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Syrian Arab Republic: Thematic study on participatory rangeland management in the Badia

The Syrian Arab Republic is a dry country that is prone to drought, with large areas of desert or semi-desert that are too fragile to be cultivated but will support grazing for a restricted number of livestock. These areas of ecological fragility, if overgrazed and poorly managed, can quickly become...
Syrian Arab Republic
2012 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - Near East, North Africa and Europe Division Programme management department

Magazine article
Farmers' Organisations

This issue of Baobab focuses on Farmers’ Organisations. The theme is informed by the reality that farmers are able to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for national and global aspirations of food security and food sovereignty when they are well organised and able to speak in one voice. Globally,...
2012 - AgriCultures Network

Journal article
The absence peasant in Argentina as scientific production and intervention approach

In this paper the authors argue that it is essential to recover a concept with vast experience in rural studies. This is problematized the ways in which this concept was characterized both from academia and from state intervention programs. Also proposes an epistemic change which recognizes the subject peasant in...
2012 - Centro de Estudios Histórico-Rurales

North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society

NESFAS stands for the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society. The organisation attempts to bring together partners from different sectors that can help in the enhancement of agrobiodiversity, leading to food sovereignty. As a platform, NESFAS believes that traditional ecological knowledge is equally important to modern science and therefore facilitates a mutually respectful dialogue for...
2012 - North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS)

Journal article
Climate change and variability

Smallholder farming communities in Zimbabwe portray a varied understanding
Increasing awareness of risks associated with climate change and variability among smallholder farmers is critical in building their capacity to develop the necessary adaptive measures. Using farmer participatory research approaches and formal questionnaire surveys, interaction has been made with >800 farmers in two distinct smallholder farming systems of Makoni and...
2012 - University of Zimbabwe

Asia Regional Organic Standards (AROS)

The Asia Regional Organic Standard (AROS) was developed by a public-private partnership of stakeholders in East, South-East and South Asia under the auspices of the GOMA project, led by the Food and Agriculture Program of the United Nations (FAO), the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the United...

New approaches for grassland research in a context of climate and socio-economic changes

Grassland-based systems are no longer seen exclusively as livestock production enterprises but as multiple use systems with important consequences for the global environment. They are crucial for the protection of ecosystem goods and services, for tourism and for mitigating climate change. Well-managed grasslands provide important benefits such as increased water...
Algeria - Egypt - Italy - Morocco - Pakistan - Portugal - Spain - Tunisia - Türkiye
2012 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Conference paper
Let the Good Products Flow! Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and Beyond

For ten years, FAO, IFOAM and UNCTAD have worked in partnership to address and reduce barriers to trade of organic products resulting from the global proliferation of organic standards and technical regulations. Our partnership began with sponsorship of a conference in Nuremberg in 2002 called “The Organic Guarantee System: the...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Estudio sobre particularidades socio culturales relacionadas a la alimentación escolar y producción de zonas seleccionadas

Informe Final
En el marco del Proyecto Fortalecimiento de los Programas de Alimentación Escolar en el marco de la iniciativa América Latina sin hambre 2025 Proyecto GCP/RLA/180/BRA, se llevó a cabo entre los meses de agosto y noviembre de 2012, el estudio “Particularidades socio culturales relacionadas a la alimentación escolar y producción...
Brazil - Paraguay

Laws, Institutions and Transboundary Pasture Management in The High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountain Ecosystem of Central Asia

The neighbouring Central Asian states of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic were formed following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Central Asian states have retained as international boundaries the former Soviet Socialist Republican (SSR) boundaries demarcated in Soviet times. Previously porous republican boundaries are now subject to strict border control...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan

Blog article
Campañas radiales de la UCER de FAO en el Perú

En etse sitio se encuentra una serie de campañas radiales para enfrentarse al cambio climático. Campaña Radial "Garantizando la alimentación de tu familia ante las emergencias climáticas" Campaña Radial "Enfrentando la emergencia climática para asegurar la alimentación" Campaña Radial "Estrategias para la acción" Campaña Radial "Saber para actuar"  
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Farm diversification and market inclusion in East Europe and Central Asia

This paper presents issues and challenges for farm and enterprise diversification and integration of small scale farmers into value chains in East Europe and Central Asia (EECA). First, it discusses context and approaches to agricultural and rural income diversification. Second, it assesses the extent of agricultural diversification in EECA. Third,...
2012 - Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia

La alimentación escolar como oportunidad de aprendizaje infantil

Marco conceptual de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y propuesta de contenidos
El presente documento comparte el marco conceptual de Seguridad Alimentaria Nutricional, analizando a su vez la situación de inseguridad alimentaria en el Perú, desde los problemas que afectan tanto a los estudiantes, familia, escuela y comunidad. Todo ello sustenta la necesidad de incorporar el enfoque SAN en las instituciones educativas...
Brazil - Peru
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Mujer, agricultura y seguridad alimentaria

Una mirada para el fortalecimiento de las políticas públicas en América Latina
En el presente documento se analiza el carácter estratégico que tiene la mujer rural en relación a la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria y la forma cómo han ido respondiendo las políticas públicas a este respecto. Esta vinculación se procesa desde varios ámbitos: como procesadora y conservadora de alimentos y,...
2012 - BRIDGE development - gender

Conference paper
L'agroécologie pour l'agriculture familiale dans les pays du Sud : impasse ou voie d'avenir ? Le cas des zones savane cotonniere de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

L'auteur analyse comment dans les zones de savane subhumides d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, le modèle de production agricole inspiré par la révolution verte reste celui proposé aux agriculteurs et aux éleveurs. et que bien que connus des structures de développement agricole les modèle de production"agroécologiques" ont rarement été...
2012 - Professionnels du développement solidaire (Gret)

Working paper
A case of Agricultural Heritage Systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations defines Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) as "remarkable land use systems and landscapes which are rich in globally significant biological diversity evolving from the co-adaptation of a community with its environment and its needs and aspirations for sustainable development"....
2012 - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria

Las indicaciones más recientes confirman una merma en la producción mundial de cereales en 2012 con respecto a la producción récord de 2011. La disminución se traducirá en una importante reducción de las existencias mundiales al cierre de las campañas en 2013, aun cuando la demanda descenderá como consecuencia del...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Agriculture in the European Union - Statistical and Economic Information Report 2012

The 2012 agricultural year in the EU was characterised by a stable real agricultural income per labour unit , after the income growths recorded in 2011 (+8%) or in 2010 (+17%). On aggregate, since 2005 the EU-27 agricultural real income per labour unit has increased by 28.5% driven by an...

Lecciones aprendidas y orientaciones en el apoyo a empresas asociativas rurales y cooperativas en contextos de pobreza

La presente publicación presenta, desde un marco teórico, las ventajas del asociacionismo y hace una revisión de los diferentes modelos de intervención asociativa que existen (desde los más informales hasta los formales) mostrando sus características, ventajas e inconvenientes. A continuación, la publicación se centra en el modelo de empresa asociativa...
2012 - Fundación Cooperación al Desarrollo y Promoción de Actividades Asistenciales (CODESPA)

Case study
Learning from smallholder farmer contributions to seed multiplication and food security in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, contract farming for seed production has traditionally been the domain of commercial farmers due to the high levels of care necessary in production and perceived high risks associated with contracting small holder farmers. With limited supply and market options, medium-sized seed company Agriseeds sought to use smallholder farmers...
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
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