To counsel Laureano del Castillo, Executive Director of CEPES, Peru should not have laws that do not indicate any limit to the amount of land, "because we are already seeing serious problems such as land concentration."
Agriculture — and the communities who depend on it for their livelihoods and food security — are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. At the same time agriculture, as a significant producer of greenhouse gases, contributes to global warming.
FAO and the European Commission announced last January 16th a project aimed at helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia transition to a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture.
We have got finally the good news that many of our organizations have been waiting for. Today, December 22nd 2011, at 4.55 pm, New York time, the UN General Assembly has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming-IYFF.
While economic growth is generally acknowledged as a necessary precondition for reducing poverty, relatively little is known about how growth and nutrition are related.
This brief explores diverse poverty and nutritional outcomes of the recent maize-led growth in Malawi.
Last December 9 was enacted the Law No. 29811, which establishes a moratorium on the production and entry of living modified organisms into the country for a period of 10 years. This Law was approved after a long struggle by Peruvian agricultural organizations and civil society in defense of the country agro-biodiversity.
The full text of Law No. 29811 is available at the following link (spanish): Law No. 29811
A forum-workshop entitled “Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation of Small Scale Farmers and Fishers in Southeast Asia” was held in Quezon City, Philippines, last Nov 24-25.
Yesterday, the Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa began. Here, the possible successor resolution to the Kyoto Protocols will be discussed.
The sharp increases of agricultural and food prices in 2007/08 and 2010/11 have resulted in enormous costs to the population of Southern countries and have revived the debate on the need of market regulation in order to ensure global Food Security.
Anne Moore, the Irish Farmers Organisation (IFA) has been awarded for its innovative farm. She develops 'a milking once a day', based and focused on the pasture low-cost production of high quality milk
The First Workshop of Experts on Family Agriculture was held between 3 and November 4. This meeting was organized by the FAO through Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger Initiative. The main objective of the workshop was to discuss and address the different areas of small and medium scale agriculture, and generate consensus and conclusions regarding the potential and the strengthening of Family Farming.