Agricultural Policy

Juan Lubroth - Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Challenge for Joint Action

Dr. Juan Lubroth, Chief of Animal Health Service and Chief Veterinary Officer of FAO on their global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. Part of the seminar "Antimicrobial resistance; linkages between humans, livestock and water in periurban areas" at Stockholm World Water Week 2016.

The 2nd Nyéléni Forum for Food Sovereignty

Photo courtesy FIANbelgium (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Up to 1,000 people from 42 countries – small-scale farmers, fishers, pastoralists, consumers, urban gardeners, indigenous peoples, researchers, agricultural workers, environmentalists, human rights defenders and trade unionists – will converge from all over Europe, for a series of workshops and discussions on how to change the farming and food system.

Transforming Thai higher education for sustainable agriculture - Addressing the need for food security

The Government of Thailand is currently taking steps to promote sustainable agriculture as an alternative to conventional high- input, intensive agriculture systems in Thailand. The government sees sustainable agriculture as a helpful way to sustain the way of life of rural people in Thailand.

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Opening Pandora’s box of agrobiotechnology, what’s in it for smallholder farmers in the developing countries?

Ivar Virgin, SEI's Senior Research Fellow reflects on the “The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition” event held at the FAO Headquarters during 15-17 February, 2016.

What is holding back Kenya’s agricultural development? Our Expert Group is on the way to find out

In the next decade agricultural development in Africa will occur against a backdrop of dynamic changes in global, regional and national economies, driven by rapid globalization, increasing demand for strategic resources, instabilities affecting agro-food and energy systems and, not the least, by the growing population.

Nordic View to Sustainable Rural Development

The Congress is dedicated to creating a platform for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods in various sectors of bioeconomy, sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The 3rd West African Conference on Organic Agriculture

Songhai Centre, Benin - Photo courtesy daventam via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Agriculture is still remaining the backbone of the economy of many African countries. It is practiced as permanent occupation by a very large number of small scale farmers. The increasing use of agrochemicals threatens the ecological support of agriculture.