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Magazine article
Agricultura orgánica versus agricultura industrial. Su relación con la diversificación productiva y la seguridad alimentaria

El trabajo analiza cómo se vinculan las agriculturas orgánica e industrial con la diversificación productiva y la seguridad alimentaria. A partir de un estudio de caso, se aborda el problema en relación a dos grupos de campesinos del NE de Argentina (uno de ellos vinculado con la producción orgánica de...
Argentina
2002 - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Manual
Referencial metodológico para la aplicación del diagnóstico rural participativo

Un paradigma alternativo útil en la investigación agrícola. Caso: Productores de parchita (Passiflora edulis. f. sp. flavicarpa), municipio Obispos, estado Barinas
El diagnóstico rural participativo (DRP) es visto en este trabajo como un paradigma alternativo útil en la investigación agrícola. El mismo se preparó a partir de un conjunto de propuestas metodológicas de investigadores, los cuales han contribuido a fomentar la participación de productores y productoras agrícolas en todo lo que...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2002 - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas Venezuela (INIA)

Magazine article
The design of a rural sustainable development program

Study case: Caritupe, Municipality of Petit, State of Falcón–Venezuela
The design of a rural sustainable development program by a multi-disciplinary team from the Division of Forestry, Geographical, Farming-Animal and Environmental Services and Projects (UFORGA), attached to the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Science of the University of Los Andes, is presented in this essay. The program was created with...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2002 - Universidad de los Andes (ULA)

Journal article
Opportunities and Constrains for Conservation Agriculture in Africa

This journal article from Leisa Magazine illustrates examples of Conservation Agriculture in Africa. Considerable efforts have been made in Africa to try to arrest the tendency towards soil degradation, loss of fertility and frequently declining yields. These have focused on better ways to conserve soil moisture, to prevent soil loss,...
2002 - LEISA Magazine on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture

Report
Organic agriculture, environment and food security

Organic agriculture is defined as an environmentally and socially sensitive food supply system. This publication examines its many facets, looking at the contribution of organic agriculture to ecological health, international markets and local food security. It builds on empirical experiences throughout the world and analyses the prospects for a wider...
2002 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Technology transfer for agriculture growth in Africa

This paper searches for the most effective technology for agricultural growth in Africa on the basis of FAO data available during the last forty years. The paper discusses the challenges for agricultural growth and evaluates the development assistance that was made by donors to the agricultural sector in Africa in...
2002 - African Development Bank

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

Blog article
IFAD in Morocco

Nowhere is the linkage between the environment and poverty more pronounced than in the fragile ecosystems where inhabitants are often compelled to degrade their natural resources and struggle for survival. IFAD’s drive to break this vicious cycle has often led to the development of innovative, replicable models. A striking example is...
Morocco
2002

Book
Conversations: A Trialogue on Power, Intervention, and Organization in Fisheries

In the winter of October 1999, as part of a programme of ICSF, three persons converged on the Treasure Guest House in Accra, Ghana. They came from three very distinct parts of the world, each bringing along a different baggage of culture and upbringing. What they shared, however, was a...
Ghana
2002 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Journal article
Agroecology: the science of natural resource management for poor farmers in marginal environments

Throughout the developing world, resource-poor farmers (about 1.4 billion people) located in risk-prone, marginal environments, remain untouched by modern agricultural technology. A new approach to natural resource management must be developed so that new management systems can be tailored and adapted in a site-specific way to highly variable and diverse...
2002 - Elsevier Ltd

Journal article
Agroecology: the science of natural resource management 5 for poor farmers in marginal environments

Throughout the developing world, resource-poor farmers (about 1.4 billion people) located in risk-prone, marginal environments, remain untouched by modern agricultural technology. A new approach to natural resource management must be developed so that new management systems can be tailored and adapted in a site-specific way to highly variable and diverse...
2002 - Elsevier Science B.V

Magazine article
CONVEAGRO en Palacio: Los temas de la agenda

El 19 de febrero se concretó la reunión de la dirigencia de CONVEAGRO con el Presidente de la República, Alejandro Toledo, ministro de Agricultura, Alvaro Quijandría, Economía P.P. Kuczynski y del PROMUDEH, Cecilia Blondet. El objetivo fue presentar propuestas orientadas a superar la falta de mercado y rentabilidad para la...
Peru
2002 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Vicuñas en disputa

Informe acerca de la derogatoria del DS 053 por el cual se autoriza entregar rebaños de vicuñas a particulares, misma que perjudica las comunidades campesinas altoandinas en cuyas tierras habita la especie.
Peru
2002 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Desafíos para una política de desarrollo de Internet en el Perú

Sociedad rural y sociedad de la información
Plantea los problemas por los que pasa la sociedad rural para poder integrarse a la sociedad de la información, puesto que dentro de la red no se encuentran herramientas ni contenidos para el ámbito rural.
Peru
2002 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Report
Farmers and Farm Families in Northern Ireland

With a shift in emphasis away from policies which concern mainly the traditional agricultural activities and towards those which address the social dimension of farm families, it became evident that there were significant gaps in the information basis on which decisions were taken. This gap was highlighted by two Northern...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2002

Case study
Measuring farmers’ agroecological resistance after Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua

A case study in participatory, sustainable land management impact monitoring
A study using a participatory research approach and simple field techniques found significant differences in agroecological resistance between plots on “conventional” and “sustainable” farms in Nicaragua after Hurricane Mitch. On average, agroecological plots on sustainable farms had more topsoil, higher field moisture, more vegetation, less erosion and lower economic losses after...
Nicaragua
2002 - University of California

Journal article
Lechería caprina y procesos de reconversión productiva en explotaciones campesinas

Un estudio de caso en el área de riego de Santiago del Estero - Argentina
En éstos últimos años, la incidencia restringida del estado a través de los programas sociales orientados al pequeño productor rural, han modificado tanto el espacio tecnológico como el propio espacio local. Uno de éstos senderos de transformación lo constituyen los procesos de reconversión productiva. En un área rural de la...
Argentina
2002 - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Book
Crédito para el desarrollo rural en Nicaragua

Un enfoque institucional sobre la experiencia del Fondo de Desarrollo Local
Enfocado en el tema del desarrollo rural local, este libro quiere introducir una visión sobre los problemas y oportunidades de las finanzas rurales, inspirándose en las dos corrientes de pensamiento del desarrollo. En primera instancia, esto implica que se elaboró una síntesis crítica de los elementos claves del enfoque institucional...
Nicaragua
2002 - Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Nitlapán, Nicaragua

Report
The role of women in the conservation of the genetic resources of maize

Guatemala
uatemala is located in an area which contains one of the highest levels of plant genetic diversity in the world. Its particular geography and types of vegetation are characterised by the fact that the country has 14 life zones. In addition, the Maya population which inhabited Guatemala before the European...
Guatemala
2002 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
LEISA Revista de Agroecología, octubre de 2002: Información y comunicación rural

Este número de la Revista de Agroecología LEISA, contiene los siguientes artículos: Información y comunicación rural Sostenibilidad e información Comunicación para el desarrollo endógeno Retos presentes y futuros en la extensión agrícola Comunicación rural para una agricultura familiar sostenible El acercamiento de los centros de información a los productores agrícolas. Apuntes de una experiencia La agenda de...
2002 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes (ETC Andes)
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