Food & Agriculture

Food & Agriculture

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

From the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):

  1. FAO Country Profiles
  2. Themes & Topics Over 50, see especially
    Antimicrobial Resistance
    Capacity Development
    Climate change
    Climate-Smart Agriculture
    Environmental and Social Standards
    Family farming
    Food loss and food waste
    Hunger and Malnutrition
    Influencing food environments for healthy diets
    Livestock and the environment
    School food
    Sustainable Food and Agriculture
    Sustainable Food Value Chains Knowledge Platform
    Urban agriculture
    World Food Situation
  3. Publications
    FAO Documents Repository (30,000 documents, includes search function)
    FAO eBooks
    Free E-Learning Courses
    Infographics collection—Flagships “State of ” collections See especially
    Food & Agriculture: SOFA
    Food Insecurity: SOFI
  4. Statistics See especially
    FAO statistics website (FAOSTAT)
    Food security statistics
  5. Livestock’s long shadow

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Resources See Especially:
Food Security

B. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Food Price Crisis: What does it mean? What can we do about it?

C. William Carey International Development Journal (Click full screen icon & scroll down to page number)
Agro-based Corporative Community as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Farmers’ Empowerment p3

D. Faith-based organizations providing services in this area include:
1) ECHO–Fighting world hunger website
ECHO Community Garden Toolkit
2) Farming God’s Way website