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Revista Mundo Rural N°13, marzo 2016

Este número de Mundo Rural incluye artículos sobre: alcances de la nueva institucionalidad indígena, vigencia y futuro de las organizaciones campesinas, INDAP abre primera tienda Mundo Rural, 2016 año internacional de las legumbres, entre otros artículos de interés.  
2016 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use

Conservation Agriculture is practised on over 155 million hectares around the world, covering more than one tenth of the global annual cropland surface. The largest and most rapid expansion has been in North and South America, Australia/New Zealand, and some parts of Asia and Africa. Compared to this, the adoption...

Blog article
Mapping Local and Solidarity -Based Partnerships between Producers and Consumers in the Mediterranean Basin

Mapping the Local and Solidarity-based Partnerships in Mediterranean Basin is an extremely challenging task: it means dealing with a new and rapidly growing field. To date, to the best of our knowledge, there is has been no study that deals specifically with local food systems in the area as a...
European Union
2016 - URGENCI


Один из современных мировых трендов - органическое сельское хозяй- ство активно набирает обороты во всем мире. За последние 16 лет его площа- ди увеличились в 4 раза, сертифицировано более 2 млн. органических про- изводителей, более трех четвертей из которых находятся в развивающихся странах. В настоящее время под органическим производством задействова-...

Improving ICT solutions and rural communication services for small-scale family farmers in the Near East and North Africa region

On July 22nd, KariaNet network in collaboration with FAO Regional Initiative on Small-Scale Family Farming and the Communication for Development team launched an online survey and discussion on ICT applications and rural communication for family farming, involving specialists and practitioners from the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. The online discussion is hosted on KariaNet's Google...
2016 - Knowledge Access for Rural Inter-connected Areas Network (KariaNet)

Quinua Manejo Integrado de Plagas

Estrategias en el cultivo de la quinua para fortalecer el sistema agroalimentario en la zona andina
La identificación y reconocimiento de las plagas son uno de los principios fundamentales del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP), el cual se basa en la idea de que la primera y más importante línea de defensa frente a plagas y enfermedades en la agricultura es un agroecosistema sano en el...
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Case study
Agroecology in Cuba: for the farmer, seeing is believing

The Farmer to Farmer Agroecology Movement (MACAC) is a grassroots movement inside of the Cuban National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), which is a member of the international peasant movement, La Via Campesina. MACAC is a mass-based movement in which the campesino (peasant farmer) members of ANAP have been transforming their productive...
2016 - La Via Campesina

Regional Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan for Europe and Central Asia (2016-2017)

Addressing gender equality is a fundamental part of FAO’s mandate. Social and economic inequalities between women and men undermine food security and restrict economic growth and advances in agriculture. The problems of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty cannot be solved unless and until women and men are treated equally and...
2016 -

Magazine article
Conclusions: Learning from farmer-led access and benefit sharing

This special issue of Farming Matters magazine has explored the ways in which access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources can work for family farmers. On one hand it presents cases that demonstrate the limited extent to which family farmers have been able to benefit from the ‘formal’ ABS...
Brazil - China - Costa Rica - Ecuador - Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
2016 - ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

Revista EnLAce Nº 32

En esta edición, la revista aborda las siguientes temáticas: Diversificación de parcelas y dietas en el marco de lal intensificación sustentable Mexico, líder en investigación en trigo CIMMYT y Sagarpa rinden homenaje a Norman Borlaug
2016 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Blog article
Fit for purpose, fair and sustainable: A new agricultural policy is possible

A new study by German environmental NGO NABU (BirdLife Germany) shows how current funding could be used more economically and ecologically. Sixty billion euros. That’s roughly how much of the EU’s annual budget is allocated to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Almost 40% of the bloc’s coffers are spent on it....
European Union
2016 - EurActiv

Case study
Integrated diversified organic farming system - Las Kuatras Marias

Las Kuatras Marias farm is located in San Narcisso village, near Victoria City in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, where rice monoculture is the main source of income for family farmers in the area. Applying an extensive knowledge of indigenous and organic practices, the farm is strategically structured in distinct components that...
2016 - Asian Farmers' Association for sustainable rural development (AFA)

Regional Strategic Review Paper: Europe and Central Asia

FAO is currently preparing a new Medium Term Plan for 2018-2021 based on a review of the existing Strategic Framework. In order to link this process to a regional level review, the organization has initiated a structured Regional Strategic Thinking Process, the aim of which is to achieve more concrete...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Le Maroc et la FAO conviennent d'une coopération stratégique

Préparation de la COP 22
Dans une déclaration à la MAP, El Haïti a indiqué que le Maroc examinait avec la FAO la possibilité de préparer «les outils techniques et scientifiques» qui permettraient d'apporter une série de propositions visant la mise en œuvre de l'Accord de Paris pour limiter le réchauffement planétaire entre 1,5 et...

Journal article
Financial capital analysis in case of small scale farmers of North Sumatra with special emphasis on gender issues

Small scale farmers and gender issues in Indonesia
Despite many agricultural and socio-economic studies conducted in other parts of Indonesia, there is a scientific gap among researches focused on small scale farmers in North Sumatra. The article presented is based on the Sustainable livelihoods framework established in the 1990’s by the Department for International Development (DFID) with special...
2016 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Journal article
Different consumer behaviours for organic food in Tunisia. A cluster analysis application

In recent years, both politics and the literature have shown considerable interest in organic farming with a view to sustaining healthy and environmentally-friendly consumption. Currently, organic consumption has increased almost everywhere and has extended even in countries that were initially producers and suppliers for western countries. Tunisia is one of...
2016 - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

INVESTING in Slovenia’s agriculture 2014-2020

In the period to 2020, the new CAP will invest around EUR 1.8 billion in Slovenia’s farming sector and rural areas, with additional co-financing from the Slovenian authorities. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs and growth, sustainability, modernisation, innovation and quality. At the same...
2016 - European Commission

Newsletter article
Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions a Success in Siberia !

he Low Impact Fishers of the Kesälahti Fish Base Cooperative (Finland), took part in the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions organized by the Snowchange Cooperative, a network supporting local and Indigenous cultures around the world.
Finland - Russian Federation - United States of America
2016 - Snowchange Cooperative

E-Agriculture Strategy Guide

The E-agriculture strategy guide is an attempt to provide countries with a framework to develop their national e-agriculture strategies. E-agriculture strategies will help to rationalize both financial and human resources, and address ICT opportunities for the agricultural sector in a more holistic and efficient manner. This will help improve the...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Anuncian la celebración de la Feria Agropecuaria Nacional 2015

El Ministerio de Agricultura y el Patronato Nacional de Ganaderos anunciaron la celebración de la Feria Agropecuaria Nacional 2015, evento que tiene como objetivo principal la promoción de la conservación de las aguas y la producción sostenible de los alimentos. La actividad, que este año está dedicada al empresario Dr. Julio...
Dominican Republic
2016 - El Ministerio de Agricultura
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