This document presents an assessment of small-scale fisheries of the Patos Lagoon estuary, Brazil, using a custom-designed fisheries census methodology. Complementary information was sourced from a literature review, secondary data and in-depth semi-structured interviews. The assessment provides a complete picture of the technical, environmental and socio-economic conditions of these fisheries,[...]
E-conference of the International Network for Family Poultry Development in collaboration with FAO and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)28 May – 15 June 2012
This publication aims to share the project's experiences in the case of Peru which have supported learning processes between direct and indirect stakeholders, and can be extended to all people interested in improvinf their practices in the present and future, based on the lessons learned from other experiences - in[...]
E-conference of the International Network for Family Poultry Development in collaboration with FAO and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 16 January - 3 February 2012
Smallholders are small-scale farmers, pastoralists, forest keepers, fishers who manage  areas varying from less than one hectare to 10 hectares. Smallholders are characterized by family-focused motives such as favouring the stability of the farm household system, using mainly family labour for production and using part of the produce for family[...]
This book aims to provide basic information on reproduction and propagation of trout, tries to describe most important hatchery activities and challenges and also provides advices on the rearing of trout fry in order to support small scale farmers and producers. As small scale fish farming is a substantial opportunity[...]
Family farmers produce more than 70% of Central America’s food. Between 80 and 90% of corn and bean farms are run by family farmers and they, in turn, produce 75 to 80% of these crops.Most of the households in Central America that produce staple grains live in poverty and experience[...]
Enhancing access to natural resources and local governance; Facilitating access to productive assets and markets; Providing access to information and knowledge; Increasing political capital
Why producer organizations and cooperatives are critical for competitive and sustainable family farming?
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