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Mujer, agricultura y seguridad alimentaria

Una mirada para el fortalecimiento de las políticas públicas en América Latina
En el presente documento se analiza el carácter estratégico que tiene la mujer rural en relación a la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria y la forma cómo han ido respondiendo las políticas públicas a este respecto. Esta vinculación se procesa desde varios ámbitos: como procesadora y conservadora de alimentos y,...
2012 - BRIDGE development - gender

Conference paper
L'agroécologie pour l'agriculture familiale dans les pays du Sud : impasse ou voie d'avenir ? Le cas des zones savane cotonniere de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

L'auteur analyse comment dans les zones de savane subhumides d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, le modèle de production agricole inspiré par la révolution verte reste celui proposé aux agriculteurs et aux éleveurs. et que bien que connus des structures de développement agricole les modèle de production"agroécologiques" ont rarement été...
2012 - Professionnels du développement solidaire (Gret)

Working paper
A case of Agricultural Heritage Systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations defines Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) as "remarkable land use systems and landscapes which are rich in globally significant biological diversity evolving from the co-adaptation of a community with its environment and its needs and aspirations for sustainable development"....
2012 - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria

Las indicaciones más recientes confirman una merma en la producción mundial de cereales en 2012 con respecto a la producción récord de 2011. La disminución se traducirá en una importante reducción de las existencias mundiales al cierre de las campañas en 2013, aun cuando la demanda descenderá como consecuencia del...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Agriculture in the European Union - Statistical and Economic Information Report 2012

The 2012 agricultural year in the EU was characterised by a stable real agricultural income per labour unit , after the income growths recorded in 2011 (+8%) or in 2010 (+17%). On aggregate, since 2005 the EU-27 agricultural real income per labour unit has increased by 28.5% driven by an...

Lecciones aprendidas y orientaciones en el apoyo a empresas asociativas rurales y cooperativas en contextos de pobreza

La presente publicación presenta, desde un marco teórico, las ventajas del asociacionismo y hace una revisión de los diferentes modelos de intervención asociativa que existen (desde los más informales hasta los formales) mostrando sus características, ventajas e inconvenientes. A continuación, la publicación se centra en el modelo de empresa asociativa...
2012 - Fundación Cooperación al Desarrollo y Promoción de Actividades Asistenciales (CODESPA)

Case study
Learning from smallholder farmer contributions to seed multiplication and food security in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, contract farming for seed production has traditionally been the domain of commercial farmers due to the high levels of care necessary in production and perceived high risks associated with contracting small holder farmers. With limited supply and market options, medium-sized seed company Agriseeds sought to use smallholder farmers...
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Case study
Organic farming values in Switzerland – results of a focus group study

Focus group discussions were conducted about ethical values among organic producers and other stakeholders in Switzerland. The aim was to contribute to the elaboration of principles for the new EU regulation for organic food and farming as part of the EU Organic-Revision project.   

Journal article
Agroecology-based aggradation-conservation agriculture (ABACO): Targeting innovations to combat soil degradation and food insecurity in semi-arid Africa

Smallholder farmers in semi-arid Africa are in an increasingly vulnerable position due to the direct and indirect effects of climate change, demographic pressure and resource degradation. Conservation agriculture (CA) is promoted as an alternative to restore soil productivity through increased water and nutrient use efficiencies in these regions. However, adoption...
2012 - Elsevier Ltd

Case study
Agricultura familiar con potencial productivo en México

El presente estudio permite conocer, caracterizar y dimensionar a la pequeña agricultura para efectos del diseño de políticas de fomento diferenciadas, con lo cual se espera contribuir a la mejora del desempeño de este segmento del sector agropecuario y pesquero, en la medida que éste presenta potenciales de solución al...
2012 - Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA)

Agroforestry as autonomy tool

The perception of the ecological base's family farmer
The  unfolding  and  effective  progress  of  learning  and  technology  about  the potential  of applying the tools of ecological agriculture combining real interests between the interfaces of food production, biodiversity  conservation, and  natural resources reveals the important  role that  it plays  in  the  context  of  family  farming  management.   The  sampling  for ...
2012 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Pastoralism and Development in Africa

Dynamic change at the margins
Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: at the changing climate, at environ­mental degradation, at overpopulation, at geopolitics and conflict, at...
2012 - Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS

Fientes de volailles

Les fientes de volailles constituent un très faible apport potentiel en matières organiques. Il faut plutôt considérer les fientes de volailles comme un engrais organique azoté bien que la teneur en azote total des fientes brutes soit inférieure à 3 %. L’apport en phosphore avec les fientes est également important....
2012 - Chambre d'Agriculture Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Armenia Country Strategy 2012–2020

Priority sector of the new Country Strategy for Armenia is agriculture. The choice of this sector was primarily guided by the objectives of poverty reduction and socially and environmentally sustainable development. With the end of the Soviet Union, Armenian agriculture gradually became less significant, losing important export markets and government...
2012 - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

Rôles des matières organiques dans le sol

Bien qu’elles ne représentent que quelques pourcents de la masse des terres cultivées, les matières organiques (MO) du sol ont des rôles extrêmement importants à jouer : construction et stabilité de la structure, maintien ou augmentation de la capacité à retenir l’eau ou les éléments minéraux, etc. Les différents types...
2012 - Chambre d'Agriculture Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Gender and rural microfinance: A learning route in Uganda

FAO in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and PROCASUR launched an initiative to strengthen women's access to micro financial services. The objective of this activity was also to target practitioners of the rural microfinance industry and assist them to generate effective microfinance programs for both women...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Georgia, Country Strategy

Priority sectors of the new Country Strategy for Georgia are agriculture and forestry, which will receive about 70% of available funds. The selection of these sectors was mainly guided by the goal of poverty reduction und of socially and ecologically sustainable development. Despite remarkable economic progress in recent years, about...
2012 - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

Policy brief/paper
Support the farmers who maintain Europe’s pastoral landscapes – change the CAP rules on permanent pastures

Since 1992, successive CAP reforms have led to the decoupling from production of mainstream support payments to farmers (Pillar 1). Instead of paying farmers for a quantity of production, payments are attached to the land that farmers use. To determine if a piece of land is eligible for CAP payments,...
2012 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Fact sheet
Programa de campo FAO: Trabajando por una América Latina y Caribe Sin Hambre

Folleto que describe el Programa de Campo: Trabajando por una América Latina y Caribe Sin Hambre, sus alcances y elementos fundamentales.
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Soberanía Alimentaria y comercialización

Módulo n°1 de formación de líderes en comercialización campesina
En el marco del proyecto Mercados campesinos, proyecto regional andino ejecutado por AVSF en Bolivia, Perú y Ecuador  de enero 2011 a diciembre 2013, el equipo de AVSF en Ecuador y sus socios implementaron el programa de“Capacitación de técnicos, productores y líderes locales en el fortalecimiento organizativo y comercialización campesina”.Se...
2012 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (AVSF)
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