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Journal article
Diversified Farming Systems: An Agroecological, Systems-based Alternative to Modern Industrial Agriculture

This Special Issue on Diversified Farming Systems is motivated by a desire to understand how agriculture designed according to whole systems, agroecological principles can contribute to creating a more sustainable, socially just, and secure global food system. We first define Diversified Farming Systems (DFS) as farming practices and landscapes that...
2012 - Resilience Alliance


Sitio web que contiene toda la información sobre el Programa FIDA-MERCOSUR “Diálogo sobre políticas públicas en el ámbito de la agricultura familiar y la seguridad alimentaria en el Cono Sur de América Latina”. En 1997, en el seminario “Combate a la pobreza con reglas de mercado en el contexto del Mercosur”...
2012 - Fondo Internacional para el Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA)

El huerto familiar orgánico y nutritivo

Manual técnico para mejorar la alimentación de las familias vulnerables
Este documento, fruto de una colaboración entre el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y el Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP), pretende explicar cómo producir hortalizas en pequeñas áreas de terreno (rural o urbano) como alternativa para mejorar la nutrición de las familias vulnerables, aplicando técnicas respetuosas del...
2012 - Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) - Oficina Ecuador

Conocimientos científicos y prioridades de investigación en el Parque Nacional y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Madidi

El presente documento concentra la información de toda la biodiversidad documentada hasta la fecha en el Madidi, en términos de investigación científica, con la finalidad de identificar vacíos de información, pero también de orientar las futuras investigaciones científicas que coadyuven a la gestión integral del Parque Nacional Madidi. Del conjunto de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2012 - Servicio Nacional de Áreas protegidas (SERNAP)

Policy brief/paper
The Role of South-South Cooperation in Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Development

Focus on Africa
As the Government of Brazil hosts Rio+20, attention also falls on the country’s role as a broker for such forms of South-South exchange, particularly on models which can deliver triple wins for the economy, society and the environment. A number of successes in reducing inequality, enhancing both social and productive...
2012 - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

Case study
Including Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development (INSARD)

Case Study on the Partnership between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
The aim of this case study is to identify the lessons learnt from the various partnerships with CSOs that could be used by farmer organizations (FOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in influencing resource allocation and therefore the research agenda of ASARECA and indeed that of other African subregional agricultural research...
2012 - Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Supporting Sustainable Pastoral Livelihoods

A Global Perspective on Minimum Standards and Good Practices
These guidelines have been prepared to help decision makers, who may not work routinely on pastoralist issues, to make better decisions over policies and investments that impact on pastoralists and their environments. They are somewhat technical by design, but are intended to simplify complex or disputed issues into more operational...
2012 - International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Case study
Technical challenges and agribusiness prospects for developing pro-poor small scale dairy processing schemes in Omaheke region of Namibia

Lessons from Zimbabwe’s dairy development program
A study was conducted to assess the potential of establishing small-scale dairy processing schemes that would bring development and economic growth, alleviate poverty and enhance the standards of life of the Namibian livestock rearing population. Lessons were deducted from the Zimbabwe Smallholder Dairy Development Program (DDP). Secondary data was collected...
Namibia - Zimbabwe
2012 - University of Zimbabwe

Conference paper
Impact of improved agricultural technology adoption on sustainable rice productivity and rural farmers’ welfare in Nigeria: A Local Average Treatment Effect (LATE) technique

This study examined the impact of improved rice varieties adoption on rice productivity and farming households’ welfare in Nigeria using a cross sectional data of 481 rice farmers drawn from three states to represent the major rice producing ecologies (Irrigated, upland and lowland) in Nigeria. Access to seed was found...
2012 - African Development Bank

Marine Science country profiles - Mozambique

The Mozambique Marine Science Country Profile is produced within the framework of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) co-operation and as a contribution to the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme. The MSCP has also been prepared for the following other countries...
2012 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Blog article
Necesidad de políticas públicas de transición a la Agroecología para la Agricultura Familiar en Argentina

De las semillas a los canales cortos de comercialización
La tendencia a la adopción de tecnologías de punta por parte de los productores agropecuarios de Argentina, ha favorecido procesos relacionados con la revolución verde y más recientemente la revolución biotecnológica expresada por la liberación de los OGM en plantas y sus tecnologías de manejo asociadas. Consecuentemente, las empresas de mayor...
2012 - Seminario Derecho a la Alimentación, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Climate Change and Food Security

This course provides an overview of the impacts of climate change on food security. It also introduces climate-smart agriculture and practices that contribute to climate change adaptation, mitigation, food security and development.
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Cultured pearl farming and production in the Federated States of Micronesia

The current production of cultured pearls from the black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) includes mostly beaded as well as blister and nonbead-cultured pearls in a wide array of colors. Pearl farming is carried out on four islands, with plans for commercial production in...
Micronesia (Federated States of)

Working paper
Smallholder farmers participation in livestock markets

The case of Zambian farmers
Using a three-year panel survey data of 5,907 livestock owners in rural Zambia, this study provides empirical evidence on why there are low levels of livestock market participation in Zambia. In addition, the study examines the factors influencing cattle market dynamics in the survey period. In particular, it looks at...
2012 - Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI)

Regionalwert AG — Help for farms in crisis | Made in Germany

This short video  presents the basic concept of the Regionalwert AG (RWAG) and interviews founder Christian Hiss, the fruit farmer Joel Siegel as well as shareholders who have invested in the RWAG.
2012 - Access to land

Guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados

Esta guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados (IBLC, o ILCF por sus siglas en inglés) es el resultado de la iniciativa de la Growing Forest Partnerships, mediante la cual The Forests Dialogue coordinó 11 diálogos de gran alcance en los que participaron inversionistas, poseedores de derechos, gobiernos, donantes y...

Conference paper
Determinants of adoption and utilisation of Integrated Soil Fertility Management by small holders in Central Kenya

Per capita food production in Africa has been declining over the last two decades, contrary to global trends due to soil fertility decline. The study sought to determine factors that influence adoption and utilization of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) technologies by smallholder farmers in central Kenya. Two hundred and...
2012 - Kenyatta University

P4P Purchase for Progress

A primer
The P4P Primer describes the evolution of the P4P pilot during the first three years of implementation. It provides the internal and external background and context for P4P, reviews P4P in detail (including discussions of its theoretical foundations, main components and underlying assumptions), and describes selected topics in the design...
2012 - World Food Programme (WFP)

Empleo y condiciones de trabajo de mujeres temporeras agrícolas

Tomo 2
Los trabajos que se presentan a continuación constituyen una nueva colaboración entre agencias de Naciones Unidas en este tema. Debido a la vital importancia de las áreas rurales en los desafíos de superación de la pobreza y los défi cits de trabajo decente en América Latina, la Ofi cina Regional...
Brazil - Costa Rica - Ecuador - Mexico - Peru

Social protection for food security

A report by Social protection for food security The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
Social protection has risen rapidly up the development policy agenda in the last decade. There is also a clear trend to making social protection, as well as food security, ‘rights-based’ rather than ‘discretionary’. Yet no clear consensus has so far emerged concerning many basic design choices and implementation modalities of...
2012 - The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
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