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Video
Food security and climate change

Farmers in Madagascar adopt agro-ecological practices A film by the Research and Development Institute and the French Global Environment Facility. In Madagascar, new farming practices are being introduced to combat climate change and maintain food security in rural areas. The French Global Environment Facility is funding a development project implemented by...
Madagascar
2015 - Institut de recherche pour le développement

Blog article
Wadi: A model for sustainable tribal livelihood

Amongst the various models for sustainable livelihoods being tried and tested in the tribal areas of India, the Wadi model has shown a lot of promise. Abhijeet Mohanty, Kieran Robson and Rosie Clarkson, find out why and how the Wadi model is doing in the tribal areas of Koraput district...
India
2015 - India Together

Article
Arrancó Semana Mundial del Suelo, Guatemala se unirá al lanzamiento

La Semana Mundial del Suelo reúne a más de 550 participantes de 78 países que trabajan en la gestión sostenible del suelo y la gobernanza de la tierra
Noticia donde se destaca que Guatemala no será la excepción en conmemorar y se unirá al lanzamiento oficial del Año Internacional de los Suelos junto con la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO-Guatemala). La Semana Mundial del Suelo 2015 coincide con el Año Internacional de los...
Guatemala
2015

Blog article
Misión en Paraguay apoya tres procesos para el desarrollo de la AF

Apoyo en la puesta en marcha de un consejo consultivo; trabajo sobre los sistemas de información y registro; apoyo al rediseño de la Dirección Nacional de Coordinación y Administración de Proyectos (Dincap). El Programa FIDA Mercosur CLAEH desarrolla esas tres áreas de trabajo en una intensa misión en Paraguay. En primer...
Paraguay
2015 - FIDA MERCOSUR

Blog article
Commission hopes new CAP grants will boost number of young farmers

The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is expected to provide nearly 180,000 young farmers with an installation grant, an EU spokesman has told EurActiv.
European Union
2015 - EuroActiv

Report
Pathways to lasting impact for rural dryland communities in the developing world

Annual report 2014
This research aims to provide the evidence required to help put dryland issues firmly on the development agenda at national, regional, and global levels. Dryland Systems research informs the interventions required by providing international public goods – tools, methods, practices, policies, and technologies – to enhance the economic and social...
2015

Event
Foro Internacional para Fortalecer la Agricultura Familiar, Campesina e Indígena: Por un futuro para los pequeños productores

El evento ha sido organizado por la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL), el H. Senado de la República y la Red Mexicana por la Agricultura Familiar y Campesina. Tiene como objetivo crear un espacio de diálogo y construcción colectiva entre actores de la sociedad civil, gobierno, academia, agricultores y campesinos...
Mexico
2015 - Red Mexicana por la Agricultura Familiar y Campesina

Case study
Organic waste for land restoration

In Central Asia, unsustainable land management has turned large areas of productive land into wastelands. “Not possible, no water, too hot…” has for a long time been the standard response from locals when asked why there has been so little effort to reverse natural resource degradation. But in recent years,...
Tajikistan
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Event
Gestión y transformación de conflictos sociales relacionados con agua, ambiente y cambio climático

Los objetivos de este curso-taller son: Brindar conceptos básicos para entender, diagnosticar, prevenir, mediar e intervenir en problemas y conflictos sociales, desde la perspectiva de la no-violencia durante su gestión, negociación, transformación y resolución. Compartir metodologías, herramientas y experiencias provenientes de casos similares al peruano, para que sean capaces de lidiar de...
Peru
2015 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Policy brief/paper
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change

The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers
Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of dealing with the impacts, but are not first in line for international climate finance. Wealthy countries have committed to helping countries in Africa to adapt to climate change, but...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Mozambique - Nigeria - South Africa - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2015 - Oxfam International

Article
Delegados del MERCOSUR conocieron experiencias de pequeños productores en Chimborazo

Noticia sobre la visita de los delegados de la Reunión Especializada de Agricultura Familiar (REAF) del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) al Centro de Acopio de Guaslán, provincia de Chimborazo,  en el contexto del Encuentro Internacional de Compras Públicas para Pequeños Agricultores.  El objetivo del encuentro fue promover el comercio...
Ecuador
2015 - El Ciudadano

Journal article
Economic analysis of the role of farmer organizations in enhancing smallholder potato farmers’ income in Middle Guinea

Farmers’ organizations are inclusive of the poor and are charged with the purpose of becoming a market outlet for smallholder farmers in Guinea. Improving farmers’ income earning capability and agricultural productivity has been an important strategy of Guinea’s agriculture development policy. However, despite their growing importance, empirical studies on how...
Guinea
2015

Blog article
Minagri impulsará agricultura familiar con apoyo técnico

El Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri) lanzará, en breve, las políticas definitivas que permitan darle mayor impulso a la agricultura familiar, además de facilitarles apoyo técnico, anunció el representante en el Perú de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), John Preissing. Refirió que...
Peru
2015 - Andina

Event
Rural Business Development Project

On October 02, 2015 Mr. Marinko Čavara, the President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ms. Khalida Bouzar, director of the IFAD Division for North Africa, Europe and Near East signed the Rural Business Development Project.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015 - Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Article
Agroecology: a success in Africa

November 2015: On the 5th and 6th of this month, a unique Africa-wide seminar on agroecology took place in Dakar, Senegal. We are proud to present 7 inspiring agroecological initiatives driven by farmers from across Africa. 
2015 - AgriCultures Network

Case study
Restoring our soils by learning from history

Most of our ideas about soils ignore the millions of years before mankind started farming. But what happened during the 99.9% of a soil’s history contains very important lessons. So let us celebrate the International Year of Soils by looking at what that history can tell us – and build...
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Video
Agroecología integral

Entrevista con Remo Vénica e Irmina Kleiner, fundadores de la Granja Agroecológica Naturaleza Viva, Guadalupe Norte, Argentina. Enero 2015. Las opiniones expresadas en este producto informativo son las de su(s) autor(es), y no reflejan necesariamente los puntos de vista o políticas de la FAO.
Argentina
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Magazine article
Organic Food & Farming in Europe Today - An Overview

The story of the organic movement started with the determination of farmers and consumers who wanted a different way to farm and consume than that offered by the “new modern agriculture”. Inspired by visionary thinkers such as Rudolf Steiner, Sir Albert Howard, Masanobu Fukuoka, Lady Eve Balfour, Bhaskar Save and...
2015 - IFOAM EU Group

Case study
Mulch and seed banks: conservation farming in Zimbabwe

Launched in 2006, a conservation farming project has transformed hundreds of farmers’ lives in Zimbabwe’s Nkayi District. Once food-aid beneficiaries, these farmers now produce enough maize to cover family needs, with some producing an excess for sale. Farmers produce their own maize seed each year, which are made available to...
Zimbabwe
2015 - Alliance for Foos Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Video
Improving livelihood of small farmers in the Near East & North Africa

Farmers who benefited from the Integrated Pest Management Project (funded by the Government of Italy), provide their testimonies about how the project managed to improve their lives and livelihoods. The farmers testimonies show how the project introduced and strengthened Good Agricultural practices in target areas, with a particular focus on...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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