Call for case studies by FAO

Posted on July 2, 2020 by

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Call for case studies on initiatives that enhance the livelihoods of small-scale food producer youth under a changing climate. The call is aimed at initiatives, NGOs/youth groups/international organizations and governments.

As part of FAO’s "Boosting Koronivia" project supporting the negotiation process under the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, FAO is planning to publish a collection of case studies to showcase proactive solutions taken to support and strengthen the livelihoods of small-scale food producer youth under a changing climate.

 These include sustainable practices and measures that create or contribute to the social, economic and environmental stability of youth involved in small-scale food production while facing the impacts of climate change.

I. What is a small-scale food producer?

According to the SDG 2 definition, a small-scale food producer is a producer with less than 5 ha of operated land and/or 5 TLUs (Tropical Livestock Units) and/or those who make up the 40% of the population who hold the smallest agricultural income in a country.  

II. Benefits

By contributing to this publication, you will increase the visibility of your project and have the possibility to inform international policymakers and negotiators on the challenges and successful measures to support small-scale producer youth struggling with the impacts of climate change.

The publication will be translated into French and Spanish and published on the FAO website. Submissions are accepted in English only.

III. Case study requirements:

  • Case studies should be submitted in English only and must not exceed 4500 words (4 pages) in length.
  • Please attach high quality photographs (file type: jpg or tiff) including name of the photographer and organization with clear indications on copyright.
  • If including graphs, figures or infographics, please provide in .pdf or .ai format.
  • Please provide additional resources where possible (links to websites, videos, blogs, etc.).

IV. Case study themes

For editing purposes, initiatives will be categorized into four areas. 
Please indicate ONE of the four themes to which your case study contributes:

  1. Capacity building and education
  2. Access to land and ecosystem services,
  3. Engagement in decision-making processes
  4. Entrepreneurship, technology and innovation,
  5. Access to markets, income protection, generation, and diversification,

V. Submission:

For submission or for any question, Please use email [email protected] .

For more information please visit the official webpage




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