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Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel.
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.
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[...]
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[...]
This manual provides basic tools for trainers to teach improved postharvest handling and storage skills to farmers’ organizations and their members. While conceived for a particular geographical location (Sub-Saharan Africa), the key principles of farmer training and Postharvest Handling and Storage management contained within can be coordinated to cater to[...]
In southeastern Rwanda, Amina Munyana and her husband feed a family of nine by growing  rice, maize and beans on two hectares of land and by keeping a cow. Thanks to hard work and support from their farmers’ organization “Indakemwa”, they have been able to triple their  production over the[...]
The Purchase for Progress (P4P) Gender Strategy provides a framework to address the many challenges faced by women smallholder farmers. These include women’s limited access to inputs and credit, their unpaid contributions to farming and the male-held control of household production and marketing. The development of this strategy was led[...]