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Journal article
Agroecology-based aggradation-conservation agriculture (ABACO): Targeting innovations to combat soil degradation and food insecurity in semi-arid Africa

Smallholder farmers in semi-arid Africa are in an increasingly vulnerable position due to the direct and indirect effects of climate change, demographic pressure and resource degradation. Conservation agriculture (CA) is promoted as an alternative to restore soil productivity through increased water and nutrient use efficiencies in these regions. However, adoption...
2012 - Elsevier Ltd

Book
Agroforestry as autonomy tool

The perception of the ecological base's family farmer
The  unfolding  and  effective  progress  of  learning  and  technology  about  the potential  of applying the tools of ecological agriculture combining real interests between the interfaces of food production, biodiversity  conservation, and  natural resources reveals the important  role that  it plays  in  the  context  of  family  farming  management.   The  sampling  for ...
Brazil
2012 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Book
Pastoralism and Development in Africa

Dynamic change at the margins
Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: at the changing climate, at environ­mental degradation, at overpopulation, at geopolitics and conflict, at...
2012 - Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS

Report
Armenia Country Strategy 2012–2020

Priority sector of the new Country Strategy for Armenia is agriculture. The choice of this sector was primarily guided by the objectives of poverty reduction and socially and environmentally sustainable development. With the end of the Soviet Union, Armenian agriculture gradually became less significant, losing important export markets and government...
Armenia
2012 - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

Video
Gender and rural microfinance: A learning route in Uganda

FAO in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and PROCASUR launched an initiative to strengthen women's access to micro financial services. The objective of this activity was also to target practitioners of the rural microfinance industry and assist them to generate effective microfinance programs for both women...
Uganda
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Georgia, Country Strategy

Priority sectors of the new Country Strategy for Georgia are agriculture and forestry, which will receive about 70% of available funds. The selection of these sectors was mainly guided by the goal of poverty reduction und of socially and ecologically sustainable development. Despite remarkable economic progress in recent years, about...
Georgia
2012 - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

Policy brief/paper
Support the farmers who maintain Europe’s pastoral landscapes – change the CAP rules on permanent pastures

Since 1992, successive CAP reforms have led to the decoupling from production of mainstream support payments to farmers (Pillar 1). Instead of paying farmers for a quantity of production, payments are attached to the land that farmers use. To determine if a piece of land is eligible for CAP payments,...
2012 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Fact sheet
Programa de campo FAO: Trabajando por una América Latina y Caribe Sin Hambre

Folleto que describe el Programa de Campo: Trabajando por una América Latina y Caribe Sin Hambre, sus alcances y elementos fundamentales.
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Manual
Soberanía Alimentaria y comercialización

Módulo n°1 de formación de líderes en comercialización campesina
En el marco del proyecto Mercados campesinos, proyecto regional andino ejecutado por AVSF en Bolivia, Perú y Ecuador  de enero 2011 a diciembre 2013, el equipo de AVSF en Ecuador y sus socios implementaron el programa de“Capacitación de técnicos, productores y líderes locales en el fortalecimiento organizativo y comercialización campesina”.Se...
Ecuador
2012 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (AVSF)

Report
Agricultural sector and market developments: a special focus on Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan

This report presents a summary and the presentations of the expert workshop "Developments in agricultural commodity markets: a special focus on Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan", organised by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), in close cooperation with the European Commission's DG...
Kazakhstan - Russian Federation - Ukraine
2012 - European Commission

Journal article
Farmer perceptions on climate change and variability in semi-arid Zimbabwe in relation to climatology evidence

Farmers in semi-arid Zimbabwe prioritize climate variability as their major agricultural productivity-reducing problem. This paper raises the importance of considering local farmers’ perceptions on climate risk, as this greatly influences on-farm investments and decision-making in agricultural management and production in semiarid Zimbabwe. A study was conducted in two districts of...
Zimbabwe
2012 - International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Journal article
Welfare impact of private sector interventions on rural livelihoods: the case of Masvingo and Chiredzi smallholder farmers

Improving livelihoods in rural areas is important to progress of the developing world and it helps in the creation of the domestic demand for the productive sector. Private sector partnerships in rural areas have been the major driver to reduction of market uncertainties and management of risk and thus bring...
Zimbabwe
2012

Book
Climate Change and Fisheries: Perspectives from Small-scale Fishing Communities in India on Measures to Protect Life and Livelihood

Through consultations with key fisheries-based stakeholders in four States of India, this study attempts to assess perceptions of fishing communities about the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihoods. It also evaluates the traditional knowledge, institutions, and practices of fishing communities that are relevant to climate-change preparedness. The...
India
2012 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Conference paper
Design Parameters, Criteria and Operation Guidelines of Controlled Drainage and Sub-Irrigation for Dambo Smallholder Farmers’ Water User Groups

This study is establishing recommendations for spacing, depth and layout of controlled drainage and sub-irrigation that could be practiced in dambos of Central Malawi by smallholder famers’ water user groups. To achieve this, soil physical and chemical properties and field investigations on hydraulic conductivity and topography have been accomplished for...
United Republic of Tanzania
2012 - Sokoine University of Agriculture

Video
Promoting community based seed production farmer groups to manage climate risks in northern Vietnam

he video describes the promotion of community-based seed production farmer groups and the strengthening of individual and community level capacities to ensure continuous seed supply throughout the year while maintaining the seed quality in the region. By joining the farmers' group, members contribute to stocks and receive support and from...
Viet Nam
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Contribution à la co-élaboration d'un plan simple de gestion à vocation de production de bois-énergie dans un finage villageois cas du village Mabaya, département du pool, République du Congo

 En Afrique centrale, les forêts périurbaines dégradées sont les principales pourvoyeuses de la demande toujours croissante des grandes villes en bois-énergie. En l'absence de plan de gestion, ces formations forestières aux enjeux multiples se dégradent de plus en plus.  Le Cirad et ses partenaires ont mené une réflexion autour de...
Congo
2012 - Centre de Coopération Internationale de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)

Case study
Case study of the technical, socio-economic and environmental conditions of small-scale fisheries in the estuary of Patos Lagoon, Brazil

A methodology for assessment
This document presents an assessment of small-scale fisheries of the Patos Lagoon estuary, Brazil, using a custom-designed fisheries census methodology. Complementary information was sourced from a literature review, secondary data and in-depth semi-structured interviews. The assessment provides a complete picture of the technical, environmental and socio-economic conditions of these fisheries, including information on the...
Brazil
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Story of SDC beneficiary Herder

Collective actions through organised pasture user groups in Mongolia are a sustainable way to protect rangeland from desertification and to guarantee food security for the next herder generation
Mongolia
2012 - Feeding Knowledge

Book
Good practices in building innovative rural institutions to increase food security

Strong rural organizations like producer groups and cooperatives are crucial to hunger and poverty reduction. They allow small producers toplay a greater role in meeting growing food demand on local, national and international markets, while improving their own economic, social and political opportunities. This thinking connects a series of case...
2012

Book
The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains

Enter the Dragon, the Elephant, and the Tiger
This book presents findings from a detailed study of how domestic staples value chains are structured and performing in Asia after the food price hike of 2007–2008. Three questions are asked in the study: (1) Are staples value chains transforming structurally? (2) Is the conduct of staples value chains’ actors...
Bangladesh - China - India
2012 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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