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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 April 2018 at 03:51

Sécurité alimentaire

Rapport FAO : Impact des catastrophes naturelles et crises sur l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire


FAO, 2018

L’édition 2017 de ce rapport FAO étudie l’impact des menaces qui pèsent sur l’agriculture, allant des catastrophes naturelles aux crises de la chaîne alimentaire et aux crises complexes et prolongées, y compris les conflits civils et la guerre. Il en ressort qu’en Afrique, la sécheresse et les inondations sont les catastrophes naturelles les plus coûteuses, avec des pertes évaluées respectivement à 29 et 19 milliards de dollars entre 2005 et 2015. Les ravageurs de cultures et les maladies animales comptent aussi parmi les catastrophes les plus coûteuses pour les agriculteurs africains.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 23 March 2018 at 12:26

Rapport FAO : Impact des catastrophes naturelles et crises sur l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire

FAO, 2018

L'édition 2017 de ce rapport FAO étudie l'impact des menaces qui pèsent sur l'agriculture, allant des catastrophes naturelles aux crises de la chaîne alimentaire et aux crises complexes et prolongées, y compris les conflits civils et la guerre. Il en ressort qu'en Afrique, la sécheresse et les inondations sont les catastrophes naturelles les plus coûteuses, avec des pertes évaluées respectivement à 29 et 19 milliards de dollars entre 2005 et 2015. Les ravageurs de cultures et les maladies animales comptent aussi parmi les catastrophes les plus coûteuses pour les agriculteurs africains.

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Dramane TOUNKARA Merci pour le partage e ce document très utile que nous tâcherons d'exploiter à bon escient!

3 weeks 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 16 March 2018 at 07:49

Dear Colleagues,

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to share with you the new publication titled Gender and food loss in sustainable value chains. A guiding note.

The purpose of this publication is to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to understand and analyse the nexus between gender equality and food loss, while offering practical guidance on, and tools for, integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and interventions.

The publication will support the implementation of FAO’s Food Loss Analysis Methodology, which provided the base for more than 70 case studies in the scale agriculture and fisheries subsector of 24 countries. The guiding note may also serve as a supporting document in the mainstreaming of gender and social considerations into the food loss assessments in general.

Please find the links to the publication below:

- PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/I8620EN/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 December 2017 at 06:40

Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

Bonn, Germany – The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year's climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.

"This bold landmark decision brings agriculture to the forefront of the international climate change agenda, and looks directly at important issues such as assessing adaptation and mitigation benefits of agriculture, improving soil health, nutrient management and livestock systems, and addressing the socio-economic and food security issues associated with climate change in the agriculture sectors," said Julia Wolf, Natural Resource Officer and Coordinator from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the Un

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 December 2017 at 03:52

Open call for examples of ‘Innovation for agroecology’

2nd International Symposium on Agroecology

Dear partners and colleagues,

As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here: https://goo.gl/ic7PTf).

Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge –often building on traditional knowledge- that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions. That requires shifting the emphasis from traditional technology transfer approaches to identifying, supporting and strengthening the institutions and processes needed to enable innovative ways of knowledge creation and sharing.

As part of the Symposium, FAO will co-organize and host a ‘Market place on innovation for agroecology’. With the present call, we would like to highlight innovative example actions or processes from a wide range of actors involved in agriculture and food systems in their diversity

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 December 2017 at 07:34

World Soil Day 2017: Caring for the planet starts from the ground

Tuesday, December 5 is World Soil Day, a day set aside by the United Nations http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/about-world-soil-day/en/; to acknowledge the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.  

An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, FAO has supported the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness raising platform. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013 the UN General Assembly responded by designating 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia, in partnership with various governmental and non-governmental organizations, organized "Et

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 November 2017 at 09:43

10 Reasons for you to opt pulses

Pulses are a leguminous crop that are harvested solely for the dry seed and they include beans, lentils, chick peas, cowpeas, groundnuts and peas. FAO have shared an interesting article about this type of crops and why you should choose pulses for your health as explained below;

1- Low in fat and contain no cholesterol.

2- Low in sodium.

3- Great source of plant -base protein.

4- Good source of iron. 

5- High in potassium.

6- High in fibre foods.

7- Excellent source of folate.

8- Pulses can be stored for long time.

9- Low glycemic index foods.

10- Pulses are naturally gluten-free.

Read int details about this ten benefits of pulses HERE.


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4 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 20 November 2017 at 10:59

Agricultural courses at your fingertips!

FAO e-learning center offers free interactive courses- in English, French and Spanish on topics ranging from food and nutrition security or climate change to land tenure.  

The courses are suited to agricultural and food security professionals, students, and anyone interested in the broad range of topics offered by FAO.  Also this will give you more opportunity to learn and knowledge in agriculture.  

Find the topics titles below;

1. The basics of nutrition, food security and livelihoods 

2. Climate change and food security

3. Pre-breeding for effective use of plant genetic resources

4. The Responsible Governance of Tenure

5. Rural Invest – preparing effective Investment Project Proposals

6. An introduction to social safety nets

7. Enhancing participation in CODEX activities


Photo source: FAO Knowledge

Tatah Susan I am interested, need basics  knowledge in agriculture. Damn this is interesting, please i need updates

4 months 2 weeks ago

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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Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

4 months 4 weeks ago

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

9 months 3 weeks ago

Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing these Alejandra Safa Barraza! 

9 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

9 months 3 weeks ago

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

9 months 3 weeks ago

Amavi Lys AGLINGLO Thanks dear alejandra for sharing


9 months 3 weeks ago

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

11 months 2 weeks ago

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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