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Blog article
Diplomado busca fortalecer capacidades para el desarrollo territorial con identidad cultural de actores latinoamericanos

El Diplomado Internacional en Agroecología y Desarrollo Territorial con Identidad Cultural que impulsa el programa Desarrollo Territorial con Identidad Cultural DT-IC de Rimisp en Colombia, se apronta a desarrollar su segunda versión en el primer semestre del 2016, para fortalecer las capacidades de actores latinoamericanos en el reconocimiento de las riquezas bioculturales...
Colombia
2015 - RIMISP - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural

Case study
Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe

A case for Manicaland Province
Governments promote the use of cooperatives to enhance development of smallholder farmers. However, challenges are inevitable and this study investigated factors responsible for the collapse of agricultural cooperatives in Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, and developed propositions for use on a larger scale. Five cooperatives drawn from Mutasa and Chimanimani districts...
Zimbabwe
2015 - University of Namibia

Working paper
Scaling up best practices for managing Awassi dairy sheep to small scale sheep farmers in West Asia

This working paper presents an overview of the results of an ICARDA project to provide Awassi sheep farmers in Syria and Lebanon with the latest knowledge on best practices for managing sheep to improve their income. The project provided ICARDA the opportunity to actively convert scientific knowledge generated over many...
Lebanon - Syrian Arab Republic
2015 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Website
Agenda Rural

El sitio Agenda Rural es una nueva plataforma donde podrás encontrar los más variados temas de agricultura y cultura rural chilena, ya que es en la agricultura donde se hunden las raíces de la identidad de los chilenos. Es un lugar de encuentro que el Ministerio de Agricultura pone a disposición de los...
Chile
2015 - Ministerio de Agricultura Gobierno de Chile

Magazine article
Les petits agriculteurs autour d’un partenariat stratégique FAO CIHEAM

Le Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM) et l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) se réunissent à travers un “partenariat stratégique” visant à soutenir les communautés rurales dans la région méditerranéenne. L’objectif de ce partenariat est de trouver des solutions aux problèmes qui se posent dans...
Morocco
2015

Technical paper
Protect children from pesticides: a visual guide for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia

Reducing children’s exposure to the toxic pesticides used in farming is the aim of a visual training guide, now adapted for use in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and translated to Russian language. Developed by FAO and the International Labour Organization, the guide is a tool for a wide...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Instituciones aplicarán ley de rehabilitación financiera para pequeños productores

El Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), junto con el Crédito Agrícola de Habilitación (CAH), y el Banco Nacional de Fomento (BNF), son las instituciones que tendrán a su cargo la aplicación de la Ley Nº 5.527 “De Rehabilitación Financiera para pequeños productores, de educación financiera y de protección contra...
Paraguay
2015 - Programa Nacional de Reducción de Pobreza Sembrando Oportunidades

Technical paper
Farmer´s Compost Handbook

Experiences in Latin America
This paper aims to disseminate information on suitable technologies for developing a healthy and safe fertilizer product for use in family orchards. The manual presents the vision of FAO regarding agriculture: Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, with higher production from the same land surface while conserving resources, reducing negative impact...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
A Cuban farmer plants for a greener future

On his experimental farm in Artemisa Province, La Finca Marta, Funes-Monzote embraces a movement to cultivate “agroecology” in Cuba. This method of sustainable farming, he believes, may be the best hope for Cuban food production, as the island nation works to overhaul its economic and agricultural systems – both of...
Cuba
2015 - Dollars & Sense

Magazine article
Ecological farming: A bet with oneself

“Eco Mioriţa” Association – sheep’s milk and ecologically certified lambs Florin Dragomir started working in agriculture in 1991, when he bought the first hundred sheep, and with the money obtained from raising them he bought land in Vurpăr, Sibiu County, his wife’s native locality. The commune of Vurpăr is located...
Romania
2015 - Romanian Rural Development Network

Website
EkoRural

EkoRural is an Ecuadorian NGO that is a founding member of the global partnership NGO Groundswell International.  Groundswell’s mission is to contribute to the global movement to overcome poverty, inequality and ecological destruction by supporting community-based organizations to work together to improve wellbeing, spread lasting solutions and engage in wider...
Ecuador
2015 - EkoRural

Book
Agricultura campesina, agronegocio y migración

El impacto de los modelos de producción en la dinámica de los territorios
El libro “Agricultura campesina, agronegocio y migración” presenta un análisis pormenorizado de la compleja trama que configura el campo de la migración interna en Paraguay y en cierta medida también la internacional. Pese a la lamentable ausencia de datos provenientes del fallido Censo de 2012, logra establecer algunas tendencias que...
Paraguay
2015 - Centro de Documentación y Estudios (CDE)

Journal
Grain de sel: Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale : bilan et perspectives

Grain de sel est la revue semestrielle d’Inter-réseaux Développement rural. Chaque numéro est consacré à une thématique précise et vise à faire participer aux débats et réflexions autour de ce thème une diversité d’acteurs et de points de vue. Elle est diffusée à plus de 5000 exemplaires en version papier...
2015 - Inter-réseaux Développement rural

Journal article
Technical efficiency of small cattle farmers located in the central south region of Chile

Productive management of peasant family agriculture (PFC) is relevant because it contributes with about 25% of agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) of Chile, generating more than 600,000 jobs and accounts for 42% of the national cattle stocks. The proposal of this study was to estimate the technical efficiency (TE) of...
Chile
2015 - Universidad de Bío-Bío

Article
The Southern Altiplano of Bolivia

Quinoa has been a staple food for Andean populations for millennia. Today, it is a much-appreciated product on the international health-food, organic and fair-trade food markets. Quinoa producers in the southern Altiplano of Bolivia initiated this change approximately 40 years ago. On high desert land, they succeeded in developing a...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015 - Chile - Montpellier, France: FAO-CIRAD

Manual
A Importância do Serviço de Inspeção Municipal (Sim) na Gestão Pública e para o Desenvolvimento Agroindustrial

A política agrícola definiu os fundamentos, objetivos e instrumentos para desenvolvimento da atividade agropecuária, agroindústrias e outros. Dentre seus objetivos está assegurar a qualidade dos produtos de origem agropecuária por meio da defesa agropecuária e de outros instrumentos previstos nessa política. A defesa agropecuária foi normatizada pela Lei 9.712/1998, que define...
Brazil
2015 - Confederação Nacional de Municípios (CNM)

Video
"Visions citoyennes, repenser la consommation"

Cet extrait du documentaire de Christophe Joly, réalisé en mai 2013, présente la philosophie de Terre de Liens au travers du regard et de l'implication de bénévoles de la région Rhône-Alpes.
France
2015 - Terre de Liens

Website
IYFF+10

As stated in the Manifesto of Brasilia agreed by women and men farmers leaders from the five continents, along with rural associations, research centres, World Consultative Committee members, IYFF-2014 National Committees and other stakeholders, the global campaign in favour of Family Farming, peasants, artisan fishing, pastoralists and indigenous people will...
2015 - IYFF+10

Event
Desert technology - 12th International conference

The issues of desertification are a global concern, requiring continued & expanding research to mitigate the consequences. Building upon previous experiences & accomplishments, DT 12 offers an opportunity to participate in discussions & the presentation of research projects (including natural, technological & human sciences) aimed at overcoming constraints of desertification....
Egypt
2015 - Cairo University - Faculty of Agriculture

Video
How Lao farmers can benefit from agro-biodiversity in the rice field

In this video FAO presents the Lao agricultural sector, which is largely based on subsistence farming. Upland rice farmers in Laos depend on agro-biodiversity resources, including native species of plants, animals and insects for food, income and medicine. However some species are now declining due to agriculture intensification and overharvesting,...
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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