Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.
The 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems, all along the food value chain, from farm to fork. Among its focus themes are the promotion of sustainable diets; the reduction of food losses and waste; and strengthening resilient and diverse food production systems. The SFS Programme promotes activities that fall under these topics, in the areas of awareness raising, capacity development as well as facilitating access to knowledge, information and tools. The SFS Programme is one...[more]
On a global basis, a significant proportion of fish stocks are being harvested at biologically unsustainable levels (from 10% in the 70s, to around 31% today). Current overfishing reduces long-term supply and potential of the world’s oceans to cater to the needs of a world population, projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050. The need to address overfishing within the broader context of responsible fisheries management was one of the concerns that led to the drafting, negotiation and adoption of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries in 1995. While progress has been made, more...[more]
The Occupied Palestinian Territory has faced a significant gender challenge, reflected by the enormous disparity in employment and asset ownership among women and men. In 2012, the percentage of women's participation in the work force was 17.4%, against 69.1% registered in the same year for men. Women’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the region, and the entrepreneurship rate is amongst the lowest in the world. This situation has reinforced the need to economically empower women and help them overcome existing barriers and constraints. The joint programme has aimed to enhance th...[more]
In recent years, quinoa exports and other Andean grains found in Peru have increased exponentially. Unfortunately, this has not contributed to improve the quality of lives for producers. The situation is even more difficult for women living in the rural communities, who account for 69% of all agricultural producers. They have faced significant hardships compared to male agricultural producers. Therefore, the SDG-F has contributed to the adoption of an inclusive value chain in the production of quinoa and other Andean grains. The increase of the demand in the international market will determ...[more]
- Building awareness on the importance of Education for rural people as a crucial step to achieve the Millennium goals of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education , gender equity and sustainable natural resources management - Contributing to achieve the Education for All goals, - Overcoming the urban/rural gap in education. - Increasing access to basic Education for Rural People - Improving the quality of basic Education for Rural People - Fostering the national capacity to plan and implement ERP as part of National Education for All and Rural Developm...[more]
Para finales del 2018, se ha formulado un documento de los lineamientos para la creacin de Planes de Ordenamiento Pesquero en Honduras
FAO has partnered with CARICOM through Letters of Agreement and joint projects to address a number of issues, including: food and nutrition security, agricultural health and food safety, land and water management systems and disaster risk management. Significant outputs from the collaboration include the formulation of a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan for the Caribbean sub-region, the preparation of national food and nutrition security policies and action plans and the establishment of a Food and Nutrition Security Information and Early Warning Systems for the CAR...[more]
FAO is collaborating with CANARI, in piloting a mentoring programme for forest based communities to help them develop their ideas into successful business models. The training not only improves technical skills in producing a product but also increases the capacity of the group to successfully place their products in the market. Similar initiatives are implemented through complementary partnerships to support honey production in Jamaica, as well as weaving of bamboo baskets and community-based ecotourism initiatives in St Vincent and the Grenadines.The collaboration has resulted in the ongoing...[more]
FAO has partnered with SPC through Letters of Agreement to address and number of issues, including: improved capacities on enhanced production technologies, information sharing on trans-boundary pests and diseases and pesticides management, linking to the Rotterdam Convention; and, awareness of the Voluntary guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of national food security. Ongoing partnership between the two agencies in the area of trade facilitation through the regular Round Table Meeting on WTO standards which is led by FAO on a biann...[more]
Para el 2018, Honduras ha firmado la adhesin al AMERP (Acuerdo de Medidas del Estado Rector de Puerto para Desalentar, Mitigar la Pesca Ilegal, No Declarada y No Reglamentada).
Affected by the problem of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in the country, the Guatemalan population faces limitations in being able to fully exercise their rights to food and nutrition, health, water, and sanitation, while perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Guatemala has one of the highest rates of children under nutrition in Latin America. An estimated 66% consists of indigenous children. The SDG-F works in the four municipalities of San Marcos to address this problem with a multidimensional approach based on a higher participation of children, youth, women and men in food securi...[more]
National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.
Launched in 2009, the Global Framework for Climate Services is a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate information and services. GFCS aims to enable society to manage better the risk and opportunities arising from climate variability and change especially for those who are the most vulnerable to climate related hazards by developing and incorporating science-based climate information into planning, policy and practice.
The core areas of the partnership will focus on three overarching goals :- Goal A: Reduced levels and impacts of land-based litter and solid waste introduced into the aquatic environment;- Goal B: Reduced levels and impact of sea-based sources of marine debris including solid waste, lost cargo, ALDFG, and abandoned vessels introduced into the aquatic environment;- Goal C. Reduced levels and impacts of (accumulated) marine debris on shorelines, aquatic habitats, and biodiversity.It is anticipated that different stakeholders will form sub-groups to focus on specific issues, e.g. cross-cutting is...[more]
The accelerated use of nitrogen and phosphorous is at the centre of a complex web of development benefits and environmental problems. They are key to crop production and half of the world’s food security is dependent on nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer use. But excess nutrients from fertilizers, fossil fuel burning, and wastewater from humans, livestock, aquaculture and industry lead to air, water, soil and marine pollution, with loss of biodiversity and fish, destruction of ozone and additional global warming potentialThe problems will intensify as the demand for food and bio-fuels increas...[more]
Targeted training in the form of national, subregional, regional and interregional workshops and sharing of lessons learned through multi-media dissemination of guidelines and reviews. Advice and assistance related to fisheries policy, legislation, planning, management and development for the harvest and post-harvest sectors strengthens the capabilities of national, subregional and regional institutions to fulfil their role in promoting responsible fisheries.
The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.
The overall goal of the project is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems through catalyzing and establishing a long-term programme to support such systems and enhance global, national and local benefits derived through their dynamic conservation, sustainable management and enhanced viability. To achieve this goal, the main objectives are to: 1) Leverage global and national recognition of the importance of GIAHS and institutional support for their safeguard; 2) Bui...[more]
City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.
In Bolivia, where one out of three children suffers from chronic malnutrition, the SDG-F has supported four municipalities in the adoption of diversified and sustainable agricultural production systems with high nutritional value. This will increase the incomes of the poorest families and improve the nutritional conditions of boys, girls and mothers. The government has committed to scale-up the initiative.
Organic agriculture has a significant contribution to make towards sustainable development of small island developing states due to its environment and climate friendly production systems, its suitability for small holders and its adaptation to local conditions. The entire organic system is based on participation and necessary public-private partnerships, whereby smallholders are integrated into markets. Further, the diversity of food cultures, traditional knowledge and nutritional security are safeguarded by organic agriculture. The Partnership will:-improve local and regional food and nutri...[more]
The Partnership will support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries
The Pacific Youth Development Framework (PYDF) is about how regional organisations, governments, community organisations, and society support young people in the Pacific (22 countries and territories) towards safe and healthy lives and sustainable environments, as active social and economic participants in their communities. The framework works towards a vision which is, a sustainable Pacific where all young people are safe, respected, empowered and resilient. Four high-level development outcomes for youth have been determined as regional priorities.These are:1.More young people secure decent...[more]
The goal of the Pacific Islands National Priorities Multi-Focal Area ‘Ridge-to-Reef’ (R2R) program is to maintain and enhance Pacific Island countries’ ecosystem goods and services (provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural) through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. This goal will be achieved through a series of national multi-focal area R2R demonstration projects which will support and address national priorities and development needs while del...[more]
In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas. Therefore, the SDG-F has been supporting the government of Paraguay in its efforts to identify, at national level, integrated solutions to food security able to ensure a cross-sectoral and inclusive approach in order to engage different actors, such as indigenous and vulnerable rural households, in particularly female- headed families and to produce nutritiou...[more]
Intervencin de 3 aos, con apoyo del GEF, para desarrollar una Plataforma de Pesqueras Sostenibles de Grandes Pelgicos en Costa Rica, liderada por el MAG, en coordinacin con el MINA) y el INCOPESCA, la facilitacin del PNUD y gestionada por sus participantes, cuenta con el acompaamiento de otras instituciones pblicas reuniendo a las principales partes interesadas en la cadena de valor de grandes pelgicos, desde su productor primario, exportadores y hasta los mayoristas. El Sector Palangrero Nacional y la Cmara Nacional de Exportadores de Productos Pesqueros (CANEPP) son participantes activos de...[more]
The armed conflict in Colombia has damaged production, institutions, food security and social trust. Throughout sustainable agricultural production of indigenous crops and their international commercialization, the SDG-F has been committed to create employment, ways of life, better nutrition and, most importantly, peace in Cauca, one of the most affected areas by the long lasting conflict.
In Sri Lanka, the programme aims to combat food insecurity issues by closely aligning with national policies and using surveys completed on the national level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of investment on food security and nutrition. With the support of the National Nutrition Council, the programme has assisted the government in adopting well-informed decisions on targeting the appropriate recipients and in promoting the right combination of micro-nutrient rich foods. This program has also considered women a target group to empower and influence behavioral changes in children an...[more]
The objective of the commitment is to strengthen fisheries governance and States capacities to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing through the implementation of the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) and complementary instruments and tools. This objective will be achieved through a three-pronged approach, including: 1. As instructed by the Parties to the PSMA (the Parties) and subsidiary working groups, supporting the administration and implementation of the Agreement, by, inter alia: a) providing technical support to the Parties and...[more]
In Ecuador, the SDG-F has established Imbabura, an integrated approach to tackle three of the most pressing challenges in the country, namely building income opportunities for small farmers-owned production units, overhauling the country local food production for better access to safe, affordable and nutritious food and fighting malnutrition and anemia.
The flow of agricultural goods within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is being hindered by the non-operationalization of CAHFSA--the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency. The primary goal of CAHFSA is to assist CARICOM Member States to coordinate and strengthen their infrastructure and institutional and human resource capacity to effectively deliver agricultural goods that meet international agricultural health and food safety standards, measures and guidelines in order to safeguard human health and to prevent the introduction, or minimize the incidence of transmis...[more]
Fish and fishery products are among the most traded food commodities worldwide. Trade plays a major role in the fishery and aquaculture sector as a creator of employment, food supplier, income generator, contributor to economic growth and development, and to food and nutrition security. For many countries, fishery exports are essential to the economy. For many developing countries, fish trade represents a significant source of foreign currency earnings in addition to the sectors important role in income generation, employment, food security and nutrition. In 2016, exports of developing countr...[more]
Oceans and seas support livelihoods and communities, providing nutritious food and potential for prosperity for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Covering more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet, oceans and seas provide half of the worlds oxygen and serve as home to 80 percent of life on Earth. Oceans, seas and coastal ecosystems contributes significantly to global food security, sustainable development and poverty eradication. FAOs Blue Growth Initiative (BGI), is FAOs response to the call at the 2012 Earth Summit for a Green Economy in a Blue World. The concept o...[more]
The Eco-Schools and Tanam 100000 Bibit! are one of the IGAF Eco-projects which proposed to tackle climate change and to advance environmental awareness of children, youths and local communities. The project comprises two pivotal agenda, Eco-Schools and Tanaman 10000 Bibit!, which will be held at Jepara and Bogor Regency, Indonesia. Environmental educations notably about climate change will be given to children early whereas the action will be in form of planting 100000 tropical tree seedlings. Targeted participants of the project are about more than 500 participants with monthly project execut...[more]
The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national ...[more]
The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of Health in the Honiara and Apia Communiqus and the declaration of a NCD crisis in the Pacific issued by Pacific island Forum Leaders at their 42nd meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011. The partnership works toward supporting Pacific island countries and areas in achieving the global and Pacific sp...[more]