Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Resources

The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

The external references on this page are provided for informational purposes only - they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by FAO.

Search in the database

Free text
More search options
Year
Country
Geo/Econ Regions
Main topic
Sub topic

Policy brief/paper
Changes in Ghanaian farming systems

Stagnation or a quiet transformation?
This research was designed to understand better the patterns of agricultural intensification and transformation occurring in Africa South of the Sahara using the Ghanaian case. The paper examines changes in farming systems and the role of various endogenous and exogenous factors in driving the conversion of arable lands to agricultural...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
Smallholders and land tenure in Ghana

Aligning context, empirics, and policy
For decades, policymakers and development practitioners have debated benefits and threats of property rights formalization and private versus customary tenure systems. This paper provides insights into the challenges in understanding and empirically analyzing the relationship between tenure systems and agricultural investment, and formulates policy advice that can support land tenure...
Ghana
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
A Sub-regional Strategy for Enhancing the Participation of the Civil Society in Forestry Planning and Policy Making Processing in West Africa

Forest planning and policy making process in West Africa – and elsewhere in Africa for that matter – has largely been dominated by the State, with very little room for a meaningful participation of civil society. This state of affairs led to a management of forests and forest resources which...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Côte d'Ivoire - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Liberia - Mali - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone - Togo
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (NAFSN) launched in May 2012 under the auspices of the G8 aims to create the conditions that will allow the African countries concerned to improve agricultural productivity and develop their agrifood sector by attracting more private investment in agriculture. The...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Mozambique - Nigeria - Senegal - United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - European Parliament

Policy brief/paper
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change

The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers
Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of dealing with the impacts, but are not first in line for international climate finance. Wealthy countries have committed to helping countries in Africa to adapt to climate change, but...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Mozambique - Nigeria - South Africa - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2015 - Oxfam International

Policy brief/paper
Agricultural growth in West Africa (AGWA)

Market and Policy Drivers
West African Agriculture is at a turning point. The combination of strong demand growth, sustained economic growth, higher global agricultural prices, and an improved policy environment has generated the most conducive conditions for Agricultural growth in over 30 years. West African countries and their Development Partners now clearly recognize the...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Liberia - Mali - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone - Togo
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Ghana : Une action local

Le Ghana importe aujourd’hui plus d’un milliard de dollars de produits alimentaires, qui sont particulièrement sujets à des hausses de prix. Pour y remédier, on peut notamment investir dans des entrepreneurs locaux comme Janet Gyimah-Kessie. Elle possède une grande usine de transformation du manioc qui non seulement augmente la production...
Ghana
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Dimitra Clubs against Ebola

This edition opens with a critical issue: the Ebola crisis and how Dimitra clubs are helping contain the threat of the epidemic in Senegal. The Dimitra approach not only allows to inform and raise awareness in rural communities, but above all ensures a space for communication, where everyone can express...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Gambia - Ghana - Kenya - Niger - Senegal - Somalia
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Big tractors, but small farms: Tractor hiring services as a farmer-owner’s response to an under-developed agricultural machinery market

The debate about agricultural mechanization in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) has largely ignored the role of the capital service market in spreading the use of mechanical technologies. Yet, custom machinery hiring ser-vices have been essential for the widespread use and ownership of tractors and other agricultural machines in...
Ghana
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Report
ECOWAP: A Fragmented Policy

Development partners and regional institutions should address leadership and coordination issues in order to build a common agricultural policy for West Africa
Ten years after the Economic Community of West African States launched its policy on food and agriculture, coordination remains a serious challenge. Several regional initiatives compete with each other at the political and the project levels, in a complex and fragmented institutional context. This paper is one of a series published...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Côte d'Ivoire - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Liberia - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone - Togo
2015 - Oxfam International

Journal
Sustainable Soil Management: Key to food security and nutrition in Africa

This edition of Nature & Faune journal will be a special Issue to mark the International Year of Soils. It is planned to be issued during the Conference of the African Soil Society taking place in Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso from 2nd to 10th December 2015. The special edition of...
Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Gambia - Ghana - Mozambique - Niger - Nigeria - South Africa - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Agricultural value chain development in practice

Private sector-led smallholder development
Value chain development is adopted widely as a private sector–led approach to agricultural development that can benefit smallholders. The objective of this research is to understand how development organizations are conceptualizing and developing agricultural value chains in Ghana to include smallholders. The study is based on case studies of five...
Ghana
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This One-Pager describes key findings of a four-year research project, From Protection to Production (PtoP), which analysed the impact of social cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The qualitative studies specifically explored impacts on household economic decision-making, the local economy and social networks. They also examined how the design and...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - Zimbabwe
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
Nature & Faune Journal: Sustainable Soil Management (Key to Food Security and Nutrition in Africa)

This special issue of Nature & Faune journal, with its exciting variety of papers dealing with issues related to sustainable soil management in Africa is an important contribution towards promoting sustainability on the continent.
Benin - Cabo Verde - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Gambia - Ghana - Mozambique - Nigeria - United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
A sub-regional strategy for enhancing the participation of the civil society in forestry planning and policy making process in West Africa

This document was prepared collaboratively within the FAORAF West Africa Team with a focus on the forestry sector. It is the product of a series of sub-regional consultations with forest-related civil society organizations in a selected number of countries in West Africa (Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal).
Benin - Ghana - Nigeria - Senegal
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
A Review of Women's Access to Fish in Small-Scale Fisheries

Women play a critical role in every link of the value chain in small-scale fisheries, although their best-known roles are in processing and marketing of fish and other fishery products. This perception of the highly gender-segregated division of labour (men fishing / women processing) has shaped the generalized approach in...
Bangladesh - Cambodia - Ghana - Malawi - Mozambique - Nigeria - Solomon Islands - South Africa - Thailand - Tunisia - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Smallholder cocoa farmers access to on/off-farm support services and its contribution to output in the Eastern Region of Ghana

It has been established that smallholder farmers have minimal access to various support services that would have otherwise enabled them to increase their output levels. The focus of this paper is to identify and quantify the impact of various support services on the production levels of cocoa in the Eastern...
Ghana
2014 - Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development

Book
Youth and agriculture

Key challenges and concrete solutions
This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programmes can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives and approaches reported in this study originate...
Bahamas - Bangladesh - Brazil - Burkina Faso - Cambodia - Canada - China - Colombia - Ethiopia - France - Ghana - Grenada - Kenya - Madagascar - Mexico - Pakistan - Philippines - Republic of Moldova - Rwanda - Togo - Uganda - United States of America - Zambia
2014

Working paper
Medium and large-scale farmers and agricultural mechanization in Ghana

Survey results
Successful commercialization of farming enterprises and farmer entrepreneurship are thought to embody the key features of structural transformation and provide a pathway out of poverty and subsistence agriculture for the rural farm households. The past decade has seen several African countries increase their agricultural growth, largely driven by increases in...
Ghana
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Website
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
Afghanistan - Albania - Algeria - American Samoa - Andorra - Angola - Anguilla - Antarctica - Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Armenia - Aruba - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bermuda - Bhutan - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Botswana - Bouvet Island - Brazil - British Virgin Islands - Brunei Darussalam - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cabo Verde - Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cayman Islands - Central African Republic - Chad - Channel Islands - Chile - China - China, Hong Kong SAR - China, Macao SAR - Christmas Island - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Colombia - Comoros - Congo - Cook Islands - Costa Rica - Croatia - Cuba - Curaçao - Cyprus - Czechia - Côte d'Ivoire - Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Denmark - Djibouti - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - El Salvador - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Estonia - Ethiopia - Faroe Islands - Fiji - Finland - France - French Guyana - French Polynesia - French Southern Territories - Gabon - Gambia - Georgia - Germany - Ghana - Gibraltar - Greece - Greenland - Grenada - Guadeloupe - Guam - Guatemala - Guernsey - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Guyana - Haiti - Heard and McDonald Islands - Holy See
2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all
Total results:135
1 2 3 4 5 6 7