Thumbnail Image

Proceedings of the FAO/Stellenbosch/IFAMA Workshop on Enabling More Inclusive and Efficient Agricultural and Food Systems in Africa

FAO session at the IFAMA World Forum 18 June 2014, Cape Town, South Africa










Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Enabling More Inclusive, Efficient and Sustainable Agrifood Systems - GCP/GLO/002/ITA 2022
    Also available in:

    In Africa, boosting sustainable food value chain development can contribute to enabling smallholders and small service providers to take advantage of burgeoning food economies. There are indeed new opportunities due to the increasing and changing food demand, coming in particular from urban areas. One of the central drivers of growth are food based small and medium sized enterprises ( agrifood SMEs), which can become key protagonists of the transformation of agriculture towards more sustainable food systems. However, these SMEs struggle to take advantage of the increased market opportunities. Among the barriers inherent to agriculture and that hinder investments  such as high risks and weak mitigation strategies, limited availability of collateral, high transaction costs, and lack of business skills among small entrepreneurs  there is also the lack of capacity of financial institutions and private investors to assess profitable business opportunities within agribusiness markets. Against this background, this project aimed to foster Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aligned investments in agrifood systems in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Niger, to enable more inclusive, efficient and sustainable agrifood systems in these countries, and beyond.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems. Strategic Objective 4 2014
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Why is SO4 needed? In 2014–2015, FAO will place greater emphasis on supporting national policies for efficient and inclusive agricultural and food systems. Today, global food challenges are different from in the past, and so are their solutions. Globalization and commercialization have brought revolutionary changes to agricultural and food systems: the primary sector is characterized by increasingly integrated supply chains; and agricultural and food systems are becoming more science- and capita l-intensive. Rapid urbanization makes supply chains more complex and diverse. Global agricultural markets are more integrated and potentially more risky
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution to Strategic Objective 4: Enabling Inclusive and Efficient Agricultural and Food Systems Annex 1. Analysis of Contributions to Gender Equality 2017
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Promoting gender equality is recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as central to the Organization’s mandate, including to the Strategic Objective 4 (SO4) – Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems. FAO has a long history of activities and interventions seeking to promote greater gender equality in Member Countries. This annex responds to a request by the Programme Committee during its 120th session (November 2016) that an annex be ded icated to gender in all Strategic Objective evaluations, using “the FAO gender policy standards as a baseline”.1 The evaluation has thus conducted an analysis of FAO’s global and country-level activities and contributions under Strategic Programme 4 (SP4) directed to achieve the minimum standards and objectives of the FAO Policy on Gender Equality

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.