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Video
Women Farmers Boost Bangladesh's Rural Economy

In Natore, Western Bangladesh, women running their family farms are growing high value crops that are improving rural incomes and strengthening national food security.
Bangladesh
2015

Video
Celebrating Organic Farmers, Our Everyday Heroes!

A short video about the Organic Farmers,Protectors of Soils, Guardians of Biodiversity & Defenders of the Earth. 
2015 - IFOAM Organics Internationsl

Newsletter article
Las mujeres rurales y la agricultura familiar

Las mujeres campesinas: su gran aporte a la agricultura familiar y la economía productiva.
El presente boletín evidencia el aporte de las mujeres rurales a la agricultura familiar en Colombia en aspectos relacionados con la producción de alimentos y el suministro de éstos en el hogar. El documento aborda los siguientes temas: el género como categoría de análisis bidimensional; la definición de agricultura familiar; la...
Colombia
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
Fundación Rural Economic Development Dominicana (REDDOM)

La misión de la fundación está orientada a promover el desarrollo rural sostenible mediante la identificación de soluciones competitivas y la gestión de recursos y procesos innovadores. REDDOM se apoya en los principios del mercado para afrontar una amplia diversidad de retos, orientando su trabajo  a partir del diálogo con...
Dominican Republic
2015 - Fundación Rural Economic Development Dominicana (REDDOM)

Blog article
Coming El Niño presents both threat and opportunity to smallholder farmers

A jumbo El Nino expected in the months ahead is likely to have significant effects on global potato crops – perhaps both positive and negative. Yet CIP researchers are harnessing strategies now to help offset losses and maximize yields in the face of an unknown set of variables. The full name...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Panama - Peru
2015 - International Potato Center (CIP)

Blog article
Taller discute las bases para la producción sostenible del algodón en la región y el suelo como recurso clave

Este artículo informa que el algodón es un recurso estratégico para los productores de la agricultura familiar en Sudamérica por la generación de renta, empleo y alternativas de ingreso. Para discutir las bases para una producción sostenible de este rubro y la importancia del suelo como recurso clave en este...
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Journal
可持续农业 - 永恒的土壤

在英国,具有碳汇集意识的农民引领着减少农 业温室气体排放、修复受损土壤等的基本原则和实 践活动。通过恢复土壤生命力并增加碳积聚,他们 不仅仅实现了产量和利润的增长,同时其耕作过程 中从大气中吸收的二氧化碳量要高于其所排放的二 氧化碳量,因此这个过程对于气候变化和农户而言 是共赢的。 从刀耕火种到“刀耕覆盖” 在非洲布基纳法索地区的创新型农民群体正在 扭转利用农作物残茬覆盖土地的建议。相反,他们 利用本土灌木覆盖退化最为严重的土地。而当这些 土地再次恢复使用时,农作物产量逐步上升了。农 学家已经注意到了这一显著成果,并正同农民们合 作提高相关技术。 保持简便的堆肥方式 土壤有机物含量降低,稻米产量下滑。缅甸的 许多农户面临这样的境况,他们每年都不得不吃力 地购买越来越多的化肥。但是,最近他们利用本地 资源实施了一些简单的堆肥方式,从而减少了高达 一半的化肥使用量,并帮助土壤恢复健康。 传统休耕法支持在半干旱沙土开展适应性农业 在玻利维亚安第斯山脉的南部高原地区,拖拉 机的引进以及‘藜麦种植潮’大大减少了传统的休 耕时间。但也有一些社区抵制住了这些压力,仍旧 保持着传统的农业实践。农作物、牧草和休耕之间 的平衡创造了适应力,尤其是在面对气候变化方 面。
2015 - Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Journal article
Impacts of Soil Salinity on the Productivity of Al-Musayyeb Small Farms in Iraq: An Examination of Technical, Economic and Allocative Efficiency

The objective of the study was to investigate how smallholder farm communities could sustain economically viable agricultural production in the salt-affected areas of Al-Musayyeb in ‘Central Iraq’. It aims at opening a new dimension to farmers and policy makers on how to increase production in soil-affected areas by determining the...
Iraq
2015 - CRP on Dryland Systems

Magazine article
Sustainable models for prosperity in the mountain areas

Within the Swiss – Romanian Cooperation Program, in 2014 the Project „ Sustainable agricultural models for the mountain area in Romania“, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The partners involved in implementing this project are the Swiss Center for Mountain Regions (SAB), agency coordinating this project, the...
Romania
2015

Journal article
Cosechar y sembrar agua en Santo Domingo de los Olleros

En el distrito de Santo Domingo de los Olleros, al suroeste de la provincia de Huarochirí, Lima, Perú, se inició en 2011 un programa de manejo del agua destinado a regar grandes extensiones de laderas áridas de los anexos, caseríos y centros poblados que pertenecen a las tres comunidades campesinas...
Peru
2015 - Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes (ETC Andes)

Report
Encuesta Nacional Agropecuaria 2014

El INE, con el proyecto de encuestas agropecuarias continuas, tiene como misión desarrollar encuestas por muestreo, para investigar las variables seleccionadas, en el sector agropecuario y mantener actualizada la información de la situación agropecuaria nacional que se utiliza como base para la toma de decisiones en las estrategias de seguridad...
Guatemala
2015 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE Guatemala)

Article
Agricultural potential and food security in Central Asia in the light of climate change

The four Central Asian countries mentioned are heavily agrarian societies and have a low income per capita, except for Turkmenistan due to its large oil and gas revenues. The region is characterised by mountainous terrain and dry areas. The climate is continental, with cold winters and dry, hot summers. There...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2015

Conference paper
Seminario Regional sobre Agroecología en América Latina y Caribe

El universo de la agricultura familiar comprende varias formas de organización social del trabajo (que corresponden a múltiples identidades culturales), todas estructuradas a partir del control sobre los principales recursos empleados para la reproducción de los medios de vida. Documento disponible solo en portugués.
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Helping Uganda’s agriculture grow in a changing world

Faced with a rising population and changing climate, farmers learn new approaches to agribusiness.
Since 2012, 31 Chinese experts and technicians have been sent to Uganda to provide technical assistance in crop production, aquaculture, horticulture, livestock and agribusiness. The team has successfully transferred 25 new technologies, and introduced 17 new varieties such as hybrid rice, foxtail millet and maize, as well as four pieces...
Uganda
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
Dimitra community listeners’ clubs: A unique approach

What is it that makes the Dimitra community listeners’ clubs so special? This fact sheet answers that question by highlighting the eight key features that are crucial to the functioning of the Dimitra listeners’ clubs, and which make the approach unique.
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
14 Ways Agriculture is Reducing Poverty

“Only by putting the poorest in charge of their own lives and destinies, will absolute poverty and deprivation be removed from the face of the earth.” These words came from Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, 2015 winner of the prestigious World Food Prize, which was announced this summer. To celebrate the prize...
2015 - Farming First

Website
The farm of La Noue, a family story

She began in 2000 with 12 goats, performing milking by hand "for five years""
France
2015

Report
Beef and Sheep Report 2015

The annual published Beef and Sheep reports contain the main findings of the sector, emphasising the comparative analysis of the competitiveness of the production of beef and sheep, among the participating countries. The 2015 report provides an update of global world maps and charts, a continuation of the country page information...
Germany
2015 - agri benchmark

Book
Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: a Field Guide

Reducing risk and increasing resilience to natural disasters and climate change requires access to knowledge, information and the active participation of vulnerable population. Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management is a field guide to orient ADRM teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Website
International Year of Soils 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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