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Climate variability and climate change in Southern Africa

Impacts and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector
This paper proposes to discuss the current vulnerability of the southern African region to climate variability, the projected impacts of climate change and the various strategies and policies that are being deployed to address climate issues, focussing mainly on the agricultural sector. The potential role of research and technology in...
South Africa
2006 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Technical paper
Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa

This manual, provides an overview of options for farm power and technologies that could be suitable for small and medium-sized farmers who are faced with making decisions about the different types of farm power sources available. The manual also lays out the importance of the farming systems and the economic...
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Proceso de producción, faena y comercialización de cerdos en agricultores familiares de Tres Arroyos

La voluntad política, la integración entre distintas instituciones y la organización de los agricultores familiares, han permitido generar un sistema de faena y comercialización apropiado a la realidad de la zona, teniendo en cuenta las particularidades de los productores y las posibilidades de faena del municipio. El involucramiento del área...
Argentina
2006 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Argentina (INTA)

Report
Climate change and smallholder farmers in Malawi

Understanding poor people’s experiences in climate change adaptation
Southern Africa is one of the regions estimated to be most at risk from climate change. While policy responses to global warming have been mainly driven by debates among scientists, the insights of poor people living on the frontline have been largely neglected. This study seeks to understand what is...
Malawi
2006 - ActionAid International

Report
Agroecology and the Struggle for Food Sovereignty in the Americas

Across the Americas, small farmers are continuing a long tradition of sustainable agricultural practices with support from international organizations and university researchers. But these farmers face tremendous economic pressures from abroad. With cheaper food imports underselling locally produced goods and national economies stumbling under crushing foreign debt, markets for local...
2006 - International Institute for Environment and Development ((IIED)

Journal article
Small ruminant production systems in north Lebanon: technical and economic analysis

 study was conducted to evaluate small ruminant production systems and productivity in the northern area of Lebanon. Fifty-one small ruminant holders were monitored over two years focusing on the technical and economic situation of the herd. Another 19 farmers were covered by a technical and economic questionnaire of analysis in...
Lebanon
2006 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Report
Building resilience for an unpredictable future

How organic agriculture can help farmers adapt to climate change
This paper has chosen to explore the potential of Organic Agriculture (OA) in adaptation efforts because ecological approaches to food production offer farmers in LDCs affordable, accessible opportunities to strengthen their farms’ resilience. While certified organic farmers are relatively uncommon in developing countries, though their numbers are increasing, millions of...
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Artisanal Fisheries in Brazil

This study deals with the challenges facing the development of artisanal fisheries in Brazil. The problems affecting production in the sector are worsening, due as much to objective factors like environmental degradation and the destruction of natural resources as to the ineffectiveness of government strategy. The result is a lack...
Brazil
2006 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Untangling subsidies, supporting fisheries: The WTO fisheries subsidies debate and developing-country priorities

This paper examines, from the fishery perspective of a developing country, the current debate on the role of fisheries subsidies in the context of the negotiations relating to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). While providing a background on fish production and...
2006 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
The Philippines Tuna Industry: A profile

This study deals with the tuna industry in the Philippines, which is among the world's largest producers of tuna and tuna-like species. Centred around General Santos City, the "tuna capital of the Philippines", the tuna boom was spurred by the arrival, in the mid-1970s, of Japanese traders looking for new...
Philippines
2006 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Social Security for Fishworkers in Brazil: A Case study of Para

This study explores the status of Brazil’s social welfare system for the fisheries sector, from the point of view of democratization of access, the methodologies used and the extent to which demands have been taken into account. Brazil’s social welfare system is currently the focus of restructuring programmes by the...
Brazil
2006 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Report
Regional Workshop on Post-tsunami Rehabilitation of Fishing Communities and Fisheries-based Livelihoods, 18-19 January 2006, Chennai, India

The Regional Workshop on Post-tsunami Rehabilitation of Fishing Communities and Fisheries-based Livelihoods was held in Chennai, India on 18 and 19 January 2006, with the participation of fishworker organizations, NGOs, policymakers and representatives of multilateral agencies, from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and Maldives. This publication contains the proceedings of...
2006

Technical paper
Socio-economic indicators in integrated coastal zone and community-based fisheries management

Case studies from the Caribbean
During 2004 and 2005, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), assisted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), carried out case studies in Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands on the consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in...
Belize - Dominica - Jamaica - Malaysia - Philippines - Saint Lucia - Trinidad and Tobago - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Cultural indicators of Indigenous people’s food and agro-ecological systems

Globally, there are some 370 million Indigenous Peoples representing at least 5,000 different linguistic groups in more than 70 countries. Indigenous Peoples comprise about 5.5 percent of the world’s population, yet they are disproportionately represented among the poor and food insecure, in both developed and developing countries. Indigenous Peoples’ relationship...
Australia - Cameroon - Guatemala - New Zealand - Nicaragua - Panama
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Bridging the gap to new technologies for smallholder farmers in Africa

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) facilitates the transfer of appropriate proprietary technology, held by private and public organisations in the North and South, for use by smallholder African farmers. AATF serves as an honest broker in negotiating the royalty-free transfer of technologies held by public and private organisations in...
2006 - African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Journal article
Potential role for wild vegetables in household food security

A preliminary case study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The value of wild edible vegetables in food security has not been given sufficient attention in South Africa. Consequently, there are no formal interventions that seek to encourage people to use traditional vegetables as sources of essential nutrients. Studies on the role of wild leafy vegetables in food security could...
South Africa
2006 - University of KwaZulu-Natal

Report
La pequeña agricultura familiar en los medios gráficos nacionales

El objetivo general de la publicación es identificar y analizar, durante el mes de octubre de 2006, el tratamiento periodístico de los diarios Clarín, La Nación, Página/12 y Ámbito Financiero sobre la Pequeña Agricultura Familiar, las acciones desarrolladas por los Institutos de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Agricultura Familiar...
Argentina
2006 - Observatorio de Medios de la Agencia Periodística del Mercosur (APM)

Report
Climate change and smallholder farmers in Malawi

Understanding poor people’s experiences in climate change adaptation
Southern Africa is one of the regions estimated to be most at risk from climate change. While policy responses to global warming have been mainly driven by debates among scientists, the insights of poor people living on the frontline have been largely neglected. This study seeks to understand what is...
Malawi
2006 - ActionAid International

Manual
What is Conservation Agriculture?

CA is a concept for resource-saving agricultural crop production that strives to achieve acceptable profits together with high and sustained production levels while concurrently conserving the environment. CA is based on enhancing natural biological processes above and below the ground. Interventions such as mechanical soil tillage are reduced to an...
2006

Journal
Caravan - Special issue on International Year of Deserts and Desertification

This issue of Caravan looks at different aspects of desertification; and how ICARDA and its partners are working together to help farming communities find effective, sustainable solutions. These collaborative efforts have generated significant impacts at community level – higher crop yields, more sustainable farming systems, more incomegenerating opportunities for the...
Jordan - Lebanon
2006 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
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