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Forests, trees and agroforestry

Livelihoods, landscapes and governance
With over 230 researchers working in more than 80 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) responds to the urgent need for a strong and sustained research focus on the management of forests and trees. Trees on farms and in forests play a crucial role...
2015 - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Journal article
Gas and Development: Rural territorial dynamics in Tarija, Bolivia

Framed by concepts of territorial project, social coalitions, and scalar relationships, we analyze rural territorial dynamics under conditions of rapid expansion in natural gas extraction. Analyzing recent economic, political, and territorial transformations of Bolivia’s gas-rich region, Tarija, we argue that pre-existing territorial projects of a diverse set of subnational and...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015 - Universite´ Catholique de Louvain

Safeguarding food production against climate change needs urgent measures

China’s warming climate could increase food production but only if steps are taken to combat drought, flooding and pests, says agri-sicentist Zhou Shudong
Rising temperatures are sure to have a big impact on China’s grain output and food security over the next 20 to 50 years. My research identifies some benefits, but at present the negative impacts will outweigh them, leading to lower harvests unless urgent measures are taken.   Climate change has two main positive...
2015 - GRAIN

La preventa de maíz logra buen resultado

Noticia sobre la preventa de maíz amarillo entre las asociaciones e industriales.

Potentially Important Food Plants of Democratic People's Republic Korea (Korean)

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Alimentos regionais brasileiros

A  2º edição da publicação Alimentos Regionais Brasileiros (Ministério da Saúde) representa importante iniciativa de melhoria do padrão alimentar e nutricional, contribuindo para a garantia do direito humano à alimentação adequada e saudável e da Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional da população brasileira.  O material traz além dos alimentos por região, receitas...
2015 - Ministério da Saúde

Magazine article
Opinion: Healthy soils are essential for healthy lives

Marcela Villareal says that healthy soils are essential for healthy lives. And, there is an urgent need to ensure the sustainable management of soils to ensure sustainability and food and nutrition security for all.
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

In this website, IFAD has launched a digital campaign with the hashtag #ItsAboutPeople, which shares the diverse voices of rural people from around the world on our website and social media platforms. To amplify rural people's voices and stories in the lead up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit and to...
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Journal article
Les jeunes agriculteurs itinérants et le développement de la culture de la pomme de terre en Algérie L’émergence d’une économie réticulaire

L’article analyse le fonctionnement en réseau des jeunes agriculteurs itinérants, figure émergente des filières maraîchères en Algérie, néanmoins très peu connue et encore moins reconnue par les décideurs politiques. Cette analyse repose sur les données d’une enquête réalisée auprès de 108 producteurs de pomme de terre dans la région d’Aflou,wilaya de Laghouat....

The CELAC Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of Hunger

the present document elaborated by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)2  is based on the following conceptual and strategic guidelines: i) the declarations of the former Summits, which aim to reduce the asymmetries in terms of...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Sistematización de Buenas Prácticas de Adaptación del Sector Agropecuario ante el Cambio Climático

Este documento fue preparado mediante la consulta de diversas fuentes, identificando diferentes prácticas agrícolas en América Latina que incorporaran elementos que pudieran contribuir, de forma explícita, con la adaptación del sector ante el cambio climático. Según COAG-FAO (2003), las buenas prácticas agrícolas (BPA) se definen como “medidas o conjunto de acciones...
2015 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Boletín informativo de la representación de la FAO en Uruguay

Boletín Informativo Mensual de FAO Uruguay, período Enero-Marzo 2015, que da cuenta de los proyectos y desafíos de la representación en ese país. Se destaca en esa edición, el artículo "17 maneras de ver la agricultura familiar".
2015 - Oficina Nacional de la FAO Uruguay

Duplican esfuerzos en la lucha contra el hambre

Guatemala se integra a la iniciativa Mesoamérica sin Hambre
El pasado abril de 2015, fue lanzado en la ciudad de Guatemala, el Programa Mesoamérica sin Hambre por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), el Ministerio de Agricultura y la Secretaria de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional. El Programa está enfocado en fortalecer el...

Magazine article
Peasant women power in Mozambique

Women peasants in Mozambique are rescuing an agroecological model that goes against industrial, largescale food production. They are also rising up in protest against land grabbing, a trend that threatens to displace local farmers. In doing this, these women set Mozambique on a path toward sustainable development, while strengthening their positions, defending native seeds and supporting local, healthy food.
Agroecological methods of farming have always been a part of the social and cultural life in Mozambican rural communities. To strengthen these practices in the face of corporate agriculture, the Mozambican Farmer’s Union, UNAC, has promoted the practices of agroecology, such as the conservation of native seeds and local systems...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Modelo de plataforma de aprovechamiento integral, adición de valor y competitividad de frutales comerciales andinos

El proyecto tiene como fin la construcción de un modelo sostenible y sustentable de innovación de la cadena de frutas andinas y empoderamiento del mismo por parte de pequeños productores y transformadores. El proyecto se desarrolla en los siguientes componentes: Caracterización, tipificación y zonificación de cultivos en el área geográfica de influencia. Preservación...
2015 - Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Vinte Anos do PRONAF, 1995-2015

Avanços e Desafios
The author focuses on the evaluation of 20 years of public policies in favour of family farming in Brazil, and in particular on the PRONAF (Programa Nacional de Fortalecimento da Agricultura Familiar – National Programme for Strengthening Family Farming). Launched in 1995 as the result of an intense involvement of family...
2015 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário

La producción en el campo se multiplica con el riego parcelario

Por la importancia que tiene el riego para las economías familiares campesinas, el Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP) priorizó su intervención en las pequeñas y medianas unidades productivas, donde solo el 7% tiene riego tecnificado. La mayoría, es decir, 93% de los pequeños y medianos campesinos, riega sus...
2015 - El Telégrafo

Journal article
Agricultural Markets as a Driver for European Agriculture

The agricultural markets and their prices have evolved substantially during the last decade. World trade in agricultural goods has soared from the combined influence of strong population growth, changing diets and increasing income levels in developing countries.
2015 - European Commission

Potentially Important Food Plants of Equador

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...

Blog article
Debe aprobarse ley de desarrollo de agricultura familiar en reconocimiento al campesinado

La Representación Nacional debe debatir y aprobar el dictamen de la Ley de Promoción y Desarrollo de la Agricultura Familiar, porque tiene la obligación ineludible de sancionar una norma de reconocimiento a los cerca de dos millones y medio de agricultores que laboran en el campo, a fin de que...
2015 - Prensa Congreso
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