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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

Fact sheet
Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Adaptation: Growing Returns from ADB-ICARDA Partnership

The brochure provides an overview of sustainable land management and climate change Adaptation in Central Asia and how they relate to the partnership between ADB and ICARDA.
Azerbaijan - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2015 - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Conference paper
Convención Internacional Agroforestal

Del 14 al 17 de abril de 2015, en el Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana, Cuba se realizó la Convención Internacional Agroforestal  que integró los eventos: 6to Congreso Forestal de Cuba II Congreso Internacional de Café y Cacao VI Encuentro Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores Durante cuatro días investigadores, académicos, empresarios, productores, comunicadores, entre otros...

Fact sheet
Investing in rural people in the Kingdom of Morocco

This fact sheet offers an overview of small farmers'main constraints and on IFAD's main operations in the country. Poverty is essentially a rural phenomenon in Morocco. About three quarters of poor people in the country live in rural areas. Under an ambitious poverty reduction programme called the National Initiative for...
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Pequeñas economías

Reflexiones sobre la agricultura familiar campesina
La obra es una compilación de 14 de los trabajos producidos por Manuel Chiriboga Vega entre 1997 y 2011, donde identifica y analiza profundamente los factores y políticas que afectan al agro y al sector rural, de manera especial a la agricultura familiar campesina, y plantea remover esos factores de...
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Technical paper
Promoting the Leadership of Women in Producers’ Organizations

This paper explores aspects of promoting rural women’s leadership in producers’ organizations (POs). Despite the vast amount of work that women perform in the agriculture sector, their role remains largely unrecognized. The concerns and issues of women farmers are scarcely heard at the local, national and global levels. One reason...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation
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