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October 10, 2016Knowledge Portal
Making the case for agroecology

This issue explores innovative ways to demonstrate that agroecology provides critical solutions to the challenges of our time. Agro-ecology is gaining recognition for its potential to address climate change, biodiversity loss and malnutrition, and many successful examples exist. However, to garner the necessary support in policy and practice, looking differently at ‘progress’, ‘performance’ or ‘success’ of farming and food systems is key. »

August 10, 2016Knowledge Portal
State of the world’s forests 2016

This report by FAO explores the challenges and opportunities represented by the complex interrelationship between forests, agriculture and sustainable development. It demonstrates that the sustainable management of both forests and agriculture, and their integration in land-use plans, is essential for achieving the SDGs, ensuring food security and tackling climate change. »

August 1, 2016Knowledge Portal
Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: what roles for livestock?

This report recognizes the unique role of pastoral systems. It identifies the key challenges that pastoralism is facing. Its recommendations include enabling the mobility of pastoralists, strengthening the role of local pastoralist organizations, improving social services and market access for pastoral communities and strengthening security, tenure and title of customary lands, property rights and governance of grazing resources. »

May 31, 2016Knowledge Portal
Livestock for sustainable development in the 21st Century

The document (PDF) by the Livestock Global Alliance focuses on the potential of livestock as solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It portrays the broad diversity of the livestock sector, ranging from grazing to industrial systems. »

April 14, 2016Knowledge Portal
The global food policy report

This report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change. »

Fruits and vegetables export as a vehicle to link agriculture and nutrition
December 2, 2015Knowledge activity
Fruits and vegetables export as a vehicle to link agriculture and nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

A brief report on the action-oriented discussion event of October 30, 2015, organized by NGWN, F&BKP and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs. The meeting forms part of a series of events to scale up Dutch efforts towards achieving nutrition security. »