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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Cluster florícola del AMBA y San Pedro

El Cluster Florícola está constituido por un conjunto de productores de flores y plantas ornamentales del Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires y San Pedro que junto a las instituciones gubernamentales, de ciencia y técnica, y de apoyo tanto públicas como privadas de la región conforman un sector con amplia trayectoria...
Argentina
2015 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Newsletter
Boletín informativo de CIPAF

El boletín n°14 de este boletín, correspondiente a mayo de 2015, incluye información sobre: Quinua Agroecología Parque sustentable con energías renovables Guía para tomar una muestra de suelo para análisis Ley de agricultura familiar en San Juan
Argentina
2015 - Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Agricultura Familiar (CIPAF)

Website
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

The CIAT mission is to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT has global responsibility for the improvement of two staple foods, cassava and common bean, together with tropical forages for livestock. In Latin America and the Caribbean, we conduct research on rice as well....
2015 - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Conference proceedings
Global Dialogue on Family Farming

The Global Dialogue, a two-day event held at FAO headquarters in October 2014, put the spotlight on the consensus reached on the importance of family farming in addressing a number of challenges, from eradicating hunger and poverty to achieving sustainable systems of food production and consumption. This publication synthesizes the...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Country report on the implementation of the new CAP and its possible effects on permanent pastures: BULGARIA

Agriculture plays an important economic, social and cultural role in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is also a country with a very high percentage (over 34 %) of its territory falling in Natura 2000 areas. Therefore, the implementation of CAP rules and supporting mechanisms plays a crucial role for conservation of these areas....
Bulgaria
2015 - European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

Website
Innovation for Food Security and Sovereignty in the Andes (IssAndes)

The IssAndes project came out of a basic necessity to provide food for children of the Andes region.  Various studies have concluded that there is chronic malnutrition in children under 3 years of age.  Based on the above, the general objective of IssAndes is to contribute to improve food security...
Peru
2015 - Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)

Manual
Directives volontaires visant à assurer la durabilité de la pêche artisanale

dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire et de l’éradication de la pauvreté
Les présentes Directives volontaires visant à assurer la durabilité de la pêche artisanale dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire et de l’éradication de la pauvreté ont été rédigées comme complément au Code de conduite de la FAO pour une pêche responsable de 1995 (le Code). Elles ont pour objet...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Stakeholder involvement to achieve the sustainable management of natural resources and climate action

Sustainable management of natural resources and climate action are at the heart of the rural development objectives 2014-2020. This article argues that this can only be achieved through active and broad stakeholder engagement. Such engagement is necessary at one level to ensure that the full range of actors on the...
2015 - European Union

Blog article
Alianza para impulsar la agricultura familiar, acuerdan Colombia y Brasil

Un memorando de entendimiento que ratifica el compromiso de Brasil para con Colombia de apoyar la agricultura familiar campesina fue firmado este viernes por los gobernantes de las dos naciones, Dilma Rousseff y Juan Manuel Santos, respectivamente. El Ministro de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Aurelio Iragorri Valencia aseguró que el acuerdo...
Brazil - Colombia
2015 - Reunión Especializada sobre Agricultura Familiar de MERCOSUR (REAF)

Blog article
Foro Internacional de Desarrollo Territorial cumple 10 años

Este artículo informa que en el marco de la celebración por los 10 años del Foro Internacional de Desarrollo Territorial, se llevará a cabo la Semana Internacional de Desarrollo Territorial con el tema "Políticas Públicas para el Medio Rural del Siglo XXI: La construcción de un camino para el desarrollo...
2015 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Manual
Abono Orgánico Compost

Fertilización Agroecológica
El compost a diferencia de los fertilizantes químicos, agrega materia orgánica y no lixivian sus minerales si las plantas no los utilizan de inmediato. Recicla los desperdicios del huerto, las hojas y los desechos de la cocina, transformándolos en alimento para el suelo. Mejora la estructura del suelo, haciéndolo más...
Chile
2015 - Centro Ceres

Conference paper
Large Plantations versus Smallholdings in Southeast Asia: Historical and Contemporary Trends

This paper seeks to build on and provide empirical evidence concerning a: over the long term, in most of tropical Asia and Southeast Asia, it is not large farms that replace small ones, since, on the contrary, what is clearly occurring is a transition from plantation to smallholders for an...
2015

Blog article
República Dominicana: Grupos campesinos piden mayor atención a las mujeres en el campo

La Comisión de Mujeres de la Articulación Nacional Campesina (ANC) aprovechó la celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujeres Rurales para llamar la atención de las autoridades en el país sobre la situación de las mujeres dominicana, en especial de las mujeres del campo que se encuentra en desventajas e...
Dominican Republic
2015 - Comisión de Mujeres de la Articulación Nacional Campesina (ANC)

Blog article
Facultades de fortalecimiento institucional contenidas en el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo, son fundamentales para lograr un sector moderno

El Viceministro de Desarrollo Rural de Colombia, Juan Pablo Díaz Granados, en un Foro sobre “Asociatividad con Visión de Cadena”, señaló que uno de los objetivos en los que está trabajando el Ministerio es la creación de dos entidades: “una para la administración de tierras y otra para promover el desarrollo...
Colombia
2015 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural

Magazine article
Horticultural production cooperation in the Lisbon region

In the Lisbon region which is characterized by small and fragmented farms, individual horticultural producers recognized the benefits of cooperation and invested in joint improved production capacity. The Portuguese region where the project has been implemented is dominated by horticultural production. Average holding size is very small and producers recognized the...
Portugal
2015 - Romanian Rural Network

Newsletter
Farming Matters - Rural–urban linkages

Rural–urban linkages connect people in cities with people in the countryside on a daily basis. The links are tangible and include markets, migration flows, knowledge exchange, leisure and tourism, ecosystem services, food production and consumption. To support sustainable, fair and resilient food systems, a supportive political and institutional environment is...
2015 - Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA)

Journal
L'agriculture une histoire de famille

L’agriculture familiale est la forme d’agriculture majoritaire sur la planète. Sur 570millions d’exploitations agricoles dans le monde, 500millions sont des exploitations familiales et assurent plus de la moitié de la production agricole mondiale!
Belgium
2015 - Actions des organisations agricoles pour la défense de l’agriculture familiale

Technical paper
Rural development and the future of small-scale family farms

Renewed attention has recently been given to the importance (and the position) of small-scale family farms through the International Year of Family Farms (IYFF). However, public policies are deficient, investments are lacking, and many of the 500 million smallholder farmers receive little to no support. Standard typologies that distinguish “commercial...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
EE 101: "Sustainable Farming through Agroecology" by Stephen Gliessman with Mark Bittman

Lecture: "Sustainable Farming through Agroecology" by Stephen Gliessman with Mark Bittman
2015 - Edible Education

Blog article
Syria, FAO discuss developing agricultural cooperation

Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Eng. Ahmad al-Qadri said work with FAO will focus on promoting future cooperation between both sides through setting joint programs targeting agricultural sector in Syria to achieve positive outcomes. During a meeting with UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General for North Africa and...
Syrian Arab Republic
2015
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