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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

AGROECOLOGY - Environmental, social and economic justice

Biowatch advocates for agroecology as a proven, multi-faceted approach to creating a sustainable, diverse, just food system that applies ecological principles and methods to farming, while addressing wider environmental, economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions in order to transform the industrialised food system.
South Africa
2015 - Biowatch South Africa

Fact sheet
Prospects for Farmers’ Support: Advisory Services in European AKIS

There is a wide consensus among scholars and policy makers that knowledge is a key resource to support European agriculture in meeting new challenges such as e.g. international competition, food safety, health or environmental issues. Organisations delivering farm advice are targeted by different EU policies, such as the “Farm Advisory...
2015 - Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS)

Technical paper
Empowering rural women through social protection

This technical note proposes a framework for understanding the contribution of social protection to rural women’s empowerment, particularly how different social protection schemes contribute to this goal and what gaps need to be addressed by other rural services and livelihood interventions to achieve women’s economic empowerment in rural areas. The...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Conference paper
III Encuentro Nacional de Agroecología

En este sitio se encuentra el programa, documentación, principales noticias, entre otros documentos relacionados con el Encuentro Nacional de Agroecología.
2015 - Articulación Nacional de Agroecología

Journal article
Evaluación del efecto de un biofertilizante ligado a un soporte orgánico mineral en un cultivo de lechuga en la Sabana de Bogotá bajo condiciones de invernadero

Se evaluó el efecto a nivel de invernadero de un biofertilizante integrado en soporte orgánico mineral, en un cultivo de lechuga, var. Batavia, en la Sabana de Bogotá. Se evaluaron cinco tratamientos cada uno con 22 plantas así, compost + biofertilizante (T1), biofertilizante en soporte orgánico mineral (T2), biofertilizante común...
2015 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Magazine article
“Healthy soils give family farmers autonomy, resilience and long-term productivity” - Interview with Irene Cardoso

“If you have a healthy, living soil, you have healthy plants and healthy people. These three things are closely linked.” Irene Cardoso, a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Viçosa and a member of ILEIA’s board is passionate about soils and family farmers. In her role as...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

II Módulo/ Intercambio de experiencias de compras públicas a la agricultores familiares y campesinos

La actividad se desarrolló en Quito, Ecuador, con presencia de productores familiares, campesinos y funcionarios de los gobiernos participantes de la REAF.
2015 - Reunión Especializada sobre Agricultura Familiar de MERCOSUR (REAF)

A1-545 Análisis del proceso de transición hacia la agroecología entre productores hortícolas ubicados en el distrito de Open – Door, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sometidos a procesos ambientales, económicos, sociales y productivos los horticultores deben adaptarse a cambios en los aspectos productivos como comerciales. En este sentido, un conjunto de productores hortícolas, ubicados en la localidad de Open Door, distrito de Lujan han iniciado un proceso de transición hacia la agroecología. El objetivo de...

Mulheres na Caatinga

Saberes, sabores e poesia
Este caderno expressa o jeito próprio das mulheres fazer as coisas, de produzir conhecimentos juntas, a pedagogia feminista, partilhada com muitas mulheres catingueiras, pesquisadoras, experimentadorras e agricultoras. A publicação é o resultado de um esforço conjunto de sintetizar a riqueza do processo de vivências de 210 mulheres agricultoras e experimentadoras de...
2015 - Casa da Mulher do Nordeste

European Forest Week 2015

The third European Forest Week will be held in conjunction with Silva2015, the Joint Session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI); and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC). It will be hosted by the Government of Switzerland in the alpine village of Engelberg from 2–6...
2015 - UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC)

International symposium on forest biotechnology for family farms

Forest biotech for smallholders
The planned Symposium is one of the activities initiated by FAO in the last three decades. It is expected that this event will constitute a neutral forum for discussion and dissemination of scientific knowledge on forest biotechnology. The event is organized in cooperation with EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (, one...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

EU farms and farmers in 2013: an update

Farms are the basic organisational unit for agricultural production. How many farms are there in the EU and how has their number changed in recent years? Are they becoming bigger and more specialised? And what about the farmers who take production decisions and receive CAP payments – what do we...
2015 - European Union

Young farmers — a priority in the new Common Agricultural Policy

Young farmers are now at the heart of Europe’s common agricultural policy. This is one of the greatest achievements of the reform which was adopted in 2013. The European Union has put in place a strong tool — a modern and forward-looking agricultural policy — which will apply all across...

Mauritania: Return to the Oasis

What happens when small holder farmers from different parts of the developing world share their knowledge and experience? In 2007, four farmer couples, (husbands and wives), from oases in Morocco spent six months living with oasis farmers in Mauritania who were struggling to survive. This short video looks at what...
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Blog article
Más tierra para las mujeres, mayor seguridad alimentaria para todos

Las mujeres rurales son responsables por más de la mitad de la producción de alimentos a nivel mundial, pero en América Latina y el Caribe continúan viviendo en una situación de desigualdad social y política, la cual se expresa fuertemente en su acceso y propiedad sobre la tierra, señaló hoy...
2015 - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe (FAO/RLC)
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