade and food security

15-17 November 2017. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO), one of the Organization’s flagship publications, addresses the latest developments and trends in global agricultural commodity markets. In its 2018 edition, the report will focus on the role of agricultural trade and trade policies in promoting food security and sustainable agricultural production in the context of climate change.

In preparation for the report, this conference will explore the linkages between climate change, agricultural trade and food security. It will provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners from around the world to come together and exchange ideas on the study and management of the ways in which climate change will affect agricultural production and international agricultural trade.

The main conference language will be English. Simultaneous i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2017 at 12:44

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes

UN food agency chiefs visiTed drought-hit Ethiopia

“It is essential to invest in preparedness and provide farmers and rural communities with knowledge and tools to safeguard themselves and their livelihoods. We’ve witnessed here that saving livelihoods means saving lives - it is people’s best defense against drought” said Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO.

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made their plea after they visited projects that treat dwindling herds to limit further livestock deaths and met drought-affected people receiving food rations.

All three agencies are working closely with the Government of Ethiopia to eliminate hunger in the country. In meetings with Deputy Pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 28 June 2017 at 12:13

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform FAO publication titled Gender Sensitive value chain development. A guiding Framework is now available in Spanish.

You can find the English, French and Spanish version in the FDR and are available at the urls below.

FR: Développer des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre

ES: Desarrollo de cadenas de valor sensibles al género

EN: Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains

PDF URLs:

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462f.pdf

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462s.pdf

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462e.pdf

Card URLs:

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/76fa8c73-e8fb-4f6d-8b20-292961d87026/

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/59887457-6d38-49d5-9dcf-020f3b4c2873/  

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/a68a59ff-b984-4334-b7c0-d56729177ca4/

PATRICK GBEGBE Thanks

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing these Alejandra Safa Barraza! 

4 months 3 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji Merci chère Alejandra pour ce partage,ceci vient en complément des outils formidables que nous a transmis Angelica Sanders lors de la formation à Bamako. Nous profitons de l'occasion pour dire à nos membres que Mme  la Ministre de la Promotion de la femme, l'enfant et la famille va participer au débat en ligne via notre plateforme.Le thème du débat mensuel  prévu ce mardi 04 Juillet su la plateforme du Mali est " Autonomisation économique de la femme, défis et perspectives"  N'hésitez  pas à y participer. Nous faisons donc aux expertises de Caroline van der Molen et Angelica Senders pour échanger avec le cabinet du Ministre de la promotion de la femme au Mali. La force du réseau c'est les membres, et la force des membres c'est le réseau. On est ensemble

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Akibodé Djodji

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·         Thank you dear Alejandra for this sharing, this comes in addition to the great tools that Angelica Sanders has transmitted to us during the training in Bamako. We would like to take this opportunity to tell our members that the Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families will participate in the online debate via our platform. The theme of the monthly debate scheduled for Tuesday 04 July Platform of Mali is "Economic empowerment of women, challenges and prospects" Do not hesitate to participate. We are therefore doing the assessments of Caroline van der Molen and Angelica Senders to discuss with the Cabinet of the Minister for the Advancement of Women in Mali. The strength of the network is the members, and the strength of the members is the network. We are together

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Amavi Lys AGLINGLO Thanks dear alejandra for sharing


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 16 May 2017 at 08:05

Atelier de lancement du programme entrepreneuriat agricole jeune de la FAO

Rencontre des parties prenantes à Accra du 10 au 11 Mai 2017 à l’Hôtel Kempesky

L’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation, conçoit un nouveau programme pour appuyer le démarrage et le développement des PME Agrobusiness innovantes de poste-production qui mobilise fortement la jeunesse africaine.

Ce nouveau programme vise à contribuer au démarrage et au développement des PME Agrobusiness innovantes dans 10 pays africains dont le Mali. Cette grande rencontre avec les organisations actives sur la thématique a rassemblé plus de 50 participants de différents domaines d’activité et différents pays.

L’atelier a ainsi réuni des financiers, entrepreneurs, industriels privés, chercheurs, universités, ONG et décideurs impliqués dans le secteur de Agricole pour un partage de connaissances et d’expériences locales. Les participants s’étaient particulièrement attelés à explorer l’impléme

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 15 May 2017 at 09:14

Position Junior Consultant Food Security and Nutrition at FAO regional office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok) 

The Junior Consultant will work on the Regional Initiative on Zero Hunger Challenge (RI-ZHC) in the Social-Economic, Development and Policy Support Group (ESP). 

Expected starting date is June 1, 2017. Expected end date of the assignment is November 30, 2017.  

Please find the TOR attached. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 9 May 2017 at 09:19

Atelier International pour le lancement du programme ouest  africain Youth In Agribusiness de la FAO, Accra du 10 au 11 Mai 2017

Le réseau AgriProFocus est invité par la FAO pour partager son expérience et faire des propositions  pertinentes pour la formulation du programme de promotion de la jeunesse dans l'agriculture L'atelier rassemblera le personnel du siège de la FAO , des bureaux régionaux et des pays engagés dans la promotion de l'emploi des jeunes dans l'agriculture et l'agro-industrie. Les principaux partenaires, les représentants du gouvernement, les experts, ainsi que les praticiens et les représentants des jeunes seront invités à partager leurs approches et expériences précieuses et à discuter des possibilités de partenariat. Le réseau AgriProFocus est invité à faire une présentation, en mettant l'accent sur les discussions interactives pour partager ses différentes activités liées à la jeunesse.

La FAO, à l’instar des organisations e

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Georges pour ce partage ,nous sommes ravis de participer à cet atelier international pour partager avec ce beau monde notre expérience pour la promotion de l'entreprenariat agricole jeune dont nous sommes fières . I LOVE AGRIBUSINESS

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 28 March 2017 at 01:39

FAO Online Discussion & Discussion Paper on the Nutrion-Sensitive Value Chains Framework

Discussion Paper from the Committee on World Food Security

The Rome-based Agencies Working Group (Including FAO, WFP and IFAD) has developed a joint nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) framework. The NSVC framework is a practical approach to navigate the complexity of food systems and identify investment and policy opportunities to ensure that food value chains contribute to improved food security and nutrition. Opportunities to enhance nutrition outcomes arise at all stages of the value chain, from production to consumption. Adopting a NSVC approach allows for analyzing the roles and incentives of different actors along the chain, and to consider what may be the impact on cross cutting issues such as gender and climate change, as well as what policy and regulatory environment is conducive for VC to contribute to nutrition.

Follow the online discussion "How can value chains be shaped to improve

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 March 2017 at 06:27

Invitation to participate and spread the word -FAO-e-discussion: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems 

I am delighted to extend this invitation to you to participate in the above mentioned e -discussion forum, which is an extension of the on going discussion on SCPI of Horticulture based systems.

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and g

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 13 March 2017 at 10:28

Compendium of indicators for Nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Published by FAO, november 2016

This compendium (PDF) from the FAO is designed to assist officers responsible for designing nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture investments in selecting appropriate indicators to monitor if these investments are having an impact on nutrition and through which pathways. The guide is for those responsible for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of investment projects in food and agriculture (including and in addition to value chains, social development, and rural development) that need to demonstrate that they lead to intermediary results toward improved nutrition. This compendium aims to gather the main existing nutrition-relevant indicators that can be used for M&E of food and agriculture investments, and to show for which type of investments each type of indicator is most appropriate.

Link to the compendium: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6275e.pdf

See for other interesting background articles on Nutrition

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA Superb

7 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Horticulture Conference 2015 - Kigali - Rwanda
Posted 9 March 2017 at 03:08

FAO-e-discussion (6 to 27 March 2017)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems

Invitation to participate in this e-discussion forum, which is an extension of the on going discussion on SCPI of Horticulture based systems.

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification

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Innocent Chamisa Thanks for sharing Nicole

8 months 1 week ago

Innocent Chamisa Further to this -continuation Save & Grow Series - You can participate in the on going Global e-Forum  here :                                                                                                                                     https://dgroups.org/fao/scpi-hortcrops. 

Welcome to the online discussion forum on sustainable crop production intensification (SCPI) of horticulture based systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers.)

How can we produce more with less?

With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced. FAO recently launched three “Save and Grow” guidebooks accessible at http://www.fao.org/ag/save-and-grow/ that explain principles of an ecosystem-based approach to sustainable crop production intensification.

Future generations will rely more and more on resilient food supply systems because of known challenges such as a growing world population, urbanization, land degradation, and climate change. We need to find ways to produce more from the same area of land while conserving natural resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.

You can participate by sending your contributions to the proposed discussion questions to:

SCPI-Hortcrops@dgroups.org.
Alternatively, you can share your contributions directly on the discussion board.The message will reach all members and will be automatically stored on the platform.




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Fortunatus MLYANDENA Superb

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Innocent Chamisa Fortunatus , looking forward to your contributions, in case any  difficulties..., please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards.

7 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 March 2017 at 08:13

The power of dialogue in accelerating gender equality

Blog from SNV

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to transform the world for the better by 2030 and Gender Equality (SDG5), is without a doubt integral to achieving all these ambitions.

But progress in achieving gender parity is still slow. At the end of 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report estimated that, at the current pace, it would take another 170 years for the gender gap to be closed. This calls for immediate action. Everyone, from individuals and households to organisations and policy makers, needs to commit to accelerating gender equality and ensure that half of the world’s population gets an equal chance to realise their full potential. In addition to being a moral imperative, gender equality is bound to have a great impact on economies.

According to FAO studies, if women had the same access to production resources as men, they could increase their farm yields by 20–30%. This could reduce the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 24 February 2017 at 03:59

Masa Depan Ketahanan Pangan Dunia dalam Bahaya

Semakin banyak tantangan. Tanpa upaya tambahan, target mengakhiri kelaparan pada 2030 tak akan tercapai

Pemberdayaan petani skala kecil dan memberi mereka akses yang lebih baik terhadap informasi, pasar, dan teknologi adalah kunci untuk menjamin masa depan ketahanan pangan.

Laporan baru FAO The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges, menerangkan bahwa kemampuan umat manusia untuk memberi makan dirinya sendiri dalam bahaya akibat tekanan intensifikasi pada sumberdaya alam, ganjalan ketidaksetaraan, dan dampak dari perubahan iklim. Meskipun progres nyata dan signifikan dalam mengurangi kelaparan global telah dicapai selama lebih dari 30 tahun, meningkatkan produksi pangan dan pertumbuhan ekonomi seringkali menyebabkan biaya besar yang harus ditanggung lingkungan.

Laporan ini menyebutkan hampir setengah dari luas total hutan yang menutupi permukaan bumi telah hilang. Cadangan air tanah terkuras dengan cepat. Keanekaragaman hayati

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 3 February 2017 at 07:43

FAO and EAC to address Youth Employment

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the East Africa Community (EAC) have signed a Grant Agreement intended to promote urban and rural agriculture and agribusiness to improve youth employment in the region. The total budget of the Grant is US$ 440,000 for one year.

The agreement, which took place on the margins of the 28th African Union Summit themed “Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend by Investing in Youth”, was signed by Amb Libérat Mfumukeko, the Secretary General for EAC and Dr. Patrick Kormawa, the Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and FAO Representative to the AU and UN Economic Commission for Africa. The EAC Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, Mr. Charles Njoroge accompanied Amb. Mfumukeko during the brief ceremony held at the AU Headquarters.

The agreement allows FAO and EAC to find a path for young people to secure decent work opportunities, as well as explore innovative e-bu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 December 2016 at 10:03

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 (SOFA):
Climate change, agriculture and food security

The 2016 SOFA report presents evidence on today and tomorrow’s impact of climate change on agriculture and food systems. The report assesses the options to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change impacts, while minimizing environmental impacts. It shows that making agriculture and food systems sustainable is both economically and technically feasible. However barriers to the adoption of appropriate technologies and management practices will have to be lowered, especially for smallholder farmers and women farmers amongst them. Likewise, an overhaul is needed of agricultural and food policies to shift incentives in favour of investments, worldwide, in sustainable technologies and practices.

You can download the report here. 

This report is published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA). You can visit FOA's website for more information and other publica

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Posted By in Securité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle Bénin
Posted 13 December 2016 at 10:13

Bonjour à tous,

Je vous prie de trouver ci-dessous, 2 liens par lesquels retrouver les publications relatives à la promotion des alternatives aux POP et autres pesticides chimiques dangereux dans les Champs Ecoles Paysans – CEP. Des publications relatives à des activités qui s’inscrivent dans le cadre de la composante 4 du GCP/BEN/056/GFF et qui se sont déroulées à Monkassa, Macadéli Faada, Toumboutou (Malanville) et Birni-Lafia (Malanville).

Les Champs Ecoles Paysans, lieux d’apprentissage des alternatives aux pesticides chimiques dans le bassin cotonnier au nord du Bénin http://www.fao.org/benin/actualites/detail-events/fr/c/459771/ / Site de la FAO au Bénin

Entretien avec Mme Jacqueline Sagbohan, Coordonnatrice du projet FAO GCP/BEN/056/GFF En savoir plus sur http://www.lanouvelletribune.info/benin/societe/31382-entretien-jacqueline-sagbohan-coordonnatrice-projet-fao-gcp-ben#PQgbA7xY0ZLKSMfC.99 http://www.lanouvelletribune.info/benin/societe/31382-entretien-jacqueline-sagbohan-

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