Agroecology in fragile contexts in sub-Saharan Africa

Emerging evidence shows how agroecology, as a holistic approach, can improve the resilience of food systems and strengthen communities’ livelihoods towards food security. To what extent can this compelling approach offer responses before, during and after multiple types of crises? This online event is addressed towards humanitarian and development actors aiming to explore opportunities and limitations of inspiring agroecological best practice cases in fragile contexts. Date: 12 JUNE Time: 11:00

Digital Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

The FAO Regional Office for Africa is actively promoting the adoption of digital agriculture across sub-Saharan countries. This effort is supported by a guiding framework developed in partnership with Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The study conducted aimed to analyze project interventions focusing on digital agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, assess the impact of digital solutions on crop production, risk reduction, and value chain profitability, and provide recommendations for better adoption

Radio programme: Agroforestry - Trees for sustainable agriculture

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Agroforestry – Trees for sustainable agriculture.” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in Madagascar’s local language, Malagasy. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your agricultural practices. Happy

Webinar: Global solutions for integrating gender equality in farmer field schools (FFS)

In many countries, women are the unrecognized driving force of agrifood systems, yet they often face barriers to full participation in decision-making and income-generating activities. Globally, 36 per cent of working women are employed in agrifood systems. Gender inequality remains a key driver of poverty and one of the most widespread forms of injustice globally. Farmer Field Schools (FFS) have emerged as powerful tools for breaking down these barriers and

Special feature: World Bee Day 2024 - Bee engaged with youth

World Bee Day 2024 celebrates the vital role of youth in beekeeping and pollinator conservation under the theme “Bee Engaged with Youth.” This year’s theme underscores the importance of global cooperation to safeguard food security and sovereignty, preserve rural and urban livelihoods, combat biodiversity loss, and foster a sense of unity and shared responsibility in our global community. Uniting young individuals worldwide to protect these essential species is crucial to

ANAP- Algeria:  An effort to professionalize beekeeping

The National Association of Professional Beekeepers (ANAP) has taken the initiative to professionalize the beekeeping sector in Algeria. It focuses on the genetic improvement of local bee populations and their adaptation to climate change. The aim is to increase bees’ resilience to growing environmental challenges, improve the quality of beekeeping products, and ensure that local bees can adapt to ongoing climate change. With the support of the FO4ACP Program, ANAP

Good and Promising Practices from FO4ACP KM Event

The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO) shares its latest publication, a comprehensive collection of knowledge and experiences from farmers across Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. This document resulted from the FO4ACP global knowledge management event organized by PAFO in collaboration with IFAD, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16 to 18 May 2023. The event aimed to exchange good and scalable practices among the FO4ACP implementing partners,

How Abalo Gérémie Kadanga gives a voice to rural Togo through radio

Abalo Gérémie Kadanga embarked on a career in radio fueled by a passion to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in Togo. Initially drawn to journalism during high school, where he served as an information officer, he became acutely aware that local radio stations were not adequately representing the concerns of groups like farmers, youth, and women. This realization inspired him to pursue a career in journalism to give a

Peace FM Nigeria : Winner of the 2024 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

In the radio landscape of Jos, Nigeria, Peace FM, guided by Manager Kachollom Rita Pam, serves as a vital link for communities within its 400-kilometer reach. At the heart of its programming is Wake Daya, a transformative one-hour show airing every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The dedicated team, including Zainab Babaji, Nansat Guning, Ketura Adeneji, Hudung Gyang, and Lawrence Kyarshik, delves into the impactful role of women in

International Conference on Agrobiodiversity 9 - 12 April 2024

Enriching nature and nutrition through agroecological knowledge, seed management, and climate-smart business and finance models  Realtime media coverage (available at the start of the conference) Agriculture now covers the largest portion (46%) of the global land surface area; its ecological health and resilience in the face of changing climate are critical to human survival. The biodiversity found within agricultural and wild systems is what sustains us. But this agrobiodiversity is