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Sistemas Ingeniosos del Patrimonio Agrícola Mundial (SIPAM). La Agricultura de Chiloé

En este segundo Boletín informativo se seguirá comunicando acerca de activididades y logros del proyecto SIPAM, con la intención de que cada vez más actores del territorio puedan conocer y participar de esta iniciativa.
Chile
2012 - Universidad Austral de Chile

Policy brief/paper
Cooperatives in small-scale fisheries

Enabling successes through community empowerment
Cooperatives in the small-scale fisheries sector are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty – harsh realities for many of the world’s small-scale fishers. Communities with successful community-based organizations are better off than those without (Ostrom, 1990). Successful...
Brazil - Mexico
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Practices
​L’élevage en agriculture biologique

L’intégration de l’élevage dans les exploitations agricoles est l’un des principes de l’agriculture biologique. Dans les zones tempérées et arides, l'élevage des animaux joue un rôle important dans le recyclage des nutriments, alors qu'il est moins souligné dans les tropiques humides. Les soins, la formation et l'alimention des animaux sont...
2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA

Report
Conservation Agriculture With Trees (CAWT) project

Scaling-up the science and practice of conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
Supported by Sida, the World Agroforestry centre (ICRAF) and the African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) launched the Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT) pilot project in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The countries were selected as among those in Africa where there was strong evidence of CA up-scaling taking place. The...
Ghana - Kenya - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2012 - African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT)

Book
Patrimonio alimentario de Chile: productos y preparaciones de la Región de Arica y Parinacota

La Región de Arica y Parinacota, concentra la mayor riqueza de recursos genéticos agrícolas del país; de 33 productos de nuestro patrimonio agrícola, 29 están presentes en esta región. Estos productos y la gastronomía en base de ellos son un patrimonio ancestral de las comunidades costeras, de agricultores y pobladores...
Chile
2012 - Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA)

Book
Patrimonio alimentario de Chile : productos y preparaciones de la Región de Valparaíso

El compendio que presentamos de productos patrimoniales de la Región de Valparaíso constituye el primer esfuerzo, en el país, por comenzar a elaborar un registro del acervo de los llamados "productos de la tierra y el mar". Un registro fundamental para cualquier iniciativa que se emprenda en relación a posicionar...
Chile
2012 - Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA)

Website
La Canasta

La Canasta es una alternativa novedosa de consumo consciente, responsable y solidario que ofrece un mercado de alimentos frescos, locales y con precios justos, para todas las partes involucradas. Nuestra red apoya procesos agroecológicos de pequeños productores y productoras campesinos; ofrece información sobre los procesos y productos, y permite la participación e interacción de todas las...
Colombia
2012 - La Canasta

Project
Proyecto de agroforestería para la biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos (Proyecto ABES)

Para pequeños agricultores que dependen de agricultura de subsistencia de maíz y frijol, la degradación de los suelos y la consecuente inseguridad de alimentos es un gran problema. Trabajos realizados en Honduras y Nicaragua han demostrado que la agroforestería basada en “poda y cobertura” puede mejorar significativamente el bienestar rural y...
El Salvador
2012 - Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (PRISMA)

Conference proceedings
Strategic interventions for Family Poultry– What can be achieved through Research & Development activities. Proceedings of an e-conference held 28 May-15 June 2012

Proceedings of the International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) e-conference “Strategic interventions for family poultry: What can be achieved through research & development activities” held from 28 May-15 June 2012
2012 - International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD)

Policy brief/paper
Challenges and opportunities: Smallholders and school feeding

Procurement governance for home grown school feeding project
Because developing good programs requires good data, SNV has conducted research to further explore the linkages between smallholder farmers (SHF) and government-led school feeding programs. This report takes a closer look at these linkages in several parts of three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where SNV is implementing pilots for the...
Ghana - Kenya - Mali
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Practices
African leafy vegetables for urban supply and sustainable diets

Local leafy vegetables have long been an important part of people's diets in Africa - nutritious, affordable and adapted to local growing conditions and cultural traditions. They are cheap, readily affordable and rich in different micro-nutrients and are therefore crucial for the food and nutrition security of poor families in...
Kenya
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Localización y relocalización de lo rural

Este ensayo busca reflexionar acerca del cómo y del qué desvelar frente a la situación de los entornos rurales en la actualidad, proponiendo como eje central la materialidad de la existencia. Bajo este prisma se valoran las narrativas que dibujan una revalorización de lo rural y aquellas que aluden a...
Chile
2012 - Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Project
Mission Report for Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Islands

The mission to Palau and Guam, carried out under the project TCP/PAL/3301, was part of the initiative of FAO to establish a subregional aquaculture network in Micronesia. It was the latest activity in a process that drew impetus from a meeting called “Building on Progress: An Evening on Pacific Aquaculture”...
Guam - Palau
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Strategies for combating climate change in drylands agriculture

Synthesis of dialogues and evidence presented at the International Conference on food security in dry lands, Doha, Qatar, November, 2012
The evidence presented in this report shows that many of the most effective climate change interventions have their roots in agriculture. Targeted agricultural investment in spreading the technologies and practices described here, and backed up by robust policies, can reduce the vulnerability of farming communities to drought and climate change...
2012

Conference proceedings
Strategies for combating climate change in drylands agriculture

The aim of this report is to examine the problem of changing climate patterns in dry land areas and its effect on rural populations and offer some practical solutions, as input the Conference of Conference of the Parties (COP18) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) It has been...
2012

Conference paper
Work, family and farm: new forms, new adjustments? Liveability in the dynamics of livestock farming systems

Farming has been undergoing profound changes as not only agriculture, but also work patterns and family dynamics have evolved. The continuity of farm businesses depend not only on technical and economic performance, but also on the life conditions the system offers farmers and their families. Here we define the liveability...
2012 - HaL Archives Ouvertes

Working paper
Poverty and gender effects of smallholder organic contract farming in Uganda

The objectives of this study were, first, to examine the impacts of certified organic contract farming on the food security of the smallholder farm households participating in such arrangements, and second, to assess the role of gender relations in these dynamics. In particular, the study considered how the costs and...
Uganda
2012 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Case study
Linking smallholder pastoralist milk producers and agro-industries in the greater Bamenda area of Cameroon

Over 95% of pastoralist women in the North West Region of Cameroon depend exclusively on milk production for their income. The overall decline in pastoral resources in the past decades has affected milk productivity, drawing attention and technical support from public and non-governmental partners. However, this did not lead to...
Cameroon
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Book
Catálogo de Hortalizas Nativas de Guatemala

Con el fin de contribuir a la popularización del conocimiento sobre las hortalizas nativas subutilizadas, de cuyo centro de origen forma parte nuestro país, se presenta éste catálogo que fue generado como producto de la recopilación de información existente en la literatura especializada y experiencias de investigación realizadas por el...
Guatemala
2012

Magazine article
Transhumance in Spain

A Safe Bet for Regional Development and Biodiversity
The Spanish NRN promotes the revitalisation of transhumance, a practice that is crucial to the preservation of Spain’s natural and cultural heritage, which after decades of decline and neglect is now designing its future in the ‘White Book on Transhumance’. As a result of the physical makeup of Spain, Europe’s...
2012
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