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    Competencies for One Health field epidemiology (COHFE) framework 2023
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    The competencies for One Health field epidemiology (COHFE) framework includes fourteen domains that cover technical and functional knowledge, skills, and competencies needed by One Health field epidemiologists working at all administrative levels, including district, regional, and national/international levels. This document is structured to cover the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for three levels of epidemiology training programmes, frontline, intermediate and advanced, which loosely correspond to the administrative levels mentioned previously. The subdomains and related competencies in this document are organized to create a link among the three administrative levels.
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    Evaluation of FAO's cash and voucher assistance 2024
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    This evaluation assesses FAO's Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) portfolio and offers lessons to improve programming. Provided for immediate relief and to strengthen resilience and livelihoods, CVA modalities include unconditional cash transfers (UCTs), conditional cash transfers (CCTs), cash for work (CFW), vouchers, and input trade fairs (ITF). The evaluation examines the relevance, partnerships and coordination arrangements, effectiveness and efficiency, gender equality and inclusion, and enabling environment for delivering CVA.The assessment is based on an extensive review of internal documents and external literature, an analysis of 50 FAO CVA projects and 170 FAO evaluations, interviews with 69 key stakeholders, an online survey of FAO’s 85 Country Offices, eight country case studies and three case studies of comparable UN agencies.Its main recommendation was for FAO management to develop a vision and strategy specific to CVA so as to enable their more impactful and more efficient delivery.
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    Business profiling and nutrition assessment of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mali
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    2024
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    This report presents the findings of an analysis of the business profiling information and capacity gaps of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enterprise support organizations (ESOs) across Ethiopia, Malawi and Mali. The data collected and the analysis provide valuable insights to policymakers and practitioners on the capacity and learning gaps to be addressed and on the challenges that SMEs and ESOs face in the targeted countries.  The results showed that most of these enterprises are micro-enterprises, almost half are managed by women, and they develop a diversified portfolio of activities including production, processing, and retailing mostly in grain value chains. Most agrifood SMEs mentioned the following as their primary business challenges: limited access to finance, input costs and infrastructure development.
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    Business profiling and nutrition assessment of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises and enterprise support organizations
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    2024
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    This report presents the findings of an analysis of the business profiling information and capacity gaps of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enterprise support organizations (ESOs) across Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea and South Sudan. This activity was carried out as part of a project under the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM), currently known as Flexible Voluntary Contribution (FVC).The data collected and the analysis provide valuable insights to policy makers and practitioners into the capacity and learning gaps to be addressed and of the challenges that SMEs and ESOs face in the targeted countries.  The results showed that most of these enterprises are micro-enterprises, almost half are managed by women, and they develop a diversified portfolio of activities including production, processing, and retailing mostly in grains value chains. Most agrifood SMEs mentioned the following as their primary business challenges: limited access tofinance, input costs and infrastructure development.
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    Hacia un sector rural fortalecido: políticas diferenciadas para la agricultura familiar dominicana 2024
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    Esta publicación presenta un breve recuento de los resultados alcanzados en el marco del programa Mesoamérica sin Hambre AMEXCID-FAO en la República Dominicana en cuanto a la formulación de instrumentos de política pública diferenciados para la agricultura familiar. Reconocer e impulsar la labor de la agricultura familiar implica identificar los desafíos y las barreras a las que se enfrenta este sector y promover acciones que contribuyan a mejorar sus condiciones de vida y de producción. Para ello, es importante construir un marco institucional, normativo y de políticas que permita atender de manera diferenciada sus necesidades y fortalecer sus potencialidades. El programa Mesoamérica sin Hambre AMEXCID-FAO colabora con el Gobierno dominicano en la generación de experiencias metodológicas de intervención que sirvan de base para la definición de estrategias integrales de atención a la agricultura familiar, así como el fortalecimiento de los marcos institucionales relacionados con el sector rural y la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional. De la mano del Ministerio de Agricultura, el Comité Nacional de la Agricultura Familiar y el Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre de la República Dominicana, entre otros actores, el programa ha contribuido a la formulación y puesta en marcha de instrumentos de política pública, marcos normativos y mecanismos de coordinación y gestión que favorecen el fortalecimiento de la agricultura familiar dominicana.