In the last decade, efforts to re-localize the food system have been gaining ground in a way that is intended to induce changes in the primary sector, thereby improving its conditions and sustainability. The European Union has identified food as one of the ten key sectors with outstanding potential for an ecological transition, and public procurement of (organic) food as an appropriate policy to foster agricultural development and support small farmers.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2020Colombia, Spain, Russia, Sweden, United States of America
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2020Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, United States of America, Venezuela
A singular and modest activist action, a temporary park created in San Francisco, grew into the global urban Park(ing) Day (PD) phenomenon. This tactical urbanism event not only expanded to be annually celebrated in thousands of parking lots all over the world but became an inspiration for urban planning and policy changes. The permanent rendition of Park(ing) Day, parklets, resulted from the movement but did not stop the spread of PD itself.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global
The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017France, Honduras, United States of America, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, United Kingdom, Netherlands, New Zealand, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Czech Republic
This assessment focuses on three main services that plant protection impacts on soil can significantly affect: provisioning services for food, fibre, and fuel supply and regulating services for water quality and erosion. The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) at its 2016 plenary session requested that the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) complete “an assessment at global level of the impact of Plant Protection Products on soil functions and ecosystems”. It is an activity under the strategic objective SO2 and indirectly contributing to all FAO strategic objectives.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2018Serbia, France, Belgium, Lithuania, Niger, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Ghana, Congo, Argentina, Switzerland, Guinea, Pakistan, Finland, Romania, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
This issue of the Land Tenure Journal includes a geographically and technically diverse range of papers covering Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Sweden, Ukraine, Peru, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Canada, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Tanzania, Netherlands, France, Spain, Croatia, China, Australia, Ireland, Finland, New Zealand, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ghana
This guide is about extending the recording or registration of tenure rights to people who currently are not served by systems to record their rights. It provides practical advice on ways to introduce a new system to record tenure rights and for the recording of rights for the first time by the state, a process that is sometimes called first registration.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia
How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2018Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Bangladesh, Kenya, Zambia, Vietnam, Chile, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand, Hungary, Panama
The focus of Strategic Objective 2 stems from FAO’s vision for sustainable agriculture, which is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. This evaluation assessed FAO’s efforts in promoting integrated approaches for making agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable. These efforts have proven to be highly relevant in countries where agriculture and food systems face urgent sustainability challenges.
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