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Plan of action: Jordan 2014–2018

Resilient livelihoods for agriculture and food and nutrition security in areas of Jordan affected by the Syria crisis
In November 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) fielded an agriculture programme development mission to Jordan with the objectives of updating and expanding its “Agricultural Livelihoods and Food Security Impact Assessment and Response Plan for the Syria Crisis in the Neighbouring Countries of Egypt, Iraq,...
Jordan
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

Book
Conservation of fruit tree diversity in Central Asia: An analysis of policy options and challenges

The five independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan cover a vast territory in Central Asia, almost 4 million hectares, which is just a little smaller than the whole of Western Europe. Very different ecoregions are represented in this territory: grassland plains (steppes), riparian forests (tugai), boreal forests...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2014

Working paper
Developing a typology of agricultural holdings for improved policy design

Developing a typology of agricultural holdings for improved policy design
In Malawi, where most of the population relies on agriculture and is considered “small farmers”, better characterizing the diversity of agricultural holdings and the drivers of their transformation is key to inform policy makers and design programs better fitted to the diverse needs and capacities. The World Agriculture Watch (WAW)...
Malawi
2014 - World Agricultures Watch (WAW)

Report
Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

Governments and international agencies frequently boast that small farmers control the largest share of the world's agricultural land. Inaugurating 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), sang the praises of family farmers but didn't...
2014 - GRAIN

Conference/Meeting
Farmers' Congress Appeal 2014 and Press Release

On March 28, 2014 the Farmers’ Congress was held with the participation of Georgian farmers to voice out the problems and constraints in the field of agriculture. The Congress also addressed two global campaigns supporting the agricultural development: Oxfam campaign - “Food and Climate Changes 2014-2015” and UN/World Farmers Forum...
Georgia
2014 - Biological Farming Association ELKANA

Book part
Family farming in the European Union

Family farming is the most common operational farming model in Europe – representing 97 % of the European Union’s (EU) 12 million farms. Thus it is of great importance in the EU. It covers a diverse range of situations, including farms of all sizes. While there are obvious differences across...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Article
Structure and dynamics of EU farms: changes, trends and policy relevance

12 million farms, 172 million hectares of agricultural land, 25 million people involved in agricultural production – these are some of the key data for the EU farming sector in 2010; but what about the situation of individual farms and how do things differ between Member States and as compared...
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2013

Project
Sheep Farming in Hungary

It is proved that the Hungarian is a stock It is proved that the Hungarian is a stock-breeding and also a sheep breeding people breeding and also a sheep breeding people for more than 1000 years now The main Hungarian sheep species are the following: Racka, Cigája and Cikta. Hungary...
Hungary
2013 - Foundation of Knowledge

Book
Crop and Livestock Production

We support both the tradition and the development of agricultural production Along with the associated food production industry; agricultural production is one of the major traditional sectors of the economy. In the area of crop production, the predominant activity is the cultivation of cereals and oilseeds. Legumes, sugar beet, potatoes,...
Czechia
2013

Manual
Tecnologías de adaptación al cambio climático

Sector agropecuario
La presente guía ofrece información sobre veintidós tecnologías y opciones para adaptación al cambio climático en el sector agropecuario. Describe qué deberían tomar en cuenta los responsables de políticas, planificadores del desarrollo, expertos y otros actores de los diversos países al momento de determinar el camino que seguirá el desarrollo...
2013 - Soluciones Prácticas

Project
Producción de hortalizas en fitotoldos como medios de vida y adaptación al cambio climático en la zona alta de las microcuencas del Quillcay, provincia de Huaraz - Región Ancash

El proyecto busca suplir algunas de las necesidades mediante la instalación de huertos comunales con fitotoldos para la producción de hortalizas de zonas bajas (costa, sierra y selva), en zonas alto andinas a más de 3,500 msnm. 
Peru
2013 - Soluciones Prácticas

Book part
Innovaciones y desarrollo: el caso de las papas nativas

El proyecto «Innovación y Competitividad de la Papa (INCOPA)» del Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) —que se creó con recursos financieros de la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE) y en alianza con una serie de socios públicos y privados— intervino en este sector, e instauró...
Peru
2013

Website
Bjarteyjarsandur Farm in Iceland

Bjarteyjarsandur Farm is northwest of Reykjavík in Hvalfjörður Iceland.  It is nestled on the north side of a mountainous fjord between acres of rolling hills and the mussel-filled coastline. María Reynisdóttir Kynningarstjóri, the Communications Manager at Icelandic Farm Holidays, suggested Bjarteyjarsandur as the perfect place to learn more about Icelandic farm...
Iceland
2013 - Farm-Based education network

Report
Mountain farming is family farming

A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Family Farming 2014
Mountain farming takes many forms – forms as diverse as the world’s mountain landscapes – yet largely remains family farming. These mountain farming activities have traditionally fedand supported individual households although, today, they have begun to expand increasingly toward global markets. Yet, mountain farmers still tend to be driven by...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Typology and indicators to characterize agricultural holdings for improved policy formulation

Overview of typologies of agricultural holdings in different geographical areas and focus
The current report constitutes an extended version of the literature review which notably built the Chapter 2 of the main WAW report “Typology and Indicators to Characterize Agricultural Holdings for Improved Policy Formulation” (available on the WAW Website). The purpose of the latter is to present an overview of the...
2013 - World Agriculture Watch (WAW)

Journal article
Farms of small economic size in the Mazowsze and Podlasie region – the chances of their survival

The study investigated the economic situation of farms sized 2–8 ESU and the level of incomes achieved by farmers’ families in the years 2005–2009, using the agricultural accountancy data from the Polish FADN and the data from the IAFE-NRI survey on the off-farm incomes of farmers’ families. The research sample...
Poland
2013

Project
Market and Pasture Management Development Project

The objective of the Market and Pasture Management Development Project is to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods of nomadic herder households and households living in permanent settlements in soums (districts) and aimags (provinces). The project focuses on three components: • Market development• Pasture management• climate change adaptation The project is aligned with Mongolia's Agricultural Development Strategy...
Mongolia
2013 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Technical paper
National Plan for Organic Production 2013 - 2020

The National Plan for Organic Production 2013-2020 is an instrument to provide grounds for further development of organic production in the Republic of Macedonia. At the same time this Plan provides for guidelines, activities and measures, including policies to be implemented by MAFWE for the period 2013-2020 for future development...
North Macedonia
2013

Article
Organic Agriculture in Serbia, At a Glance 2013

This Industry Study reviews the current status of organic agriculture in Serbia and examines the sector in the context of historical developments, future challenges and opportunities. The first steps in organic production development were taken back in 1990, when NGO Terra’s established a promotional network of producers, farmers, advisors and...
Serbia
2013

Website
Identificación y caracterización de tecnologías campesinas e indígenas usadas en sistemas productivos de altura vulnerables a eventos climáticos extremos en las Regiones Andina y Mesoamericana - TAAF Meso Andino

El objetivo general del proyecto es contribuir al conocimiento y difusión de tecnologías campesinas e indígenas utilizadas en la agricultura familiar, como medidas de adaptación frente a eventos extremos climáticos en zonas vulnerables de altura.Tres variables para la identificacion de tecnologias de adaptacion: Sistemas productivos agrícolas y uso optimo agua Agrobiodiversidad Técnicas de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Ecuador - Guatemala - Peru
2013 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
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