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?
Family farming in some Latin American and Caribbean countries represents more than 80% of all farm activities, more than 60% of food production and overall farmlands, and more than 70% of farm jobs. Not only does family farming provide food for cities, create jobs and generate income for the poor,[...]
Contract farming can be defined as an agricultural production system carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers, which establishes conditions for the production and marketing of a farm product or products. Typically, the farmer commits to providing agreed quantities of a specific agricultural product. This should[...]
FAO piloted a number of microeconomic and firm-level analyses (smallholder supplier to buyer) to identify countryspecific, industry-specific, time-specific and mostly institution-specific solutions across local contexts and commodity markets dependent on smallholder supplies. In this regard, in collaboration with local service providers, activities were carried out across 14 countries, linking approximately[...]
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