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Sitio web donde se destacan las principales noticias de la actualidad en materia agropecuaria, agroindustrial, forestal y medioambiental de Bolivia y el mundo.
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011 - Notiboliviarural

Options Méditerranéennes. Régulation foncière et protection des terres agricoles en Méditerranée

Les terres agricoles subissent une pression croissante à la suite de l’étalement urbain et résidentiel, du développement du tourisme et de la modification des formes d’usages des espaces ruraux, et ce quel que soit le niveau de développement des pays. C’est dans la perspective d’apporter des connaissances utiles aux décideurs...
Algeria - France - Greece - Italy - Morocco - Tunisia
2011 - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture addresses Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to...

P4P Global gender strategy

This P4P gender strategy is informed by policy and review documents including: WFP’s current gender policy, which explicitly reaffirms WFP’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment to support partner countries in addressing food and nutrition challenges sustainably. Literature review and empirical research conducted by ALINe...
2011 - World Food Programme (WFP)

Policy brief/paper
Communicating gender for rural development

Integrating gender in communication for development
Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Niger - Senegal
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Development, territory and inequality in nowadays’ globalization.

Current conflicts in the family farming sector in Northeast Misiones, Argentina
In this paper we call into question the relationship between development, inequality and territory in the current context of globalization and within the framework of public policies designed, supposedly, to benefit those social actors with fewer resources. In order to do this, we focus on a case study in the...
2011 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata - CONICET

Journal article
Policies and practices of pastoralism in Europe

The shepherding of livestock on open pastures is an essential marker of pastoralist management. In modern Europe this practice still persists in various truncated forms. In many parts of the world, government policies undervalue or actively discourage pastoralism, especially mobile pastoralism. Europe is an exception to this trend. Backed by...

Policy brief/paper
Investing in Women Smallholder Farmers

Smallholder farmers generally face many challenges. However, women smallholders face multiple constraints beyond those of men farmers. Women tend to be invisible to policy makers because they are not seen as ‘productive’ farmers. They often are expected to provide unpaid farm work, and bear a disproportionate burden of care and...
2011 - ActionAid International

Case study
Roadmap for Investment in the Seed Potato Value Chain in Eastern Africa

The document presents a roadmap for developing commercially sustainable quality seed in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It focuses on directing investments in five key areas along the seed potato value chains. The objectives of this strategic roadmap are to improve productivity, raise incomes of smallholder farmers, enhance food...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2011 - The International Potato Center

Los movimientos campesinos costarricenses vistos a través de tres casos de asentamientos del Instituto de Desarrollo Agrario (IDA)

Este estudio fue parte de una investigación realizada por FLACSO-Costa Rica, para el Instituto de Desarrollo Agrario (IDA) y que fue realizado a lo largo del año 2010, donde se combinaron métodos cuantitativos con métodos cualitativos, con el fin de caracterizar la situación de los asentamientos enmarcados en las gestiones...
Costa Rica
2011 - Cuaderno de Ciencias Sociales de Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)

The Business of Food - Senegal: Faith, Work and Fashion

On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of life for many Africans is often difficult, there are success stories to share and inspire others. This 13-part television series, produced in cooperation...
2011 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Options Méditerranéennes. Economic, social and environmental sustainability in sheep and goat production systems

The current evolution of the sheep and goat sectors in the Mediterranean region, with a constant decrease in economic profitability, a high incertitude on the generational transfer of farms, and the environmental concerns for both the consequences of abandonment of the activity in some areas and the increase of the...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Morocco - Spain - Tunisia
2011 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Beekeeping in Africa: Colonization of a bee hive

This entry discusses different methods of bee hive colonization. It explains how a baited and installed hive can be self-colonized by a bee swarm. For cases where self-colonization is unsuccessful, it outlines three different methods to capture a swarm: two alternative ways of catching a swarm (with a bag/box or...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Sharing the Knowledge: Men's and women's local knowledge conserved

Filmed in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania, the video highlights the importance of rural men's and women's local knowledge to their livelihoods.
United Republic of Tanzania - Zimbabwe
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Family agriculture and local development: challenges to sustainable economic and ecological community of Palmares II Parauapebas city, Pará state in Brazil

This article aims to analyze the agricultural activities of family farmers and its impact on the environment in Palmares II Settlement, located in the municipality of Parauapebas, PA, and discuss the potential for local development. The economic and ecological sustainability of family farms can be achieved through the empowerment of...
2011 - Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA/Belém, PA)

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (version 1.1)

This course provides an overview of the IPC approach (version 1.1) and its components. A new 2.0 version of the IPC tools is now being used and has replaced the previous version. This course is still available for reference and for those interested in learning more about the IPC and...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Beekeeping in Africa: Colony management I

examining the colony and controlling swarming
A beekeeper with a colonized hive must remember that the success in keeping bees depends on the exercise of his knowledge of colony organization. This entry focuses on practices to examine and control the colony. The first part gives detailed advice on how to inspect a hive and its colony...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Farming as equals

How supporting women's rights and gender equality makes the difference
This report takes seven concrete examples of policy interventions which highlight good practice for focusing on women, and combines this with wider evidence to draw out key lessons for delivering stronger outcomes for women smallholder farmers. It then looks at the current role that different institutions and donors are playing...
2011 - ActionAid International

Newsletter article
Organic Aquaculture in Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia

A project financed by the Common Fund for Commodities1
I n the recently completed CFC/FAO Organic Aquaculture Project, INFOFISH helped fish farmers in the Asia-Pacific region adapt to the new market niche for organic aquaculture products.
Ireland - Malaysia - Myanmar - Thailand

Agroecology and Advocacy: Innovations in Asia

The three case studies presented in this report represent successful approaches, both in terms of the techniques they have applied, and because of the active involvement of farmers’ organizations in changing the policies needed to ensure their success. Agroecological systems, which start from the interplay between the natural environment and...
Cambodia - Indonesia - Philippines
2011 - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
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