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الفلاحة الطبيعية : الكومبوست أو السماد العضوي

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2016 - Terre et Humanisme

Journal article
A methodological approach for the non-monetary valuation of ecosystem services in three communities of the Colombian Amazon

To conduct a non-monetary valuation of ecosystem services, this study explored combining data on the use of ecosystem resources with measuring the effort expended on agricultural activities in three communities of the lower Caqueta, Colombian Amazon. By measuring the energy expended by people during their principal subsistence activities, a measure...
2016 - Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Newsletter article
Main agricultural resolutions of the Council Association of private Farming of the Czech Republic

Overview of the main resolutions of the Council APF CR held in Ostrava on 9-10th March. The council APF CR concluded that any of the proposed points/amendments from the previous Council held in November 2015 were not fulfilled by the Minister/ry of agriculture. Therefore APF CR insists on the previous...
2016 - Association of private farming of the Czech Republic

Under what policy and market conditions will Malawi’s smallholder farmers switch from tobacco to soyabean?

Malawi has the potential to reorient its smallholder agriculture away from being primarily directed towards assuring household subsistence and self-sufficiency to increased commercial production, including of soyabean. This shift would reduce the country’s reliance on tobacco and diversify its agricultural production and exports. As a legume, furthermore, soyabean would also...
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Declaración Frentes Parlamentarios contra el Hambre (FHP) de Sudamérica 2016

Declaración del Primer Encuentro de los Frentes Parlamentarios de Sudamérica, rumbo al séptimo Foro Regional del FHP, acontecido en asunción del 19 al 21 de septiembre en Asunción 2016.
2016 - Frentes Parlamentarios de Sudamérica

Harvesting and storing onions

In fact, onions can be stored for many months, if they are: • of a good variety, • fertilised properly, • harvested, dried, and stored the right way.
2016 - Access Agriculture

Journal article
Hemmed In by Development

Odxel, Cacra, Nauxi, Bambolim and Siridao are small fishing villages running from north to south along the western coast of Tiswadi taluka (an administrative district for taxation purposes) of the Indian state of Goa. They lie on the banks of the Zuari river, which, at 92 km in length, is...
2016 - The International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)

Fact sheet
FAO en Sudamérica: Desafíos en agricultura y alimentación

Folleto que describe brevemente cómo la FAO contribuye a los esfuerzos para la erradicación del hambre y la pobreza en diez países de Sudamérica: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela. Se presentan las prioridades identificadas para el programa de trabajo de la FAO en apoyo...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Paraguay - Peru - Uruguay - Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

15th Summer Academy on “Social Economy and Sustainable Rural Development”

Social enterprise is a dynamic and inspiring way of doing business. Social enterprises are innovative, independent businesses that exist to deliver a specific social and/or environmental mission; they form a diverse community and their approach, which seeks more-than-profit, is adopted by a huge range of organisations of every size, operating...

Blog article
Farm profile: slow grown chickens at fosse meadows

Over the last few months I’ve been out and about with my camera profiling some of the small independent farmers and foodmakers who supply Farmdrop – a local food business on a mission to fix the food chain. In the first of the series I meet chicken farmers Nick Ball...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2016 - Indie Farmer

Conference proceedings
FAO shares recipe for more food-secure cities

An overhaul of food systems – production, distribution and consumption – to make them more sustainable, will be needed to meet the food needs of a growing and ever more urban world population. That will mean attacking food waste, which is especially high in urban areas.

Conference proceedings
Shaping social innovation for marginalised rural areas

As the Coordinator of the H2020 project “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” (SIMRA), I am very pleased to share the news that the 1st Workshop of the H2020  SIMRA Social Innovation Think Tank (SITT) that took place on October 26th – 28th 2016 in Bratislava and was endorsed by...
2016 - SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas)

Blog article
Marzo: mes de la mujer

Visibilizar la importancia de las políticas de desarrollo rural con enfoque de género
Para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, y con el fin de proveer información específica sobre las brechas de género en áreas rurales, la Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR) junto a la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Argentina (FAO) lleva adelante en...
2016 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Journal article
Caught in a Net

Small-scale fishing communities in South Africa have to cope with unequal power relations as they seek effective means for the implementation of the SSF Guidelines
South Africa
2016 - The International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)

Guía de cultivo de la quínoa

La presente guía de cultivo busca mostrar en forma sencilla y clara los diversos pasos a seguir en el cultivo de la quinua, dando en primer lugar información sobre el medio ambiente en que se desarrolla la zona productora de quinua, la morfología de la planta y la fenología o...
2016 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

How to process the raw beeswax into value added products

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The worker bees produce wax to use it for comb structural stability, to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal comfort and protection within the bee hive. Beeswax offers the opportunity to the beekeeper to generate...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Presentación: Mujeres Rurales y enfoque territorial en América Latina

El 17 de junio se realizó el Seminario Equidad de Género para el Desarrollo Territorial en la Cineteca del Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda en el que, frente a más de 100 personas, se presentaron dos documentos: el Informe Latinoamericano sobre Pobreza y Desigualdad 2015: Género y Territorio, elaborado por...
2016 - RIMISP - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural

Technical paper
Agrobiodiversidad, agricultura familiar y cambio climático

El V seminario regional “Agricultura y cambio climático: agrobiodiversidad, agricultura familiar y cambio climático”, se realizó el 20 y 21 de agosto de 2014 en la sede de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), en Santiago de Chile. El seminario tuvo como objetivo general “promover el...
2016 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Social relations and dynamics shaping the implementation of the voluntary guidelines on small-scale fisheries (SSF guidelines) in South Africa

Integral to achieving the SSF Guidelines goal of targeting the most vulnerable and marginalized persons and eliminating discrimination is the need to have adequate understanding of the power relations and intersectionalities that shape access to and control over marine and other resources according to gender, age, race, ethnicity, labour and...
South Africa

Fish and their byproducts

Fish is a unique source of micronutrients. However, many parts of larger fish, such as the head and the bones, are discarded during fish processing despite the high levels of nutrients, and particularly micro-nutrients found in these parts. Thus, the promotion and use of fish byproducts to create low-cost, high-quality...
2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA
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