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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

Blog article
Sistemas agroforestales, primeros aprendizajes con los pequeños productores en El Salvador

Viento en popa. Así es como avanza el proyecto Agroforestería para la biodiversidad y otros servicios ecosistémicos, cuyo principal objetivo es promover, entre productores y organizaciones locales de La Montañona, en el norte de El Salvador, la adaptación y diseminación de sistemas de producción basados en agroforestería, como opciones eco-eficientes...
El Salvador
2015 - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

Event
Regional agriculture body tackles land degradation, malnutrition and more

Land and soil degradation, malnutrition in various forms, innovation in family farming, and social protection for rural people head the agenda of a two-day session of FAO’s European Commission on Agriculture, which opens in Budapest tomorrow. More than 30 countries from across Europe and Central Asia are expected to participate....
Hungary
2015 - FAO

Video
IYFF+10 Global action for Family Farming - AIAF+10 Impulso global por la Agricultura Familiar

This video shows the intense global campaign coordinated by the World Rural Forum The central objective of the IYFF+10 initiative will remain improving public policy in favor of Family Farming. This campaign, recently launched by the FRM, will have, within its broad framework for action, three main components: promotion of National...
2015 - World Rural Forum (WRF)

Blog article
Brasil: Jóvenes invierten en la avicultura como alternativa para la generación de ingresos en el Semiárido brasileño

Cooperativismo, nuevas oportunidades y generación de ingresos: tres pilares que resumen el protagonismo juvenil en el desarrollo avícola de la región, a través de la Cooperativa de Avicultores de Galinha Caipira e Agricultura Familiar do Estado da Paraíba LTDA (Coopeaves) del municipio de Monteiro, en Paraíba (Nordeste del Brasil). La mayoría...
Brazil
2015 - Procasur

Newsletter article
Venezuela presentó ante la CELAC avances en materia de agricultura familiar

Con el objetivo de compartir la visión y los logros de la Revolución Agraria nacional en materia de atención integral a la familia campesina, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela estuvo presente en la reciente reunión del Grupo Técnico de Agricultura Familiar de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC),...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2015 - Grupo Técnico de Agricultura Familiar de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC)

Magazine article
Bringing consumers together to keep local food in business

Ethical purchasing groups, known as GAS (Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale) first appeared in Italy in the 1990s. GAS are groups of consumers who purchase collectively and directly from producers who are chosen on the basis of sustainable production principles. GAS groups were born from the desire to build a healthy...
Italy
2015 - Friends of the Earth Europe

Manual
Diseño y evaluación ex-ante de modelos de negocios en circuitos cortos en Chile

El documento analiza la pertinencia y factibilidad de tres canales de comercialización, mediante la generación de circuitos cortos, para productos de la Agricultura Familiar Campesina en el contexto nacional: mercados campesinos, tiendas de productos campesinos y venta a hoteles, restaurantes y catering. Estos modelos permiten disminuir la cadena de intermediarios,...
Chile
2015 - Instituto Desarrollo Agropecuario - Ministerio de Agricultura Chile

Journal article
Understanding the causes and consequences of differential decision-making in adaptation research

Adapting to a delayed monsoon onset in Gujarat, India
Weather variability poses numerous risks to agricultural communities, yet farmers may be able to reduce some of these risks by adapting their cropping practices to better suit changes in weather. However, not all farmers respond to weather variability in the same way. To better identify the causes and consequences of...
India
2015 - Elsevier Ltd

Book
Las directrices voluntarias y su aplicación desde América Latina

Esta publicación presenta un conjunto de materiales e ideas para contribuir al desafío de avanzar en la implementación de las Directrices Voluntarias sobre la Gobernanza Responsable de la Tenencia de la Tierra, la Pesca y los Bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional, en adelante DVGT. El diseño...
2015 - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe

Website
Member countries to dig into land degradation

Given the links among soils, land use, climate change and food security, land degradation today is receiving increased attention. FAO member countries have made it a central topic for the forthcoming session of the European Commission on Agriculture (22-23 September, Budapest, Hungary). Soil degradation is defined by FAO as a change...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Magazine article
Agricultura familiar: El reto de acceder a la tierra

¿Cuál es el contexto en el que el Gobierno ha aprobado la Estrategia Nacional de Agricultura Familiar (ENAF)? Lo ha hecho, en primer lugar, en medio de pocas expectativas de las organizaciones agrarias en torno a las posibilidades de impulso a la agricultura familiar; en segundo lugar, en medio de...
Peru
2015 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Report
Sustainable consumption for better resource management in Arab countries

2015 Annual report of the Arab forum for environment and development (AFED)
The report analyses the determinants of demand on energy, water, and food in the Arab region, thgat  include socio-economic contexts, level of development, population growth, rate of urbanization, scarcity of water resources, the harsh climate conditions, and pricing policies. However, the region is truly heterogeneous in terms of socioeconomic contexts,...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2015 - Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)

Video
Mozambique: The Business of Farming

The land and climate in northern Mozambique make it an agricultural goldmine and farmers should be making a lot of money selling their surplus produce. So why are most of them just scraping by? The key is to start thinking of farming as a business.
Mozambique
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Website
Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative

In 2007, African Heads of State and Government endorsed the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative with the objective of tackling the detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification in the region. The initiative aims to support the efforts of local communities in the...
2015 - UN Convention to combat Desertification

Policy brief/paper
Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change

Insights from the grass roots
Climate change is already happening, and its effects, especially on rural communities in India, are particularly adverse. There is a need to highlight key issues and understand the practical challenges that must be addressed, if India is to build the capacities of its rural communities to robustly adapt to climate...
India
2015 - WOTR and licensed under Creative Commons
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