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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2016
    Global

    This guide aims to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct and undertake due diligence along agricultural supply chains in order to ensure that their operations contribute to sustainable development. It provides information on

    • a model enterprise policy outlining the standards that enterprises should observe to build responsible agricultural supply chains,

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2012
    Global

    This document presents a set of guiding principles that promote to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    January, 2019
    Haiti, Dominican Republic

    Long before opening a country office in Santo Domingo in 1979, FAO provided technical and financial assistance to the Dominican Republic to boost development of its agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. Over the years, the Organization has implemented a large number of interventions covering a wide range of areas, including food security and nutrition, plant and animal health, sustainable natural resource use, forest management and institutional development.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018

    This infographic is the third of a series of six infographics on "FAO cash & voucher toolbox". It presents the definition, key objectives, main reasons for use and FAO technical expertise on input trade fairs.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2019
    Germany, Moldova, Niger, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Italy, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Armenia, Paraguay, Turkey

    Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is diverse, and has great potential to revitalize the economy of the countries in the region via improved productivity (efficiency) and higher total yield for food, fodder and fibre crops. Conservation agriculture can rise to the major challenge of making sustainable intensification of production systems a reality.

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    January, 2018
    United Kingdom, Ghana

    Ghana’s work to promote the legal timber trade, in partnership with the European Union (EU), strongly emphasizes involving local communities who live in or near forests. Yet many farmers and communities don’t understand their rights, which means that illegal activity by loggers has gone unchecked in Ghana’s off-reserve forests.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2018
    Algeria, Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Chile, Peru, Italy, Ecuador, China, Tunisia, Argentina

    For centuries, farmers, herders, fishers and foresters have developed diverse and locally adapted agricultural systems managed with time tested, ingenious techniques. These practices have resulted in a vital combination of social, cultural, ecological and economic services to humankind. “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” (GIAHS) are outstanding landscapes of aesthetic beauty that combine agricultural biodiversity, resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage.

  8. Library Resource
    Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 14.01.45.A good practice on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A multi-actor and multi-sector approach in Sierra Leone cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, the well-being and livelihoods of many people, particularly the rural poor, are based on secure and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests. Increasing pressure on these resources in recent years has led to an escalation of conflict over access to natural resources.

  9. Library Resource
    FAO Support to Land Consolidation in Europe and Central Asia During 2002-2018 cover image

    Experiences and way forward

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2019
    Central Asia, Cyprus, Turkey, Europe, Greece, Spain

    Shortly after the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded in 1945, the organization had started to support member countries addressing structural problems in agriculture with land fragmentation and small holding and farm sizes through the development of land consolidation instruments (Binns, 1950). During the 1950s and 1960s, FAO provided technical assistance to the development of land consolidation in member countries in Europe such as Turkey, Greece, Spain and Cyprus, but also in the Near East and Asia (Meliczek, 1973).

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