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Policy brief/paper
Country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends. Yemen

Yemen’s economy is heavily dependent on oil exports, representing about 90 percent of export earnings and income from oil production constituting 70 to 75 percent of government revenue. Agriculture is a vital sector in the Yemeni economy and is the main source of employment for about 37 percent of the...
Yemen
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report part
Farmland afforestation in the EU

The study aims to gain more knowledge of the environmental effects of farmland afforestation in order to better understand the factors behind successful afforestation in rural development programmes, and the pitfalls to avoid. Minor references are made to related measures such as afforestation of non-agricultural land and forestry measures for...
2014 - European Commission

Report
Mujeres Mayangna: Esperanzas y sueños

En la Región Autónoma del Caribe Norte de Nicaragua se encuentra la reserva Biosfera de Bosawas y otras áreas que forman parte del Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano, el área protegida binacional más importante de Centroamérica constituida por las reserva biosfera Bosawas en Nicaragua y en la hermana república de honduras, las...
Nicaragua
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Policy brief/paper
Country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends. Iran

In the Near East and North Africa region, Iran has the second largest economy (after Saudi Arabia) and population (after Egypt). Iran ranks second in the world in natural gas reserves and third in oil reserves.1 The agriculture and rural sector share in the GDP has declined in the last...
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Agriculture familiale, gestion foncière et changement climatique:opportunités et défis pour la promotion agricole dans l'Atacora-Donga

Colloque de réflexion sur la promotion de l'agriculture familiale  dans l’Atacora-Donga, au Bénin. Ce colloque visait globalement à assurer une meilleure compréhension du concept d’agriculture familiale et son développement dans le contexte du changement climatique et de la dynamique actuelle de gestion du foncier, ceci, pour impulser la mise en oeuvre d’actions...
Benin
2014

Conference paper
Creating an innovation platform for research impact: Lessons from the smallholder soyabean program in Zimbabwe

This paper outlines the establishment of a broad innovation platform on to which more players were invited in efforts to meet the demands of participating farmers. We share this experience to encourage others to undertake impact-oriented programs. Scientific papers emanating from this work have been published in a wide range...
Zimbabwe
2014 - University of Zimbabwe

Website
AsiaDHRRA 2012-14 Network Report

This report captures three years of accomplishments beginning 2012 to 2014. It highlights AsiaDHRRA work that has evolved the past three years as an agri-agency member of  AgriCord, alongside other  accomplishments as a  regional network of DHRRAs dedicated to building partnerships among rural development stakeholders towards the empowerment of organized...
2014 - Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA)

Magazine article
Végépack : un retour progressif vers la production locale

À Arlon, la société Végépack commercialise des champignons qu’elle produit et des légumes de producteurs locaux. Son objectif : redéployer des cultures locales, et notamment les pleurotes. Créée en 1997, la société Végépack compte vingt-trois employés, un chiffre d’affaires de plus de 4,5 millions d’euros, et «garde une taille moyenne...
Belgium
2014

Policy brief/paper
Public policy for family farming

Definition for better support
The International Year of Family Farming has focused world attention on the economic and social role played by this type of agriculture, as well as on its potential for meeting global challenges. It has also identified weaknesses and the need for decisive, far-reaching public action to overcome these. However, policy...
2014 - CIRAD

Case study
Jasmine and Tea Culture System of Fuzhou City

Originating in the Persian Gulf, jasmines were introduced into China during the West Han Dynasty. Ever since, they have been cultivated in China for over 2000 years. Fuzhou is most famous for their cultivation as the city boasts the most favorable climate for the many species. It‘s in this city...
China
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
The Diversity of Family Farms is Strength for World Agriculture

In the world, more than 80 per cent of farms are family farms – in total more than 500 million economic and social entities. In Europe 25 million people, 172 million hectares of agricultural land and 12 million farms are involved in EU agricultural production. A vast majority of these...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Journal
Boletín de agricultura familiar para América Latina y el Caribe, Octubre-Diciembre 2014

La Agricultura Familiar no desaparece de la agenda regional al terminar el Año Internacional, al contrario, en el nuevo marco estratégico de la FAO, y a instancias de la Conferencia Regional para América Latina y el Caribe 2014, se aprobaron tres iniciativas regionales, una de las cuales es la Iniciativa...
2014 - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe (FAO/RLC)

Journal
Boletín de agricultura familiar para América Latina y el Caribe, Julio-Octubre 2014

La tendencia de la producción agrícola demuestra que la agricultura familiar se constituye como el motor productivo de la región: representa más del 80% de la explotación agrícola, provee entre el 27 y 67% de los alimentos, ocupa el 16% de la superficie agropecuaria y genera entre el 57 y...
2014 - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe (FAO/RLC)

Book
40 Viejas y Nuevas Verduras para Diversificar Tu Alimentación y Nutrirte Mejor

OBJETIVOS DEL LIBROAsegurar una buena nutrición para todos es tarea de todos. Con este libro buscamosestimular la curiosidad acerca de la biodiversidad hortícola y de su valor cultural,nutricional y económico y así fomentar la experimentación, para tener una alimentación más variada y balanceada, rica en nutrientes que ayudan a prevenir...
Peru
2014 - Programa de Hortalizas, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Newsletter
Farming Matters - Cultivating diversity

Agricultural biodiversity plays a huge role in maintaining resilient local economies, balanced diets, strong family farms and healthy ecosystems. The rapid disappearance of agricultural biodiversity and the lack of measures to protect it are therefore great causes of concern. Although mainstream agricultural policies threaten such agricultural biodiversity, in recent years...
2014 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of North East India

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
India
2014

Journal article
Productive potential, market access and smallholder livestock production

Evidence from southern Zambia
This paper uses household data collected from livestock-rearing communities in 3 districts in Southern Province of Zambia and corner-solution econometric models to measure the effect of productive potential and market access on livestock production. We also test for the existence of heterogeneous effects across agro-ecological regions, livestock species and poverty...
Zambia
2014

Article
Boletín de agricultura familiar para América Latina y el Caribe, Abril-Junio 2014

Seguimos avanzando en el esfuerzo de tener una región libre del hambre. Los últimos datos provistos por la FAO en el Estado de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en el Mundo 2014, indican que la proporción de personas que sufre subalimentación en la región se redujo de 15,3% en 1990/92 a 6,1%...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile
2014 - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe (FAO/RLC)

Case study
Efecto de las buenas prácticas de manejo sobre la calidad final del lechón

Análisis de caso de un pequeño productor
El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar las prácticas de manejo relacionadas al bienestar animal que permitan obtener en un pequeño establecimiento de producción, un producto de alta calidad, con bajo impacto ambiental. Además, como objetivo específico se propuso: Evaluar las estrategias productivas que se desarrollan en el sistema estudiado.  Identificar...
Argentina
2014 - Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Journal
Agricultures familiales au pluriel

Les Nations unies ont désigné 2014 comme l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale. À l’échelle de la planète, la population agricole est estimée à 2,6 milliards de personnes, soit 40 % de la population totale. Avec 1,3 milliard d’actifs, l’agriculture demeure le premier secteur d’emploi au niveau mondial. Dans les pays...
2014 - SAO Faim
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