Land Reform, land settlements and cooperatives. 2005/2
Twenty-seven years after the World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (WCARRD) held in Rome in 1979, the key question of land is once again an essential item on the international development agenda.
This issue of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives offers the reader a series of articles and information related to the discussions that took place in March 2006 in Porto ... more
SD-Dimensions announces a new publication, "Organic Agriculture in Senegal". The agricultural systems currently in place in Senegal are a mixture of traditional and modern methods, depending greatly on the region and cultural traditions. Current systems have been proven to be inefficient; a strong need exists to create new systems which will be sustainable. This publication examines the introducti... more
Agricultural sustainability in rapidly industrializing Asian economies
Extracted from "Integration of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Agricultural Policy" (FAO/Winrock International, 1996), this article looks at both the technology and the market aspects of the marginalization of agriculture in East Asian countries.
Mushroom production training for disabled people: a progress report
This article provides an overview of a unique FAO-initiated project in Thailand that is the first of its kind to focus specifically on reaching rural disabled persons and their families. One
of the project's main objectives was to establish economic self-reliance for rural disabled as entrepreneurs. This multi-part progress report provides details of the project's training component and examples... more