Recent increases in the levels and volatility of food prices have created significant challenges to efforts to reduce levels of food insecurity both at national and household levels. As a result, significant political attention has been given to the promotion of improvements in food staples productivity in developing countries, both[...]
The objectives of this Technical Paper are to highlight the contribution that inland and coastal small-scale fisheries can make to poverty alleviation and food security and to make practical suggestions on ways that this contribution can be maximized. This paper is organized into three main sections. The first section discusses[...]
The goals of the National Workshop on Micro-enterprise Development in Coastal Communities in the Philippines were to exchange experiences and good practices and identify financial and institutional support services and facilities to sustain livelihoods and micro-enterprises in coastal areas. The discussions at the workshop showed that livelihoods diversification and the[...]
The document begins by providing a background and an outline of study objectives. This is followed by the study methodology which presents the case study projects and goes on to discuss the objectives and target clients. The document then provides a detailed outline of each of the case study programmes,[...]
This manual has been prepared by the Group on Agriculture of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this work is to spread the basic concepts of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in order to: guide the production systems towards a sustainable agriculture and ecologically[...]
The informal food sector exists in all countries of the world. It has continued to flourish, even when illegal or state-oppressed. It offers autonomy and incomes to a wide variety of families in economic difficulties. It is thus unlikely to disappear. The convenience of purchasing food from informal vendors is[...]
Small-scale forestry – here meaning all activities related to forest ownership, management and enterprise – can contribute significantly to social and economic development when the circumstances are right. This issue of Unasylva examines the conditions and support that make it work. We don’t define “small” by numbers, but use the[...]
The case studies describe how socio-economic and demographic concerns are addressed in integrated coastal zone and community-based fisheries management in selected Caribbean countries – Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The results of a comparative study in Malaysia and the Philippines are[...]
Farm power is a vitally important component of small farm assets. A shortage of farm power seriously constrains increases in agricultural productivity, with a resultant stagnation in farm family income and the danger of a further slide towards poverty and hunger. Studies in SSA in 2003 and 2004 have revealed[...]
Globally, there are some 370 million Indigenous Peoples representing at least 5,000 different linguistic groups in more than 70 countries. Indigenous Peoples comprise about 5.5 percent of the world’s population, yet they are disproportionately represented among the poor and food insecure, in both developed and developing countries. Indigenous Peoples’ relationship[...]
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