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Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Trimestral de la Representación de FAO en Ecuador, tercer trimestre 2015

El boletín, correspondiente al tercer trimestre del año 2015, presenta las diferentes actividades llevadas a cabo por la Representación de FAO en Ecuador durante los meses de julio, agosto y septiembre del 2015. Entre las noticias se destacan algunas de las cifras más importantes alcanzadas por el proyecto “Fortalecimiento de los...
Ecuador
2015 - Oficina Nacional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Ecuador (FAO Ecuador)

Blog article
Challenges and Opportunities for forest user organizations in forest resource management and sustainable forest based livelihoods

Mr. Reymondo Caraan (RECOFTC) gave an overview on how to get more rights awarded to forest communities, where we are now in terms of implementing community forestry, what RECOFTC is doing, and stressed that governments should be made aware that people have rights.  RECOFTC has main office in Bangkok, and...
2015 - Forest and Farm Facility of the UN-FAO

Blog article
How Farming Families Benefit from Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Efforts to enhance smallholder farmers’ involvement in agricultural markets under the World Food Programme (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme have led to a variety of nutrition-sensitive activities. In many rural communities where P4P and partners work, these context- and country-specific efforts have begun to increase farming families’ access to nutritious...
Afghanistan - Ethiopia - Guatemala - Honduras - Malawi - Mali - Rwanda - Zambia
2015 - World Food Programme (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P)

Blog article
Victoria del movimiento campesino en la lucha por el reconocimiento de sus derechos dentro de la ONU

En la tarde del 1 de octubre el 2015, el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas aprobó con mayoría la resolución que mandata al Grupo de Trabajo Intergubernamental de Composición Abierta que debe negociar, finalizar y entregar el borrador de una Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los...
2015 - La Vía Campesina

Policy brief/paper
Review of food and agricultural policies in Malawi

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the effects of selected food and agricultural policies in Malawi over the period 2005-2013 and carefully examines: the effects of policies and market performance on price incentives for producers, consumers and other agents in six key agricultural value chains; the level and composition...
Malawi
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
La agricultura familiar y la economía solidaria

Avance de investigación
A raíz de la investigación enmarcada en la celebración del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar 2014, se adelantaron estudios de caso vinculando tanto instituciones académicas (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, UNIMINUTO, Instituto Mayor Campesino –IMCA-, Corporación Universitaria Santa Rosa de Cabal – UNISARC-, Universidad de Caldas –U de C-) como organizaciones...
Colombia
2015 - Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

Journal article
Broken dreams? Youth experiences of agrarian change in Morocco's Saïss region

Important social and agrarian changes are taking place on the agricultural plain of the Saïss in Morocco. Rural young men and women are key players in this process. In this article, we use the experiences, aspirations and dreams of rural young people in the Saïss to describe and discuss current...
Morocco
2015

Article
Cooperatives mean the development of the Romanian agriculture

Les avantages des coopératives et des groupes de producteurs.
The advantages of cooperatives, groups and organisations of producers.
Romania
2015 - RNDR

Magazine article
Improving implementation of rural development policy

All EU citizens benefit from Rural Development Programme (RDP) actions and the 2014-2020 programming period involves new emphasis on improved implementation opportunities that can boost the range and reach of RDP benefits. The following overview article identifies some of the main issues that can help improve the effectiveness of RDP...
2015 - European Union

Book
Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário

12 anos de transformações, lutas e conquistas
Nos últimos 12 anos, o Brasil passou por profundas transformações. O governo federal construiu e vem executando políticas públicas para a promoção da cidadania e de uma vida digna para milhões de brasileiros e brasileiras. Essas mudanças chegaram ao meio rural. No Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (MDA), de 2003 a 2014,...
Brazil
2015 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário

Video
Youth at work: Reducing rural poverty

The video presents the first achievements of the project “Youth at Work: Reducing rural poverty”, launched by FAO and the Malian Ministry of Agriculture in August 2014. The project is funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) and aims at generating attractive and decent job opportunities for rural youth...
Mali
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Política de género - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo (CLAC)

La Política de Género, es un instrumento que proporciona estrategias para avanzar en la transversalización de la equidad de género dentro de CLAC, así mismo es una herramienta útil para estimular a que las organizaciones asociadas a hagan uso de ésta en los procesos de empoderamiento de sus membresías y el...
2015 - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo (CLAC)

Newsletter article
Mujeres, la base de la economía rural

Los datos de la Enemdu revelan que el 61,9% de estas personas está vinculada a la agricultura, ganadería y pesca en Ecuador. Su trabajo es importante porque transmite saberes ancestrales. Zoila Machuca, productora del cantón Chaguarpamba, ubicado en  Loja, se dedica al cultivo de maní, producto que lo procesa para posteriormente...
Ecuador
2015 - El Telégrafo

Newsletter article
"Sembrando Oportunidades": entregarán fondos a mujeres rurales emprendedoras

El Ministerio de la Mujer informó que realizará la entrega de fondos rotatorios a mujeres de los departamentos de Paraguarí, Misiones y Alto Paraguay. La acción se concretará en el marco de la iniciativa “Promoción de la Inserción Laboral de las Mujeres”. Cabe señalar que el programa “Promoción de la Inserción...
Paraguay
2015 - Crónica

Report
Communication for development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development

Communication for development, community media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help family farmers to acquire and exchange knowledge and information, strengthen rural institutions and give voice to their concerns, but only if they reflect and respond to the needs, objectives and conditions of farmers and their communities. Participants...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Audio
Burkina Faso: les femmes révolutionnent les foyers

Repotage dans le village de Vousnango, à 70 km au Nord de Ouagadougou, où les femmes apprennent à fabriquer des foyers améliorés avec des matériaux locaux qui consomment 60% de bois en moins. Une révolution pour leur vie quotidienne qui ralentit la déforestation du Sahel. L’ONG Tiipaalga et le Fonds...
Burkina Faso
2015 - Radio France International (RFI)

Newsletter
Boletín PPD Ecuador: Incentivando la biodiversidad en los Biocorredores

Boletín institucional mensual, que cuenta con una serie de artículos, tales como: Innovación para la agricultura familiar campesina Crianza del agua en los Biocorredores para el Buen Vivir Articulando acciones para fortalecer el Biocorredor Cayambe Coca AMWAE entre los ganadores del premio Latinoamérica Verde Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)
Ecuador
2015 - Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del FMAM

Report
Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

World Food Day 2014
A report of the thirty-fourth World Food Day celebration held at the FAO regional office in Bangkok in commemoration of the Organization’s founding in 1945. This year’s theme focused on family farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth. Highlights of the day include a keynote speech on the theme...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
Farming Matters - Women forging change with agroecology

Around the world, women forge change in their communities using agroecological approaches. Yet, surprisingly little has been written about this subject. This issue of Farming Matters shows how women can transform a situation of exclusion, crisis and social vulnerability, into a positive spiral of innovation, solidarity, and personal growth.
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Report
The farms of change: African smallholders responding to an uncertain climate future (2015)

A Montpellier panel report 2015
Two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century are the increasing demands for food, water and energy from a growing population and climate change. Agriculture and smallholders are central to both, perhaps nowhere more so than in Africa. Whilst progress has been made during the last two decades to...
2015 - Agriculture for Impact
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