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Food Systems
Food systems
 
News Story
24 November 2021
A review of agriculture and food systems at COP26

Under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, there are two processes, in particular, stand out as having considerable potential for addressing food system issues: the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Rural transformation
Trade and production
 
News Story
1 October 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on food companies in Eastern Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a tight grip on the African food industry, elevating risks of poverty and hunger. How exactly does it affect food companies?

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
News Story
16 January 2020
Nature-based solutions – tools to manage the climate crisis

Nature-based solutions were emphasized during COP25 as a means for climate change adaptation. But what does it mean in practice?

Climate change and resource conflict
 
Slides
7 November 2018
Vad görs i Sverige för att stärka motståndskraften inom svenskt jordbruk

Gustav af Wetterstedt from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is talking about agricultural adaption to climate change in Sweden. The presentation was held on the Swedish FAO...

Climate change and resource conflict
Rural transformation
 
News Story
22 September 2017
President of IFAD visits Sweden to discuss investing in smallholders and climate-smart agriculture

IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, is targeting half a billion smallholders in the Africa, Latin-America, Central Europe and Asia with its programmes and funding.  

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
 
News Story
22 March 2017
FAO offers an online course for building national greenhouse gas inventories

Agriculture is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases globally. However, as sources differ from country to country, calculating emissions on a national level can be tricky. At the same time knowing the sources and the amount of the exhaust of the green house gases is a crucial step for formulating sound climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
News Story
15 November 2016
New initiative aims to consolidate money and power for climate change adaption in Africa

Launched at a side event during COP22, Adaption of African Agriculture (AAA) is a new initiative aimed at reducing vulnerability of African agriculture to climate challenges.  Working both with individual projects and with international policy, the initiative specifically targets soil and water management in agriculture, climate risks management and financing of smallholde

Landscape management
 
Event
7 June 2016
Young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes

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Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
News Story
25 September 2015
How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

How to understand vulnerability and how to reduce it? If you ask this question to several people on the street they are likely to give you different answers. Same is probably true for those who work with policy and make decision on how to reduce vulnerability of people in rural communities in Africa or elsewhere. Different understanding results in different way of doing things.

Landscape management
 
News Story
21 September 2015
EBAFOSA aims to upscale ecosystem-based adaptation agriculture in Africa

Ecosystem- based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly, EBAFOSA is a new pan-African institution created to upscale Ecosystem-based agricultural policies in Africa.