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Magazine article
Gestión comunitaria del diseño en la agricultura familiar

Instalaciones porcinas
El objetivo de este trabajo es favorecer la cadena de valor de la producción porcina semintensiva y contribuir, desde el Diseño Industrial, a la resolución de problemas de instalaciones (corrales) que mejoren la sanidad animal, las actuales condiciones de trabajo y la competitividad del proceso productivo. A partir de la...
Argentina
2015 - Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Agricultura Familiar Región Pampeana

Website
Kyrgyzstan adopts national food security, nutrition programme

The national food security and nutrition programme just adopted by Kyrgyzstan is expected to serve as a road map to fulfilling people’s rights to food, healthy nutrition and development. The programme, which springs from the country’s National Sustainable Development Strategy, was developed over the last two years by Kyrgyzstan with substantial...
Kyrgyzstan
2015 - UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) REU

Newsletter article
Cultivo en terrazas, un modelo indígena de seguridad alimentaria

Los cultivos en terrazas de los pueblos originarios andinos representan un aporte a la seguridad alimentaria por aportar una estrategia de adaptación a un medio de difícil características y complejidades geográficas para la producción de alimentos nutritivos. Esta ancestral técnica prehispánica de cultivo, que aún se practica en vastos territorios del...
Chile
2015 - Inter Press Service

Conference paper
Processor Driven Integration of Small-scale Farmers into Value Chains in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - A Synthesis Paper

During the transition process in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, relationship along the whole food chain- from farm suppliers to retailers – have broken down. The result has been disruptions in supply and inferior-quality food products.
2015 - Food and Agriculture organization of United Nations

Case study
Titularización de tierras y su impacto en los jóvenes campesinos

Dos estudios de caso en el Chaco argentino
Este trabajo indaga en estos procesos en dos casos paradigmáticos donde se han obtenido importantes resultados, como la promulgación de una ley que reconoce derechos de propiedad por residencia prolongada (20 años). Los casos seleccionados en este proyecto focalizan en estas experiencias. Al respecto, interesa tanto la descripción del proceso...
Argentina
2015 - Fundación para el Desarrollo en Justicia y Paz (FUNDAPAZ)

Video
Entrevista al Diputado José Carlos Cardoso – Alianza Parlatino, FPH y FAO

El Diputado de la República Oriental de Uruguay Jose Carlos Cardoso, Coordinador del Frente Parlamentario de Uruguay y Presidente de la Comisión de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca del PARLATINO, realiza una breve descripción sobre los esfuerzos de FAO, PARLATINO y los Frentes Parlamentarios contra el Hambre hacia un fortalecimiento de...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Small-scale fisheries and the zero discard rate

Discarding was considered by the European Commission a serious problem in European fisheries and one which must be addressed as a high priority. The aim of the present study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the discard problem on small-scale fisheries in Europe in order to put forward recommendations...
European Union
2015 - European Union - European Commission

Report
Estudio de las mesas de desarrollo rural en Uruguay como innovación institucional para la participación y la inclusión

Durante 2014 se realizó el “Estudio de las Mesas de Desarrollo Rural en Uruguay como innovación institucional para la participación y la inclusión” como parte del Convenio con la DGDR-MGAP, siendo ésta una Dirección relativamente nueva dentro del Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca (MGAP) de Uruguay. Se estudió el...
Uruguay
2015 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Fact sheet
Sustainable natural resource management through enhanced integrated agricultural production systems

Smallholder farmers in the Arabian Peninsula region are severely constrained by the region’s extreme aridity, scanty water resources and erratic rainfall. Conditions have become even more challenging as over 95% of the region’s land area now faces some form of desertification from wind and water erosion, and salinization. The increasing...
Bahrain - Kuwait - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2015 - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Blog article
Training 30,000 Kenyan farmers in Sustainable Land Management

The Kenya Sustainable Agriculture Land Management Project has helped small-holder farmers build smart agriculture skills. This in turn has led to higher crop yields, increased income and food security, and resilience to a changing climate. The project has been implemented with support from the Swedish nongovernmental organization, Vi Agroforestry, on...
Kenya
2015 - World Bank

Policy brief/paper
Gender Differentials and Agricultural Productivity in Niger

In Niger, as in many other African countries, productivity is even lower among female peasants. To build policy interventions to improve agricultural productivity among women, it is important to measure the potential gap between men and women and understand the determinants that explain the gap. This paper uses the Oaxaca-Blinder...
Niger
2015 - World Bank

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Northern Thailand

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...
Thailand
2015

Report
Informe final de resultados de la consulta prelegislativa del proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Tierras Rurales y Territorios Ancestrales

"Una vez concluída la Mesa de Diálogo Nacional de la consulta prelegislativa relacionada con el proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Tierras Rurales y Territorios Ancestrales y dentro del término establecido, remito a usted el informe final de resultados de la referida consulta, el mismo que ha sido debidamente aprobado en...
Ecuador
2015 - Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Pakistan

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...
Pakistan
2015

Magazine article
Agricultural farm – from subsistence to progress

Dumbrava Roșie commune lies in the central part of Neamţ County, on the left shore of Bistriţa river, south-east of Piatra-Neamţ town. It is crossed by DN15 national road which links Piatra Neamț to Bacău. The settlement has all the characteristics of the north-eastern part of Romania, namely the majority...
Romania
2015

Blog article
Constituyen mesa campesina de la frambuesa

El grupo reunirá a agricultores, entidades privadas y públicas ligados a la frambuesa chilena, para abordar las problemáticas y desafíos de esta industria. Con la finalidad de contar con una entidad que reúna a los diferentes actores del sector de la frambuesa chilena, y permita generar un trabajo conjunto para potenciar...
Chile
2015

Journal article
Les politiques d’appui à l’agriculture familiale au Brésil : quelques éléments de comparaison avec le Maroc

Au Brésil comme au Maroc, le secteur agricole est marqué par des différences extrêmes en termes de taille d’exploitation, ainsi que de niveaux d’équipement, de capitalisation et de techniques. L’article présente la politique brésilienne d’appui à l’agriculture familiale, et quelques éléments de comparaison avec les choix faits au Maroc. Les...
Morocco
2015

Video
Nuovi fattori di successo 2015: "Liberi"- Azienda Agricola Paolo Maria Mosca

Documentaries on the Best Practices in Rural Development carried out by young farmers that have been granted support under EU Rural development policies.
Italy
2015 - Rete Rurale Nazionale

Project
Beekeeping revitalization project takes off in Azerbaijan

A dynamic subtropical climate, abundant and diverse flora, and highly-valued native honeybees are just a few of the natural advantages that have made beekeeping a centuries-old tradition in Azerbaijan’s Caucasus Mountains. Yet despite these auspicious conditions, Azerbaijan’s beekeeping sector is performing below expectations and far from its full potential. Production levels...
Azerbaijan
2015 - FAO

Newsletter article
Eurasian countries accelerate effort to reverse soil degradation trends

At least nine countries in the region stand united on the need to restore limited soil resources and stop alarming soil degradation trends. The “Izmir Communique’” and a related draft five-year implementation plan for the Eurasia region were adopted at the Second Plenary Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership earlier...
Kazakhstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Türkiye - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2015
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