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

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Guidelines
Market oriented farming

An overview
Farm management, for many extension workers, presents a challenge as their experience and practice is largely on production and technology transfer. This requires advice in marketing and business management as a way to increase farm income. What do we mean by farm management? Briefly it is a process of decision-making...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Social mobilization and good governance

A warm welcome to Dimitra newsletter 23, which outlines the project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the Dimitra listeners’ clubs. These successes are producing growing recognition for the Dimitra approach and a strong increase in the number of partnerships. This issue also presents...
Benin - Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Mali - Niger - Togo
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Romania’s small farmers continue to fight for their rights

ARC2020 is organising a 10 day EU-wide Speakers’ Tour on land grabbing in Romania. It will take place from 21-30 April 2013. Mr Attila Szocs who monitors large scale agricultural land purchases in Romania, and Mr Dan Cismas a biodynamic farmer and co-president of the EcoRuralis peasant association, will tour European capitals...
Romania
2013 - ARC2020

Book
Guía para la atención de focos y de situaciones de emergencias sanitarias de fiebre aftosa

El objetivo general de esta estrategia, es contribuir al alivio de la pobreza y mejorar los medios de subsistencia en los países en desarrollo, y proteger y ampliar el comercio regional y global de animales y productos de origen animal. El objetivo específico es mejorar el control en las regiones...
2013

Report
Reutilización del agua en la agricultura

¿Beneficios para todos?
El mensaje global que el informe pretende transmitir es que el reciclaje de las aguas residuales urbanas es un elemento clave en la Gestión Integrada de los Recursos Hídricos (GIRH) que puede cumplir objetivos diferentes, pero interrelacionados. Estos se expresan como propuestas que ofrecen beneficios simultáneos a agricultores, ciudades y...
2013 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Journal
Revista Umbrales n°26, Desarrollo Económico Comunitario

Esta edición especial de Umbrales está dedicada a compartir las experiencias y los conocimientos adquiridos de la “bolivianización” del Desarrollo Económico basado en la Comunidad (DEC), que han realizado conjuntamente el CSCD y CIDES. Para ello comienza por el punto de partida, es decir, por apoyar la toma de conciencia comunitaria,...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2013 - Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (CIDES-UMSA)

Conference proceedings
Summary of proceedings. Conference on Family Farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world

2014 was designated the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly.  The implementation of the IYFF is being coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with the objective of raising the profi le of family farming. The IYFF will focus world attention on the role of family farms...
2013 - European Commission

Project
Durabilité et résilience de l'agriculture familiale dans la région des Savanes

Présentation d'un projet au Togo , dans la région des Savanes, qui vise à initier une dynamique de préservation, de gestion durable et de restauration des sols et du couvert ligneux, notamment à travers le développement des pratiques agro écologiques et des systèmes agroforestiers. 
Togo
2013 - Fonds Français pour l'Environnement Mondial

Video
Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda

Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda is an EU-funded Government of Uganda's Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Project (ALREP) implemented by FAO in northern Uganda targeting people that have resettled in their homes after the 20 years of war. The video highlights how farmer field schools are being used...
Uganda
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
El poder de los bosques

La publicación de este número de Unasylva tiene lugar a raíz de la celebración de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible Río+20, que, entre otros frutos, publicó el documento intitulado El futuro que queremos. En ese documento, los dirigentes de todo el mundo reafirmaron su compromiso...
2013

Fact sheet
Presentación de Investigación: Evaluación del comportamiento agrónomico y calidad agroindustrial de ocho genotipos de papa, en tres localidades de la sierra ecuatoriana

Presentación realizada con fines expositivos, al cierre de un proceso de investigación de tesis, por lo que da cuenta de los resultados.
Ecuador
2013 - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), Carrera de Ingeniería Agropecuaria (IASA)

Journal article
Socio-productive strategy and family agriculture: new technologies and their implications on family and productive relationships in a town of southern Santa Fe

The purpose of this article is to provide some theoretical and empirical knowledge regarding the profound transformations undergone by the rural sector in the Argentinean Pampa, where technological changes have had a significant impact both on productive and everyday life never seen before in the history of this area. We...
Argentina
2013 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Technical paper
Leaping & learning

Linking smallholders to markets
Over the last fifty years food production per person in Africa has grown disappointingly slowly at little more than 10%. The population of Africa is growing rapidly at an average annual rate of 2.5% and is expected to almost double by 2050 to close to two billion people. Chronic hunger...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Mali - Mozambique - Nigeria - Senegal - South Africa - Togo - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2013 - Agriculture for Impact

Report
Diagnóstico de la Acuicultura de Recursos Limitados (AREL) y de la Acuicultura de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (AMYPE) en América Latina

Se presentan los resultados del análisis de informes nacionales y documentos de 16 países de América Latina (Argentina, Belice, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú y Uruguay) relacionados con la aplicación de un instrumento armonizado de diagnóstico para la Acuicultura de...
Argentina - Belize - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Ecuador - El Salvador - Guatemala - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Uruguay
2013 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Working paper
Development of feed legumes as suitable crops for the drylands of Iran

This Working Paper reviews the current knowledge on feed legumes development in drylands of Iran and presents the results of studies done by the Iran’s Dryland Agricultural Research Institute (DARI) in different agro-climatic zones of the country. The study includes the existing technologies, and advocates policy, and institutional innovations that...
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Working paper
Family farming: a Europe and Central Asia perspective

Background Report for Regional Dialogue on Family Farming: Working towards a strategic approach to promote food security and nutrition
In collaboration with the World Rural Forum, the International Cooperative Alliance and the World Farmers Organization, FAO plans to hold a series of regional dialogues to enhance local, regional and global discussions on family farming, including small-scale farming. The outcomes of these regional dialogues will set the ground to provide...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
MAGAP junto a organizaciones campesinas y nacionalidades indígenas trabaja en la REAF, capítulo Ecuador

Este artículo informa que representantes de organizaciones campesinas, gremios agropecuarios de las nacionalidades  de pueblos indígenas y autoridades del Ministerio de Agricultura Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP), participaron la reunión preparatoria a la Conformación de la Red Especializada de Agricultura Familiar (REAF), capítulo Ecuador. Los objetivos de la REAF implican crear...
Ecuador
2013 - Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP)

Manual
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Manual

Participatory programming provides scope for the unlocking of potential competence and optimizing available resource use in order to improve plant nutrition and plant health; while safeguarding the integrity of the scarce land resource base in St. Lucia.
Saint Lucia
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Development of conservation cropping systems in the drylands of northern Iraq

The project leader for the third phase of the project joined ICARDA in July 2012, and a project instigation meeting was conducted in Amman where the previous progress was reviewed, objectives discussed, and a comprehensive work plan developed. In the autumn of 2012, 29 zero-tillage (ZT) demonstrations were established in...
Iraq
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Report
Facing the challenges of climate change and food security

The role of research, extension and communication for development. Occasional papers on Innovation in Family Farming
In line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this study defines climate change as any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. The study report is based on case studies from Bangladesh (Sulaiman, 2010), Bolivia (Pafumi and Ulloa, 2010),...
Bangladesh - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Congo - Ghana
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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