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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Red Latinoamericana para Servicios de Extensión Rural (RELASER)

RELASER busca apoyar la consolidación de los sistemas de extensión públicos y privados en América Latina, que promuevan el desarrollo sostenible, como parte de los sistemas de innovación. Fue creada en Octubre del 2010, en Santiago de Chile. En esa oportunidad un conjunto de instituciones públicas y privadas, bajo la conducción...
Chile
2015 - Red Latinoamericana para Servicios de Extensión Rural (RELASER)

E-learning
Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Basic concepts

This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass. Understanding these concepts is indeed...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
The Value of Land

Prosperous lands and positive rewards through sustainable land management
Understanding the cost of inaction and beneftis of action are important in order for all stakeholders to be able to make sound, informed decisions about the amount and type of investments in land they make. Even though techniques for sustainable land management are known, many barriers remain and the financial...
2015 - Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD)

Manual
Pesca de captura. Escuelas de Campo y de Vida para Jóvenes Agricultores

Guía del facilitador
Los sistemas nos rodean. Los sistemas consisten en un grupo de diferentes elementos que interactúan o son interdependientes y que juntos forman un todo. Los ecosistemas son un buen ejemplo de un sistema natural donde las plantas, los animales y las cosas inanimadas son los elementos que se encuentran conectados....
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Journal article
Business model of attracting Family Farms to Value Chain: Case Studies in Ukraine

Ukraine, like many other countries, is involved in globalization processes which promote the growth of a vertically integrated agribusiness, fundamentally changing the agri-food structure and markets. Vertical business entities emerged in the early 2000s as highly competitive form of economic organization with a significant economic power through economies of scale...
Ukraine
2015 - Food and Agriculture organization of United Nations

Newsletter article
Delegados de la CELAC visitaron finca integral agroecológica en Grecia

Este artículo informa que este viernes los miembros delegados de los países participantes en la II Reunión Ministerial sobre Agricultura Familiar de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños, realizaron una visita a la Finca Integral Agroecológica Familia Rodríguez González, en San Luis de Grecia para conocer su funcionamiento. En su...
Costa Rica
2015 - Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC)

Working paper
The Impact of Foreign Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Smallholder Productivity: Evidence from Zambia

In light of the surge of foreign large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) in developing countries, concerns have been raised that large-scale agricultural projects could negatively affect smallholder livelihoods. There is, however, very little evidence beyond case studies that support these claims. Drawing on nationally representative household datasets from 2000 and 2010,...
Zambia
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Book
Proceedings of the regional consultation on the promotion of pulses in Asia for multiple health benefits

The UN General Assembly at its 68th session declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). To assist member countries roll out appropriate programmes and action plans on pulses R&D in tune with the goals of IYP, the FAO-RAP organized a Regional Consultation on pulses during 29–30 June 2015...
Thailand
2015 - FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Blog article
México se incorpora a los foros nacionales de la Red Latinoamericana de Servicios de Extensión Rural (RELASER)

El encuentro interinstitucional ¨Construyendo el Nuevo Extensionismo Mexicano¨, tuvo el objetivo de conformar la representación de México ante la Red Latinoamericana de Servicios de Extensión Rural (Relaser) para fomentar el diálogo, el intercambio de experiencias y buenas prácticas, así como la incidencia en políticas públicas para fortalecer el desarrollo del...
Mexico
2015 - Red Latinoamericana para Servicios de Extensión Rural (RELASER)

Blog article
Vers l'accès des agriculteurs et des éleveurs à la sécurité sociale et à la retraite en vue de leur sédentarisation

Le ministre de l'Agriculture, du Développement rural et de la Pêche, Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi, a affirmé dimanche à Alger, la détermination de son secteur à réunir toutes les conditions et avantages favorables à la sédentarisation des agriculteurs, tels l'accès à la protection sociale et à la retraite.
Algeria
2015

Conference paper
Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy - Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors

This collection of abstracts compiles the abstracts and extended abstract of the conference Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy, held in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona, Spain, 21–23 October, 2015.
2015 - European Biofuels Technology Platform

Report
Los pueblos indígenas y las políticas públicas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe

Una visión regional
La presente publicación recoge los principales resultados y recomendaciones de un proyecto regional y busca sumar la reflexión, el compromiso y la acción de la FAO a los esfuerzos de los países de la Región en pos de acortar las brechas de la desigualdad y la discriminación que han impedido...
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
Red de tiendas mundo rural

Las Tiendas Mundo Rural tienen por objetivo valorizar el trabajo de la Agricultura Familiar Campesina (AFC) y acercar sus productos y servicios a los habitantes de la ciudad, en una relación más directa con el consumidor. La oferta de las Tiendas Mundo Rural está alineada con los nuevos paradigmas de consumo...
Chile
2015 - Red de tiendas mundo rural

Journal article
Un programme en faveur de l’agriculture familiale

Article annonçant la mise en place par l’Association Diaspora Congo Brazzaville d'un programme de développement des exploitations familiales agropastorales.
Congo
2015 - Agence d'information d'Afrique Centrale

Report
Commercialisation of land in Namibia's communal land areas

A critical look at potential irrigation projects in Kavango East and Zambezi Regions
Large-scale land acquisitions by both foreign and local investors for agriculture, forestry and wildlife purposes, among others, remain a major challenge for African governments. The Namibian government through various ministries received proposals from multinational agribusiness to develop large-scale agricultural irrigation projects.This study is aimed at investigating land acquisitions by private...
Namibia
2015 - Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Report
Tajikistan and FAO

Partnering to achieve sustainable development and food and nutrition security
Cooperation between Tajikistan and FAO has been ongoing since the country joined the Organization in 1995. FAO assistance was initially provided in the form of short-term emergency interventions to respond to a locust outbreak and also to help the country in its transition to stability after a spell of civil...
Tajikistan
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Magazine article
A company extracting everything that’s good in milk

Stelios Stylianou, founder of the company Zita Ltd, returned to Cyprus after conducting trials in the dairy industry aiming to develop the local industry in this segment. Most of the processing units in the area were family businesses without opportunities for growth. In 1982, after acquiring the necessary experience within...
Cyprus
2015

Technical paper
Plan para la seguridad alimentaria, nutrición y erradicación del hambre 2025 de la CELAC

Resumen Ejecutivo
Resumen ejecutivo del Plan de seguridad alimentaria, nutrición y erradicación del hambre 2025 de la CELAC, contiene breves antecedentes, objetivo, pilares, lineas de acción y medidas propuestas por línea.  
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

E-learning
Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action

This interactive course is a self-training tool. It guides you through the simulation of a workshop process in the fictional country of Namambar. You will learn how to use a methodology based on malnutrition problem-and-solution trees to support joint planning for combating food insecurity and malnutrition. Through this course, you...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Magazine article
Modern poultry farming in Hunedoara County - Romania

Beriu commune is located in the center of Hunedoara County, in Romania, 30 km from Deva town. It comprises 8 villages. Agriculture is not so well developed in the region, as the terrain is not suitable for it and the soils are not so fertile. Therefore, the main activity in this...
Romania
2015 - Romanian Rural Network
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