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Caja de Herramientas para la Seguridad Alimentaria

Los profesionales en el campo de la seguridad alimentaria se dan cuenta cada vez más de la necesidad de hacer uso estratégico de las comunicaciones para lograr el máximo impacto. Aunque la mayoría de las organizaciones han invertido mucho en el análisis e investigación sobre la seguridad alimentaria, muchas todavía necesitan mejorar sus comunicaciones para asegurar que los resultados de su trabajo lleguen a los usuarios deseados, y que se tomen acciones.

La presente caja de herramientas está diseñada para ayudar a los profesionales de la seguridad alimentaria a desarrollar una estratégica de comunicación, y a comunicarse más eficazmente con los grupos que son el blanco de sus esfuerzos. Secciones específicas de la caja de herramientas enfocan a los formuladores de políticas y a los medios, dado el rol importante que estos juegan en la implementación las políticas de seguridad alimentaria, y en influir en dichas políticas.

 

 

28.09.2012
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On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture

This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable  farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is  designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. Once you have gained this knowledge, we urge you to share the knowledge and skills you have gained with other farmers in your neighbourhood, so that they too can produce
cleaner and healthy vegetables.

24.09.2012
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Agricultural Extension Services at Crossroads: present dilemma and possible solutions for future in Uganda

Agricultural extension in Uganda has undergone a number of transformations from regulatory 1920-
1956, advisory 1956-1963, advisory Education 1964-1971, dormancy 1972-1981, recovery 1982-
1999, Educational 1992-1996, participatory education 1997-1998, Decentralized Education 1997-
2001 and now Agricultural services under contract extension systems. Each of those up to 1997-
2001 had strengths to build on and weaknesses to change or improve, but had challenges of the
socio-economic and political environment. In addition there have been marked changes in the
concept of agriculture, which is increasingly seen in terms of commercial or farming for market with
emphasis on modernization of agriculture and use of participatory approaches in the process.
The dilemma is that the majority of the Ugandan farming community is predominately
peasantry/subsistence with a small fraction that can be regarded emergent farmers. Such
population may not respond sustainably to the now farmer owned contract extension system
including changing patterns of donors.
The paper examines a range of issues including training needs, identification of theses needs for
more relevant and responsive curricula, the key role of service provider’s development in creating
learning organizations, developing a strategy for linkages/ learning webs or net works and for more
sustainable donor interventions.