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Blog article
Ordering local food through social networks

Social networks are becoming more and more popular, but did you know that you can even use them to order local, fresh fruit and vegetables? It has become possible thanks to a network of Finnish volunteers called REKO using Facebook to organize the deliveries of local products directly from farmer...
European Union
2016 - REKO

Article
New opportunities for European agriculture

Association of private farming of the Czech Republic is a member of European farmers’ organization COPA, which represents more than 23 million farmers and their families from all over Europe. Together with COGECA European organization for agri-cooperatives organized Congress of European Farmers close to Athens in Greece. The title of...
Greece
2016 - Association of private farming of the Czech Republic

Newsletter
FoodAfrica Programme has taken a major step – FoodAfrica II is now officially up and running

FoodAfrica Research for Development Programme Newsletter, September 2016
2016 - Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Blog article
International Course on Landscape Restoration

The general objective of the course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the major challenges, inherent concepts, management perspectives, and methodological approaches that are important for the planning and implementation of the restoration with emphasis on agricultural and forest landscapes in Latin America. The target audience includes professionals in charge...
2016 - Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) and WRI

Technical paper
Mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in East Africa

Practical issues for consideration in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans to minimize the use of agrochemicals
This Technical Guidance Document addresses the need for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agriculture, at the national level. More specifically, it is aimed to assist countries in developing and implementing their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSA Ps), to consider ecosystem services – and opportunities for their management...
Kenya
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Young farmers: CAP progress is ‘still not enough’

In an interview with EurActiv’s partner EFE, the president of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), Alan Jagoe, called for more aid for people new to the industry and criticised national governments for doing more for veteran farmers than their younger counterparts. Although Jagoe conceded that the current Common Agricultural...
European Union
2016 - CEJA

Video
Fédération des AMAP de Picardie - Une recette pour le changement

Les expériences et points de vue exprimés montrent que le partenariat en AMAP est une recette composée de nombreux ingrédients : une réflexion sur ce que nous mangeons, une nouvelle logique d’approvisionnement local, un apprentissage mutuel à travers des échanges, notamment de plats à cuisiner, le plaisir des repas, la découverte...
France
2016 - AMAP

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...
Cuba
2016 - La Via Campesina

Conference proceedings
Memoria del Seminario de Bioeconomía de FONTAGRO

Esta memoria compila las presentaciones realizadas en el Seminario de Bioeconomía llevado a cabo el 20 de junio de 2016 en Lima, Perú, en el marco del XI Taller de Seguimiento Técnico de Proyectos FONTAGRO. Este documento incluye un resumen de las experiencias Latinoamericanas en bioeconomía y sus oportunidades para la...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Colombia - Costa Rica - Ecuador - Honduras - Mexico - Nicaragua - Peru
2016 - FONTAGRO

Report
From Uniformity to Diversity

The food systems we inherit in the 21st century represent some of the greatest achievements of human civilization. Paradoxically, they also represent some of the greatest threats to our continued health and prosperity. Contrasted with millennia of subsistence diets for most of the population, today’s food systems are a radical...
2016 - International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food systems. IPES

Newsletter
Wild foods help to reach food and nutrition security

FoodAfrica Newsletter, December 2016
2016 - Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Video
الفلاحة الطبيعية : التويزة

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Morocco
2016 - Terre et Humanisme

Journal article
Performing an Invisibility Spell: Global Models, Food Regimes and Smallholders

The present construction of global representations of food and farming is problematic. For example, how can we ‘know’ the world needs to double food production even though we cannot foresee a food crisis? How can we estimate investment opportunities while failing to quantify their impacts on smallholders? Global models constrain...
2016

Case study
Dairy farm with processing department and energy production unit from renewable sources in Dâmboviţa County, Nucet, Romania

The dairy farm is located in Nucet, Dâmbovița County in the south of the Sub-Carpathians, between the plains and the southern hills. The region has a rich agricultural heritage for growing vegetables (64% of total production) and livestock (34%). In 2016 19,170 dairy cows were registered in the county, yet only...
Romania
2016

Practices
Alternative fodder production to increase profitability of livestock production

This practice describes the use of hydroponic technology (soil-less plant propagation), in the form of green fodder, as an alternative method of sustainable feed production. It addresses decreased access to grazing land. This provides herders and their cooperatives with a low-cost, high quality, sustainable source of fodder which is available...
Palestine
2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Event
What Future for our Farming Systems?

Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions
This conference will seek to encourage debate on the benefits to be gained from more sustainable resource use and greater integration of different land uses on lowland and upland farming systems. It will present the best possible scientific understanding of the complexities associated with how best to achieve such an...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2016 - Scotland’s Rural College

Blog article
National dialogue fortifies Ukraine’s milk industry

Despite political and economic turbulence and global milk prices dropping to an all-time low, Ukraine’s commercial dairy industry has made impressive strides in recent years, producing higher-quality milk and tapping into new markets abroad. Thanks to an active Ukrainian Dairy Sector Working Group, created in 2013 by the country’s dairy industry...
Ukraine
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
Short-Term Outlook for EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2016 and 2017

The slowdown in the economic growth of developing economies, although partially compensated by a recovery in developed countries, contributes to the general decline in commodity prices, including in oversupplied crude oil. Depreciation in some competing currencies limits the competitive advantage of the euro at 1.10 EUR/USD. In 2016, milk deliveries...
2016 - European Commission - Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Newsletter article
Post‐conference report for the 13th Eurasian Grassland Conference 2016 in Sighisoara, Romania

Between the 20th and 24th of September 2016, 85 participants from 25 countries met in Sighisoara in Southern Transylvania for the 13th annual conference of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group. In contrast to the previous 12 “EDGM, European Dry Grassland Meetings”, this year it was decided to change the name...
Romania
2016 - ADEPT Foundation

Blog article
Selo da Agricultura Familiar chega a 1.500 permissionários

Um dos principais instrumentos de valorização e reconhecimento do trabalho dos agricultores familiares, o Selo de Identificação da Participação da Agricultura Familiar (Sipaf) ultrapassou as metas estipuladas para o ano de 2016. Até agora, já foram emitidos mais de 300 selos, número acima do registrado em todo o ano passado,...
Brazil
2016 - Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e do Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD)
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