El 2014 fue declarado por las Naciones Unidas como el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar. En Uruguay, al igual que todo el mundo, este segmento del universo rural es muy relevante y numeroso, hay varias iniciativas públicas al respecto, con lo cual resulta oportuno contextualizar y comentar.
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Crazy and amazing are two words Jennifer D’Aubin repeats often when telling her story. The words seem apt considering what has been happening to D’Aubin and her husband Ralph recently. About a year ago, the Bridgetown couple decided to pursue a long-held dream of working for themselves. The dream will come to[...]
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For a long time in Atlantic Canada, it was not uncommon to hear of families who had been farming for three or four generations. Today however, it’s much more common to hear of farmers who are either the last of their family to farm, or the first. But in Falmouth, Nova[...]
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On Springbrook Farm’s website, there is a video of farmer/owner Jean-Pierre Gagnon talking about raising the best meat possible. As he talks, a cow wanders into frame and starts to sniff at his hand. The 37-year-old Gagnon breaks mid-sentence to scratch the cow’s nose. His voice softens and he calls her “chère” –[...]
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The AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture (28 April-2 May 2014, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia) adopted Resolutions focusing on seven commitments to realize Africa’s Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation Goals to be achieved by 2025 – 3AGTGs 2015) including ending hunger in Africa. The Ministers recommended[...]
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There was plenty of spirit – and some Spearit asparagus – at Norfolk County’s kick-off launch marking the United Nations 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Local asparagus farmer Brenda Lammens of Spearit Farms in Langton was on hand at the Delhi library branch June 5 to share her expertise as[...]
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The City of Montreal is not going to be feeding the world with its initial foray into urban agriculture, but the seeds have now been planted.
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One way that family farmers improve their resilience to both climatic and economic shocks is to diversify what is produced. More and different crops and livestock, particularly local varieties and breeds are being promoted.
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En el marco del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar, el ministerio de Planeamiento, Infraestructura y Servicios, a través de la Secretaria de Inversión Pública y Desarrollo Territorial, en conjunto con el ministerio de Cultura y Comunicación, convocan a participar del concurso fotográfico “Actores de nuestra tierra, autores de nuestro[...]
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La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO, por sus siglas en inglés) concluyó en Guatemala un programa especial de seguridad alimentaria que desarrolló durante 14 años. En un comunicado, la oficina de la FAO en Guatemala dijo que el Programa Especial para la Seguridad Alimentaria[...]
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Country: Guatemala