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Magazine article
Examples of European agricultural practices playing a part in environmental protection

Protection and improvement of soil functionality: Cover crops in the Czech Republic, with European support, to prevent soil erosion European soils are wealth providing us with essential services, including water purification and food production. In fact, our soils fulfil important carbon storage functions, playing an essential part in climate regulation...
Czechia
2015 - Romanian Rural Development Network

Statement
Discurso de la presidenta de la República, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, en celebración del "Día del Campesino"

Discurso de la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet en el marco del Día del Campesino y Campesina, realizado en la comuna de Longaví, Región del Maule, el día 28 de julio de 2015
Chile
2015 - Centro de Información de Recursos Naturales

Video
Kenya: L’eau, vecteur de développement

À l’instar des milliers de paysans pauvres qui vivent sur le versant est du mont Kenya, Christine était tributaire de la pluie pour irriguer ses cultures. Aujourd’hui, elle dispose de l’eau courante. Comment ce changement a-t-il été possible?
Kenya
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Working paper
Bangladesh - Scaling up note

Building on its remarkable social and economic performance over the past 20 years, Bangladesh has recently been classified as a lower-middle-income country and aims to reach upper-middle-income country status by 2021. To achieve this, the Government of Bangladesh will need to overcome considerable challenges in agricultural development and rural economic...
Bangladesh
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development

Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Mensual FAOAR

Boletín Informativo Mensual FAOAR Enero 2015, de la representación de FAO en Argentina de Octubre 2014, que da cuenta de los proyectos y desafíos en ese país y de las principales noticias, donde se destaca la promulgada Ley de Agricultura Familiar en el país.
Argentina
2015 - Oficina Nacional de la FAO Argentina

Journal article
La difficile prise en main des petits périmètres irrigués par les agriculteurs en Algérie : cas du périmètre de Ladrat

Un enjeu important pour la re´ussite du transfert de gestion des syste`mes irrigue´s a` des associations d’irrigants est l’appropriation par les agriculteurs de ces nouvelles organisations. Cet enjeu est en particulier pre´sent dans les pays qui ont connu une forte intervention de l’E´tat dans le secteur agricole. En Alge´rie, les...
Algeria
2015

Magazine article
UAE Ministry of Environment & Water announces launch of Middle East Exhibition for Organic & Natural Products 2015

  The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water announced today (Sunday, October 25, 2015) the launch of the 13thedition of the Middle East Exhibition for Organic and Natural Products (MENOPE), taking place from November 2 to 4, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). Supported by the International...
United Arab Emirates
2015

Blog article
Diplomado busca fortalecer capacidades para el desarrollo territorial con identidad cultural de actores latinoamericanos

El Diplomado Internacional en Agroecología y Desarrollo Territorial con Identidad Cultural que impulsa el programa Desarrollo Territorial con Identidad Cultural DT-IC de Rimisp en Colombia, se apronta a desarrollar su segunda versión en el primer semestre del 2016, para fortalecer las capacidades de actores latinoamericanos en el reconocimiento de las riquezas bioculturales...
Colombia
2015 - RIMISP - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural

Case study
Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe

A case for Manicaland Province
Governments promote the use of cooperatives to enhance development of smallholder farmers. However, challenges are inevitable and this study investigated factors responsible for the collapse of agricultural cooperatives in Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, and developed propositions for use on a larger scale. Five cooperatives drawn from Mutasa and Chimanimani districts...
Zimbabwe
2015 - University of Namibia

Working paper
Scaling up best practices for managing Awassi dairy sheep to small scale sheep farmers in West Asia

This working paper presents an overview of the results of an ICARDA project to provide Awassi sheep farmers in Syria and Lebanon with the latest knowledge on best practices for managing sheep to improve their income. The project provided ICARDA the opportunity to actively convert scientific knowledge generated over many...
Lebanon - Syrian Arab Republic
2015 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Website
Agenda Rural

El sitio Agenda Rural es una nueva plataforma donde podrás encontrar los más variados temas de agricultura y cultura rural chilena, ya que es en la agricultura donde se hunden las raíces de la identidad de los chilenos. Es un lugar de encuentro que el Ministerio de Agricultura pone a disposición de los...
Chile
2015 - Ministerio de Agricultura Gobierno de Chile

Magazine article
Les petits agriculteurs autour d’un partenariat stratégique FAO CIHEAM

Le Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM) et l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) se réunissent à travers un “partenariat stratégique” visant à soutenir les communautés rurales dans la région méditerranéenne. L’objectif de ce partenariat est de trouver des solutions aux problèmes qui se posent dans...
Morocco
2015

Technical paper
Protect children from pesticides: a visual guide for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia

Reducing children’s exposure to the toxic pesticides used in farming is the aim of a visual training guide, now adapted for use in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and translated to Russian language. Developed by FAO and the International Labour Organization, the guide is a tool for a wide...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Instituciones aplicarán ley de rehabilitación financiera para pequeños productores

El Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), junto con el Crédito Agrícola de Habilitación (CAH), y el Banco Nacional de Fomento (BNF), son las instituciones que tendrán a su cargo la aplicación de la Ley Nº 5.527 “De Rehabilitación Financiera para pequeños productores, de educación financiera y de protección contra...
Paraguay
2015 - Programa Nacional de Reducción de Pobreza Sembrando Oportunidades

Technical paper
Farmer´s Compost Handbook

Experiences in Latin America
This paper aims to disseminate information on suitable technologies for developing a healthy and safe fertilizer product for use in family orchards. The manual presents the vision of FAO regarding agriculture: Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, with higher production from the same land surface while conserving resources, reducing negative impact...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
A Cuban farmer plants for a greener future

On his experimental farm in Artemisa Province, La Finca Marta, Funes-Monzote embraces a movement to cultivate “agroecology” in Cuba. This method of sustainable farming, he believes, may be the best hope for Cuban food production, as the island nation works to overhaul its economic and agricultural systems – both of...
Cuba
2015 - Dollars & Sense

Magazine article
Ecological farming: A bet with oneself

“Eco Mioriţa” Association – sheep’s milk and ecologically certified lambs Florin Dragomir started working in agriculture in 1991, when he bought the first hundred sheep, and with the money obtained from raising them he bought land in Vurpăr, Sibiu County, his wife’s native locality. The commune of Vurpăr is located...
Romania
2015 - Romanian Rural Development Network

Website
EkoRural

EkoRural is an Ecuadorian NGO that is a founding member of the global partnership NGO Groundswell International.  Groundswell’s mission is to contribute to the global movement to overcome poverty, inequality and ecological destruction by supporting community-based organizations to work together to improve wellbeing, spread lasting solutions and engage in wider...
Ecuador
2015 - EkoRural

Book
Agricultura campesina, agronegocio y migración

El impacto de los modelos de producción en la dinámica de los territorios
El libro “Agricultura campesina, agronegocio y migración” presenta un análisis pormenorizado de la compleja trama que configura el campo de la migración interna en Paraguay y en cierta medida también la internacional. Pese a la lamentable ausencia de datos provenientes del fallido Censo de 2012, logra establecer algunas tendencias que...
Paraguay
2015 - Centro de Documentación y Estudios (CDE)

Journal
Grain de sel: Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale : bilan et perspectives

Grain de sel est la revue semestrielle d’Inter-réseaux Développement rural. Chaque numéro est consacré à une thématique précise et vise à faire participer aux débats et réflexions autour de ce thème une diversité d’acteurs et de points de vue. Elle est diffusée à plus de 5000 exemplaires en version papier...
2015 - Inter-réseaux Développement rural
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