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Safeguarding land tenure rights in the context of agricultural investment

A technical guide on safeguarding land tenure rights in line with the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, for government authorities involved in the promotion, approval and monitoring of agricultural investments
This technical guide elaborates on specific aspects of the VGGT relating to agricultural investments by providing detailed guidance to government authorities and others on actions they can take to help them to create an enabling environment for responsible and sustainable investments. In following this guidance and applying the principles of...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Strategic plan of the Ministry of agriculture

This document describe strategic plan of the Ministry of afgriculturte of Croatia. The document also covers activities and priorities in regards to the family farms sector.  
2015 - Ministry of agriculture

Case study
Albergue Ecológico Chalalán

El aprovechamiento de un territorio indígena de la Amazonía boliviana
El albergue ecológico Chalalán ubicado en la Amazonía boliviana, es uno de los casos más exitosos de eco turismo comunitario e indígena en el mundo, y ha sido nominado por la revista National Geographic, entre los ochenta destinos turísticos principales del planeta. El eco albergue pertenece al pueblo indígena Uchupiamonas,...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015 - Movimiento Regional por la Tierra Bolivia

Case study
Participatory certification supports local food systems

Participatory guarantee systems support farmers’ access to markets, and provide an alternative to often prohibitively expensive third-party certification. They also bring together networks of farmers and urban citizens who are redefining food production standards from the bottom up. In the past two years, the number of participatory guarantee systems across...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Newsletter article
Con apoyo de CEAZA buscan rescatar el cultivo de grano ancestral atacameño

Un grupo de investigadores del Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA), en conjunto con el Consejo de Pueblos Atacameños (CPA), desarrollan una iniciativa que busca poner en valor la Quínoa local mediante su caracterización funcional, la introducción de productos de alta calidad y el fortalecimiento de capacidades para...
2015 - La Serena Online

Confederación Nacional de Pescadores Artesanales de Chile (CONAPACH)

La Confederación Nacional de Pescadores Artesanales de Chile, Conapach, se constituyó en Valparaíso el 7 de agosto de 1990 por los sindicatos de pescadores artesanales de todo el país, reiniciando una larga historia sindical que se remonta a la creación de los primeros sindicatos de pescadores artesanales hacia 1.920 en...
2015 - Confederación Nacional de Pescadores Artesanales de Chile (CONAPACH)

Working paper
FAO in Asia-Pacific

This publication is about the work of FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and its decades-long struggle to eradicate hunger throughout the region. For more than 60 years RAP has cooperated with member countries to help them produce enough safe and nutritious food for people living in...
2015 - FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Global food security: challenges and options

EU Agricultural Markets Briefs
The recent USDA ERS International Food Security Assessment (IFSA, 2015) reports sharp declines (roughly 40 %) in food-insecure people in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) during the last 20 years. Success was driven by rising per capita grain output in both regions and rapid import growth in...
2015 - European Union

Las compras públicas a la agricultura familiar y la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe

Lecciones aprendidas y experiencias
Este documento de trabajo fue elaborado en el ámbito del Programa de Cooperación Internacional Brasil – FAO, en el marco de la agenda sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y garantía del derecho humano a la alimentación adecuada. Su finalidad es realizar contribuciones a las discusiones que se están llevando a...
2015 - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Entre la chacra y el fogón: nutrir, criar, hacer crecer

El recetario de saberes y sabores de nuestra tierra nace en el marco del proyecto “Saberes y Sabores: mejoramiento de productividad y nutrición de familias campesinas/indígenas de las provincias de la Sierra centro del Ecuador” cuyo fin es enfrentar la malnutrición de los sectores campesinos y urbano marginales. Paradójicamente, quienes producen...
2015 - Fundación Heifer Ecuador

Water Week Latinoamerica

Water Week Latin America, provides a unique platform for the exchange of experiences and practices among the scientific, business, political, and civil communities. It focuses in a new way of thinking and positive action towards water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy, and overall community.
2015 - Fundación Chile

World agricultural production developments

Since the mid-2000s agricultural and food prices moved to a higher level and in parallel with prices of other commodities – and at times have also been very volatile. These events led to concerns which, in different ways, brought to the forefront a debate about food security. Both developed and...
2015 - European Union

Magazine article
Opinion: Catching up with farmers’ knowledge in the IYS

Historically, scientists learnt from farmers to unravel the interplay between nature and farming. Pablo Tittonell believes that this year, the International Year of Soils, presents an opportunity to foster a true dialogue of wisdoms, bringing farmer knowledge and scientific knowledge closer together again.
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Journal article
Composer avec l’État : voies d’engagement des jeunes diplômés dans l’agriculture au Maroc

Au Maroc, les transformations du milieu rural et le manque d’opportunités de travail en milieu urbain incitent de plus en plus de jeunes diplômés, partis en ville, à retourner dans leurs villages d’origine pour y tenter un ancrage socioprofessionnel. Par l’analyse des trajectoires individuelles de jeunes diplômés de la région...

Working paper
Profitability Analysis of Zero Tillage among Smallholder Farm Households in the Karak Region of Jordan

There is rich literature on the biophysical benefits of zero tillage (ZT) while that on its economic benefits, especially in the context of small and medium-scale farmers, is scanty. Using a combination of Propensity Score Matching (PSM) and Endogenous Switching Regression (ESR) models and a case study from a large...
2015 - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Newsletter article
Gender and Food Security In Brief

This articule argues that tackling gender injustice and truly empowering women is not only a fundamental prerequisite for improving food and nutrition security. It needs to be seen as a goal in its own right. In Brief sets out a preliminary vision for gender-just food and nutrition security, which puts...
El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras

Agricultural youth: ambitious and versatile

In this study the focus is on the position of young people on farms in the Netherlands. In addition to work on farm, more than 40% of the youngsters have off farm labour. The young people are highly educated and often administratively active. The majority wants to take over the...
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)

Fact sheet

Biowatch is among the organisations and international social movements that see agroecology as a means to realise the goal of food sovereignty. In 2007 civil society and social movement organisations representing millions of farmers met in Nyéléni in Mali to launch an international movement for food sovereignty. This movement views...
South Africa
2015 - Biowatch South Africa

Magazine article
Perspectives: Creating city region food systems

As cities continue to expand and ever more people migrate to urban areas, current unsustainable patterns of urbanisation and ineffective policies are no longer acceptable. The typical approaches that maintain the separation between rural and urban neglect all of the ways that connect both worlds. And nowhere else are rural...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Case study
Organised communities build healthier soils

Farmers who are trying to build up healthy soil on their land can find it a particularly prolonged process. Work with local community organisation in Nicaragua, however, shows that results can be seen relatively quickly and achieved on a broad scale, with a long-term farmer-led strategy. From its origins in...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
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