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This note discusses the definitions, challenges and future prospects of family farming in the EU.
Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel.
It is globally recognized that food production must increase substantially to meet continuing population growth: by 2050 with 9 billion people predicted worldwide (FAO, 2012), the world will require 70 to 100% more food (Godfray et al., 2010; World Bank, 2008; Royal Society of London, 2009). How to fulfill this[...]
Africa is changing rapidly. However, too many people (including a large number of farmers) will continue to be hungry and malnourished if more is not invested in agriculture. African agriculture plays a prominent role in terms of economic growth, food security and poverty alleviation, with 63% of the population living in[...]
Ce dossier présente 21 unités de recherche de la région Languedoc-Roussillon regroupant plus de 1000 chercheurs qui se mobilisent, à travers tout ou partie de leurs activités, pour répondre, avec de nombreux partenaires, aux grands enjeux posés par le modèle des agricultures familiales, en France et dans le monde.
Agricultural biodiversity plays a huge role in maintaining resilient local economies, balanced diets and balanced ecosystems. The rapid disappearance of agricultural biodiversity and the lack of measures to protect it are therefore great causes of concern. Although mainstream agricultural policies threaten such agricultural biodiversity, in recent years many promising initiatives[...]
The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wiber community.
The concept of family farming is the recipient of much high-level political capital right now...
Farming and Food in Africa and the Mounting Battle over Land, Water and Resource Rights | UN Year of Family Farming | Africans Show the Way with a New Vision for Agriculture | CAADP at 10 | Water is a Missing Link in the Southern African Development Community | Promoting[...]
"The role of family farming, key challenges and priorities for the future" 
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