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Sistematización de prácticas de conservación de suelos y aguas para la adaptación al cambio climático

Metodología basada en WOCAT para América Latina y el Caribe
Este libro presenta la metodología WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies - Panorama Mundial de Enfoques y Tecnologías de la Conservación) para la sistematización de técnicas y enfoques que permiten la recuperación de suelos y aguas y su uso sostenible. Aprovecha la experiencia de este enfoque y promueve...
Chile
2014 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Rural futures. How much should markets rule?

The paper distinguishes different approaches to markets in, and affecting, rural sub-Saharan Africa, and present some associated policies, notably ‘market-friendly’ and ‘market-challenging’. We then propose a political economy approach as a more satisfactory way of grasping the complex social dynamics of ‘real markets’ and their forms of unequal power. This...
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Report
Insights and experiences of women smallholder farmers in Ghana and Rwanda

Women’s rights to sustainable livelihoods project
The Women’s Rights to Sustainable Livelihoods project (2012 - 2015) is an innovative four-year intervention designed by ActionAid International and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It aims to pilot practical solutions to promote sustainable livelihoods and reduce the unpaid care work of women smallholder farmers. The project...
Ghana - Rwanda
2014 - ActionAid International

Policy brief/paper
Fulfilling the promise of African agriculture

IFAD in Africa
Agriculture plays a significant role in Africa, accounting for about 30 per cent of GDP south of the Sahara, as well as a significant proportion of export value. Not surprisingly, in most African countries, 60 per cent or more of employees work in agriculture. Yet this barely scrapes the surface...
Kenya - Madagascar - Morocco - Nigeria
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Project
Projet d’appui à l’autonomisation économique des ménages d’agro-éleveurs de la région des Plateaux, au Togo

Les paysans togolais doivent de plus en plus composer avec les aléas causés par les changements climatiques tels que l’appauvrissement et la fuite des sols, la prolifération de maladies et la raréfaction des ressources en eau. Dans son nouveau projet, Elevages et Solidarité des Familles pour le Togo (ESFT) cherche...
Togo
2014 - Elevages et Solidarité des Familles pour le Togo (ESFT)

Video
The Netherlands - Tuinderij De Stroom – Growing strong through collaboration!

Tuinderij De Stroom is an organic vegetable farm in a small village in the Netherlands. It is owned and managed by three young women who have proven that it is still possible to start land-based farming activities with low financial investments. In 2005, Welmoet de Waard (35) and Angelien Hertgers (33)...
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
2014 - Future Farmers in the Spotlight

Magazine article
Traditional products promoted by regional marketing

The project is an initiative of 21 regional restaurants and inns, which have developed their own common brand and are offering the traditional cuisine of the region, based on quality products. Cooperation around the ALMO concept has covered the entire production chain for high quality beef. The project was developed...
Austria
2014

Website
Asociación Coordinadora Nacional de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo de Costa Rica y Panamá (CNCJ-CR-P)

La Asociación Coordinadora Nacional de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo de Costa Rica y Panamá(CNCJ-CR-P); nació en Asamblea General Constitutiva, celebrada en Santa Rosa de Santo Domingo de Heredia, el día 27 de Marzo de 2009. La Coordinadora Nacional de Comercio Justo de Costa Rica y Panamá ha sido creada para...
Costa Rica - Panama
2014 - Asociación Coordinadora Nacional de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo de Costa Rica y Panamá (CNCJ-CR-P)

Video
FAO climate change in Tanzania

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is in Tanzania, where climate change is taking a toll on local populations. FAO-backed initiatives are making it easier for farmers and families to produce crop varieties that grow in dry conditions. Plus, new soil methods are increasing production and energy-saving stoves...
United Republic of Tanzania
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report part
La agricultura familiar en América Latina

Un nuevo análisis comparativo
En este capítulo se realiza una introducción general del estado actual de las discusiones sobre la agricultura familiar en Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala y México, como parte de un proyecto más amplio titulado “Análisis de pobreza y desigualdad rural en América Latina” que realizó RIMISP para el FIDA en...
Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Guatemala - Mexico
2014 - Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA)

Video
France - Choose the rural alternative!

Anne Giraud (28) and Remi Lonjon (30) started their small-scale organic berry farm in the mountains near La Brigue in the South of France with the help of Terre de Liens. Next to the organic fresh small-fruit, marmalades and syrups they sell eggs from their 60 chicken on weekly farming...
France
2014 - Future Farmers in the Spotlight

Policy brief/paper
The rehabilitation of agricultural input subsidies?

In recent years large-scale agricultural input subsidies have had a contested ‘rehabilitation’ in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reviews the changing paradigms, politics and theories associated with input subsidies’ decline and rise, and the implementation and impacts of recent large-scale programmes. Empirical evidence is patchy, and their impacts contested and dependent...
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Conference proceedings
Addressing gender gap in agriculture and the rural sector in the Near East and North Africa

In the Near East and North Africa (NENA), the role of women in agriculture and the rural sector has increased significantly. In many countries of the region, agricultural incomes no longer suffice to sustain the livelihoods of rural men and women. This has resulted, in particular, in massive migration of...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Purchase for Progress - P4P Rwanda

In Rwanda, P4P focuses on supporting the government’s efforts to boost agricultural production, on increasing the income of smallholder farmers and developing the agricultural market. In order to reduce post-harvest losses, P4P and partners support farmers’ cooperatives with training in post-harvest handling, equipment and storage facilities. Cooperatives also receive training...
Rwanda
2014 - World Food Programme (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P)

Report
Un pincelazo a las estadísticas con base a datos de censos

Censo nacional agropecuario 2013
El objetivo general de un Censo Agropecuario es contar con información actualizada y estructural de las actividades agrícola, ganadera, forestal, caza, pesca y otras, a través de la cuantificación de las Unidades Productivas Agropecarias (UPA), que permitan establecer políticas, planes y programas de desarrollo que favorezcan al sector agropecuario. En el...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2014 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)

Manual
Una huerta para todos

Manual de auto-instrucción. Quinta edición revisada y ampliada, Chile
La presente quinta edición (2014) se fortalece de la experiencia recogida en las versiones anteriores y adapta sus contenidos especialmente a la realidad chilena y a las necesidades locales de potenciar una alimentación saludable. Busca convertirse en un aporte a la nutrición y salud de la población local, al entregar...
Chile
2014 - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Audio
The future of agriculture: farm technology for small scale farmers

Modern farming technologies have eased the burden of hard labour for many farmers worldwide. However, many of the world’s farmers – mainly small scale farmers – still lack the technology to efficiently reap their crops. From a single farmer in Africa servicing his local community to the overarching need to...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Family farming in Latin America

A new comparative analysis
This chapter provides a general introduction to current discussions on family farming in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia and Ecuador, as part of a larger project titled “Analysis of rural poverty and inequality in Latin America” produced by RIMISP for IFAD in 2013. Our analysis of family...
Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Guatemala - Mexico
2014 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Journal article
Implications of climate variability and change for smallholder crop production in different areas of Zimbabwe

Sustainable food production in the rain-fed smallholder sector of Zimbabwe is imperative in current and future climates given the increasing proportion and role of the sector in food security. Backgrounds of the smallholder sector include low resource bases, declining soil productivity, climate variability and increasing human population. Impacts of climatic...
Zimbabwe
2014

Audio
The forgotten role of forest producers as small scale farmers

Forest producers are often seen as marginal players within the agricultural sector. However, 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihoods and daily needs. This raises a number of interesting questions regarding the importance of forest producers. Among them, if the role of forest producers is...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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