In Northern Italy, the autonomous province of South Tyrol has the biggest single area producing apple trees in Europe. 
The aim of this policy brief is to spread the word about forest and farm producer organizations and their increasing role in helping smallholders improve their economic and social well-being while managing their resources sustainably.
Dimitra publishes a bi-annual newsletter which provides information about the activities of the project, its partner organisations and other civil society organisations in Africa. In this edition read about South-South Cooperation and family farming and food security.
This study focuses on maize producers in Kenya and represents one of the key outputs of the MDF project. It reframes smallholder commercialization in the context of staple crops to bring heterogeneity to the forefront of smallholder-focused policy development in eastern Africa.
Child labour is work that interferes with compulsory schooling or damages children’s health and personal development. Thanks to continuous efforts at the international and local level, recent global data show that the number of children engaged in child labour worldwide has significantly declined from 215 to 168 million children.
On a visit to Tegucigalpa, I went to one of the city’s poorest informal settlements to see a FAOproject that was training women to grow food crops in their backyards. As we climbed slopes lush with cassava, maize and cabbages, they told me how the gardens had changed their lives[...]
Entrevista | La agricultura familiar en Haití | Buenas prácticas | Género y juventud rural | Desde el campo | Eventos
In Bangladesh, roughly half the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood. However, farmers face many challenges to earning a living. One challenge is access – access to markets, information, agricultural technologies, and related services and public goods. Another challenge is the lack of awareness of individualfarmers of their basic[...]
This document is based on the activities and findings of the “Smallholder Poultry Development Programme”, which was funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by FAO in cooperation with the International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) and the International Rural Poultry Centre (IRPC) of the[...]
The objective of this manual is to present a technology suitable for family horticultural production and consumption. It is a manual for small-scale farmers, school teachers, children, and urban and peri-urban families with access to small plots of land. Better nutrition and better incomes can be achieved through families working[...]
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