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Reseña de Agricultura Familiar Uruguay

Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean

En América Latina, Uruguay se destaca por ser una sociedad igualitaria con un elevado ingreso per cápita, bajos niveles de desigualdad y pobreza y la ausencia casi universal de pobreza extrema. Sin embargo, y pese a la reducción de la pobreza a nivel nacional, algunos habitantes del medio rural continúan siendo pobres y viviendo en situación de aislamiento y vulnerabilidad. Un 47% de los habitantes de las zonas rurales tiene una, o más de una, necesidad básica insatisfecha (FIDA).

National gender profile of agriculture and rural livelihoods: The Republic of Azerbaijan

Reports & Research
August, 2022

This country gender assessment (CGA) for the Republic of Azerbaijan was undertaken as part of FAO and national commitments to promote gender equality while integrating a gender perspective into its operations. The resulting CGA report focuses on the intersections of gender, agriculture and rural development, and presents a snapshot of critical gender-based inequalities and their consequences for agricultural production and rural livelihoods in Azerbaijan.

The Just Transition Open Agenda

Institutional & promotional materials
April, 2022
Southern Africa

From 24 to 26 November 2020, the three organisations comprising the Life After Coal campaign, Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg), the Centre for Environmental Rights and groundWork, met virtually to develop a shared Open Agenda on the Just Transition. We used the Open Agenda for a Just Transition - developed at the National Coal Exchange in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in July 2019 - as a starting point. We chose to frame it as an agenda because it consists of actions that need to be taken to ensure a Just Transition.

Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertificati

Manuals & Guidelines
February, 2022

Produced jointly by the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with contributions from multiple stakeholders, this technical guide addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) within the implementation of the UNCCD and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), thus opening a new chapter in ongoing efforts to combat desertification, land degradation, and drought

Overview of land degradation neutrality (LDN) in Europe and Central Asia

Reports & Research
January, 2022
Central Asia
Eastern Europe

Land degradation neutrality (LDN) has been defined by the Parties to the Convention as: A state whereby the amount and quality of land resources, necessary to support ecosystem functions and services and enhance food security, remains stable or increases within specified temporal and spatial scales and ecosystems. The present report is an overview of the status of land degradation neutrality (LDN) in the region including a national overview for the 17 programme countries.

Pravni vodič za komasaciju

Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2021

Land consolidation is a highly effective land management instrument that allows for the improvement of the structure of agricultural holdings and farms in a country, which increases their economic and social efficiency and brings benefits both to right holders as well as to society in general. Since land consolidation gives mobility to land ownership and other land rights, it may also facilitate the allocation of new areas with specific purposes other than agriculture, such as for public infrastructure or nature protection and restoration.

LDN in Armenia

Reports & Research
November, 2021

Armenia is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus. After gaining independence from the former Soviet Union, a very difficult socio- economic situation developed in Armenia, with a current high level of poverty. Land privatization has led to excessive land fragmentation and a small average farm size. Most of the country (87 percent) is mountainous with a vertical zonation of diverse landscapes. Armenia is hotspot of biodiversity in the region, facing human and climate induced land degradation. Water erosion affects most forest and croplands across the country.

Women’s leadership and gender equality in climate action and disaster risk reduction in Africa – A call for action

Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2021

This brief builds on the recommendations from the webinar jointly organized by FAO, ARC and WFP on
“Advancing Women’s Leadership in Climate Action and Governance” in March 2021. It was prepared by
FAO Regional Office for Africa Gender and Climate Change teams, in collaboration with the Africa Risk
Capacity Gender Team