WFO – IFA – GACSA, Nutrient Management Book, 2017

This Nutrient Management Handbook provides farmers and farmers’ organizations with useful and straightforward practical information on the combination of fertilizers and their effects on plant growth, and offers the soils, including guidelines on efficient nutrient management techniques on how to manage nutrients, which should be tailored to the specificities of particular crops, soils and climatic conditions This joint effort by WFO, IFA and GACSA is a good example of a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote Sustainable Development Goal 2 and climate-smart agriculture, and our three organizations are committed to disseminating its recommendations to farm groups around the world.

WFO, The Key Role of Farmers Improving Nutrition, 2017

No matter how it is defined, nutrition starts with what we eat, the products of the food and agriculture sector. From increasing the availability of total calories, to specific measures on nutrient deficiencies, agriculture can play an important role in addressing nutrition security.

With a projected global population of 10 Billion by 2050, food production needs to increase and it must be done in a sustainable way.

Farmers are the first nutrient providers and the entire agri-food chain has a vital role to play.

This booklet contains a series of cases showing some strategies, techniques, and practices used by farmers all around the world in improving the quality of the food and nutrients we assume, thus, showing how farmers play a key role in improving nutrition security and combating malnutrition.

WFO, Land Tenure Challenges and Practices, 2017

Land tenure represents one of the major challenges that farmers face, especially in developing countries. Many small-scale farmers, especially women, work on land that they do not own, exacerbating their poverty, lack of political power and equal recognition of basic rights.

This booklet contains a series of cases selected from WFO members of different countries around the world highlighting the land tenure situation at country level, as well as the main challenges that farmers face in relation to working on a piece of land that they do not own and identifying possible solutions to overcome land tenure challenges with better involvement of farmers in land tenure policies.

WFO, Farmers Implementing the Paris Agreement, 2016

Farmers, especially small-scale rural farmers, are directly affected by the severe weather events caused by climate change. However, they also represent part of the solution and by using climate smart agriculture practices as well as installing renewable energy technologies on their farms/land they can considerably help in reducing the possible risks related to climate change.

This booklet contains a collection of case studies showing the contribution that farmers all around the world are already making in tackling climate change by generating and using renewable energy in agriculture along with adaptation and mitigation techniques. The booklet also shows how farmers are supporting significantly the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The cases included in this booklet, have been selected by WFO’s members from different regions all around the globe.