Success Stories – Agriculture

Haiti’s community gardeners enthusiastic about nutrition

To prevent deterioration and destruction further in Haiti’s Grand’Anse, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners launched a project that has improved both nutrition and livelihoods for more than 5,000 of the most vulnerable in the area. The project has provided women with practical hands-on training in homestead food-production techniques, combined with classes that introduce them to the importance of making pro-nutrition decisions about what they plant and feed to their families.

12 August 2014|

Dinner on the roof

In July 2010, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a project to improve the food security of families, with the support of the Kingdom of Belgium. Four women’s associations and a local NGO – Palestine Tomorrow for Social Development (PTSD) – worked jointly with FAO to support vulnerable urban families, mostly female-headed, to setup small sustainable food production activities, in order to combat poverty and malnutrition and reach self-sufficiency.

12 August 2014|

Protecting their crops through green technologies, Caribbean women fend for themselves

With UN Women support, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) has led a project focused on women agricultural producers’ role in sustainable development in the Caribbean. Implemented in Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, the project aims to reduce women’s lack of access to resources.

12 August 2014|

Families in Bangladesh learn to cope with storms and cyclones

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been working with the Government of Bangladesh to provide training and cash for work programmes that help locals to build or renovate community assets as a direct result of climate change. In Patharghata alone, some 4,500 ultra-poor women and men from three separate communities have participated in an “Enhancing Resilience” or ER programme that was launched in 2011.

12 August 2014|

Livestock waste management in East Asia

The FAO-led Livestock Waste Management in East Asia Project supported by Global Environment Facility/United Nations Environment Programme was aimed to reduce the major negative environmental and health impacts of rapidly increasing concentrated livestock production on water bodies and thus on the people in three countries of the East Asia region: China, Thailand and Viet Nam. In these countries, 500,000 pig places were introduced to better manage livestock waste, improving livelihoods and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

12 August 2014|

Ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture for food security in Nicaragua

To protect Estero Real, the north Pacific coast of Nicaragua, national and local fisheries and aquaculture institutions in Nicaragua have led the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture in this area. The Food and Agriculture Organization has supported this initiative through participatory planning and development of management plans.

12 August 2014|

Climate-smart agriculture: A readiness project in Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia

The FAO project “Climate Smart Agriculture: capturing the synergies among mitigation, adaptation and food security” aims to strengthen the technical, policy and investment capacities of its three partner countries – Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia at a national level, which will enable sustainable increases in agricultural productivity.

12 August 2014|

Sustainable grazing for better livelihoods in China

The Three River Sustainable Grazing Project is a pilot project in the Quinghai province of China that aims to address the challenges of degraded grasslands and poor pasture management. The project’s goal is to restore degraded grazing land and sequester soil carbon, and at the same time increase productivity, build resilience and improve livelihoods in smallholder herder communities.

12 August 2014|

Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme in Bangladesh

Smallholder farmers provide nearly 80 per cent of the food in many parts of the developing world. The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme channels climate finance to smallholder farmers so they can access the tools and technologies that help build their resilience to climate change.

11 August 2014|