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Factors supporting the development of producer organizations and their impacts in the light of ongoing changes in food supply chains

This report surveys the recent literature on producer organizations with a specific focus on factors affecting their establishment and their impact on farmers' market performance and welfare. The report also discusses producer organizations' role in improving farmers’ bargaining power and allowing them to respond to various challenges which result from...
European Union
2016 - European Commission

Working paper
Family farming in Latin America and the Caribbean

Looking for new paths of rural development and food security
This paper presents an analysis of the characteristics of family farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, and discusses what might be its role in overcoming some of the major challenges to the development of this region. Hence, the main objective of the study is to analyze the evolving process...
2016 - International Policy Centre for inclusive Growth (IPC-UNDP)

Why family farms must be protected

A recent open meeting of the Family Farmers’ Association(FFA), held at Westminster, brought together a core group of individuals, organisations and policymakers to discuss ways to support and protect smaller farms. With the UK rapidly losing its traditional farming culture, groups like the FFA and the Land Workers Alliance (LWA) see protecting smaller...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2016 - The Sustainable Food Trust

Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sector for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Rural Development

  Institutional responsibility of "family farming" in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016 - Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blog article
Pan-European Forum in Romania wraps up: food sovereignty takes root in Eastern Europe

After five days of discussions, the groundwork has been laid to take back, relocalise our food systems and multiply food sovereignty platforms across the continent by the participants from more than 40 countries who gathered at the second Nyéléni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty. A huge diversity of people involved...
2016 - Nyeleni, Via Campesina

Conference proceedings
II Programa de intercambio de experiencias sobre modelos de gestión de política de compras públicas de la agricultura familiar

La Agricultura Familiar Campesina (AFC) ha demostrado ser clave para avanzar hacia sistemas alimentarios más sustentables y saludables en la región y en el mundo, lo cual ha elevado su protagonismo en lo más reciente, al punto que FAO ha declarado al 2014 como el Año Internacional de la Agricultura...
2015 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

Working paper
Understanding the policy landscape for climate change adaptation

A cross-country comparison using the Net-map method
In the context of increasing vulnerability to climate change for people dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, the International Food Policy Research Institute and partner organizations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh undertook a project broadly aiming to create knowledge that will help policymakers and development agencies to strengthen...
Bangladesh - Ethiopia - Kenya - Mali
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Newsletter article
Tercer Encuentro de Agricultura Familiar

El 13 de agosto se llevó a cabo la 3ª Fiesta de la Agricultura Familiar del Alto Uruguay en el salón parroquial Santa Teresita de la localidad de 25 de Mayo (al frente de la Municipalidad). Tal como se vienen desarrollando año a año, participaron de agricultores y agricultoras familiares del...
2015 - Misiones Online

Confederación Nacional Agraria Perú (CNA)

La Confederación Nacional Agraria (CNA) es una organización de carácter gremial que representa a 18 federaciones regionales agrarias, integradas por ligas agrarias provinciales y distritales en todo el Perú. Defiende los intereses de la población rural, como productores agrarios y forestales con o sin tierra, comunidades campesinas y nativas, rondas...
2015 - Confederación Nacional Agraria Perú (CNA)

Observatory on Public Policies for Agriculture (OPPA)

The Observatory on Public Policies for Agriculture (OPPA) is a research group integrated to the Program of Postgraduation of Social Sciences in Development, Agriculture and Society (CPDA), associated with the Department of Development, Agriculture and Society (DDAS), from the Institute of Social and Human Sciences (ICHS), from the Rural Federal...
2015 - Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFFRJ)

Séminaire « Risque climatique et accès à l’eau en Méditerranée »

Les ressources en eau en Méditerranée sont rares, inégalement réparties et se caractérisent par une grande variabilité temporelle et des sécheresses récurrentes au cours des dernières décennies. De plus, il est reconnu que la région Méditerranéenne sera largement impactée par le changement climatique. Les pays méditerranéens étant déjà confrontés à d’importants...
2015 - Réseau Euromed France

GRAIN: 2015 activity report

2015 was a prolific year for GRAIN. We produced a large number of high impact research reports and databases that became reference points for many groups and individuals working on land, food, seed and climate-related issues. At the same time, we worked with partners on the ground, supporting their capacity...
2015 - GRAIN

Somos La Tierra

Historias y retratos de la agricultura familiar en la Argentina
Este libro forma parte de la campaña Somos la Tierra pensada en el marco del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar 2014, que propone como homenaje mostrar a algunos de los hombres y mujeres que, en cada territorio de nuestro país, viven y producen en la ruralidad. Se trata de...
2015 - Instituto Nacional Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Sustainable farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan receive global recognition

Four new sites designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems for innovation, sustainability and adaptability
Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been designated today by FAO as "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems."
Bangladesh - Japan
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter article
Banco Mundial financia proyectos de inclusión socio-económica en áreas rurales

El Banco Mundial aprobó días atrás el financiamiento del Proyecto de Inclusión Socio-Económica en Áreas Rurales (PISEAR), por un monto de 56 millones de dólares, destinado a pequeños productores, que permita superar condiciones desfavorables en el desarrollo. Priorizando las provincias de Norte argentino. El proyecto fue elaborado por el Ministerio de...
2015 - Fenix

Magazine article
Impact of the specific aid provided to cattle milk producers in the disadvantaged areas

The specific aid for the milk producers from the disadvantaged areas was granted between 2010 and 2014, according to the Government Decision no. 755/2010, Government Decision no. 296/2012, Government Decision no. 298/2014 and M.A.R.D. Order no. 573/2014, in accordance with the provisions of the article no. 68, paragraph (1), letter...
2015 - Romanian Rural Development Network

Organic Demonstration Farm Walks 2014 - 2015

A nationwide series of national organic farming open days will take place from Summer 2014 to Spring 2015. Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and organic organisations invite all interested to see organic farming in practice and to meet and speak with the producers and sector’s experts....
2015 - Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Revista Mundos Rurales, julio 2014, n° 10: 2014 Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar

Es innegable el aporte de la denominada agricultura familiar a la alimentación en el mundo, a la preservación de los recursos naturales y al de muchos conocimientos y saberes acerca de la crianza de la vida. No obstante, la atención que se le otorga está por debajo de lo que...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Short chain delivery of food in urban and peri-urban areas

Report on a project looking at three enterprises involved in short supply chains: Willem & Drees in the Netherlands, Pico Bio in Switerland and Cooperativa Agricoltura Nuova in Italy.
Italy - Netherlands (Kingdom of the) - Switzerland
2015 - supurb Food

Newsletter article
The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba

Fernando Funes Monzote’s theories of ‘agroecology’ bear fruit as he aims to inspire others to make the most of their land Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote’s starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds. Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on a badly eroded, brushy hillside outside...
2015 - The Guardian
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