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Support for Increased Access and Availability of Fresh Local Food Through Development of Urban, Peri-Urban and Backyard Gardening - TCP/STK/3601









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    Promoting local produce to benefit farmers in Saint Kitts and Nevis- TCP/STK/3501 2017
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    As a net food importing country, Saint Kitts and Nevis is relatively food-insecure and vulnerable to extreme climatic events, as well as to global economic shocks caused by increasing food or energy prices. The Government is seeking to create employment and income-earning opportunities, particularly for women and young people, and is embarking on a path of agricultural renewal to reduce its food import bill. By increasing production and marketing of onions and cole crops (cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower), the present project was designed to contribute to the creation of rural employment opportunities and, by extension the improvement of national food and nutrition security.
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    Pro-poor legal and institutional frameworks for urban and peri-urban agriculture 2012
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    Urbanization is one of the key drivers of change in the world today as the world’s urban population will almost double by 2050. Providing support to the most vulnerable in an urbanizing world demands discussions on food, agriculture and cities in the context of rural- urban linkages. Policies need to address a very wide range of issues in order to link urbanization, food and nutrition security and livelihoods: how and where to produce enough food for urban dwellers? What infrastructure is needed ? How can cities preserve the surrounding ecosystems? The “Food for the Cities” initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes a food system approach supported by a great variety of areas such as urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) and forestry, support to small producers in urban and peri-urban areas, land tenure, food supply, nutrition education, school gardens, waste management and re-use of wastewater. All stakeholders from the public sector, the private sector and the civil society need to work together at global, national and local levels. FAO seeks to bring these stakeholders into a neutral forum for international discussions. This legislative study aims to promote an understanding of the key elements and issues to be addressed by a pro-poor legal and institutional framework for the practice of urban and peri- urban agriculture. Several case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Ghana, and Uganda are included to this end. It is hoped that this study will provide guidance to national legislators, ministers and administrations, mayors and other municipal officials, as well as lawyers involved in drafting legislation and regulations or advising on or advocating for better legal frameworks for urban and peri-urban agriculture.
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    Promotion des produits locaux des agriculteurs à Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis- TCP/STK/3501 2017
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    En tant que pays importateur net de produits alimentaires, Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis risque de se retrouver en situation d’insécurité alimentaire et de devenir vulnérable aux événements climatiques extrêmes, ainsi qu’aux chocs économiques mondiaux causés par l’augmentation des prix des denrées alimentaires ou de l’énergie. Le gouvernement cherche à créer des possibilités d’emploi et de revenus, en particulier pour les femmes et les jeunes, et s’engage dans la voie du renouvellement agricole pour réduire sa facture d’importations alimentaires. Le présent projet, à travers l’augmentation de la production et de la commercialisation des oignons et des variétés de choux (chou, brocoli et chou-fleur), a été conçu pour contribuer à la création d’emplois en milieu rural et, par extension, à l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle nationale.

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