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Article
The organic ambition 2017 programme

Organic farming : key advantages to be encouraged
Organic farming and its products represent a dynamic and buoyant sector of the economy, one that has doubled in size over the last five years. It is also an industry that creates jobs across the country as a whole, with an average of 50% more jobs on organic holdings than...
France
2013

Policy brief/paper
Anteproyecto de Ley Marco de soberanía, seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y derecho a la alimentación

Este anteproyecto tiene por objeto establecer una política de Estado que garantice el derecho humano a la alimentación adecuada para toda la población, logre y fortalezca la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y la soberanía alimentaria, en forma progresiva y sin regresiones.
Paraguay
2013 - Honorable Cámara de Senadores del Congreso Nacional de Paraguay

Conference proceedings
The Bangladesh model and other experiences in family poultry development

Stimulated by work pioneered in Bangladesh, the paper outlines a conceptual framework for using poultry as a tool in poverty alleviation. There is now evidence from several coun- tries that small poultry enterprises with adequate institutional support targeting the poorest rural women and their families can help them take the...
Bangladesh - Benin - Burkina Faso - Kenya - Morocco - Mozambique - Uganda - Viet Nam
2013 - International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD)

Journal article
Prevalence of mastitis in dairy cows from smallholder farms in Zimbabwe

A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of sub-clinical and clinical mastitis and the associated factors in cows from selected smallholder dairy farms in Zimbabwe. Physical examinations were conducted on all lactating cows for evidence of signs of clinical mastitis. Composite milk samples were collected from all lactating...
Zimbabwe
2013

Policy brief/paper
Large-scale Land Deals, Food Security and Local Livelihoods

Large-scale foreign land acquisitions - land grabs - are major and real concerns for African populations.   The consequences of land deals are highly significant for local populations and the environment. Some see economic opportunities for local communities through employment and income generated from leasing or selling land. Others see land...
Ethiopia - Malawi
2013 - Future Agricultures Consortium

Video
Working together in Mozambique

Staff of the three UN food agencies -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - received an Award of Excellence which recognized their outstanding collaboration in Mozambique. The country teams have been working together effectively to bring...
Mozambique
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Short food supply chains and local food systems in the EU

In recent years, as global food chains have expanded, a large array of terms has been used in academic, policy, technical or civic debates to illustrate innovative re-organisations of food supply chains aiming at re-connecting producers and consumers and re-localising agricultural and food production. These include short supply chains, alternative...
European Union
2013 - European Commission

Report
Encuesta nacional de salud y nutrición del Ecuador (ENSANUT)

Resumen ejecutivo
Este resumen ejecutivo presenta los resultados relevantes de la ENSANUT-ECU referentes a las prácticas de lactancia materna y alimentación complementaria; el estado nutricional a partir de indicadores antropométricos y bioquímicos; la situación del consumo de alimentos; los factores de riesgo de enfermedades crónicas; la actividad física y el sedentarismo de...
Ecuador
2013 - Ministerio de Salud Pública

E-learning
Foundations of CountrySTAT

This e-learning course provides the essential knowledge to fully appreciate the use and benefits of CountrySTAT.
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations FAO

Book
Ending poverty: Learning from good practices of small and marginal farmers.

Since 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Self- Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India have been collaborating in an interactive and mutual learning process: the Exposure and Dialogue Programme (EDP). The EDP comprises a short home stay and a sequence of reflections and...
2013

Case study
Paraguay: Alimentación escolar y las posibilidades de compra directa de la agricultura familiar

Estudio nacional de Paraguay
Durante más de un año, el Gobierno de Brasil y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y Agricultura (FAO) realizaron estudios en ocho países: Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay y Perú con una visión intersectorial acerca de la oferta de alimentación escolar en estos...
Paraguay
2013 - Organización de la Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Article
Pastoralism: the custodian of China’s grasslands

Scientific evidence is mounting that rangeland degradation is intensifying and expanding in China’s rangelands, as a consequence of 30 years of inappropriate policies, as well as climate change. Such policies have simultaneously brought negative impacts to herder livelihoods and to the development of pastoral society. Policies have included grasslands property...
China
2013 - The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Video
Fédération des AMAP de Picardie - Etre paysan en AMAP (1)

Les quatre témoignages présentés ici de paysans bio en AMAP (maraîchers, éleveuse, boulangère), montrent l’intérêt pour chacun d’être partenaire en AMAP : cela sécurise les producteurs en garantissant les débouchés, leur permet de parler de leur métier et d’être en contact régulier avec les acheteurs. Avoir le profil d’un paysan, c’est...
France
2013 - AMAP

Conference/Meeting
Coping with the food and agriculture challenge

Smallholders' agenda. Preparations and outcomes of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
This document was prepared under the supervision of Nadia El-Hage Scialabba, as part of “Preparations and Follow-up to Rio+20”, a project of the FAO Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NRD). It highlights the positions and common agenda of small-scale farmers´ organizations who participated in Rio+20 with the support of...
Angola - Brazil - Cabo Verde - Guinea-Bissau - Mozambique - Portugal
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Tecnología de bajo costo: guía para el almacenamiento hermético de semillas y granos

Los cálculos más conservadores sostienen que el pequeño agricultor pierde por lo menos el 30 por ciento de su maíz o su frijol cuando los almacena de forma inadecuada. En muchos casos, las perdidas suelen ser mayores. Almacenar de forma inadecuada puede obedecer a por lo menos tres factores que...
Nicaragua
2013 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Book part
East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis - Madagascar

Although Madagascar’s economy is agrarian, much of the land is unsuitable for cultivation because of mountainous terrain, extensive lateralization, and inadequate or irregular rainfall. Only about 5 percent of the land area is cultivated at any one time, of which 16 percent is irrigated. In addition to providing livelihoods for...
Madagascar
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Project
Market and Pasture Management Development Project

The objective of the Market and Pasture Management Development Project is to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods of nomadic herder households and households living in permanent settlements in soums (districts) and aimags (provinces). The project focuses on three components: • Market development• Pasture management• climate change adaptation The project is aligned with Mongolia's Agricultural Development Strategy...
Mongolia
2013 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Report
Encuesta de superficie y producción agropecuaria continua (ESPAC) 2013

La Encuesta de superficie y producción agropecuaria continua (ESPAC) se realiza durante el último trimestre de cada año, el INEC efectúa una investigación del sector agrícola y pecuario, a través de la cual se obtiene información de las distintas especies que se desarrollan en el país. La encuesta registra información de la...
Ecuador
2013 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)

Website
Fundación Heifer Perú

Heifer Perú es una organización de cooperación internacional de desarrollo rural, con sede central en Arkansas, Estados Unidos, y legalmente reconocida desde 1994 ante las instancias del Estado Peruano, inscrita legalmente con Ficha N° 214549 en el Registro de Mandatos del Registro Público de Lima y acreditada ante la APCI -Agencia...
Peru
2013 - Fundación Heifer Perú

Project
Appuyer la pérennisation des filières agricoles

Le travail effectué par le Programme d’Appui Participatif à l’Agriculture Familiale et à la Pêche Artisanale (PAPAFPA), et précédemment par le Programme d’Appui à la Promotion de l’Agriculture Familiale (PNAPAF) qui le précédait (financé par la coopération française et le FIDA), a généré des résultats probants en matière de structuration...
Sao Tome and Principe
2013 - Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
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