Thumbnail Image

Prioritizing investment in Paraguay’s agriculture is vital for recovery











FAO. 2022. Prioritizing investment in Paraguay’s agriculture is vital for recovery. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief, No. 52. Rome.



Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Afghanistan's Agro-ecological zoning atlas. Part 2: Agro-ecological assessments
    A study of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in collaboration with FAO
    2022
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Agriculture is crucial for the national economy of Afghanistan and in particularly so for the agriculturally dependent population which is constituting 60 percent of the total population. Adoption of new strategies for agriculture monitoring, rural land use planning and land management are urgently required to reduce hunger and poverty among rural population and to assure sustainable food and feed production for future generations. The availability of reliable information on natural resources and agriculture for its monitoring and analysis is indispensable to development and implementation of such strategies. However, productivity in the agricultural sector has been relatively low. Afghanistan has the potential to increase its output of cereals, fruits and vegetables. For this purpose, the project “Strengthening Afghanistan Institutions’ Capacity for the Assessment of Agriculture Production and Scenario Development” (GCP/AFG/087/EC), funded by the European Union, is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Among the project objectives are improving the understanding of the country’s national resources endowment and limitations as well as assessing agricultural production capacities under current climatic conditions and likely impacts of climate change. Within the context of this project the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) support and implement a National Agro-Ecological Zoning activity in Afghanistan (NAEZ) which assesses quality and availability of land resources and identifies crop cultivation potentials - suitable area, production and attainable yield - under prevailing soil and terrain conditions and for given current or future agroclimatic conditions. One of the outputs of the NAEZ activities is this Agro-Ecological Zones Atlas which is based on applications of the FAO/IIASA National Agro-Ecological Zoning system for current and future climates. The Atlas provides two distinct parts, namely:
  • Thumbnail Image
    Booklet
    Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity
    Global symposium on soil biodiversity, 19–22 April 2021 – Outcome document
    2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity outcome document highlights scientific evidence on the status of soil biodiversity, its impacts, and an agenda for action in the framework of achieving the SDGs. The recommendations presented in this document aim to support the development of policies and actions to encourage the full use of soil biodiversity in the various land-use sectors. The Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity was held virtually on the FAO zoom platform from 19-22 April 2021. It was attended by over 5 000 participants representing more than 160 countries, including representatives of FAO members, organizing institutions, academia, research institutions, the private sector, civil society, and farmers, as well as land users working on soil biodiversity and related fields. This document is also based on the Report of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity: Status, Challenges and Potentialities, and is complemented by a book of proceedings, which presents extended abstracts of the various parallel sessions presented during the symposium.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Research and Extension – TAP-AIS project webinar: Joint rapid appraisal on strengthening agricultural innovation systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America by regional research and extension organizations 2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The webinar is organized in the framework of the TAP-AIS project (Developing capacities in agricultural innovation systems: scaling up the Tropical Agriculture Platform Framework) implemented by FAO’s Research and Extension Unit, and funded by the European Union as a component of the EU DeSIRA initiative. The project aims to strengthen agricultural innovation systems by promoting the capacity development framework of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), a multi-stakeholder facilitation mechanism on capacity development for agricultural innovation systems. As part of the project, in 2020, Regional Agricultural Research and Extension Organizations (RREO) in Africa, Asia and Latin America jointly carried out rapid appraisals to scope the innovation environment and identify and document initiatives aimed at strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). The focus of the joint rapid appraisals (JRA) was on functional capacity development with a view to exploring ways in which RREO can support the development of these capacities using TAP approaches and tools. The three regional studies were consolidated in the Synthesis report, which will be launched during this event. The main objectives of the webinar are to raise awareness and promote joint actions by RREO on strengthening capacity to innovate through integration of TAP Common Framework for capacity development. Specifically the webinar will:
    • present key findings from the Synthesis report on capacity development for innovation
    • raise awareness and advocate for joint actions by research and extension organizations
    • identify entry points for integration of Common Framework of capacity development within the programmes and projects of Regional Research and Extension Organizations.
    This webinar is open to the partners contributed to the report and other interested parties. The webinar will be in English with Spanish interpretation.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.