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Newsletter article
Agroecologia: os desafios econômicos, sociais e ambientais da agricultura familiar

Cáceres (MT) – A pesquisa Promovendo Agroecologia em Rede, que a Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA) está realizando no país, envolvendo sete regiões brasileiras, com o apoio da Fundação Banco do Brasil e do BNDES na realidade traça um retrato da agricultura familiar no momento histórico. Sem contar as diferenças...
Brazil
2015 - Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA)

Newsletter article
Caribbean looks to aquaculture food security to combat climate change

To ensure food security, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the regional body responsible for the responsible use of regional resources, is promoting aquaculture as part of a range of initiatives to build climate-resilient fisheries. A five-year plan has been drafted by the Secretariat and a working group established to...
Jamaica
2015 - Caribbean News Service

Book
Professionnalisation des agricultures familiales

Outils pour le renforcement des capacités techniques et organisationnelles des organisations paysannes en Afrique subsaharienne
Selon la FAO, le FIDA et le PAM, 805 millions de personnes dans le monde, soit une personne sur neuf, souffrent de la faim. L'humanité dispose des moyens pour mettre un terme à la faim, mais pour y parvenir, il faut impérativement investir dans l'agriculture familiale pour « nourrir le...
2015 - CTA

Newsletter article
Agroecological family farmers can become “the backbone of food security in Europe”

In September 2015, family farmer Jyoti Fernandes spoke at a Policy Debate in the European Parliament. The video is embedded below and a full transcript of the talk is available here. Being part of the UK Landworkers’ Alliance and the European Coordination of La Vía Campesina (host of the debate),...
2015 - Agroecology Now

Case study
Building carbon in farm soils

Carbon-conscious farmers in the UK work with nature not against it, concerned about the health of their soils for future generations. They use principles of ‘feeding the soil not the plant’, understanding and encouraging soil biology, and harvesting sunlight to maximum effect. These farmers understand that we must repair damaged...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Conference/Meeting
Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors
Moving towards a bio economy is one of the key policy strategies of the EU. Its vision is of a knowledge-based Europe turning to green growth via innovation, which presents opportunities for the agricultural and forest-based sectors. Sustainable production of renewable resources will be needed, with the conversion of these...
Spain
2015

Newsletter
Bulletin de veille n°256 - Spécial Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale

Dans ce bulletin, Inter-réseaux vous propose une sélection d’informations et de documents produits dans le cadre de l’AIAF et susceptibles d’intéresser les membres du réseau, en particulier en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Cette sélection est présentée suivant les trois axes cités ci-dessus : définir et comprendre les agricultures...
2015 - Inter-réseaux Développement rural

Blog article
The 5th Global Conference of the World Rural Forum ends with clear demands to promote familiy farming

The need to create institutional spaces to promote participative political dialogue arose during the 5th Global Conference of the World Rural Forum, a dialogue that must include Family Farming organizations and, specially, young people and women. Representatives from governments, agricultural organizations, international agencies (like FAO and IFAD), National Committees of Family...
2015 - World Rural Forum (WRF)

Guidelines
Global guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in drylands

Building resilience and benefiting livelihoods
The aim of the guidelines is to enhance restoration efforts in the world’s drylands. They provide specific guidance for policymakers and other decision-makers, and for practitioners. Well-informed policymakers and other higher-order decision-makers can be enablers in the design and implementation of effective restoration efforts by providing appropriate policies, governance mechanisms...
Australia - Burkina Faso - China - Egypt - Ethiopia - India - Lebanon - Mauritania - Nepal - Niger - Peru - Senegal - South Africa - Spain - Syrian Arab Republic - Türkiye - United Republic of Tanzania - Uzbekistan
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter article
FAO to help conflict-affected small farms in eastern Ukraine

With the arrival of spring, small-scale farmers in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine are ready to get back to farming. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will be there to help, with initial assistance valued at US$ 800,000, the Organization announced today. Conflict in eastern Ukraine...
Ukraine
2015

Report
The EU in the world - agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The article focuses on statistics related to agriculture, forestry and fishing in the European Union (EU) and in the 15 non-EU members of the Group of Twenty (G20) and gives an insight into the EU’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries activities in comparison with the major economies in the rest of...
2015 - EUROSTAT

Blog article
Veinte años de ferias de la agricultura familiar

La III edición del Encuentro Nacional de Ferias Francas y Mercados Solidarios convocó a más de tres mil feriantes de todo el país, del 26 al 29 de junio en Oberá, provincia de Misiones. Las Ferias Francas nacen en esta misma ciudad, en el año 1995, con el objetivo de acortar los circuitos...
Argentina
2015 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Website
Sembrando Oportunidades, Programa Nacional de Reducción de Pobreza

El Programa Nacional de Reducción de la Pobreza tiene por objetivo aumentar los ingresos y el acceso a servicios sociales de las familias en condición de vulnerabilidad. Coordina y aglutina las acciones de las instituciones públicas para dar respuestas simultáneas en el acceso a la alimentación, a la salud, a la educación,...
Paraguay
2015 - Sembrando Oportunidades, Programa Nacional de Reducción de Pobreza

Conference paper
El marco político y la programación de agricultura familiar en el INIA

La pequeña producción familiar, aun cuando ha estado presente en la agenda de los institutos oficiales de Investigación, particularmente en el INIA y su predecesor (FONAIAP) en programas para el estudio y soporte técnico a los principales sistemas de producción agrícola del país, a través de Centros de Referencia para...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2015 - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas Venezuela (INIA)

Newsletter
Kazakhstan gears up to expand organic agriculture

Kazakhstan’s potential for organic agriculture is considered to be significant. Organic production is part of a government-endorsed “green economy” initiative, and is included in the current country programming framework with FAO. Successful expansion of organic production, though, will require improvements in several areas:  knowledge and capability for organic production, quality control,...
Kazakhstan
2015 - FAO

Website
Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas Originarias de Bolivia “Bartolina Sisa” (CNMCIOB-BS)

La Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas Originarias de Bolivia “Bartolina Sisa” CNMCIOB “BS”, se fundó el 10 de enero de 1980. A raíz del papel decisivo que muchas mujeres habían tenido en diversos bloqueos, en la época de dictadura, en 1977 empezaron los primeros sindicatos de mujeres indígenas. En...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015 - Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas Originarias de Bolivia “Bartolina Sisa” (CNMCIOB-BS)

Magazine article
Farmers in focus: Changing face of urban agriculture

Dominic Machingura is an urban farmer in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is determined to prove the potential of urban agriculture to produce organic food and generate an income.
Zimbabwe
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Article
Agriculture familiale : Vers une modernisation du secteur

Article concernant une Conférence nationale au Cameroun sur les politiques publiques d'accompagnement de l'agriculture familiale pour relever les défis de l'agriculture de seconde génération tenue à Yaoundé du 2 au 5 Février 2015. 
Cameroon
2015 - BNK Médias

Book
Caracterización y tipificación de la agricultura familiar en la comunidad indígena de Ceima Cachivera en Mitú-Vaupés

Con el fin de visibilizar la agricultura familiar en el país se realiza esta investigación en la que se caracteriza y tipifica las formas de agricultura indígena en la comunidad de Ceima Cachivera en las dimensiones social, cultural, económica, productiva y ambiental, La comunidad está ubicada dentro de la periferia...
Colombia
2015 - Facultad de Ingeniería Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios

Website
Diecisiete días de activismo para el empoderamiento de la mujer rural y sus comunidades

La campaña comunicacional conjunta promovida por FAO, UCAR, FIDA MERCOSUR y PARLATINO, se enmarca dentro de la iniciativa global organizada por la Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) “Diecisiete días de activismo para el empoderamiento de la mujer rural y sus comunidades”. En Argentina y en América Latina se identificará por el...
Argentina
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
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