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Journal article
Installation des jeunes agriculteurs et pluriactivité au Costa Rica

Depuis quelques années, la petite agriculture familiale est mise sur le devant de la scène par les institutions internationales et présentée comme étant susceptible de répondre aux enjeux globaux (sécurité alimentaire et changement climatique), et ce, notamment, dans les pays du Sud où ce type d’agriculture reste majoritaire. Un groupe...
Costa Rica
2017 - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Magazine article
Projeto cria "fortalezas" para preservar alimentos em risco de extinção

O projeto Arca do Gosto — idealizado pelo movimento Slow Food e feito em parceria com a Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina e com a Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD) — quer catalogar as iguarias que correm risco de sumir de vez. O projeto é o...
Brazil
2017 - Slow Food

Blog article
Serbia taps FAO expertise in forestry

A high-level conference in Belgrade  marks the first stage in a recently-begun four-year commitment on the part of FAO. A project worth US$3.75 million, financed by the Global Environment Facility, or GEF, is directed towards the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems in Serbia. Main components and expected results of the project...
Serbia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Com produção agroecológica, agricultor aumenta a biodiversidade na sua propriedade

A agricultura familiar e a produção sustentável
A palavra agroecologia está ganhando cada vez mais espaço na agricultura familiar. A saúde, a qualidade de vida e um produto mais valorizado têm incentivado os agricultores a deixarem produções convencionais e investirem na produção agroecológica. Mas os benefícios não param por aí. A produção livre de agrotóxico também ajuda...
Brazil
2017 - Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e do Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD)

Book
La pequeña agricultura familiar en el Perú

Una tipología microrregionalizada
Este estudio, realizado con apoyo del Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP), construye una tipología detallada de las unidades productivas agropecuarias, focalizada en la agricultura familiar. De este modo, busca proporcionar un mapeo de la actividad agropecuaria nacional, analizar la estructura productiva rural y establecer las bases...
Peru
2017 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Farming becoming riskier under climate change

Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it will become more difficult. Scientists infer the impact on agriculture...
2017

Event
TBTI Symposium on European Small-Scale Fisheries and Global Linkages

The purpose of the symposium is to share and discuss issues affecting the sustainability of small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Europe and explore linkages to global SSF, especially through markets and stewardship efforts.
Spain
2017 - Too Big to Ignore

Blog article
Brasil é primeiro país a se comprometer com a Década da Nutrição

País assumiu metas determinadas pela ONU para melhorar os hábitos alimentares dos brasileiros
O Brasil é o primeiro país a assumir formalmente as metas para a Década de Ação em Nutrição da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), durante a Assembleia Mundial da Saúde, realizada pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), em Genebra (Suíça). As metas assumidas têm relação com obesidade e hábitos alimentares dos brasileiros. A...
Brazil
2017 - Ministério da Saúde - Brasil

Blog article
Inspirational ideas: Future Farmers in the Spotlight

Future Farmers in the Spotlight is an initiative that aims to inspire and encourage the next generation of sustainable farmers. It shares inspiring stories about young farmers who have – despite the many difficulties – managed to set up farming initiatives which are innovative, viable and sustainable!
European Union (Member Organization)
2017 - Eip AGRI

Blog article
Moldova ready to apply Integrated Pest Management nationwide

For the past two years, FAO has been working with Moldova to develop a national programme on Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. With more than 6 000 small-scale farmers now trained in techniques for minimizing pesticide use, project results were presented here today at a final workshop. Entitled "Support for adaptation...
Republic of Moldova
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference/Meeting
WEBINAR: Impactful Innovations.

Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Webinar: Impactful Innovations. Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in LAC and the Caribbean (OUT-24862) Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm (EST), Washington, DC Organizer: FONTAGRO Join WebEx meeting: https://iadb-knl.webex.com/iadb-knl/j.php?MTID=m09523c5dc929c02de56ac1712ccc3554 Join by phone1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)Access code: 732 810 943   To download the publication: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7802
United States of America
2017 - FONTAGRO

Blog article
ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.This pilot training course represents a significant milestone  to support Arab women scientists to become...
2017 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Newsletter article
A diversificação da produção e os benefícios econômicos

Agricultores familiares têm investido no cultivo de produtos variados.
Legumes, arroz, feijão, leite. Uma variedade de produtos que podem ser a garantia de renda para o agricultor familiar. A diversificação é uma forma de se precaver de prejuízos causados por pragas, mudanças climáticas e queda de preços. Para garantir a renda e ficar menos vulneráveis aos imprevistos, agricultores familiares...
Brazil
2017 - Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e do Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD)

Report
Report of the Round Table of Women in Small-scale Fisheries in Goa, 19 February 2017, Panaji, Goa. Organized by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust with Saad Aangan

The round table was organized by Saad Aangan, a Goa-based gender resource group, in collaboration with the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (Trust) and was attended by thirty-four participants, all (except one fish farmer) women. The workshop was conducted in Konkani, the language of Goa. The programme commenced with...
India
2017 - Saad Aangan

Case study
Research for Agri Committee – Structural Change in EU Farming: How can the CAP Support a 21st Century European Model of Agriculture?

A recent publication by the European Parliament’s Think Tank examines structural change in EU farming, seeking to answer the question “How can the CAP support a 21st century European model of agriculture?”. The study explores farm structural change separately in Western and in Central and Eastern Europe, and goes on to...
European Union (Member Organization)
2017 - European Parliament

Blog article
Smart Farming is key for the future of agriculture

Smart Farming is a farming management concept using modern technology to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural products. Farmers in the 21st century have access to GPS, soil scanning, data management, and Internet of Things technologies. By precisely measuring variations within a field and adapting the strategy accordingly, farmers can...
2017

Video
Drawing inspiration from French co-operation

Members of an Irish discussion group recently travelled to France to study the way farmers co-operate and pool resources there.
European Union (Member Organization)
2017 - Irish Farmers Journal

Blog article
Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries – UN agriculture agency

Small-scale fisheries, which catch two-thirds of the fish consumed by humans, often struggle with regulatory frameworks tailored to large commercial fleets, according to a new UN agriculture agency book urging policy coherence.
2017 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Belarus signs four-year cooperation agreement with FAO

Developing agriculture, forestry and natural resource management to enhance rural development are important components of a four-year cooperation agreement signed here today between Belarus and FAO. The FAO Country Programming Framework for the Republic of Belarus was signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy Minister of Agriculture...
Belarus
2017 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations

Journal article
Importância do papel das populações tradicionais nas ações de conservação da agrobiodiversidade

No Brasil, assim como no restante do mundo, os bancos de germoplasma, unidades que armazenam recursos genéticos de plantas, não constituem instrumentos de conservação da agrobiodiversidade se não estiverem associados a outras ações de preservação que levem em conta o papel das populações tradicionais e os seus sistemas de cultivo. Os...
Brazil
2017 - Universidade de Campinas, Brasil
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