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KariaNet, Planning the future of networking in the Near East and North Africa region

IFAD and the International Centre for Rural Development, (IDRC) joined hands to use networking to improve the performance of their agriculture and rural development projects in a programme called the Knowledge Access in Rural Interconnected Areas Network, or KariaNet. The KariaNet approach, including collaborative research and capacity building, takes a page from...
Algeria - Egypt - Jordan - Lebanon - Morocco - Palestine - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Yemen
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Le compostage à la ferme

Le présent document porte sur le compostage à la ferme

Metodología LINK

Una guía participativa para modelos empresariales incluyentes con pequeños agricultores
La Metodología LINK se gestó como parte del Proyecto de Nuevos Modelos Empresariales para las Relaciones de Comercio Sostenible, dirigido por el Sustainable Food Lab, en colaboración con CRS, el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), el IIED y Rainforest Alliance. Dicho proyecto fue apoyado por una subvención de la...
Colombia - Ecuador - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama - Peru
2014 - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Spore: Family farming, the beginning of a renaissance

More than 500 million family farms dominate agriculture around the world ensuring food security and providing employment to hundreds of millions of people. Family farms are also essential in safeguarding agro-biodiversity, and sustaining communities and cultures. However, family farming faces numerous challenges including insecure land rights, and limited access to...
Côte d'Ivoire - Kenya - Samoa - Uganda

Statistical Yearbook of Food, Agriculture and Forestry

The Statistical Yearbook of Food, Agriculture and Forestry is an extensive database for an overview about the agricultural sector. Reliable and well-founded data and facts are extremely valuable for business, society, scientific research and politics. They reflect the prevailing conditions and underlying developments, thereby providing an indispensable bedrock for economic...
2014 - Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Report part
Data availability for ecologically valuable grasslands

When focussing on indicators used in different agri-environmental indicator frameworks we can conclude that there is no EU wide indicator for ecologically valuable grassland available. However, there are several indicators that do have a strong link as they include (among others) EVG areas or are based on species monitoring data...
2014 - European Commission

Creación de sellos de calidad para productos de pequeños productores

A fines del año 2012, la Coordinación General de Redes Comerciales del Ministerio ecuatoriano de agricultura, solicitó AVSF para la realización de un estudio sobre sellos de calidad en Ecuador para la agricultura familiar campesina, con énfasis en los sistemas participativos de garantía. La presente publicación recoge los principales hallazgos...
2014 - Ministerio de Agricultura Ganadería y Pesca (MAGAP)

Market access and growth intensification project

The Market Access and Growth Intensification Project will operate in the six dzongkhags (districts) of the eastern region, where some 30 per cent of the population of the country lives. The overall goal of the project is to reduce poverty and improve food security and the standards of living of...
2014 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

UCAR: Mujeres Rurales

UCAR - MAGyP: Este video corresponde a la serie "Mujeres Rurales" que se emite por la TV Pública: mujeres que trabajan, producen, deciden y sostienen.
2014 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Journal article
La alimentación porcina con productos no tradicionales: cincuenta años de investigaciones en el Instituto de Ciencia Animal

Se informan los principales resultados obtenidos en el Instituto de Ciencia Animal, desde su fundación hasta 2014, en investigaciones acerca de la utilización de recursos locales destinados a la alimentación porcina. Se refieren los avances logrados en el empleo de la caña de azúcar y sus derivados, productos obtenidos por vía...
2014 - Instituto de Ciencia Animal, San José de las Lajas, Mayabeque, Cuba

Fact sheet
Agroecología y circuitos cortos en Ecuador

Agroecología Ecuador, consolidación de la oferta organizada de productos campesinos agroecológicos y circuitos cortos de comercialización en la sierra del sur
Esta ficha presenta las etapas y los primeros resultados de una cooperación implementada por AVSF en Ecuador en apoyo a gobiernos locales, ONGs y organizaciones campesinas del Austro ecuatoriano. Desde hace quince años, estos actores decidieron por una parte, promover juntos una agricultura más sostenible, basada en prácticas de agroecología y, por...
2014 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (AVSF)

A vegetable garden for all

A Vegetable Garden for All is a self-instruction manual in family horticultural production, prepared originally by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, in support of the Technical Cooperation Network for Food Production.The objective of this manual is to present...

Case study
Jiaxian Traditional Chinese Date Gardens

Jujube is a unique fruit species native to China. Located in the Jinshaan Canyon at the middle reach of the Yellow River, the Jia Count is recognized as the place with the longest history of jujube cultivation. It boasts a large over-one-thousand-year-old jujube community. The community presents the whole domestication...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Development of organic agriculture in Belarus

Main actors, challenges, barriers and first successes
Agriculture plays an important role in the economics of Belarus with 7.9 % of GDP and 8.1 % of population employed in agricultural sector (Agriculture of Republic of Belarus, 2013). Intensive agricultural production is the major direction of agriculture development in Belarus. It demands significant subsides and provides negative consequences...

Case study
Les exploitations familiales vues par elles-mêmes

Le mouvement paysan sénégalais a entrepris dès les années 1990 de s’intéresser à la situation et aux dynamiques des exploitations familiales. Ce travail a permis de construire une connaissance de l’intérieur de la réalité de ces exploitations. Au total, 2 000 exploitations familiales sont aujourd’hui suivies au Sénégal selon la...
2014 - Inter-Réseaux Développement Rural (IR)

Estudio para un Sello de Productos y Servicios de la Agricultura Familiar Campesina

El objetivo del presente estudio, fue identificar, investigar y analizar los posibles factores que valora el mercado (oferta y demanda) en los productos y servicios desarrollados por productores de la Agricultura Familiar Campesina (AFC) y construir, según su valorización, la estrategia y plataforma más adecuada para la implementación de un...
2014 - Universidad de Chile

Guía de diagnósticos participativos y desarrollo de base

El enfoque de desarrollo de base es el punto de articulación e inspiración para la actuación de RedEAmérica y sus miembros. Y uno de los propósitos esenciales de este enfoque es afianzar la capacidad colectiva de las comunidades y sus organizaciones para definir sus necesidades, descubrir las alternativas de acción...
2014 - Corporación RedEAmérica

Innovations and Opportunities in Small-Scale Fisheries

A seminar regarding Innovations and Opportunities in Small-Scale Fisheries
2014 - UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Journal article
Agriculture, Land Tenure and International Migration in Rural Guatemala

In this paper, it has been demanded what the effects of migration and remittances are on land tenure, agriculture and forests, based on empirical evidence from four rural communities in Guatemala. The results suggest that remittances improve migrant families' access to agricultural land which – depending on the context –...
2014 - Centre for Development and the Environment – SUM, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Guidelines for assessing nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices

Having physical and economic access to food on their own are not sufficient to ensure that people are food secure and well nourished. It is essential that people understand what constitutes a healthy diet; in particular, what nutrition-related health issues affect their communities and how to address these through food-based approaches, and know how...
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