El Comité Nacional pro Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar inauguró oficialmente el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar (AIAF 2014) en Paraguay, junto con el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería y la cooperación del IICA, FAO y GIZ, el martes 18 de marzo, en el Salón Auditorio de Bienestar[...]
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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Asia and the Pacific opened a two-day Consultation today to discuss their joint concerns about the future of small farmers, landless farmers, farm workers and other concerned stakeholders.
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Throughout the 5-year pilot phase, Purchase for Progress (P4P) has focused on assisting women farmers to benefit economically from their work, gaining confidence and voice in their communities and homes. Mazouma Sanou, a farmer from Burkina Faso, has first-hand experience of these benefits as well as the challenges still facing[...]
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Country: Burkina Faso
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As in many other countries, the rural environment in Kenya can be particularly challenging for women. Traditionally it is the men who control land access while women are used as a labour force. Despite deeply rooted structural challenge, World Food Programmes’ Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot initiative has contributed to[...]
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Country: Kenya
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Access to agricultural inputs such as seeds and fertilizers have helped Purchase for Progress (P4P)-supported farmers in Nicaragua to successfully increase their crop productivity, and therefore meet market demand. The strengthened link between smallholder farmers and agricultural input providers can be traced to the smallholders’ improved negotiation skills and access[...]
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Country: Nicaragua
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Crispim Moreira, FAO Representative in Bolivia - The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) was launched in New York on 22 November 2013 by the United Nations to highlight the enormous potential family farmers can play in the eradication of hunger and conservation of natural resources. According to the Food and[...]
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Country: Bolivia
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Asunción, 17 de enero de 2014.- El Gobierno paraguayo, en diciembre de 2013, promulgó el decreto número 1056, que incorpora la modalidad complementaria de contratación denominada "proceso simplificado para la adquisición de productos agropecuarios de la agricultura familiar". El decreto define el marco legal que permite a los agricultores familiares asegurar el[...]
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Country: Paraguay
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Small-scale producers, local production and consumption circuits and recovering traditional crops have a major part to play in reducing hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told professors and students at the University of Gastronomic Sciences today, also noting the many possibilities of cooperation between FAO and the university to[...]
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Mexico's National Crusade Against Hunger can mark a historical turning point for the country, said FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at the end of a two-day visit. "Mexico has decided to say 'no more hunger."Although no society favours hunger, few have managed to unite in order to defeat it,"[...]
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Country: Mexico
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A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the quality of the seeds used to produce key crops. With the support of the Government of France, FAO is joining efforts with the South Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture to implement[...]
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Country: South Sudan
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