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Ecuador: El Airo's people want to stay in El Airo
Talking about the roya (coffee rust) epidemic in El Airo, a rural community in southern Loja province in Ecuador, brings back bad memories to the minds of local coffee growers. In 2010 and 2011, this fungus devastated coffee plants all over the province, plunging farming families into poverty and forcing many of them to leave.
Un nuevo paradigma del desarrollo rural
Los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) representan el más amplio consenso alcanzado por la humanidad sobre el tipo de desarrollo al cual aspiramos. Establecen un mínimo civilizatorio sobre las oportunidades y niveles de bienestar a los cuales cada ser humano tiene derecho y definen las obligaciones de la humanidad respecto de nuestro planeta y sus generaciones futuras.
A Chefs’ Manifesto: How the food industry can deliver a better future for food
The SDG2 Advocacy Hub is a consortium of NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, private sector and UN agencies that collaborate on campaigns that help achieve SDG2 - to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
Finding a future in farming in Guinea
Should I stay or should I go? This question is likely on the mind of hundreds of thousands of young people in developing countries wondering what the future holds for them at home and dreaming of a better life abroad.
10 ways in which ICTs can transform the lives of rural women
What is the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and digital technologies in empowering women and girls? Rural women make significant contributions to their communities in a variety of ways.
How public-private-producer-partnerships are transforming agriculture in Tanzania
Saada and Jerard are two young half-siblings, who were reunited through agriculture. Jerard was raised by his father in Iringa, a transport-hub in central Tanzania.
Radio and mobile phones bring life-changing solutions to rural women
As thousands of farmers in central Tanzania battle with long spells of dry weather and erratic rainfall, with little hope of feeding their families, Juliana Yusuph is no longer worried.
This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset
“I’m using everything now,” says Samuel Gachau Kimani, showing off the biogas digester on his farm in Kirura, Kenya, north of Nairobi.
Recipes for Change: Licuri, chicken and rice
Try the recipe at home: Licuri, chicken and rice – Brazil
Recipes for Change: Umbuzada sertaneja
Try the Recipe at home: Umbuzada sertaneja – Brazil
Defining and measuring state fragility
No state wants to be defined as fragile. But J.J. Messner’s job as co-director of The Fund for Peace’s Fragile States Index is to do just this. The Index tracks and assesses the performance of 178 countries on social, economic and political indicators to measure their fragility.
Ground-breaking research helps make insurance available to smallholder farmers
Farming is an uncertain and risky business, especially for poor smallholders in remote areas of developing countries. However, a new study shows how data gathered by satellite could help poor farmers manage their risks more effectively through index insurance.
Las variedades indígenas de cultivos aportan soluciones para hacer frente al clima a los agricultores de la Caatinga del Brasil – El FIDA y Slow Food toman la iniciativa
La prolongación de la temporada seca y la imprevisibilidad de las precipitaciones están teniendo un grave impacto en las comunidades agrícolas de la zona semiárida, o bioma de Caatinga, del estado de Bahía, en el nordeste del Brasil.
How avocados are making a difference in the Dominican Republic
Marielena and Julio come from the town of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, where a small green fruit – the avocado – has changing their lives and that of their community.
In the pursuit of a better life
Pathe Ndiaye, 26, stands in the middle of an onion field in Kaolack, Senegal and succinctly sums up why he returned to his rural home after spending years in the city. “Life is better here.”
Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground
Thouraya Lahmer and Aoun Ouni are two villagers from the south of Tunisia. Although they are not policy makers or soil experts, they both contribute to feeding the world.
The Malian diaspora invests to offer young people a better future at home
In Mali, young rural people find it difficult to borrow funds to start or develop their agricultural activities. This may now change thanks to the Babyloan Mali platform.
Agriculture is finally on the agenda!
In an iconic decision at COP 23, negotiators in Bonn agreed to new negotiation processes to “jointly address” a number of new agriculture topics – for the first time naming agriculture directly in the agreement.
UN Climate Change Conference – COP 23
The UNFCCC COP23 is officially under way after an exciting opening ceremony. President of UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakech last year, H.E. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, talked about the triumphs of the Moroccan presidency and paid tribute to Fiji.
La historia de Silvia
El cauce seco y polvoriento del río Tunuyán contrasta con un cielo plomizo que anuncia lluvias. "Llegan ustedes justo con el agua, aunque lo cierto es que este año hemos tenido bastante lluvia", comenta sonriente Silvia Gómez, Presidenta de la Asociación La Gloriosa, quien nos recibe en La Gloriosa, en el departamento mendocino de La Paz, Argentina.