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Étendre la communauté d'apprentissage. La radio rurale, l'apprentissage social et la productivité agricole au Ghana

«Ce rapport examine le rôle potentiel du partage des connaissances autochtones par le biais des stations de radio FM rurales dans l'agriculture ghanéenne. Pour identifier les effets de l'apprentissage social, nous examinons les tendances de la productivité des cultures et de leurs liens avec la participation à des programmes de radio, et nous comparons la force de ces liens avant et après l'émergence de la radio rurale.

Extending the Learning Community. Rural radio, social learning and farm productivity in Ghana

"This paper examines the potential role of indigenous knowledge sharing through rural FM radio stations in Ghanaian agriculture. To identify social learning effects, we examine crop productivity trends and their association with participation in radio programs, and compare the strength of these associations before and after the emergence of rural radio.

Boosting Africa’s Soils

This booklet presents an overview of the issue of soil management practices in Africa. It briefly presents the 12-Resolution “Abuja Declaration on Fertilizer for the African Green Revolution” adopted in 2006 and contextualizes the 2014 adoption by the 23rd Summit of the African Union of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods that reaffirmed that agriculture should remain high on the development agenda of the continent.

Payments for Forest Environmental Services in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Practical Guide

“This publication responds to calls in regional and global forestry forums to strengthen capacity for effectively developing and implementing payment schemes for environmental services in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, at its 18th session, called for enhancement of the institutional capacities of member countries and the sharing of knowledge on payment schemes for forest environmental services at the national and subregional levels.

Renforcer les radios locales par le biais des TICs

«Le projet de l’UNESCO « Renforcer les radios locales par le biais des TIC » a été mis en œuvre grâce au soutien de l’Agence suédoise de coopération internationale pour le développement (ASDI). De 2012 à 2014, il a renforcé les capacités de 32 stations de radio locales dans les sept pays africains suivants : Afrique du Sud, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibie, République démocratique du Congo, République-Unie de Tanzanie et Zambie.

Pulses, Nutritious Seeds for a sustainable future

Published by FAO as part of the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYP 2016), the book features 30 recipes from 10 international top chefs along with a wealth of information about all varieties of dried beans, their health benefits and cultural significance around the world. It follows the chefs as they go to market to buy pulses and then back to their restaurants or homes, where each chef then prepares easy dishes and gives their best-kept secrets.

Fact sheet: Pulses and biodiversity

FAO has developed a series of fact sheets covering the key messages of the International Year of Pulses. These documents provide an in-depth look at how pulses can help to improve health, nutrition, biodiversity, food security and climate change adaptation.

Paix et Sécurité Alimentaire. Investir dans la résilience pour soutenir les moyens d'existence en milieu rural en situation de conflit

« La plupart des conflits touchent principalement les zones rurales et leurs populations. Ceci est particulièrement vrai pour les guerres civiles, dont le nombre a triplé ces dernières années, et qui, en perdurant toujours davantage, sont aujourd'hui la forme la plus courante des conflits armés. De tels conflits endommagent l'agriculture, perturbent la production alimentaire et les systèmes alimentaires, génèrent le pillage des récoltes et du bétail, et causent la perte des biens et des revenus.

Peace and Food Security. Investing in resilience to sustain rural livelihoods amid conflict

"Most conflicts mainly affect rural areas and their populations. This is particularly true for civil conflicts, which have tripled in recent years, and which today are the most common form of armed conflict, and increasingly prolonged. Such conflicts damage agriculture, disrupt food production and food systems, fuel the plundering of crops and livestock, and cause loss of assets and incomes. As a result, they are major drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, both acute and chronic.

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: a Field Guide

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management is a field guide to orient ADRM teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities.

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