About two-thirds of the developing world’s 3 billion rural people live in about 475 million small farm households, working on land plots smaller than 2 hectares. 1 Many are poor and food insecure and have limited access to markets and services. Their choices are constrained, but they farm their land and produce food for a substantial proportion of the world’s population. Besides farming they have multiple economic activities, often in the informal economy, to contribute towards their small incomes.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2015Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Albania
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Italy, Germany
This FAO Legal Paper looks at and evaluates the present laws and policies relating to sustainable small-scale fisheries in the fisheries and aquaculture legislation in operation in Sierra Leone and makes recommendations to align them with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). This Paper provides a brief introduction of the fisheries sector in Sierra Leone, focusing on the small-scale sect or with an overview of the uses and access rights to resources.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Egypt, Greece, Belgium, Spain
On the occasion of FAO Egypt's 40th Anniversary, this booklet is produced to highlight FAO's achievements and support to the Egyptian Government over the past 40 years. It will give a glimpse on how FAO started its work in Egypt and will also highlight the main projects that made a difference as well as shed light on the future country programming framework.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2018Jordan, Sweden, Greece, United States of America, Italy
This report constitutes part of the project GCP/JOR/018/SWI: “Reduce vulnerability in Jordan<p></p>in the context of water scarcity and increasing food/energy demand” project, funded by the<p></p>Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC).<p></p>The objective of this report is to address project output 4: “Prepared appropriate long-term<p></p>policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate the adoption and scale-up of the<p></p>three-pronged approach and integrate it within national food-water-energy related p
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Denmark, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Yemen, Turkey, Spain, Burundi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Sudan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
This study analyses Egypt’s agricultural sector and its performance over time, identifies constraints to increasing production and exports, and examines the key role of trade in inclusive agriculture development. After a review of current trends in the agricultural sector and trade policies, the study elaborates on the main pillars of Egypt’s current agricultural development strategy and the factors inhibiting growth of agricultural production and trade.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Germany, Dominica, France, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Chile, Guatemala, Montenegro, Cameroon, Belize, Colombia, Ghana, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil
The World Banana Forum (WBF) publication developed a methodological guide to reduce water and carbon footprints in banana plantations worldwide. Members of the Working Group (WG) on Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact acknowledged the contribution of banana production in the total global GHG emissions and the consumption of freshwater in the economic activity, both stressed in the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), having the agricultural sector a high mitigation potential.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2018Algeria, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Zambia, Israel, Malaysia, Spain, Chile, Germany, China, Fiji, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Iran, Singapore, India, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Brazil
Aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, most FAO members have highlighted the limitations and constraints faced in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve AqGR as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used and the suitable indicators of the status of those resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines, Tajikistan, Germany, Bolivia, India
This working paper provides an overview of the historic development and current status of implementation of land evaluation and land use planning concepts and tools for land resources/landscape management and proposes a way forward. The increasing and juxtaposed challenges of population growth and increasing demands on limited resources by diverse actors, land degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change, require a rational utilization of resources to sustain and enhance productivity and m aintain resilient ecosystems.
Library ResourceConstitutionDecember, 1991Slovenia
The constitution was adopted by the National Assembly.
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