The Home Garden project’s interventions have been highly successful in improving the nutritional status of families from poor and disadvantaged groups. Home gardens are also reducing economic vulnerability through income generated by sale of surplus products and reduced expenditure for vegetables, fruits and meat. This video highlights the overall achievements from the three phases of […]
Positioning agricultural biodiversity in the resilience and development debate. A workshop report from the Agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014: the third International Science and Policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems, in Montpellier, France.
The UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) issued a policy brief explaining the importance of integrating biodiversity concerns in climate change policies, programmes and projects and presenting recommendations and tools for achieving synergies. The policy brief, titled ‘Addressing Climate Change: Why Biodiversity Matters’, describes the importance of biodiversity ecosystem services and how […]
FAO’s flagship publication The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO), was presented this week at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), and shows that a significant proportion of the world population relies on forest products to meet basic needs for energy, shelter and some aspects of primary healthcare […]
The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community.
This latest issue focuses on building resilience in family farming.
Fostering seed security responses that work for vulnerable farmers. International coalition launches public resource website: SeedSystem.org