Custom hiring is a useful approach to address labour scarcity, extreme and harsh climatic events, shorter time windows for completing critical agricultural activities, and the lack of financial resources and necessary technical skills to purchase and operate required machinery. Greater information dissemination and enhanced awareness among stakeholders can increase the popularity and adoption of custom hiring.
Agro-ecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) has launched the second call for proposals of Small Grant Facility. This SGF is not aimed at implementing new projects but rather emphasizes on knowledge sharing, increasing visibility of existing initiatives and scaling-up best practices.
Agriculture in Gujarat forms a vital sector of the state’s economy. The state’s agricultural productivity is low. The yields are poor and in most cases do not even approaches the low level of average yield for the country. Low yields result from poor soils, inadequate rainfall, frequent droughts and floods, bad drainage, and undeveloped irrigation facilities.
The Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP) was launched by the Advocacy Unit of the FAO Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC) in June 2016 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications.
This course challenges forest and nature management professionals to adopt an integrative perspective, to look beyond the forest, and build bridges between the public and the private sector.
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) has launched the fourth Call for Proposals from all eligible countries for funding for strategic programs to alleviate poverty, improve rural incomes, and improve food and nutrition security.