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Agroecology in China: 300% Increase on 8.6 Million Acres - Loess Plateau

Large, decimated ecosystems can be restored. Bringing large areas back from environmental ruin is possible, and the results are key to stabilizing the earth's climate, eradicating poverty and making sustainable agriculture a reality. Under the guidance of a few people who have knowledge and vision, local uneducated rural poor can...
China
2012 - The Open University and the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP)

Project
La Gestion du Risque Agricole pour l’Afrique - le Projet FARMAF

L’objectif global du projet "Les systèmes accessibles pour gérer les risques dans l’agriculture familiale en Afrique", maintenant appelé "la gestion du risque agricole pour l’Afrique",ou FARMAF, est d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des ménages et les moyens de subsistance des ruraux pauvres. Cet objectif doit être atteint en améliorant l’accès et...
Burkina Faso - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2012 - Commission Européenne (CE)

Technical paper
Best Practices 2012 competition honours gems of rural development

Through the Best Practices 2012 competition, the Rural Network of Finland wishes to highlight the best projects and measures implemented as part of the EU-funded rural development programmes for mainland Finland and the Åland Islands for 2007–2013. This year, 193 competition entries were submitted for the following categories: 1) Leader...
Finland
2012 - Finnish Rural Network

Case study
Dynamique des cheptels de ruminants dans les communes de Tessékré (Sénégal), Hombori (Mali), Dantiandou (Niger) et Djougou (Bénin) :ANR ECLIS; Contribution de l'élevage à la réduction de la vulnérabilité des ruraux et à leur adaptabilité aux changements climatiques et sociétaux en Afrique de l'Ouest au sud du Sahara.

Ce présent travail s’inscrit dans le projet ANR ECLIS dont la question de recherche centrale est de comprendre : « de quelle façon l’élevage contribue à la réduction de la vulnérabilité des ruraux et à leur adaptabilité aux changements climatiques et sociétaux en Afrique sub-saharienne » ? ( ANR, ECLIS...
Benin - Mali - Niger - Senegal
2012

Case study
Smallholders in Global Bioenergy Value Chains and Certification

Evidence from Three Case Studies
FAO’s Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project has conducted three case studies to examine the opportunities and challenges for smallholders presented by: 1) bioenergy as a new type of value chain, and by 2) bioenergy certification schemes. Understanding the specific challenges and opportunities for smallholder inclusion in...
Mali - Peru - Thailand
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Determinants of smallholder farmers’ participation in the potato market in Kabale and Mbale

This study was done in Kabale and Mbale districts of Uganda for the two potato growing seasons of 2011/2012. It sought to determine factors that hinder smallholder farmers’ level of participation in the potato market in addition to those that influence their decisions to participate in the potato market. It...
Uganda
2012 - Makerere University

Magazine article
El movimiento social rural actual en el Perú

Un fenómeno de los últimos quince años es la proliferación de organizaciones de alcance nacional que pretenden representar y defender los intereses y derechos de la población rural. Al mismo tiempo, la mayor parte de los conflictos sociales en el país ocurren en las áreas rurales. Tanta efervescencia de actividades políticas en las zonas rurales, ¿representa el surgimiento de...
Peru
2012 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Project
Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood Programme for Pacific Island Countries: National Capacity Building for Strategic Project Identification and Design.

The considerable food price rise and financial crises and already felt climate change effects on Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have highlighted food security and livelihoods vulnerability and fragility in the region. With many mainly very small islands dispersed in a vast ocean, the challenges for individual countries to address their...
Fiji - Papua New Guinea - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Trinidad and Tobago - Tunisia - Türkiye - Turkmenistan - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
A National Framework for Salinity Management

The Case of Iraq Agriculture
This final report synthesizes the results of the Iraq Salinity Project, a research partnership between five Iraqi ministries and national agencies and an international team of researchers, led by ICARDA, specializing in land and water management, crop improvement and plant breeding, geoinformatics, and socioeconomics. This research builds on previous work...
Iraq
2012

Magazine article
Pequeña agricultura y sus potencialidades

Vivimos en un país que tiene particularidades culturales, demográficas, geográficas y ecológicas muy singulares; un territorio con poca disponibilidad de tierra para la agricultura y con grandes desafíos para ampliar la frontera agrícola. Sin embargo, su perfil y clima le confieren un alto potencial para cultivar productos con extraordinarias características de sabor, aroma, textura, y cosechados en momentos en que...
Peru
2012 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Video
Agroecology in Ethiopia: Converting Desert into Hyper-Productive Land

Once the scene of devastating droughts in 1984, a few visionaries in Ethiopia have used Agroecological Natural Technology Solutions and Permaculture Design principles to begin bringing areas of arid land back to productivity and ecological balance.
Ethiopia
2012 - Food Abundance International

Magazine article
Las comunidades campesinas en perspectiva

¿Tienen futuro las comunidades campesinas? Siendo en la actualidad un sujeto social omnipresente como forma de organización, de control territorial y de propiedad que se encuentra en buena parte del territorio nacional, cabe preguntarse sobre su lugar, perspectivas y posibilidades en el mundo cambiante de nuestros días.Las comunidades parecen tener algo de anacrónicas, parecen referirse al pasado antes que al...
Peru
2012 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Manual
Manuel de suivi et d’entretien des petits barrages en Mauritanie

Dans les zones arides et semi-arides, le FIDA finance et appuie de nombreux projets qui comportent des dispositions ayant trait à la gouvernance des ressources en eau. Dans ce cadre, il promeut la participation active des collectivités rurales pauvres à la gestion de ces ressources et, par conséquent, des ouvrages...
Mauritania
2012

Magazine article
Desarrollo rural e interculturalidad

El término intercultural nos remite a la vinculación entre culturas, al intercambio entre ellas, a su interconexión, y pretende ir más allá del concepto de tolerancia. De hecho, la utilización de la categoría es relativamente reciente en nuestro país, pues en la década de 1980 recién encontramos textos que reflexionan sobre el tema. Más aún, no son muchas las...
Peru
2012 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Book
The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW)

The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO's first flagship publication onthe global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every 3 to 5 years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW...
2012

Article
Sustainability of dairy farming systems in central Serbia

Two dairy production systems with biggest share in total milk production in Central Serbia are small farms with tie stall barn and small farms with grazing period. In the article are examined their main system characteristics, sustainability and integration in dairy supply chain. Three dimension of sustainability were explored by...
Serbia
2012

Magazine article
El modelo exitoso del mercado de productores de Huancaro

El productor campesino necesita estar más cerca del consumidor
Huancaro es uno de los mercados de productores más importantes de Latinoamérica. Todos los sábados, cerca de 1,800 productores llegan desde las trece provincias del Cusco a instalar sus puestos y realizar el intercambio comercial de una gran diversidad de productos agrícolas, pecuarios y agroindustriales. Más de 25 mil consumidores asisten semanalmente al mercado de Huancaro porque allí encuentran una...
Peru
2012 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Book
Sociedades y agroecosistemas pastoriles de alta montaña en La Puna. Departamento Yavi, Provincia de Jujuy, República Argentina

Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar la sustentabilidad ecológica y socio-cultural económica de los agroecosistemas pastoriles en ambientes áridos de alta montaña, y discutir la afirmación de que la Puna se encuentra en riesgo de desertización a causa del sobrepastoreo producido por el uso de los pastizales naturales. Se ha...
Argentina
2012 - Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Conference paper
Analysis of Business Performance of agricultural cooperatives: A case study of Ngolowindo, Nsangu and Chitsanzo Cooperatives in the Central Region of Malawi

The Government of Malawi has been promoting the establishment of farmer organisations including cooperatives in an effort to help small-scale farmers improve their income and develop their managerial skills by venturing into a business oriented approach to farming. However, despite the benefits associated with cooperatives, general cooperative membership is still...
Malawi
2012 - University of Malawi

Book
Integrated Crop Management Vol. 16-2012

Soil Organic Carbon Accumulation and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Conservation Agriculture: A literature review
This publication presents a meta analysis of global scientific literature with the aim to develop a clear understanding of the impacts and benefits of the two most common types of agriculture, traditional tillage agriculture and Conservation Agriculture with respect to their effects on soil carbon pools. The study conducted by...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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