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Rural development project for mountain zones in the north of the Wilaya of M'sila

This project, designed to reduce rural poverty, focused particularly on small farmers, unemployed young people and rural women. It was in line with the government's strategic development aims in mountain areas with a high incidence of poverty.  The project served as a platform for continuing policy dialogue with the government on...
Algeria
2003 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Report
Mountain fisheries in developing countries

Mountains of the world cover about one-fifth of the land surface, are home to one-tenth of the world's population, and provide livelihood to some of the poorest communities in the world. Mountain lakes and streams are a source of freshwater for countless riparian human communities, support industries, provide water for...
2003

Report
Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations

This report presents the results of work in progress. It applies GIS techniques and newly available geo-referenced data to understand conditions underlying poverty and hunger in the world, with special reference to mountain environments and populations. Following the system developed by the United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring...
2003

Journal
Agriculture de montagne : la lutte pour la survie

L’agriculture dans les Alpes peut assurer son avenir par la production et la commercialisation régionale de produits de qualité. La production de spécialités – viande, lait et légumes bio, etc. - permet d’exploiter des niches commerciales. Il convient pour ce faire de privilégier et de favoriser une exploitation des surfaces...
France
2003 - Commission Internationale pour la Protection des Alpes

Conference paper
Risk and De-Collectivisation: Evidence from the Czech Republic

Risk and De-Collectivisation: Evidence from the Czech Republic Bezemer, D. J. (2002), Proceedings of 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain The paper analyses the behavior of family farms socialist-style farms in the presence of risk, given the typical post-socialist environment in the Czech Republic. http://purl.umn.edu/24888
Czechia
2002

Article
Farm Transformation and Restructuring in Czech Agriculture – Ten Years After

Farm Transformation and Restructuring in Czech Agriculture – Ten Years After Doucha, T., Divila, E., Trávníček, Z., (2002) 13th International Farm Management Congress, July 7-12, 2002, Wageningen, The Netherlands. The development of the farms structure in the Czech Republic can be found for example in the article written by Doucha, Divila...
Czechia
2002

Technical paper
Cold water fisheries in the trans-Himalayan countries

The Trans-Himalayan region encompasses a number of countries situated in the midland and highland areas of the Himalayas, Karakoram, and in a broad sense also in Hindu Kush and Pamir. The mountains are characterized by a very low level of human development, with full exploitation or overexploitation of the natural...
Bhutan - China - India - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Myanmar - Nepal - Pakistan
2002

Article
Subsistence Farming in Bulgaria

Between Tradition and the Market
Present-day Central and Eastern European agriculture is characterized by a high incidence of small-scale farmers who are not producing for the market. This is partly the result of land reform procedures practiced in these countries. Post-communist land reforms predominantly restituted land to pre-communist owners, resulting in an extremely fragmented ownership...
Bulgaria
2002

Technical paper
Turkmenistan - An Assessment of Leasehold-Based Farm Restructuring

The Government of Turkmenistan has chosen a unique approach to land reform and farm restructuring unlike the procedures and mechanisms adopted by other former Soviet republics. The collective land holdings are divided into plots that are leased to families while retaining the overall collective structure and state ownership of all...
Turkmenistan
2001 - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK

Article
Organic Farming in Cyprus

Agriculture has always been an important sector of the Cypriot economy. Following the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the occupation of 38 percent of the country’s territory, including Cyprus' most valuable land and water resources, an accelerated declining trend set in, which is still continuing today. Also, due to the...
Cyprus
2000

Journal article
Tipología de los sistemas de producción agro-ganaderos en la comunidad campesina de Huantán, Yauyos-Lima

La caracterización adecuada de los sistemas agropecuarios contribuye en la elaboración de estrategias de desarrollo y métodos de extensión específicos según la estructura de los mismos. La presente investigación científica realiza una descripción integral de los sistemas de producción de la comunidad campesina de Huantán en la provincia de Yauyos...
Peru
2000 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Technical paper
Fish and fisheries at higher altitudes: Asia

The thirteen papers presented in this publication review fish stocks and fisheries of mountainous areas of Asia: Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal, northern states of India within the Himalayas), Western Ghats (India), Karakoram-Hindu Kush (Pakistan, Afghanistan), Pamir (Tajikistan), Tien Shan (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan), Altai (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China), high altitude lakes of Mongolia and...
Afghanistan - Armenia - Bhutan - China - India - Mongolia - Nepal - Pakistan
1999

Journal
Unasylva

This issue of Unasylva contains, as promised in the previous edition, additional articles on sustainable mountain development. These articles help to complete the focus on the topic and should also help to promote interest in the recently declared International Year of the Mountain (2000) for which FAO has been designated lead agency...
1999

Journal
Unasylva: Moving mountains

Mountains and highlands have always played an important role in the history of humankind. They have been sources of valuable resources - freshwater arguably the most important, refuges, natural barriers, spiritual sanctuaries, and so on. Yet, for the most part, they have been viewed as peripheral to the rest of...
1998

Article
Land Reform and Private Farming in Moldova

Major changes have been made in the ownership of agricultural land in Moldova since 1992. These changes became possible when members and workers in large-scale farm enterprises began to receive individual rights to a share of land and farm assets and were allowed free decision between keeping their share in...
Republic of Moldova
1997

Case study
El sistema agropecuario andino de la CC.CC. (Comunidad Campesina) de Qosqo Ayllu (Región Inka)

El estudio fue realizado en la comunidad campesina de Qosqo Ayllu (Región Inka) durante la campaña agrícola 1991-1992, el cual intenta formalizar el conocimiento campesino, demostrar la racionalidad de su tecnología y analizar el alcance del enfoque de sistemas en la zona andina, a través de la determinación de las...
Peru
1994 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Facultad de Agronomía. Dpto. Acad. Fitotecnia

Video
Summer mountain farming in Hallindal, Norway about 1960

This is a documentary from one of the last farms who practiced transhumance an pastoralism before the industrialization. After the 1960s most of the summer mountain farms delivered the milk to the factory for processing the milk. The film shows how the animals are brought ut to the summerfarm, milking, milk...
Norway
1960 - Norsk seterkultur
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