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Engagement féminin et agriculture vivrière familiale

 Colloque « Genre et agriculture familiale paysanne. Regards Nord-Sud. Débats entre mondes académique, du développement et de la formation »: au Sénégal, 60% des personnes travaillant dans l’agriculture vivrière familiale sont des femmes. Dans ce domaine elles assurent près de 70% des opérations culturales (semis, sarclages, binages, récoltes ) et...
Senegal
2012 - Canal-U

Conference paper
Propuesta de tratamientos naturales de las aguas residuales en escuelas agropecuarias y tambos familiares de la Región Pampeana.

Esta presentación aborda una propuesta de comenzar a trabajar con la implementación de tratamientos naturales de aguas residuales considerando el reuso de efluentes y la devolución al ambiente de aguas residuales tratadas naturalmente para que estén en condiciones de no afectar la calidad de las aguas subterráneas, en sistemas productivos...
2012 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Case study
Enhanced top soil carbon stocks under organic farming

It has been suggested that conversion to organic farming contributes to soil carbon sequestration, but until now a comprehensive quantitative assessment has been lacking. Therefore, datasets from 74 studies from pairwise comparisons of organic vs. nonorganic farming systems were subjected to metaanalysis to identify differences in soil organic carbon (SOC)....
2012

Case study
Insecticides Make High Quality Eggplant (Brinjal) Production in India Possible

Brinjal, also known as eggplant or aubergine, is native to India and has been cultivated in the country for over 4000 years. A total of 1.4 million small family farms grow brinjal on 550,000 hectares. It is an important cash crop for poor farmers, who transplant it from nurseries at...
India
2012 - CropLife Foundation

Fact sheet
Folleto de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe sin Hambre

Definición, objetivos, participantes de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe Sin Hambre.
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Article
Construcción participativa de biodigestores familiares en Escuelas Agrarias

El artículo analiza la participación de los distintos actores en la construcción de instalaciones destinadas a la producción de bioenergía en establecimientos agropecuarios. En la foto se muestra el proceso de construcción de las instalación del equipo de biogas en el establecimiento
2012

Case study
Organic agriculture and the law

This publication seeks to identify and explain the different legal issues related to organic production, including a comparative analysis of selected public and private legal sources of international relevance, as well as recommendations on the issues to consider in the design of national organic agriculture legislation. It is a first...
Argentina - Canada - India - Japan - Tunisia - United States of America
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Investigación - Acción - Participativa sobre un Arado Tracción Animal Proyecto “Tecnologías Apropiadas para la Producción Primaria de la Agricultura Familiar”

En el marco de las actividades del Proyecto “Tecnologías Apropiadas para la Producción Primaria de la Agricultura Familiar”, se evaluó una herramienta de labranza horizontal-vertical de suelos, para tracción animal.
Argentina
2012

Website
Programa Modernización Sustentable de la Agricultura Tradicional (MasAgro)

Modernización Sustentable de la Agricultura Tradicional, MasAgro, es un esfuerzo que encabeza México, junto con el CIMMYT, para fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria a través de la investigación y el desarrollo, la generación de capacidades y la transferencia de tecnologías al campo para que los pequeños y medianos productores  de maíz...
Mexico
2012 - MasAgro

Journal article
National Politics and Local Conflicts. Landowners from the Province of Llanquihue and Rural Mobilization in the Chilean Agrarian Reform

This article analyzes the response of agricultural landowners from the Southern Province of Llanquihue towards rural workers’ unprecedented mobilization during Chile’s Agrarian Reform, between 1970 and the period right after Salvador Allende’s election (1970-1971). It states that landowners developed flexible and complex strategies in which they combined both, their own...
Chile
2012 - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

Guidelines
Organic Equivalence Tools

International Requirements for Organic Certification Bodies (IROCB) and Guide for Assessing Equivalence of Organic Standards and Technical Regulations (EquiTool) - Version 2
The Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) project continued a partnership of FAO, IFOAM and UNCTAD, which began in 2002 when the three organizations convened the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF). The objective of this partnership has been to facilitate trade in organic products in...
2012

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) Conference

At this high-level international conference, the partners drew together a distinguished group of public and private sector leaders to examine the past, present and future of organic market access relative to systems of organic standards and conformity assessment. Developments and challenges for dominant and emerging exporting/importing economies and for still-developing...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Trade Agreements As Potential Mechanisms For Mutual Recognition Of National Organic Regulatory Systems

This paper follows up on a question raised in the ITF about the potential of trade agreements to facilitate equivalence of government organic regulatory systems. The ITF noted that the equivalence of the EU and Swiss organic regulations was established as part of a broader trade agreement on agriculture. Equivalence...
2012

Project
Fortalecimiento de los programas de alimentación escolar en el ámbito de la Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe Sin Hambre 2025

En los últimos años, varios países de América Latina y el Caribe han iniciado un proceso de avance en relación a la incorporación del enfoque de alimentación escolar en sus políticas públicas. En este escenario, el proyecto de Fortalecimiento de los Programas de Alimentación Escolar (CGP/RLA/180/BRA) contribuye al fortalecimiento de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Paraguay - Peru
2012 - Programa de Cooperación Internacional Brasil

Report
The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Online discussions that make a dierence
This publication reflects the breadth and diversity of the FSN Forum’s most recent achievements, as well as its future potential, by showcasing a handful of significant discussions that touched on central topics and trends in food security, nutrition and beyond. Some discussions are marked by debate, others by consensus, and...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Case study
Conceptual framework for economic valuation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): The case of rice fish culture in China

The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) initiative was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2002 with the aim of establishing the basis for the global recognition, dynamic conservation and adaptive management of outstanding traditional agricultural systems and their associated landscapes, biodiversity, knowledge...
China
2012 - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura

El sector sigue siendo un proveedor importante de proteínas animales de alta calidad y constituye el principal medio de vida y bienestar de más del 10 % de la población mundial. El comercio internacional de pescado ha alcanzado nuevos límites puesto que la producción total ha seguido aumentando. Sin embargo,...
2012

Video
Success Story: Smallholder Farmer Entrepreneurship in Swaziland with Happy Shongwe

Happy Shongwe, a smallholder farmer from Swaziland, talks about her successful business of growing and selling legume seeds.
Eswatini
2012 - FarmingFirst

Case study
Kuttanad Below Sea Level Farming System

The only system in India that has been practicing rice cultivation below sea level since the past 2 centuries
Kuttanad is a delta region of about 900 sq. km situated in the west coast of Kerala State, India. The area is a larger mosaic of fragmented landscape patches and varied ecosystems such as coastal backwaters, rivers, vast stretches of paddy fields, marshes, ponds, garden lands, edges, corridors and   remarkably networked water ways.  The Kuttanad Below Sea-level...
India
2012 - M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Journal
Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial Eutopía n° 3

El número 3 de Revista Eutopía, correspondiente a noviembre de 2012, contiene: Ciudad sin frontera. La multilocalidad urbano-rural en Bolivia La agricultura capitalista entre el campo y la ciudad Estudio de dos casos en la región pampeana argentina Nuevas dinámicas urbano-rurales en Bogotá y Soacha Economías públicas y escondidas en Atuntaqui (Ecuador): los desafíos...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - Ecuador
2012 - Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador (FLACSO)
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