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WOOD ENERGY IN THE ECE REGION

Wood Energy in the ECE Region

Data, Trends and Outlook in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America

6 May 2019
This publication highlights the use of wood for energy and includes the most recent statistics on wood energy markets across the UNECE region. It aims to communicate the relevance of wood energy in the region and help bridge information about the forest and energy sectors. It also intends to offe...
TACKLING ANTIMICROBIAL USE RESIST

Tackling Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Pig Production

Lessons Learned in Denmark

8 May 2019
This report describes a campaign to limit the use of antimicrobials – specifically antibiotics – in the Danish swine-producing sector. It is a testimony of the collaboration between the regulatory sector within the Ministry of Environment and Food (and its agriculture-focused precursors), private...
AGRICULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

Agriculture and Climate Change

Challenges and Opportunities at the Global and Local Level - Collaboration on Climate-Smart Agriculture

2 May 2019
This publication presents the achievements of the International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture project, which include capacity development, training, information-sharing and several country studies. The project notably contributed to feasibility studies in Botswana, Ecuador and Ethiopia, a...
GUIDE IRRIGATION INVEST PROJ

Guidelines on Irrigation Investment Projects

6 May 2019
Irrigation has been and will continue to be an agricultural and rural investment priority. Development of the irrigation sector faces multiple challenges, including water scarcity and degradation, competition over shared resources, and the impact of climate change. Innovations are needed to addre...
CROSSING BOUNDARIES: LEGAL POL

Crossing Boundaries

Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-border Pastoralism

6 May 2019
This report examines how pastoral mobility has been impacted by the creation of unnatural boundaries within landscapes and how societies cope with these constraints through legal or informal arrangements. There are many examples from around the world of efforts to facilitate transboundary movemen...
LES PRODUITS FORESTIERS NON‑LIGNEU

Les produits forestiers non-ligneux

De la restauration des terres à la génération de revenus

18 Apr 2019
Action contre la désertification est un projet qui soutient huit pays - Burkina Faso, Ethiopie, îles Fidji, Gambie, Haïti, Niger, Nigéria et Sénégal - dans la gestion durable et la restauration des terres dégradées. Le projet promeut une approche de restauration communautaire des terres tout au l...
NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS

Non-timber Forest Products

From Restoration to Income Generation

26 Mar 2019
The Action Against Desertification project supports Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. The project promotes community-based restoration approaches along value chains - from the seed to the market ...
GLOBAL RINDERPEST ACTION PLAN

Global Rinderpest Action Plan

Post-eradication

4 Apr 2019
The Global Rinderpest Action Plan aims to ensure continued global freedom from rinderpest by outlining the actions necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from a rinderpest outbreak. FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared in 2011 the global eradication of rinderp...
USE OF 137CS FOR SOIL EROSION

Use of 137Cs for Soil Erosion Assessment

13 Mar 2019
The 137Cs method uses traces of nuclear activity to measure soil loss, and constitutes a relatively swift and cost-effective means of collecting data on soil erosion as compared to more conventional methods. This guide covers the main principles, sampling strategy, gamma spectroscopic measurement...
MAINSTREAM EFFICIENT LEGUME SEED

Mainstreaming Efficient Legume Seed Systems in Eastern Africa

Challenges, Opportunities and Contributions towards Improved Livelihoods

22 Apr 2019
Legumes are important components of sustainable farming systems. They are useful to diversify and intensify cropping systems; fix atmospheric nitrogen and improve soil health; act as rotation crops; increase and diversify smallholder incomes; and lower the carbon footprint, mitigating climate cha...
E-AGRICULTURE IN ACTION BLOCKCHAIN

E-Agriculture in Action

Blockchain for Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges

29 Apr 2019
The growth of ICT in the last decade has provided many opportunities to overcome some of the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. Recent developments such as the increase in the use of mobile-broadband access devices, the Internet of things (IoT), drones, smart networks, capacity for big d...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2019

State of Commodity Dependence 2019

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
18 Jun 2019
The 2019 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains 189 individual country profiles, each comprising 30 indicators mostly related to the four main dimensions of commodity dependence, namely: merchandise and commodity export dependence - Commodity import dependence - key socio-economic ...
VALUING FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services

A Training Manual for Planners and Project Developers

13 Mar 2019
The aim of this manual is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. The specific target group comprises governmental officers in planning units and field-level officers and practitioners in key government departments in Bangladesh responsible for project development, inc...
STATE OF FOOD SECUR & NUTRIT 2018

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building Climate Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition

Series:
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
25 Feb 2019
This year’s report shows that climate variability and extremes – even without conflict – are key drivers behind the recent rise in global hunger and one of the leading causes of severe food crises and their impact on people’s nutrition and health. Climate variability and exposure to more complex,...
REG OVERVIEW FOOD SEC NUTRI EURO

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018

The Role of Migration, Rural Women and Youth in Sustainable Development

4 Mar 2019
Europe and Central Asia encompasses great economic, social and environmental diversity, its countries are facing various food security and nutrition challenges. While they have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of undernourishment over the past two decades, new evidence shows a...
PERSPECT DEL COMERCIO INTER 2018

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2018

Las tensiones comerciales exigen una mayor integración regional

25 Feb 2019
La edición 2018 de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe incluye tres capítulos. En el capítulo I se analiza el impacto que el divergente crecimiento global y las tensiones comerciales causan en el comercio de la región. En el capítulo II se examina la participació...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2018

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

Stronger Regional Integration Urgent to Counter Impact of Trade Conflicts

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
8 Feb 2019
This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 2018 and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I analyses the impact of divergent global growth and trade tensions on trade in the region. Chapter II examines the share of Latin America and the Caribbean in g...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (S)

El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación

Migración, agricultura y desarrollo rural

Series:
El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación
15 Oct 2018
La migración es una realidad mundial en crecimiento que permite que millones de personas busquen nuevas oportunidades. Sin embargo, también plantea dificultades para los migrantes y para las sociedades, tanto en las zonas de origen como en las de destino. En este informe se analizan los flujos mi...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (F)

La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2018

Migrations, agriculture et développement rural

Series:
La situation mondiale de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture
15 Oct 2018
Les migrations sont un phénomène mondial en expansion qui concerne des millions de personnes en quête d’un avenir meilleur. Elles sont porteuses de défis pour les migrants eux-mêmes et pour les sociétés, aussi bien dans les régions de départ que dans les régions d’arrivée. La situation mondiale d...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2018

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Oct 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...
FUTURE SMART FOOD

Future Smart Food

Rediscovering Hidden Treasures of Neglected and Underutilized Species for Zero Hunger in Asia

2 Apr 2018
For centuries people in Asia and the Pacific region have grown and consumed a wide variety of nutritious foods. Unfortunately, more recent generations have slowly but surely changed their diets and have moved away from many of these traditional foods. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...
FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
24 May 2019
The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the st...
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN ACTION

Watershed Management in Action

Lessons Learned from FAO Field Projects

7 Jun 2018
This study reviewed the achievements, and also the shortcomings, of 12 watershed management projects technically supported by FAO over the past decade, with a view to learning from experience. Unlike sectoral development approaches, watershed management involves examining the interactions among v...
TRACK ADAPT AGRICULT SECTORS

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors

Climate Change Adaptation Indicators

15 Jun 2018
Tracking adaptation processes and outcomes is a continuous process which also encompasses monitoring and evaluation – one of the important elements of the climate change adaptation. A detailed review of existing literature on adaptation tracking tools showed a number of challenges and limitations...
TOWARDS GENDER EQUIT SMALL

Towards Gender-equitable Small-scale Fisheries Governance and Development

A Handbook

29 Jun 2018
This manual aims at providing practical guidance on how to achieve gender-equitable small-scale fisheries in the context of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines. Women play a key role, in particular in post-harvest activities relating to processing, marketing and trade, but their role remains...
REAL WOMENS RIGHTS LAND LAW

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law

A Guide for Reporting on SDG Indicator 5.A.2

27 Jul 2018
This publication provides methodological guidance for reporting on Target 5.a of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to “Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, ...
PULSE CROPS SUSTAIN FARMS

Pulse Crops for Sustainable Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa

18 Jul 2018
Pulses have a long history in sub-Saharan Africa due to their multiple benefits. Pulses, and legumes in general, can play an important role in agriculture because their ability to biologically fix atmospheric nitrogen and to enhance the biological turnover of phosphorous; thus they could become t...
GENDER AND ICTS

Gender and ICTs

Mainstreaming Gender in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Agriculture and Rural Development

3 Jul 2018
This publication looks at the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) when placed in the hands of men and women working in agriculture and in rural areas. It examines the challenges to be overcome and makes recommendations so that rural communities can take full and equal ad...
AGRI INVESTMENT FUNDS FOR DEV

Agricultural Investment Funds for Development

Descriptive Analysis and Lessons Learned from Fund Management, Performance and Private-public Collaboration

11 Jul 2018
This publication explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. It looks at the capital needs of the different agricultural actors along the agricultural value chain and taking into consideration investment funds involving all kinds of inve...