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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Report
La agricultura familiar en la agenda de desarrollo sostenible

10 de los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) establecen una vinculación directa con el papel de la Agricultura Familiar para su consecución, haciendo referencia explícita en el ODS 2, que subraya la necesidad de poner fin al hambre, lograr la seguridad alimentaria y la mejora de la nutrición y...
2016 - Foro Rural Mundial (FRM)

Event
VI Encuentro Regional del Observatorio del Derecho a la Alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe

El VI Encuentro Regional se realizará en Montevideo, Uruguay, desde el 30 de noviembre al 02 de diciembre de 2016, en dependencias de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española y Parlamento Uruguayo. En este sitio encontrará información sobre...
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Technical paper
Improving governance of pastoral lands

The technical guide on Improving the governance of pastoral lands builds on a number of initiatives and studies from recent years that have highlighted pastoral governance and land tenure, revealing the inherent challenges pastoralists face, the shortcomings of governments in securing pastoral tenure, and the emerging examples of success and...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l’Afrique

51 ministres de l’Agriculture attendus à Abidjan
La 29ème session de la conférence régionale de l’Organisation des Nations-Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) se tiendra à Abidjan du 4 au 8 avril 2016. A quelques jours de l’ouverture de ces assises, le ministre de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural Mamadou Sangafowa a co-animé en compagnie du sous-directeur...
2016 - Abidjan.net

Blog article
Egypt Looks to Avert Water Crisis Driven by Demand

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, which is helping develop the plow system, hopes the government will encourage the creation of small- and medium-sized businesses to build more.
Egypt
2016

Book
Tareas preparatorias para la gestión del desarrollo de los territorios rurales

Al emprender procesos de gestión social participativa del desarrollo integral, endógeno y sustentable de los territorios rurales, suele ser necesario establecer -o verificar que existan ya- determinadas condiciones básicas iniciales. También hay que realizar al menos una aproximación inicial a varias tareas, para construir luego sobre sus resultados y profundizar...
2016 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Report
Smart & Competitive Rural Areas

The thematic group on Smart Competitive Rural Areas covered three meetings and a final Seminar, starting in September 2015 and concluding in May 2016 The first meeting and subsequent feedback from stakeholders including the European Commission, Rural Networks Assembly, Steering Group and NRN, NSU and MA feedback and other partners...
European Union
2016 - ENRD

Magazine article
Opinion: Women farm through knowledge sharing

In an attempt to solve problems, people collectively ask questions and discuss and implement solutions. Elizabeth Mpofu describes how knowledge co-creation is commonplace in the lives of people and in agroecology. From these processes, social, political, and practical innovations emerge.
  Learning is a lifetime activity. Nowhere is this clearer than in agriculture, and especially among women farmers. Being responsible for over 70% of agricultural production on our continent, we farm through knowledge sharing. In complex and closely knit social groups, starting in early childhood, knowledge is birthed, nurtured and passed...
Zimbabwe
2016 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Technical paper
Agricultural and rural development reconsidered

A guide to issues and debates
The role of small-scale family farms in development is the subject of long-standing debate. Despite predictions on the likely evolution of small farms, as urban and industrial sectors account for larger shares of economic activity, the agricultural landscape in the developing world continues to be dominated by family-operated smallholdings. Consequently,...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Magazine article
Past for the present

Revival of agro biodiversity that characterizes traditional agriculture is crucial for addressing food and nutrition security. Bringing back millets, pulses, coarse cereals etc. into the cropping systems can help fill the nutritional gap that is ever widening in the present rural communities.
India
2016 - Leisa India

Policy brief/paper
An increasing recognition of the role of family farming in achieving sustainable development

The recently launched Policy in Focus special edition on Public Policies for Family Farming in the Global South aims to follow up on the celebration of the United Nations International Year of Family Farming (IYFF 2014), as well as on the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Both...
2016 - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

Policy brief/paper
Digital financial services for smallholder households

Inclusive rural financial services
Recent advances in technology and telecommunications have the potential to make financial services more accessible and affordable for smallholder households in rural areas. With digital platforms such as mobile phones, smallholders can now use financial services without having to visit a bank branch. The number of digital financial services (DFS)...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Blog article
¿Quieres conocer soluciones concretas de adaptación al cambio climático?

Los principales cambios relacionados con el impacto del cambio climático que afectará a la agricultura en América Latina y el Caribe son la temperatura de la atmósfera, la disminución en la humedad del suelo, el ascenso del nivel del mar y la fertilización con CO2. La frecuencia de las inundaciones y...
2016 - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Conference proceedings
Обновленная информация о Комитете по всемирной продовольственной безопасности (КВПБ)

Со времени последних совещаний региональных конференций КВПБ провел две пленарные сессии. В соответствии со своей ролью в согласовании политики на глобальном уровне КВПБ одобрил Принципы ответственного инвестирования в сельское хозяйство и продовольственные системы (ОИСХ – КВПБ) и Рамочную программу действий по обеспечению продовольственной безопасности и питания в условиях затяжных кризисов...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Technical paper
Household resilience to drought

The case of Salima District in Malawi
This study identifies factors that affect resilience to drought among smallholder farmers in Salima, one of the districts frequently affected by drought in Malawi. The study contributes to the existing literature by constructing a drought resilience index (DRI) and uses it to determine the effect of drought resilience on the...
Malawi
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
Ley de agrobiodiversidad y semillas

Algunos aspectos importantes para su análisis
Durante los últimos cincuenta años hemos vivido un fuerte proceso de apropiación de las semillas agrícolas por parte de las grandes corporaciones multinacionales. Esto se hace con el apoyo del desarrollo de legislaciones relacionadas que favorecen un tipo de semillas de corte empresarial (híbridas, de alto rendimiento y los transgénicos),...
Ecuador
2016 - Fundación Heifer Ecuador

Project
Introducing new machinery and market innovations on Eberlin's Apiary

A young Latvian entrepreneur, Krists Ēberliņš, was seeking ways to improve the competitiveness of his apiary. Specifically, he wanted to improve his production processes and at the same time diversify the range of products he could sell. EAFRD support enabled the young entrepreneur to buy new equipment and machinery. These included machinery...
Latvia
2016 - THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (ENRD)

Blog article
Good governance of land tenure gains support from civil society

A two-day FAO workshop starting here today is designed to help circulate the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests with the help of civil society organizations. With institutions from about 20 countries in Europe and Central Asia sending representatives, the event should boost...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Groups promote agroecology at international meeting in Uganda

Organizations that are advocating for agroecology farming practices among small holder farmers in Uganda and Africa at large have urged Uganda government and policy makers to support small farmers in terms of finances and knowledge to increase food production for their families and income earning, instead of opening Uganda to...
Uganda
2016 - GRAIN

Video
CORK 2.0 - European Conference on Rural Development

Exactly 20 years after the ground-breaking European Conference on Rural Development in Cork, which concluded with the signing of theCork Declaration on Rural Development, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan is pleased to announce that the European Commission is organising a second European Conference on Rural Development...
Ireland
2016 - European Commission
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