- Gender in agriculture
- Focus on gender presents experiences and insights from a range of initiatives in Africa and Asia that are working to achieve sustainable improvements in the lives of smallholder women, their families and communities.
- Pathways to transformation for smallholder women
- Achieving gender equity in agricultural value chains
- Legal empowerment for the women of West Bengal
- Chickens and eggs: gender dimensions in a marketing project
- Creating entrepreneurs in Rwanda
- Learning and earning - women in aquaculture
- Tackling gender blindness in East African dairy development
- Investing in agriculture
- Participants at the Future Agricultures Consortium's Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference discuss the factors that influence governments and others to support investment in agricultural development in Africa.
- Burundi is a small, landlocked country in central Africa with an economy dominated by subsistence agriculture. The second most densely populated country in Africa, Burundi has weathered more than a decade of civil war. Since 2000, Burundi has worked towards revitalising the economy and forging national unity but rapid population growth and inefficient agricultural production are serious challenges.
- With shifting climates, volatile markets, controversial technologies and rapidly-evolving policies, anticipating what the future will bring is not getting any easier. In this edition, GFAR highlights how foresight studies (forward-looking, anticipatory research and analysis) in Indonesia, Morocco and Argentina are being used to shape environmental and agricultural policies.
- Seeking harmony in Indonesia
- Mastering trade liberalisation in Morocco
- Sustaining Mendoza's environmental future
- Tsegaye Tadesse, Farm Africa, Ethiopia
- Tsegaye Tadesse, a senior forestry advisor for the NGO Farm Africa, explains how communities in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains are set to earn carbon offset funding through the UN's REDD+ scheme, because of their participatory forest management.
- Cassava Brown Streak Disease spreading rapidly
- New outbreaks of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) could cause a 50 per cent drop in production, cassava experts are warning.
- Aquaculture to tackle poverty and malnutrition in Timor-Leste
- The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, with the help of WorldFish, to reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition.
- How to feed 9 billion by 2050 is a complex question. Yet the staggering fact that women farmers, who produce the majority of the world's food, own less than two per cent of the world's land and receive only ten per cent of agricultural credit does at least suggest a good place to look for answers. In this edition, we present experiences and insights from a range of initiatives that are working to achieve sustainable improvements in the lives of smallholder women, their families and communities.
- Afghan nomads - changing lives
- Afghanistan's Kuchi nomads were once able to graze their large flocks of fat-tailed sheep across the country's hills and mountains. But increasing competition for land from a growing population is pressuring families towards a more sedentary lifestyle. Nevertheless, Kuchi families continue to maintain much of their traditional culture, including sharply defined gender roles.
- Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security
- This book assesses the potential of insects as food and feed as one major and readily available source of nutritious and protein-rich food.
- UNEP year book 2013: Emerging issues in our global environment
- This annual report from the United Nations Environment Programme examines emerging environmental issues while providing an overview of the latest trends using environmental indicators.
- Gender in Agriculture Partnership e-survey results
- A GFAR report presents the results of an e-survey that was designed to learn about what those committed to addressing gender issues in agriculture were thinking, doing, and planning as collective actions, and to understand their key priorities and needs for actions of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership network.
- Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: 30th anniversary
- On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, several partners and key stakeholders share their views on achievements and future priorities of the Commission.
- Combating aflatoxin - a value chain approach
- To tackle aflatoxin contamination and secure more reliable access for smallholders in Malawi to value-added international markets, a UK-based ethical trading organisation has devised an approach that tackles critical control points - including drying, sorting and storage - to stop moulds developing, and has also established a groundnut processing plant.
- Making the most of sea cucumbers
- To improve the incomes of remote Pacific island communities, fishers are being provided with support to enable them to process sea cucumbers to the high quality demanded for export, particularly to China.
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