While food and nutrition security are issues that national and international organizations are tackling, one of the central problems often overlooked is the essential role of soils in providing nutritious food. Soils are the base for food production and food security. However, the majority of soils are in fair and poor conditions, with the most significant threats being erosion and loss of nutrients.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2019Brazil
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2017Brazil
Dietary guidelines urge Brazilians to increase their consumption of raw vegetables. Yet key issues must be tackled by the government and civil society, not only to foster consumers’ appetite for healthier food, but more importantly to diminish the gaps between local demand and production, determined by food and land accessibility. We examine whether vegetable production in Brazil meets the demand to provide Brazilians the daily amount of fresh food recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Peru, Colombia, Brazil, South America
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2013South America, BrazilEste trabalho visa analisar a organização espacial das comunidades pesqueiras a partir da lógica do desenvolvimento capitalista e seus desdobramentos no modo de vida dos grupos que fazem parte de reservas extrativistas marinhas. A análise geográfica adotada na investigação incorpora as relações de gênero, trazendo para o debate a divisão do trabalho e o uso dos recursos naturais decorrentes tanto das diferenças sociais estabelecidas entre homens e mulheres como das variadas relações socioespaciais.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon
This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global
Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Malawi, Ghana, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Germany
In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a responsible governance of agricultural investments. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a c rucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Bangladesh, South Africa, Gambia, Ethiopia, China, Mauritania, India, South Sudan, Chad, Pakistan, Niger, Sudan, Brazil
Sustainable Development Goal 1, ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere, is the most ambitious goal set by the 2030 Agenda. This Goal includes eradicating extreme poverty in the next 12 years, which will require more focused actions in addition to broad-based interventions. The question is: How can we achieve target 1.1 and overcome the many challenges that lie ahead? By gaining a deeper understanding of poverty, and the characteristics of the extreme rural poor in particular, the right policies can be put in place to reach those most in need.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Brazil
Saint Lucia and FAO have partnered since the country joined the organization in 1979. Assistance has been geared towards sustainable agricultural development and food and nutrition security, with a parallel focus on natural resource management. Ranging from national policy support to community-level projects, interventions seek to improve agricultural productivity and local food production as well as income-earning opportunities for rural communities. Other key features of cooperation are disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Kenya, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Thailand, Madagascar, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Norway, Ghana, Iran, India, Sierra Leone, Uruguay, Brazil, Cambodia
À travers le monde, des millions de personnes dépendent des ressources naturelles telles que les terres, les pêches et les forêts, qui sont utilisées collectivement comme des biens communs. Les biens communs sont essentiels à la culture, à l’identité et au bien-être. Source de nourriture et de revenus, ils agissent comme un important filet de sécurité, surtout pour les populations les plus marginalisées et les plus vulnérables.
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