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Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This document complements the Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School Facilitator's guide. The purpose of this module is to provide guidance, making available different exercises that facilitators can use as applicable, and adapt as necessary, to the specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and needs of each target group and country in which the module will be used. At the end of this module participants will: (1) be aware of different types of fish products; (2) better understand quality and safety issues; (3) develop a business approach to pos...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This guide provides insight into the critical role of aquaculture for food security. It provides details on the various types of aquaculture, the value of aquaculture as a means of livelihood diversification and business opportunity and the importance of careful planning. The module intends to provide flexible guidance to facilitators that can be adapted according to specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and the needs of each target group and country where it is used. This is a Junior Farm Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) module and complements other JF...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

Soils Challenge Badge
  • Soils Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The Soils Challenge Badge provides activities to aid understanding of natural environments and their ecosystems at three different age levels, between 5...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Education, Environment, Land degradation, Land management, Poverty, Practices and habits

Forests Challenge Badge
  • Forests Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • The Forests Challenge Badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role that forests play for life on our planet. It explains how forests provide essential ecosystem services such as clean air, water, and climate change mitigation. It also describes various forest resources and explains how millions of people worldwide rely on forests for their livelihoods. The badge describes the threats to our planet's forests and what is being done to protect them. This material is appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout group...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Livelihoods, Water management

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2012
  • This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. The handbook covers five major topics: 1. It explains how irrigation water might be polluted with wastewater from the town or city and how using such water for production of fresh vegetables poses health risks to the farmer and to people who eat t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Health, Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water security

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). 2010
  • This manual is intended for secondary-school (and late primary-school) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of erosion. As an educational tool, the kit offers a practical and attractive way of helping teachers and their pupils towards a better understanding of the environmental problems of their region and to stimulate their quest for possible solutions. Chapter 3 focuses on the preservation of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Mountains, Water cycle, Water management

Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). December 2010
  • This manual updates and expands the earlier version of "Introduction to Sandwatch: an educational tool for sustainable development". Sandwatch is a programme through which children, youth and adults work together to scientifically monitor and critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 9 focuses on water quality issues, links it to the climate change issue and proposes an activity to learn measuring and moni...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Association of Girl Guides and Guirl Scouts (WAGGGS). November 2010
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The biodiversity challenge badge, is designed to help teachers and leaders introduce environmental and sustainability issues to young people and guide t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Children, Climate change, Communication, Environment, Land management, Water management, Watersheds, Youth

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