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The Sundarbans fishers coping in an overly stressed mangrove estuary

The fishing community of the Sundarbans are the human group most at home in the mud-slush-water-forest environment of this famous mangrove estuary. Their skills, knowledge, and technique have developed in response to a challenging environment. Yet, of the countless studies on the various aspects of this eco-region, there are exceedingly...

Talking about forests and family farms: growing relationship on fertile ground.

A conversation between forest-and-farm producers and governments at the “Family Forestry is Family Farming” event, Thursday 26th June 2014, World Forest Week FAO, Rome
This publication summarizes the conversation that took place at the “Family Forestry is Family Farming” event co-organized by the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) and the International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA)on Thursday 26th June 2014, World Forest Week FAO, Rome. In the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Addressing the Challenges of Food Insecurity and Environmental Degradation in Zambia

Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) has helped people address the challenges of food insecurity and environmental degradation while conserving wildlife and other natural resources. COMACO is one of the few programs that operate at the scale of an entire ecosystem—contributing to increased wildlife numbers, better protected habitats, improved food security,...
2014 - Oakland Institute

Los consorcios locales de investigación e innovación agrícola (CLIITA) en el programa regional de investigación e innovación por cadenas de valor (PRIICA)

El objetivo del Programa Regional de Investigación e Innovación por Cadenas de Valor (PRIICA) es generar y validar respuestas tecnológicas en la cadena de valor con productores de yuca, papa, aguacate y tomate, para contribuir al acceso y a la disponibilidad de alimentos, respondiendo de manera directa a la seguridad...
2014 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Improving of small farm market capability in Latvia

Latvian agriculture is characterized by a large number of small farms – 95% of the total number of farms (79 130 farms in total numbers) are with the standard output less than 25 thousand EUR (CSB, 2011). These farms employ 79% of the total agricultural labour force (in annual work...

La cultura del patio como soporte de agricultura familiar en América Tropical

La presencia de espacios abiertos, no techados, anexos a la casa o incorporados en el interior de la misma puede rastrearse, asociada a los primeros asentamientos urbanos, en muy distintos ámbitos culturales a lo largo del mundo. Podría decirse que junto con la casa forman parte esencial de la vivienda,...

A participatory study of the traditional knowledge of fishing communities in the Gulf of Mannar, India

A Participatory Study of the Traditional Knowledge of Fishing Communities in the Gulf of Mannar, India' is the first in a series of case studies undertaken by the ICSF to document the traditional knowledge of fishing communities dependent on marine and coastal resources in protected and conserved areas in different...

Num clima de prosa

Agricultura familiar e mudanças climáticas no sertão nordestino
A história em quadrinhos e a linguagem informal foram escolhidas pela sub-rede Mudanças Climáticas e Desenvolvimento Regional para apresentar a percepção de agricultores familiares do sertão nordestino sobre as alterações no clima e, também, como isso tem afetado as suas atividades produtivas. Com o objetivo de estabelecer um diálogo de saberes,...
2014 - Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Marine Protected Areas and Small-scale Fisheries in South Africa: Promoting Governance, Participation, Equity and Benefit Sharing

Marine Protected Areas and Small-scale Fisheries in South Africa: Promoting Governance, Participation, Equity and Benefit Sharing' is a monograph about the progress achieved by conservation partners in South Africa on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Programme Element.  It explores the strategies and mechanisms used by different...
South Africa

La agricultura familiar en el centro de las políticas agrícolas

Análisis del Plan de Agricultura Familiar (PAF) y su presupuesto
El  presente  estudio  pretende  hacer  una  evaluación  del  Plan  de  Agricultura  Familiar  y  de  su   presupuesto   asignado.   Intentaremos   mostrar,   la   situación   de   la   agricultura   familiar   campesina,  el  proceso  de  elaboración  y  ejecución  del  presupuesto  en  agricultura.  En  otras  ...
El Salvador
2014 - Fundación Salvadoreña para la Reconstrucción y el Desarrollo (REDES)

Conference paper
Campesino a Campesino: Una solución sostenible para los pequeños productores

La presentación, desarrollada por Curt Bowen de "Semilla Nueva", Guatemala, describe a esta organización y su metodología de trabajo. 
Guatemala - Mexico
2014 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

The Sea of Change: Traditional fishworker's perception of climate change

Traditional fishworkers have long been forced to adapt to the forces of nature, and they are now confronted with the  new threats of climate change, global warming, sea-level rise and ocean acidification. What will be the potential impacts of climate change on the already vulnerable and marginalized small-scale fishing communities...
2014 - The International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)

Policy brief/paper
Agricultural Policy and European Integration in South Eastern Europe

The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) in close cooperation with the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) to implement the project "Streamlining of agriculture and rural development of SEE countries for EU accession" to facilitate the establishment of such network and mechanisms. The purpose of the...
2014 - The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE

Report of the Proceedings: Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management, 11 to 13 December 2013, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

This report on the “Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management”, held at, Thailand, from 11 to 13 December 2013, highlights the issue of migrant labour on board fishing vessels and the problems migrant workers face in their daily life.  This report will be useful for students, researchers, activists...

Revista Vitrina Rural n°8, diciembre 2014

Este número de Vitrina Rural incluye artículos sobre: INDAP 2014, balance anual Las extrellas en ascenso de INDAP La noche de los poetas mapuche Primera agencia de área en Isla de Pascua SIPAM. Patromonio agrícola y biodiversidad Ministros de Agricultura definen estrategias para el 2015 INDAP lideró gira de productores INDAP celebra 52 años de vida Turismo rural: más...
2014 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

Direct seeding equipment for tractors (conservation agriculture)

This technology explains and illustrates with a range of Pictures which equipment is needed to use tractors with, and how to use it for direct seeding. In particular, it discusses the row cleaner, cutting discs and the furrow opener. The row cleaner is used to remove excess mulch from the plant...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fédération des AMAP de Picardie - Nos valeurs

Le partenariat entre producteurs et amapiens est illustré ici par de nombreux témoignages, qui montrent les valeurs fortes en jeu : solidarité, engagement, compréhension mutuelle, transparence. Les relations établies dépassent le cadre habituel d’achat, elles permettent aux agriculteurs de partager leurs réalités, et aux amapiens de s’engager pour une agriculture nourricière,...
2014 - AMAP

Social Farming

Social farming, delivered on family farms across Northern Ireland and Ireland, has started on a journey to realise its’ potential as a valuable and cost effective option that provides a range of benefits which connect people and ultimately improves lives. The Social Farming Across Borders (SoFAB) Project has raised awareness...

Fact sheet
Family Farmers: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

This infographic explains why Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector.  Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development. 
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revista Vitrina Rural n°7, octubre 2014

Este número de Vitrina Rural, incluye artículos sobre: Una nueva ExpoMundoRural Nuevas oportunidades de comercialización generan ferias de INDAP Alianzas productivas que amplian mercados Antofagasta y Salta estrechan vínculos Oportunidades de exportación para la agricultura familiar ExpoMundoRural da paso a conferencia internacional Paulo Freire y los campesinos chilenos Reforma educacional en el área técnico profesional Felipa Condori: tejiendo historias...
2014 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)
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