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Informe Anual 2015-2016

Informe sobre las actividades realizadas por FONTAGRO durante el periodo octubre 2016 a noviembre de 2016.

Conference proceedings
GFFA Communiqué 8 th Berlin Agriculture Ministers´ Summit 2016 16 January 2016

How to feed our cities? – Agriculture and rural areas in an era of urbanisation
2016 - German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Connecting Smallholders to markets

An analytical guide
This analytical guide examines how smallscale food producers’ organisations and allied civil society can use the recommendations in their national and international advocacy and how they can work together with their governments to apply them in the context of national and regional policies and programmes. It argues that the policy...
2016 - Terra Nuova

Blog article
The Pan African Farmers’ organization delegation at the Bank to explore areas of collaboration

The Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) delegation, led by its President, Theo de Jager, paid a courtesy visit to the Bank Group on 30 September 2016 in Abidjan, to explore areas of collaboration with the Bank. The delegation held a series of technical meetings with the Bank’s Agriculture and agroindustry...
2016 - African Development Bank Group

Palm oil in Liberia: hope and anger in one of Africa's poorest countries

Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh, a 35-year-old palm oil worker, and Lee Sworh, a community activist, live in the remote forests of south-east Liberia. Both have been affected by the arrival of Golden Veroleum Liberia to build one of the country’s largest palm oil plantations. For Panyonnoh, it offers the chance of...
2016 - The Guardian

Case study
Study: First ever to quantify crop by crop where African farmers obtain seed

Small, family farmers in Africa purchase more than half of their seeds every year through local markets and other informal sources--neglected outlets that present a major opportunity for improving access to better crop varieties crucial to dealing with climate, nutrition, and other production challenges in a region where food security...
2016 - The Global Source for Science News

Blog article
Política Nacional de Agroecologia e Produção Orgânica (PNAPO)

Plano Nacional de Agroecologia e Produção Orgânica (PLANAPO) - 2016/2019
O governo brasileiro lançou a Política Nacional de Agroecologia e Produção Orgânica (Pnapo), com a edição do decreto 7.794, de 20 de agosto de 2012. Foi um importante passo para a ampliação e efetivação de ações de promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável, impulsionado pelas crescentes preocupações das organizações sociais do campo e...
2016 - Secretaria Especial de Agricultura Familiar e Desenvolvimento Agrário (SEAD)

Conference paper
Innovación socio-productiva: desafío clave para el desarrollo rural sostenible

Presentación que aborda un análisis crítico sobre los sistemas de innovación para un desarrollo sostenible de los territorios y sus actores realizada por FIA Chile.
2016 - Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) Chile

Communication for Rural Development

This course provides an overview of the Communication for Development (ComDev) approach that aims to address the knowledge and information needs of rural stakeholders and to facilitate their active involvement in development initiatives. ComDev has proven to be a key element in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of development initiatives.The...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Use of mobile phones by the rural poor

Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries
The two studies in this report explore these issues further using empirical quantitative surveys as well as qualitative fieldwork from a cross-section of developing economies in South and SouthEast Asia. The first study is an empirical investigation of the digital gender divide amongst the poor (broadly called the Bottom of...
Bangladesh - India - Indonesia - Pakistan - Sri Lanka - Thailand
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Newsletter article
A mobilização social na Chapada do Araripe

Ouricuri (PE) – Araripe em tupi guarani significa “onde o dia começa primeiro”, traduz a altitude da serra, mas hoje em dia o grande significado no sertão é a conscientização de agricultores e agricultoras, a disseminação do conhecimento da agricultura camponesa e a capacidade de enfrentar a seca, com a...
2016 - Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA)

Comment fabriquer une ruche a barrettes en Nkoko

Voici le modèle de ruche à barrettes « la Grande » fabriqué en palmier raphia. Ce modèle est fabriqué en bois par la Plateforme des Associations des Apiculteurs des Cataractes (PLAAC), en République Démocratique du Congo (voir la technologie TECA «Comment fabriquer une ruche a barrettes « la grande » »). Le palmier...
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Se aplican mejores prácticas de gestión de los bancos de germoplasma

Este artículo da cuenta de un reciente taller realizado sobre prácticas de gestión de los bancos de germoplasma en reservas comunitarias de semillas, el cual tuvo lugar en el CIMMYT y estuvo a cargo de la doctora Denise Costich, responsable del Banco de Germoplasma. El objetivo del evento fue realizar...
2016 - Centro International de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Blog article
Inspirational ideas: Dealing with water scarcity

When water is scarce, irrigation scheduling and irrigation efficiency are especially important. New, innovative ways of obtaining real time feedback on irrigation management are currently being developed including digitally connected fruit measuring tools and online precise irrigation-scheduling algorithms.
Italy - Spain
2016 - Eip - Agri

Weaver ants against fruit flies

It takes a few minutes for a fruit fly to find a suitable spot on the mango and inject her eggs under the skin of the fruit. But even in that short time, the weaver ants will have either chased her away or have captured her. Their scent also helps....
Benin - Ghana
2016 - Access Agriculture

Laos-LFN-Workshop- Sustainable agriculture

A short video about Technical Exchange Workshop on sustainable agriculture in Lao
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2016 - Lao Farmer Network

Working paper
Cadenas de valor o matrices productivas. Respuestas a una nueva realidad económica y comercial a partir de 2014

El presente trabajo se corresponde con una reflexión realizada desde la praxis, no de la teoría o de la mera especulación; es decir, deriva de mi participación profesional en el diseño de programas y proyectos de desarrollo, desarrollo e inversión agroindustrial-agroalimentario, en países de la región, como es el caso...
Argentina - Paraguay - Uruguay
2016 - Programa Fidamercosur CLAEH

Food Security Information and Knowledge Sharing System - Sudan

FSIS/FSIN is a national platform to strengthen and improve food security information generation, management, dissemination, sharing and exchange for policy-makers, senior managers and national and states stakeholder groups working in support of food security improvement and sustainable agricultural development.  FSIS/FSIN of Sudan has been developed ( as an integral component in...
2016 - Sudan Federal Food Security Technical Secretariat

Farming Nature: Spain - Sierra de Gredos, land of oaks and goats

The landscape in Sierra de Gredos was modelled largely by the livestock that traditionally grazed in mountain pastures in the summer and descended to the valleys when the snow came. In this video, one of the few goat farmers left in this Natura 2000 site explains their pastoral management and...
2016 - European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

Case study
Farmer to Farmer Spread of Agroecology in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso ranks as the sixth poorest country in the world according to the 2015 UN Human Development Report. Recent studies estimate that 46.4% of the population in the Eastern Region lives below the poverty line. These people are caught in a vicious cycle of degrading natural resources, declining soil...
Burkina Faso
2016 - Groundswell International
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