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Caracterización y alternativas productivas para fincas ganaderas establecidas en la Amazonía Colombiana
B. L. RAMÍREZ
Se caracterizaron 249 fincas ganaderas en la Amazonía Colombiana de acuerdo a su tamaño: un grupo mayoritario caracterizado por fincas menores de 100 ha; un segundo grupo con fincas entre 101 y 500 ha; y finalmente un reducido grupo de fincas grandes mayores de 500 ha. Se realizaron talleres participativos con los productores para discutir alternativas de producción sostenibles, con base en cercas vivas, huertos caseros, sistemas silvopastoriles, diversificación de los sistemas de producción (p.ej., piscicultura), bancos de proteína y de energía. Hubo una clara relación entre el interés en las diferentes alternativas y el tamaño de la finca.
A Public/Private Partnership for Extension Delivery in South Africa
This paper describes a joint venture partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs and the South Africa Sugar Association. This partnership aims to improve the production of sugarcane in the region, providing a social and economic stability to rural producers and, ultimately, a stable and improved living condition for all involved.
The AgriBank-Stat inventory was developed by the Marketing and Rural Finance Service of FAO as tool to provide key information on some of the most relevant formal financial institutions in developing countries which offer financial services mainly to farmers and farmer households. The inventory includes various types of institutions: Agricultural development banks ; Development banks ; Commercial banks ; Co-operative central banks
Animal Production & Health Division (AGA)
The Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) is entrusted with clarifying and facilitating the role of global livestock production in food security and food safety, as well as in poverty alleviation while protecting the environment. This site provides information about AGA, its organisation, aims, programmes and activities. There is also information in the following areas: Global Livestock Information and Policy; Livestock and Poverty Alleviation; Decision-Support for Efficient Livestock Resource Use; Animal Genetic Resources; Veterinary Public Health Management and Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT); Transboundary Animal Diseases (EMPRES); and Support Services to Member Nations and the Field Programme. There are also links to information systems and many other online resources.
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) Home Page
Created in 1949, the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) is one of six FAO Regional Forestry Commissions that cover the world’s major geographic regions. The APFC, a forum for advising and taking action on key forestry issues, focuses on issues pertinent to Asia-Pacific, a region characterized by its diversity and rapid changes. Its activities are also shaped by shifts in international forestry paradigms, priorities and practices. The APFC meets every two years in general session to review progress, discuss problems of mutual concern and set new agendas. Balancing technical and policy issues, the objectives of the APFC are to: Provide advice on forest policy formulation; Review and coordinate implementation of forest policy at the regional level; Exchange information on suitable practices and solutions for technical problems; and Develop appropriate recommendations, for member governments and FAO, on forestry-related issues
Bertinoro Initiative 2000: Enhancing Land Registration and Cadastral Systems in Countries in Transition
The Bertinoro Seminar in 2000 (“Bertinoro IV”) was directed towards building capacity in land administration agencies in CEE countries, thereby enabling them to provide the services needed to support sustainable development. Its theme was “Enhancing Land Registration and Cadastral Systems in Countries in Transition”. The objective was to identify training needs of land registration and cadastre agencies in transition countries and potential strategies for meeting those needs. A longer-term objective was to use the needs identified at the Seminar in discussions with other parties regarding the development of courses. The participants in the seminar consisted of high-level experts from Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Romania, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Moderators and other resource persons came from Austria, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
Database of FAO literature on participation in development
The library section of the Participation Website of the Informal Working Group on Participatory Approaches and Methods to support Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security (IWG-PA) provides an annotated inventory of online documents, printed materials and other media dealing with participation in development. Using powerful search options, you can view short abstracts of the documents. To ensure optimal accessibility of the materials, direct links to the online document, to "FAO SALES", to the "FAO Online Catalogues" and to the document order form of the "FAO Library" are provided.
DISABILITY IS NOT ONLY A CONSEQUENCE OF POVERTY;IT IS ALSO CAUSE OF RURAL HUNGER, FAO SAYS ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS
Rome, 3 December 2001 - Hunger, malnutrition and poverty breed disabilities. Between 250,000 and 500,000 children go blind every year from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD). There are over 16 million mentally handicapped and nearly 49.5 million people with lesser degrees of brain damage due to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD); more than half of all pregnant women in the world are anaemic, of whom 90% live in developing countries.
FAO DIRECTOR-GENERAL CALLS FOR RENEWED COMMITMENT TO FIGHT HUNGER AND POVERTY IN AFRICA
New York, 27 April 2001 - Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), today said that ''political will to fight hunger on a sustainable basis and a firm commitment to invest in agriculture and rural development are critical elements of any effort aspiring to achieve sustainable alleviation of hunger and poverty in Africa.''
FAO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEPARTMENT HOME PAGE (ES)
The Economic and Social Deparment takes part in the following activities: the establishment of a policy framework for agricultural and rural development; the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the state of food and agriculture; assistance to FAO Members and international organizations in the task of planning, programming and policy-making for the social and economic aspects of food and agriculture; contributions to international negotiations and deliberations relating to food and agriculture; analysis of food, agriculture, commodity and trade policies; formulation of food and nutritional policies to alleviate undernutrition and rural poverty. This site provides links to the Statistics Division, Commodities & Trade Division, Seminar Series, Economic Studies, Food Security, the Food and Nutrition Division, and Global Perspectives.
FAO Rural Youth Home Page
A wealth of practical experience has accumulated over the past 100 years related to working with young people in rural areas. FAO itself has been a part of this effort for at least the past three decades. Today, youth development, with its strong research/ knowledge base, and adequate policy and resource support, can become a powerful force in empowering large numbers of rural young people to take an active role in sustainable agriculture and rural development as a major contributor to the overall progress of a country. This site provides links to programme updates, news and events, resources, youth links, and FAQs.
FIVIMS - Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping Systems
The webpage describes the FIVIMS initiative and how it will contribute to the World Food Summit goal of reducing the number of undernourished by at least half by 2015. The background to FIVIMS is given with links to the World Food Summit and other relevant sites.
Forests, Trees & People Programme & Network (FTPP)
This web site is part of the Forests, Trees & People Programme's networking activities which are jointly run by SLU Kontakt at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the Forestry Policy and Institutions Branch (FONP) at FAO and regional programme facilitators in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America. The network is designed to share information about improving community forestry activities and about initiatives of interest to its members. This site provides contact information, online access to the FTP Newsletter, list serves and information on ordering publications.
International Academy of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAAS)
The International Academy of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAAS) is in the campus of CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES located in the northern part of Beijing, CHINA. It educates international students for the for the "Third Millennium Agriculture" where preserving the environment in which humans and animals live is top priority.
International E-mail Conference on Irrigation Management Transfer organized by FAO and INPIM
This conference will provide a world-wide forum for identifying and sharing lessons and concerns about the growing global experience with irrigation management transfer (IMT).
Launching a new flagship on education for the rural people
The Sustainable Development Department of FAO and UNESCO are inviting member countries, UN entities and civil society to join in the establishment of a new Partnership on Education for Rural People. The initiative seeks to address rural-urban disparities, which are a serious concern to governments and the international community as a whole.
Lessons for increasing productivity and incomes
In a number of countries around the world, efforts are being made to better the living conditions of rural communities. New soil management techniques, improvements in the utilization and conservation of water resources, community-managed seed supply systems and other agricultural innovations offer lessons to be learned about enhancing agricultural productivity and increasing rural income.
Needed by African farmers: simple water pumps
Finding sufficient water for irrigation is one of the major challenges facing farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. ''Very often it is too expensive for small farmers to buy, run and maintain engine-driven irrigation pumps,'' says Tom Brabben of the International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID), sponsored by FAO, the World Bank and other donors.
The Participation Website of the Informal Working Group on Participatory Approaches and Methods to support Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security (IWG-PA) is an interactive and comprehensive electronic learning forum to study and discuss participation in development. 1)RESOURCES SECTION: * field tools: user-modifiable database on participatory approaches, methods and tools * library: annotated inventory (database) of FAO literature on participation in development * projects: map-based navigation guide (database) to FAO projects that have a participatory focus/component * lessons learned: articles to learn from each other's experiences concerning the practical application of participatory methods/approaches 2)INTERACT SECTION * news * contact us * mailing list * discussion 3)ABOUT THE IWG-PA * participation: our vision * who we are 4) LINKS ON PARTICIPATION * links to other websites * links to organisations
Passages towards the modernization in the rural sector
Note prepared by FAO on the occasion of the XXIX Meeting of Ministers of the Latin American Organization of Energy (OLADE), held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 19-20 November 1998. The paper illustrates selected FAO activities reflecting its commitment to energy as a crucial component for the modernization of the rural sector.
PRIOR TO HIS MEETING WITH THE G8: DIOUF: ''WILL THE WORLD CONTINUE TO WATCH THE HUNGRY PEOPLE DIE SILENTLY?''
Rome, 19 July 2001.- ''Will the world continue to watch the hungry people of the world die silently?'' said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a news conference prior to his meeting with the G8 in Genoa. Dr. Diouf called on all concerned, particularly the G8 countries, to contribute to a Trust Fund for Food Security with an initial amount of US$ 500 million to support agriculture in developing countries. ''This amount is necessary to accelerate the process towards the goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit --cutting by half the number of hungry by 2015,'' he said.
Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action - PAIAs - Home Page
A major dimension of the Medium Term Plan preparation process was to give due attention to cooperation across and between departments to respond to the call in the Strategic Framework for enhanced multi-disciplinary approaches. Thus, an effort was launched to identify Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action (PAIAs) over the medium-term. The extensive discussions carried out have led to the proposal of a PAIA in the following 16 areas: Local Institution Building to Improve Capacity for Achieving Sustainable Rural Livelihoods; Disaster Prevention; Mitigation and Preparedness and Post-Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation; Biosecurity for Agriculture and Food Production; WTO Multi-lateral Trade Negotiations on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Climate Change Issues in Agriculture; Organic Agriculture; Food for the Cities Integrated Production Systems (SARD/SPFS); Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Integrated Management of Biological Diversity for Food and Agriculture; Strengthening Capacity for Integrated Ecosystem Management; Definitions, Norms, Methodologies and Quality of Information; Spatial Information Management and Decision Support Tools; Global Perspective Studies; Gender Mainstreaming; and Ethics in Food and Agriculture.
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Rural Development
El desarrollo rural se ocupa de mejorar las condiciones de vida y de trabajo de las personas que viven en las zonas rurales agrupadas en unidades familiares de producción y consumo, ya sean agrícolas o no agrícolas, y por lo tanto, de todas las instituciones y acciones que afectan de manera directa al nivel de vida de dichas personas.
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Technical Cooperation Networks
El Sistema de Redes de Cooperación Técnica ha permitido a los países de la Región unir esfuerzos y recursos humanos y técnicos para buscar soluciones a los problemas comunes con que se enfrentan en el desarrollo de sus sectores agropecuario, forestal y pesquero.
Report of the Second Meeting of FAO and NON-FAO Regional Fishery Bodies or Arrangements
FAO Fisheries Reports - R645 FAO 2001 EN
The Second Meeting of FAO and Non-FAO Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs) or Arrangements was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, on 20 and 21 February 2001. Representatives from 24 bodies participated. The agenda had four main items: some external factors that may impact on the work of RFBs and fisheries management; indicators to assess the performance of RFBs; cooperation in global status and trends reporting in fisheries; and a review of some emerging issues in fisheries. The Meeting acknowledged in principle the need to develop performance indicators and related guidelines; saw merit in the concept of an international plan of action (IPOA) on status and trends reporting in fisheries; expressed support for the draft IPOA on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and stressed the need for both effective criteria and process in making decisions on listing and delisting in CITES and emphasized the need for inclusion of appropriate scientific evaluation in the process. The Meeting agreed that closer collaboration between RFBs and the Regional Seas Convention Bodies (RSCs) was essential.
RURAL FINANCE IN FAO
The RURAL FINANCE GROUP in FAO is part of the Marketing and Rural Finance Service (AGSM), within the Agricultural Support Systems Division. The principal activity of the Rural Finance Group is that of advice on policies and procedures which facilitate building viable financial institutions serving all sectors of rural populations.
Serious food shortages persist in sub-Saharan Africa
The number of people facing severe food shortages is now estimated at 28 million, of whom 18 million, or 64 percent, are in eastern Africa, warns the latest issue of FAO's ''Food Supply Situation and Crop Prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa''. The report, published three times a year, is prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS).
Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Agriculture in Developing Countries (ROA)
The Objective of ROA is to provide policy-makers with specific insight, tools and information with which to analyse the roles of agriculture and the related policy implications in order to pursue sustainable agricultural and rural development (SARD). This site provides access to Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Agriculture in Developing Countries.
Summary report on FAO/RAP rural development support to disabled farmers in Campaign 2000
3 December is designated as the International Day of Disabled Persons. To highlight the work that FAO has undertaken with disabled farmers, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) contributes this summary report.
Tanzania: Communicating local farming knowledge on crop protection
This article explains a participatory process for the development of communication material to promote local knowledge and practices on natural crop protection. Researchers from the Uluguru Mountains Agricultural Development Project (UMADEP) in Morogoro, Tanzania, collaborated with local farmers in the Mgeta area to develop posters that were used in farmer-to-farmer training to communicate farmers’ knowledge and practices. The effort was funded by the LinKS project (GCP/RAF/338/NOR), a regional FAO project in Southern Africa that assist organisations to better understand how local knowledge of men and women can promote the conservation of biodiversity and enhance food security. The article was written by A. H. Mgumia and S. Ruheza of UMADEP and will be published in May 2001 as an IK Note of the World Bank Indigenous Knowledge (IK) Programme (http://www.worldbank.org/afr/ik/iknotes.htm).
THREE UN AGENCIES JOIN HANDS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS
Rome, 4 December 2001 - Three Rome-based UN agencies - the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - have decided to join hands in the fight against HIV/AIDS, in coordination with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Treating straw for animal feeding - an assessment of its technical and economic feasibility
FAO Animal Production and Health Papers - 10 1978 EN
In November 1976, FAO organised a technical consultationon new feed resources (PA011976). One session of this consultation was devoted to the improved utilisation of poor quality roughages. It was noted that a number of methods of treating straws to improve their feeding value.have been developed and that the widspread application of these methods could substantially increase effective feed resources. The coonomic feasibility ot these methods was however queetioned. As a follow up action, therefore, arranged for the services of a consultant, Dr. M.G. Jackson, Professor of Animal Nutrition at the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, to make an assessment of the feasibility of straw treatment from both technical and economic points of view.
Tropical animal feeding - A manual for research workers
FAO Animal Production and Health Papers - 126 T. R. Preston 1995 EN
The aim of this manual, a rewritten and greatly extended version of the 1986 edition, is to provide practical guidance to researchers committed to promoting the better use of tropical feed resources in sustainable livestock systems. The emphasis is on appropriate technologies for small farmers in developing countries. The first part deals with the principles of non-ruminant and ruminant nutrition, the identification of feed resources and their utilization. Various practices are described for improving the use of natural renewable resources. Essential methods that should assist the research worker in conducting useful and cost-effective research are given in detail, for design and analysis of experiments, biological and chemical analysis, animal feeding trials, on-farm research, guidelines for the evaluation of feed resources and presentation of research results. A full list of references is provided. The aim of this manual, a rewritten and greatly extended version of the 1986 edition, is to provide practical guidance to researchers committed to promoting the better use of tropical feed resources in sustainable livestock systems. The emphasis is on appropriate technologies for small farmers in developing countries. The first part deals with the principles of non-ruminant and ruminant nutrition, the identification of feed resources and their utilization. Various practices are described for improving the use of natural renewable resources. Essential methods that should assist the research worker in conducting useful and cost-effective research are given in detail, for design and analysis of experiments, biological and chemical analysis, animal feeding trials, on-farm research, guidelines for the evaluation of feed resources and presentation of research results. A full list of references is provided.
UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security
The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level.
User-modifiable database on participatory approaches, methods and tools
The field tools section of the Participation Website of the Informal Working Group on Participatory Approaches and Methods to support Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security (IWG-PA) provides a growing collection of participatory methodologies. Each method or tool is presented with a comprehensive description, information on application possibilities and contact links to experts and further information. Over time this database will grow as all FAO units, but also institutions and individuals outside FAO, are invited to present their participatory methods.
Working with local institutions to support sustainable livelihoods
This paper summarizes the research findings and policy implications of a research project entitled "Rural household income strategies for poverty alleviation and interactions with the local institutional environment".