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

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Video
Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

This promo video emphasizes Africa’s booming economies and determination to invest in its own potential; we also meet beneficiaries of projects funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Uganda and see how their lives have been turned around. African leaders have pledged to end hunger...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Reducing and Preventing Child labour in Agriculture for a brighter future in Malawi

Awareness campaign encourages communities to prioritize child education
Child labour hampers children’s education, and quite often has adverse effects on their health, safety and morals. However, not all tasks performed by children are considered child labour. Some activities may help children acquire important livelihood skills and contribute to their survival and food security. But much of the work...
Malawi
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

In this book we focus mainly on innovation opportunities for small farmers, with a particular emphasis on marginalized small farm communities. The first chapter elaborates on the concept of the ‘small farm’ and offers a synthesis of the findings of all the chapters in this volume. The contributions have reconfirmed that...
2016 - Springer International Publishing

Manual
Sistema de instalaciones para cría porcina familiar

Este documento registra un proceso de innovación, a partir de un colectivo de trabajo, donde participaron diversos grupos de productores de cerdos (con diversas lógicas productivas), técnicos de los sistemas de extensión e investigadores vinculados a la temática. La decisión de traducirlo en un Paso a Paso intenta situar la...
Argentina
2016 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Conference paper
La innovación para el desarrollo rural sostenible

Presentación a través de la cual se realiza una revisión de la innovación para el DRS y como los mecanismos institucionales juegan un rol innovador para el desarrollo de la agricultura familiar.
2016 - Cirad, Unidade Art-dev , UnB - CDS e FUP/MADER

Video
Nepal Integrated Pest Management

In this video Nepalese farmers explain how they learned, after an FAO training course, to use bio-pesticides instead of the chemical ones.
Nepal
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Article
Desarrollo de la Producción Porcina en el área de influencia de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias a través del Centro de Información de Actividades Porcinas (CIAP)

El proyecto se origina como un proyecto de Extensión universitaria que se propone fortalecer la producción porcina para productores/productoras de la zona de influencia de la Facultad de Ciencias. Estos son fundamentalmente productores cuya organización es familiar. La creación con diversas instituciones como el Instituto Nacional de tecnología (INTA sede...
Argentina
2016 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias/Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)

Blog article
Markets everywhere

Two huge data analysis papers from CGIAR centres and assorted partners came out recently. As far as I can see, the work was done independently of each other, and the teams looked at distinct, though related, aspects of smallholder agriculture in Africa. But, intriguingly, the results pointed in the same...
2016 - Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog

Case study
Polyculture Market Garden Study

The Polyculture Market Garden Study is one of the programs currently running at Balkan Ecology Project and is a multiyear study of a 0.5 acre (2000 m2) market garden growing herbs, vegetables and perennial fruit and nuts in polycultures. The project’s mission is to develop and promote practices that provide...
Bulgaria
2016 - Balkep – Balkan ecology project

Audio
Comissão de Agricultura aprova projeto que combate desperdício de alimentos

A Comissão de Agricultura e Reforma Agrária (CRA) aprovou, nesta quarta-feira (30), o projeto que cria a Política Nacional de Combate ao Desperdício e à Perda de Alimentos (PLS 738/2015). Entre as novidades estão o incentivo à realização de campanhas educativas e diretrizes para a doação de alimentos sem condições...
Brazil
2016 - Senado Federal (Agência)

Video
A Guide to Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) for Organic Agriculture!

This educational video presents Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) through practical examples and theory. It is illustrated by 4 PGS initiatives: “Nature et Progres” in France, “Rede Ecovida de Agroecologia” in Brazil, “Bryanston Organic and Natural Market” in South Africa and “Sabeto Organic Producers Association” in Fiji. The video is structured...
2016 - IFOAM Organics

Fact sheet
Portail de la Sécurité Alimentaire pour l’Afrique au Sud du Sahara

Le Portail de la Sécurité Alimentaire pour l’Afrique au Sud du Sahara présente des informations actuelles sur l’agriculture, la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition en Afrique au Sud du Sahara, aussi bien que des informations sur les développements dynamiques dans le système alimentaire de la région. Il est facilité par...
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Blog article
Digital platform investment can protect agricultural jobs

Small and medium-sized enterprises are a focal point in shaping enterprise policy in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation and social integration, writes Franc Bogovič.
European Union
2016 - EurActiv

Case study
Agroecology for sustainable agriculture in Trinidad: ROCROPS AGROTEC

Rocrops is a smallholder farm established in 1990 in Trinidad. It is owned and managed by the husband and wife Ramgopaul and Beena Roop. The Rocrops farm is comprised of 1.29 ha. (3ac) of former degraded and acidic (3.5pH) sugar cane lands. The development of the farm has emphasized a...
Trinidad and Tobago
2016 - Rocrops farm

Video
Cash scheme rekindles hope in Somalia's drought-hit regions

Cash-for-work interventions implemented by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization are providing an income lifeline to communities affected by the ongoing drought in northern Somalia. While putting much needed cash in people’s pockets to buy food, the work is empowering communities to rebuild vital infrastructure with their own hands. ...
Somalia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Comment fabriquer une ruche a barrettes « la grande »

Cette fiche présente un modèle de ruche à barrettes fabriqué par la Plateforme des Apiculteurs des Cataractes, en RDC. Vous y trouverez des schémas bien détaillés, des photos et conseils permettant à tous de se lancer dans des essais de fabrication de ce modèle de ruches à barrettes utilisées par...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Views and statement Farmer Organization on Draft Presidential Regulation Agrarian Reform

Farmers’ organizations welcomed the plan of the Ministry of Agricultural and Spatial Planning / National Land Agency (ATR / BPN) the Republic of Indonesia to create a Presidential Decree (Decree) of Agrarian Reform as part of the political promises contained in the Nawa Cita. Actually, we think this is a...
Indonesia
2016 - Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) Indonesian Peasant Alliance (API) Farmers Association of Integrated Pest Management Indonesia (IPPHTI)

Blog article
INIAP y CIMMYT promueven la Intensificación Sustentable de la agricultura en Ecuador

Después de un año de trabajo colaborativo entre el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias de Ecuador (INIAP) y el Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT), ambas instituciones concluyeron que Ecuador reúne las condiciones idóneas para abordar una estrategia nacional orientada al impulso de una agricultura más productiva...
Ecuador - Mexico
2016 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Report
Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms: challenges and opportunities

How smallholders may contribute to food and nutrition security remains a key challenge in many developing countries. Despite being the main rural actors, smallholders are frequently the most food insecure, given an array of biophysical and socioeconomic challenges that were addressed during the workshop. These proceedings discuss the potential role...
2016 - European Commission

Video
Farming Nature: France - Using EU funds to promote best grazing practices

A video about the management of open landscapes by extensive livestock farmers in the French Causses-Cévennes
France
2016 - European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
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