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DENMARK - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 7 billion in Danish farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Denmark to adapt...
2014 - European Commission

Journal article
Whose Land? Land Tenure in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Palestine

The present article aims to uncover the different meanings attached to land ownership in Palestine during the late Ottoman and British Mandate eras and to show how a ‘modern’ understanding of ownership was imposed on the local population, particularly the fellahin (peasants), without a consideration of their needs and traditions....

Book part
Agriculture and Agricultural Policy in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In the transition period, agricultural policy experienced turbulent development. Although the Stabilization and Association Agreement was signed in 2001, gradual consolidation of agricultural policy and adjustment toward the CAP of the EU has been noted...
North Macedonia

Resilience for food and nutrition security

Economic shocks including food price shocks, environmental shocks, social shocks, political shocks, health shocks, and many other types of shocks hit poor people and communities around the world, compromising their efforts to improve their well-being. As shocks evolve and become more frequent or intense, they further threaten people’s food and...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
La Agricultura Familiar en la Seguridad y Soberanía Alimentaria de Bolivia

En América Latina, durante la última década se está produciendo un ciclo continuo de crecimiento económico, impulsado sobre todo por la gran demanda y los altos precios internacionales de las materias primas, en particular de gas, hidrocarburos y minerales. La población crece, aumentan sus ingresos y, al mismo tiempo, aumentan...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2014 - Instituto para el desarrollo rural de sudamerica

Fact sheet
GERMANY - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest around EUR 44.1 billion in Germany's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Germany to adapt both...
2014 - European Commission

Criterios generales para la agricultura familiar

El estudio de las experiencias de agricultura familiar con base agroecológica en Colombia, evidencia que es una opción viable para promover la seguridad alimentaria y a su vez contribuye al uso eficiente del suelo, la conservación de la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos que provee. El resultado de este estudio es producto de los...
2014 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (MADR)

Technical paper
Mulching to control soil erosion in Dominica

The objective of mulching is to protect the soil from the impacts of heavy rainfalls, storms, and droughts, while providing complementary benefits, such as the reduction of weed growth and water loss, and the increase of soil moisture, microbial action, organic matter and nutrient content. This practice helps in the...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference paper
Financiamiento y cobertura del extensionismo

Esta exposición de Roxana Aguirre (Dirección de Extensionismo Rural del SAGARPA) se refiere a la implementación del extensionismo en México, detallando programas, financiamiento y cobertura.
2014 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Partnership in Practice: Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

Approximately 370 million indigenous peoples live in over 90 countries around the world. Many of these peoples have survived due to their relative isolation, in territories that are increasingly recognized as physically and biologically outstanding on a global scale. In fact, a significant fraction of the world’s priority areas—based on...
2014 - The Global Environment Facility,

Magazine article
La agricultura familiar en América Latina

Coincidencias para tomar en cuenta
El viernes 21 terminaron en Fortaleza (Brasil) tres días intensos de análisis de experiencias y evaluación de políticas sobre agricultura familiar. Convocados por el IICA1 y la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario del Estado de Ceará, especialistas del nordeste brasileño, de México, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú,...
2014 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Demands of family farming organisations during the International Year of Family Farming IYFF-2014

Following the declaration of the IYFF- 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, 22nd December 2011, and the creation of more than 50 National Committees, representatives of Farmers' Organisations from five continents -Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania– met in Abu Dhabi on January 21st-22nd 2014, with the intention of...
2014 - World Rural Forum (WRF)

Small Farming across the EU - 27

Small Farming across the EU - 27 Bailey, A., Suta, C. (2014), EuroChoices In the article Bailey and Suta show the importance of small farms (as measured in 2010) across the EU, and investigate how households on small farms cope with what is inevitably a low level of farming income.

Impactful Innovations

Lessons from Family Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean
This document summarizes the fifteen projects that were selected by a panel of international experts as those which best represent the technological, institutional and organizational innovations carried out with and by small farmers – known as family farming - in LAC. The majority of cases clearly show the link between the...
2014 - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Fact sheet
IRELAND - Common Agricultural Policy

Over the next 7 years, the CAP will invest almost EUR 11 billion in the Irish farming sector and rural areas. Among the key priorities are jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Ireland to adapt both direct payments and rural development programmes to its...
2014 - European Commission

Journal article
Panorama of agroecology courses in Brazil

The agroecology courses have grown the last years, and its introduction in educational institutions began especially from the 2000s. Since then, several courses are created annually. However, there are few and spread studies that perform a systematic quantitative analysis of courses in agroecology in Brazil. This study aimed to identify...
2014 - Rev. Bras. de Agroecologia

Feeding management of dairy cattle in tropical countries

This course provides guidance on good feeding management on dairy farms in the tropics
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book part
Agriculture and Agricultural Policy in Montenegro

Montenegro is a candidate country for EU membership. In October 2007, Montenegro signed the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) that entered into force in January 2008 as the Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade-related Issues. The SAA entered into force in May 2010. Also in 2010, the European Commission issued...

Friedrich Wenz on Soil Fertility and Reduced Tillage

The German organic farmer Friedrich Wenz is one of the pioneers of reduced tillage. He has developed the so-called WEco-Dyn system. In this video, he explains how the WEco-Dyn system works and underlines the role of soil fertility as a prerequisite for successful reduced tillage systems. Farmers participating at this...
2014 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Family Farming in Europe

Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of the EU Farmers' and Cooperatives organization Copa-Cogeca, explains what "family farming" means for farmers in the EU. In particular, Mr. Pesonen points out that in the EU agriculture family business and industry can hardly be separated.
European Union
2014 - Copa&Cogeca
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