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Agricultural Product Quality: a success factor for EU food and farming

Quality and organic products are a key part of the Common Agricultural Policy and an important Objective of Rural Development Policy. In fact enhancing food quality throughout Europe partly depends on the EU’s rural development policy. support and opportunities for effective implementation depends on actions in each Member State. However,...

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Development of decision support system for sheep and goats in the hot / dry area of the North costal zone of Egypt

A Small Ruminant Decision Support System (SRDSS) was developed to improve flock productivity under the arid conditions of the North Costal Zone of Egypt. Field data were collected on 165 flocks to characterize prevailing small ruminant production systems and to identify their biological and economic potentialities and constraints. The SRDSS...
2011 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Journal article
Coping with climate change and risk management strategies for sustainable rangeland-based systems in WANA Region

Livestock is still the main source of income of rural populations in the West Asian and North African (WANA) countries. However, many factors among which climate change are threatening the production systems. There are considerable gaps in our knowledge of how climate change will affect livestock systems and the livelihoods...
2011 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Enfoques de Asociatividad entre Actores del Sistema Productivo

Conceptos, Casos Reales y Metodologías
La Guía se divide en tres capítulos principales: uno en el que se presentan los enfoques de cadena y cluster y las definiciones acordadas que se derivan de cada uno de ellos (cadena, circuito, empresa ancla, negocios inclusivos, cluster y SIAL); otro en el que se analizan las principales ventajas...
2011 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Magazine article

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Armenia - Ghana - Mauritania - Nepal
2011 - Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Making CAADP work for women farmers

A review of progress in six countries
The Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) aims to revitalize African farming in order to reduce rural poverty and hunger. This is a massively important undertaking for a continent where a third of the population continue to struggle with chronic malnutrition. But is CAADP getting the right strategies, policies and...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2011 - ActionAid International

Journal article
Mutations des systèmes alimentaires des ovins en Tunisie et place des ressources alternatives

L’élevage ovin demeure la principale source de revenu chez la population rurale, notamment au centre et au sud du pays. Le système d’alimentation de ce cheptel connaît depuis ces dernières décennies des mutations importantes imposées par des facteurs climatiques, économiques, sociaux, institutionnels et environnementaux. Jusqu’aux années 70 (phase 1), l’alimentation...
2011 - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Preparing a fish handling centre

Activities funded by Axis 4 played a crucial role in levering in larger investment from Axis 2 of the EFF and local municipal funds for the development of a €2.7 million fish handling centre in Kuusamo. This is a new concept in Finland; combining the needs of both fishermen and...
2011 - Kainuu-Koillismaa, Finland

Beekeeping in Africa: Colony management II

A beekeeper with a colonized hive must remember that the success in keeping bees depends on the exercise of his knowledge of colony organization. Three practices of colony management are discussed in greater detail in this entry. The first part gives a step-by-step description of how to divide a very...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Guía para la formación participativa en proyectos en organizaciones de base comunitaria

Este documento es una guía para la fórmulacion participativa de proyectos en organizaciones comunitarias, validada por comunidades campesinas e indígenas de las provincias de Catamarca, Salta y Jujuy, fue diseñada con la finalidad de que los proyectos surjan desde las propias organizaciones comunitarias como el resultado de procesos participativos para...
2011 - Instituto Nacional de de Teconología Agropecuraria (INTA)-IPAF

Rural extension with an inclusive rural development approach

Poverty is multidimensional and requires differentiated responses. In addition to increasing their income, rural families seek to improve their means of life and have more participation and representation in the life of their communities and countries. Technology is not enough. Rural extension must contribute to provide opportunities to the most vulnerable...
2011 - Latin American Network for Rural Extension Services (RELASER)

Beekeeping and sustainable livelihoods Second edition

The purpose of the FAO Diversification booklets is to raise awareness and provide decision support information about opportunities at farm and local community level to increase the incomes of small-scale farmers. Each booklet focuses on a farm or non-farm enterprise that can be integrated into small farms to increase incomes...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
Importance économique et mutation des systèmes de production ovins en Tunisie

Le secteur de l’élevage ovin en Tunisie a connu une forte croissance en améliorant sa contribution à la couverture de la demande de viande rouge. Cette croissance a été obtenue grâce à un ensemble de politiques visant notamment l’encouragement de l’élevage ovin en tant que facteur de développement de la...
2011 - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Selling street and snack foods

This booklet is intended to create awareness and promote street and snack food as a diversification enterprise for small-scale farmers. It looks at the advantages, benefits and income earning potential of such an enterprise as well as considering the positive spill over effects it can have on communities and others...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Producción audiovisual: guía práctica para Kamayoq tecnológicos

La presente guía es un esfuerzo de Soluciones Prácticas por brindar a los promotores rurales (kamayoq tecnológicos) un insumo práctico y metodológico que sirva de ayuda en el trabajo en comunidades campesinas. En este documento encontraremos información precisa sobre cómo elaborar campañas sociales de Información, Educación y Comunicación (IEC); desarrollando...
2011 - Soluciones Prácticas

High School Project for Sustainable Fisheries

This project supports the valorization of local species through an inclusive community initiative bringing together catering students, fishermen and local enterprises around a small but promising project to raise awareness and promote local and sustainable sourcing. Around 130 fishermen operate on the local Lake Vänern, the largest freshwater lake in...
2011 - De La Gardie High School, Lidköping

Economic prospect for semi-subsistence farm households in EU new Member States

This report presents a study of the economic situation of semi-subsistence farm households (SFHs) in new Member States and of their prospects for development under the stimulus of various EU agricultural policy measures. The project was carried out by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS), and focuses on agricultural...
European Union
2011 - European Commission

Journal article
Rangeland management and animal production sustainability under arid and semi arid conditions: Egypt overview

Livestock fodder needs in nearly all developing countries now exceed the sustainable yield of rangelands and other forage resources. In Africa, overgrazing has reduced range productivity virtually everywhere. It is important to provide animals with adequate nutrition to ensure the high productive and reproductive performance. Meanwhile, it is necessary to...
2011 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

ICARDA annual report 2011

Higher yields, better nutrition
 Legumes are the main source of protein for more than one billion people in South Asia. ICARDA and its partners have developed new legume varieties with high yields, enhanced nutritional value, as well as other traits such as drought tolerance and disease resistance.
2011 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

"Famiglie rurali oggi". Rural Families Today

Documentary "Rural families today" National Rural Network Family farm in Terracina (LT) - Lazio
2011 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy
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