The Farm Business School (FBS) which is implemented under the project “Capacity Building of Small Farmers in Entrepreneurship Development and Market Access”, through collaboration of the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Services (AMAS), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of[...]
20/10/2014
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Country: Philippines
Type: News
A Farm Business School (FBS) is a unique educational system designed to help farmers learn and improve their knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and farm business management. FAO is supporting the efforts of the Department Agriculture (DA) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to upgrade the capacities of farm-level extension[...]
20/10/2014
Region:
Country: Philippines
Type: News
P4P has assisted smallholders in Burkina Faso to improve post-harvest handling, increase yields and improve crop quality. This has enabled farmers’ organizations to market their surplus to private sector and institutional markets. Continue reading to learn five facts about progress made in Burkina Faso.
09/10/2014
Region:
Country: Burkina Faso
Type: News
Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening[...]
09/10/2014
Region: Africa
Country:
Type: News
In rural areas of Mali, agriculture is the primary source of income. Smallholder farmers contribute toalmost 90 percent of the country’s agricultural production, but have historically struggled to access quality markets, generally settling for low farm gate prices. Today, smallholder farmers in Mali are increasingly marketing their crops collectively to WFP[...]
09/10/2014
Region:
Country: Mali
Type: News
Rural women in developing countries often lack basic literacy skills, making it difficult for women farmers to benefit from training activities which could improve their agricultural production and increase their incomes. Because of this, in many pilot countries, P4P has incorporated basic reading and writing skills into training in order[...]
09/10/2014
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Type: News
In the Nueva Segovia region of Nicaragua, P4P is supporting farmers’ organizations to utilize low-cost, environmentally-friendly techniques and technologies. These sustainable practices, which include minimal tillage farming and the use of organic materials in soil enrichment, are enabling smallholders to benefit from increased yields, improved crop quality and reduced production[...]
09/10/2014
Region:
Country: Nicaragua
Type: News
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 6 (CND).-Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 (CWA2014) kicks off here on Monday with a heavy focus on family farming and the use of technology in agriculture, according to top officials.Executive Director of the Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said a hackathon (Agri[...]
09/10/2014
Region:
Country: Suriname
Type: News
La III Jornada se llevará a cabo en la Universidad Nacional de Catamarca el día 2 de octubre del corriente año, y contará con la participación de investigadores, docentes, estudiantes y organizaciones sociales campesinas. Como en las anteriores ediciones, el objetivo de este nuevo evento es el de fomentar estrategias[...]
06/10/2014
Region:
Country: Argentina
Type: News
El representante de la FAO en Brasil, Alan Bojanic y el Presidente de CropLife Latin America, José Perdomo, participarán en el V Foro Internacional de APIA a realizarse este miércoles y jueves en La Paz y Santa Cruz. En ambos eventos, los expertos mostrarán la importancia estratégica de la agricultura[...]
06/10/2014
Region:
Country: Bolivia
Type: News
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