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Magazine article
The case for agro ecological local food systems

“Eating is an agricultural act” as the American novelist, farmer and poet Wendell Berry stated in his 1989 essay ‘On the pleasures of eating’. But what does this actually mean? According to Berry: “Most people think of food as an agricultural product, but they do not think of themselves as...
2015 - Friends of the Earth Europe

Report
Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics 2014

The Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics statistical book provides a selection of topical data. Information is presented for the European Union (EU) and its Member States, and is supplemented (when available) with data for EFTA members and for the acceding and candidate countries to the EU. This publication aims to...
2015 - European Union

Conference/Meeting
Enhancing efficiency and inclusiveness of agri-food chains in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

In collaboration with the International MBA in Agribusiness Network (AGRIMBA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will hold a workshop on “Enhancing efficiency and inclusiveness of agri-food chains in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. The workshop will be implemented as part of the programme of the...
Croatia
2015 - FAO Workshop at AGRIMBA Network Congress

Statement
The Greek Government's Position on Future CAP Reform

The Greek position is that the expenditure for agriculture should remain at the present level, at least up to 2013. It is argued that European agriculture can play a multi-functional role. Agriculture is very important - in economic, social as well as environmental terms - for the sustainable development of...
Greece
2015

Policy brief/paper
The Organic Window of Opportunity

In the National Agriculture Policy of 2013, organic farming is described as a ‘window of opportunity’ that has the capacity to enhance both ‘national and farm incomes’. The policy makes reference to constraints to organic agriculture including high certification costs and weak regulation. Little is being done however, to follow...
United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM)

Website
Sello Manos Campesinas

El Sello Manos Campesinas es un sistema de acreditación que respalda atributos de productos y servicios generados por pequeños productores a lo largo de todo el territorio nacional. La sola presencia de este sello, asegura el cumplimiento de sus estándares, además de fomentar el desarrollo económico local de familias campesinas. El...
Chile
2015 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

Video
Food Security and Indigenous Peoples

The independent, sustainable lives in the mountains of Thailand’s indigenous peoples’ way of life is now under threat. Commercial farming, national boundaries and ‘modern life’ is compromising and taking away their last remaining link to the earth—the very source of their distinct indigenous identities, culture and dignity. Food security is...
2015 - Aisa Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Guidelines
Integrated pest management for major date palm pests in Iraq

In addition to their social, environmental, health and religious importance, palm groves formed over the decades a source of livelihood for an important segment of Iraqi farmers, especially after the orchards became shelter to another crop of high economic return (citrus), contributing to achieve self-sufficiency until the late nineties. of...
Iraq
2015 - Hamonized Support for Agriculture Development (HSAD)

Event
Conférence Euro-Méditerranéenne sur l'Irrigation

La manifestation "Innover pour améliorer les performances de l'irrigation", organisée par l'Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) sous l'égide de la Commission Internationale des Irrigations et du Drainage (CIID) est la rencontre de plusieurs évènements mobilisant les acteurs mondiaux de l'irrigation dans leur grande diversité, pour faire de Montpellier, le temps...
2015

Blog article
Sin títulos no hay paraíso

Martín Perdomo tiene sembradas cuatro hectáreas de café en su finquita en una vereda de Chaparral, en el sur del Tolima. Tiene la cédula cafetera que lo acredita como socio de la Federación Nacional de Cafeteros, está afiliado a una de las cooperativas cafeteras más dinámicas del país y vive...
Colombia
2015 - La Silla Vacía

Journal article
Small farm access to market – the case of the olive sector in Albania

After two decades of radical political transition, strong structural reforms, the Albanian olive and olive oil industry is showing positive signs. The olive sector is becoming one of the most important sectors. Approximately one third of the farmers in Albania are involved in this sector.
Albania
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations

Magazine article
Community food solutions in the face of corporate profits

Avicultura Campesina is an agroecological chicken cooperative in Palencia, in northern Spain, set up by three small-scale chicken farmers, Cristina, Arturo and Jeromo. Based in the villages of Amayuelas de Abajo and Castrillo de Villavega, the group have also formed a cooperative to buy their own slaughterhouse, so that they...
Spain
2015 - Friends of the Earth Europe

Event
Conférence Euro-Méditerranéenne sur l'Irrigation

La manifestation "Innover pour améliorer les performances de l'irrigation", organisée par l'Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) sous l'égide de la Commission Internationale des Irrigations et du Drainage (CIID) est la rencontre de plusieurs évènements mobilisant les acteurs mondiaux de l'irrigation dans leur grande diversité, pour faire de Montpellier, le temps...
2015

Blog article
Agricultural Water Interventions and Farm Income in Andhra Pradesh

A paper published in the journalAgricultural Systems analyzes the impact of agricultural water interventions (AWI) on farm incomes by using the Kothapally watershed in Andhra Pradesh in India as a case study. AWI refers to strategies and techniques such as on-site soil and water conservation strategies, irrigation and damming of rivers....
India
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Technical paper
Dépendance au sentier et changement agraire : une analyse institutionnelle de l’économie hévéicole au sud de la Thaïlande

This Ph.D. work aims at exposing, and giving sense to the dynamics of agrarian change in Southern Thailand where rubber is a major crop. It intends to provide elements for decision makers to reflect on the future directions of the Thai rubber economy. I applied a sequence of multivariate analysis...
Thailand
2015 - HaL Archives Ouvertes

Policy brief/paper
Ecological Organic Food for Schools

A recent study commissioned by the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement found that the country’s organic farmers are receiving insufficient support from the state. With benefits to consumer health, the environment and the national economy, the organic sector should not be undervalued. The same can be said for the nutritional needs...
United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM)

Newsletter
Boletín de la Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural (DGDR) n°10

Este número incluye: Más políticas públicas para el desarrollo rural Con una amplia participación se realizó el segundo encuentro de Mesas de Desarrollo Rural en Cerro Largo Más de 1000 mujeres rurales presentes en "Somos Mujeres Rurales" Fueron aprobados todos los perfiles presentados en el "Somos de acá... Ganadero Familiar"  
Uruguay
2015 - Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural (DGDR) - Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca

Video
"The farm of a thousand stories" The Old Homestead

Documentaries on the Best Practices in Rural Development carried out by young farmers that have been granted support under EU Rural development policies.
Italy
2015 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy

Video
Not Only Farmers… Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture

Added value to improve Agriculture and Farmers’ living standards. A journey through the activities of the Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture Project (FSCA) in the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
Gambia - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Mali - Senegal - Sierra Leone
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
La sécurité alimentaire de l’Afrique passe par l’agriculture familiale

L’Afrique dispose encore d’espaces et de ressources sous exploités. La mise en valeur de nouveaux espaces agricoles est le fait d’exploitations agricoles familiales qui se modernisent, s’agrandissent et essaiment par l’installation de jeunes agriculteurs qui créent de nouvelles exploitations familiales, de tailles suffisantes pour être viables et rentables. Pour soutenir cette dynamique...
2015 - Le Monde Afrique
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