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

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Book
El desarrollo rural desde el enfoque de Género

Guía Práctica para técnicos y técnicas rurales
Esta es una guía para los técnicos y técnicas que trabajan en el ámbito rural en la Argentina. Sabemos que no hay un sólo ámbito rural homogéneo y común en todo el territorio, sino que las diferencias son notables según rama de actividad, región geográfica, condición climática, etc. Lo que si...
Argentina
2014 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Report
Towards stronger family farms

Voices in the International Year of Family Farming
This publication draws from reports and notes from a series of events in the International Year of Family Farming: Regional Dialogues on Family Farming were organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the World Rural Forum, the International Cooperative Alliance and the World Farmers Organization to increase the understanding of the family farming context in each region,and...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Becoming a young farmer in Ethiopia

Processes and challenges
The Ethiopian government’s Agricultural Development Led Industrialization strategy emphasises the instrumental role that rural youth could play in transforming the agricultural sector. However, there exists a significant body of literature documenting the unfavourable attitudes many young people hold towards a future in agriculture. Despite their negative attitudes, the fact remains...
Ethiopia
2014 - Future Agricultures Consortium

Book
Women on farms: active and involved

In this study the focus is on the role and involvement of women on farms in the Netherlands. Many women perform work on the farm and over 40% have a paid work elsewhere. More than two-thirds of women are involved in strategic decision-making at the farm. Many women find the...
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
2014

Policy brief/paper
La política de lucha contra la violencia doméstica en el Uruguay

Un avance en la garantía de la autonomía física de las mujeres
¿Cómo se gestó la política? Principalmente a partir de la acción del movimiento de mujeres que insistió en la necesidad de tomar en consideración el problema de la violencia contra las mujeres no como un tema privado, sino como uno del cual el Estado debía responsabilizarse. ¿Qué antecedentes se consideraron en la...
Uruguay
2014 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Website
Rural development network - Croatia

This website caries all relevant informatio and documents in regards to the Rural development network of the Republic of Croatia.
Croatia
2014 - Rural development network, Croatia

Book
Políticas públicas para la igualdad de género

Un aporte a la autonomía de las mujeres
En el presente documento se expone, por una parte, el enfoque analítico desde el que se elaboró la matriz y, por otra parte, las políticas analizadas de siete países de la región: las políticas para enfrentar la violencia contra las mujeres del Brasil y del Uruguay, la política de garantía...
2014 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Report
Mujeres rurales, indígenas y campesinas de América Latina

Una agenda frente al cambio climático
El cambio climático es una de las peores amenazas que enfrenta la humanidad, y afecta de manera directa las actividades de miles de mujeres rurales, indígenas y campesinas en América Latina, relacionadas a la producción de alimentos y la gestión de recursos naturales, actividades esenciales para el desarrollo de la...
2014 - OXFAM

Blog article
改变裸露的景观:部落农民的挑战

在印度奥里萨邦部落地区,林农轮作被 称为Pudu chaso,这样的农作方法对于维持农 作物的多样性是十分重要,并且产生各种栽 培方式。作物轮作,间作,和其他可持续农 业实践是Pudu农民传承传统知识的一部分, 这有助于创造他们所居住的景观。 然而,这一切都在受到不断的威胁。商 业伐木摧毁了部落的大片森林,在那里曾经 是部落的妇女用来采集食物和燃料的地方, 现在几乎完全消失。该地区还将继续遭受各 种破坏,人们通过修建道路、铁路和建水坝 来吸引企业的投资;但同时,部落土地和人 民生活也受到了破坏。在科拉普特区域,超 过一半的人(约一百万)已经由于新水库建 设而流离失所,超过一万公顷的森林土地被 破坏。
India
2014 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Book
Mulheres rurais e autonomia

Formação e articulação para efetivar políticas públicas nos Territórios da Cidadania
O Estado Brasileiro assumiu o compromisso de reduzir as desigualdades de gênero no nosso país reconhecendo as particularidades do meio rural. Para isto, desde 2003 vem implementando um conjunto de políticas e programas que buscam garantir direitos à cidadania e ao desenvolvimento econômico, bem como, promover a autonomia das mulheres...
Brazil
2014 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (MDA), Brasil

Newsletter
La CONAPAC a déposé un cahier de plaidoyer au Parlement

Comme décidé lors de la table-ronde sur la Déclaration de Maputo, tenue du 20 au 24 septembre 2014 à Kinshasa, la CONAPAC a mis en branle son plaidoyer en vue de l’augmentation de la part du budget national réservée à l’agriculture à au moins 10 %. Un cahier de plaidoyer...
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2014 - Confédération Nationale des Producteurs Agricoles du Congo (CONAPAC)

Fact sheet
Family Farmers: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farmers carefully manage their lands to sustain remarkably high levels of productivity despite having less access to productive resources such as agricultural inputs and support...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
Alternatives Rurales - Revue de communication et débat sur les alternatives agricoles et rurales

Le numéro 2 de la revue Alternatives Rurales est une revue qui a pour objectif d’offrir un espace de communication, réflexion et débat sur le développement rural et agricole au Maroc, mais aussi dans d’autres pays de la région.Cette revue s’adresse aux acteurs du développement agricole et rural, aux acteurs...
Morocco
2014 - Collectif Dynamiques Rurales, Innovations et Développement Durable (DRIDURA)

Video
Invisible Agriculture. Women in family farming (short version)

Two women farmers in Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa), Agnes Dago and Sekongo Sarke Coulibaly, show their daily activities and expose the challenges and obstacles they face in their life as women and farmers.    
Côte d'Ivoire
2014 - World Rural Forum (WRF)

Video
Gender equality and rural empowerment: Exchange of experiences in Guatemala and El Salvador

This video documents a joint initiative led by FAO and IFAD to enhance regional capacity building and knowledge management on gender, agriculture and rural livelihoods.
El Salvador - Guatemala
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Field guide to Adaptive Collaborative Management and improving women’s participation

The purpose of this manual is to provide practical guidance and examples of how to apply Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM) methods in communities and how to teach those methods to others. ACM is a collective problem-solving and management approach. With ACM everybody can participate, contribute their knowledge and learn together...
Nicaragua - Uganda
2014 - Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Working paper
Can market-based approaches to technology development and dissemination benefit women smallholder farmers?

A qualitative assessment of gender dynamics in the ownership, purchase, and use of irrigation pumps in Kenya and Tanzania
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organizations are increasingly using market-based approaches to disseminate technologies to smallholder farmers, and, although women are among their targeted group, little...
Kenya - United Republic of Tanzania
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Blog article
FAO : les ministres africains de l’agriculture doivent agir vite

A l'ouverture de la 28ème Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l'Afrique s'ouvre à Tunis (Mars 2014), l'Organisation invite les ministres africains de l'agriculture à l'action afin d'accélérer les investissements et les transformations en faveur des petits exploitants agricoles, notamment les jeunes et les femmes et fait un "état des lieux" de...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Family Farming, Sociologia ruralis, Aug. 2014

The United Nationals declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming to highlight the importance of family farms and smallholders farmers (International Year of Family Farming - IYFF). Throughout the world family farms constitute the majority of all farms, which underlines their importance for food security. FAO promotes the...
Lithuania - United States of America
2014

Report
A Preliminary Report on Seeds & Seed Practices across the United States

For too many people and communities around the world, the dominant agricultural model is causing economic hardship, the destruction of biological diversity, and the exploitation of earth’s ecological commons. It is a model based on the commodification of life. We can no longer continue the status quo that enables multinational...
United States of America
2014 - U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance
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