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Perspectives of Agricultural Cooperatives in Romania

Due to concentration or development strategies, in recent years, worldwide, farmers are faced with a fundamental strategic decisions, namely to choose how to act better, in conditions of uncertainty, to make farms viable, profitable, resistance to competition, with markets and efficiency in accessing financial funds. Alternatively, farmers realize different forms...

Nourrir les villes, défi de l'agricultureure familiale.

Des innovations locales et paysannes en Afrique de l'Ouest
La Fondation de France et le Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CFSI) ont lancé le programme Promotion de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAFAO) en 2009. Centré sur la question « Comment une agriculture familiale durable peut-elle nourrir les villes ? », il accompagne les productrices et les...
2014 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CFSI)

Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar: retrospectiva y prospectiva

El objetivo de este documento es hacer una restrospectiva del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar en el contexto de la institucionalidad surgida para el sector en América Latina y el Caribe, revisando los logros alcanzados a partir del AIAF 2014.
2014 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA),

Magazine article
Rural reality check in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia gained its independence in 1991 when it peacefully seceded from Yugoslavia. In 2005, the EU recognized it as a Candidate country. Formal negotiations for the country’s accession to the Union were recommended by the European Commission every year since 2009, but have been delayed...
North Macedonia
2014 - EU Agriculture and Rural development

Handbook On Agroecology: Farmer's Manual on Sustainable Practices

"This booklet is aimed to educate and inform farmers about diverse possibility of sustainable and safe food production methods and its techniques. This handbook is designed as a practical guide to these different practices of agroecology and their specific principles, techniques and strategies.We hope that these practical techniques would help...
2014 - Focus on the Global South

Conservation des Sols et Sécurité Alimentaire : une préoccupation commune pour les agricultures paysannes du Mali et du Maroc

  Le projet « Conservation des sols et sécurité alimentaire : une préoccupation commune pour les agricultures paysannes du Mali et du Maroc », appelé plus simplement « AC Maroc-Mali », a démarré en janvier 2010. La fin du projet était prévue initialement pour le 31/12/2012, cependant celle-ci a été reportée...
Mali - Morocco

"Una vita sinergica" ( A synergistic life)

Professional documentaries on young farmers, winners of the third edition of the national contest of Mipaaf / National Rural Network "New Success factors", which selects the best practices in rural development made by young farmers who have benefited from the EAFRD funds. The documentaries are made by young professionals selected...

Blog article
Agricultura y la FAO promueven la agricultura familiar

El Ministerio de Agricultura y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), firmaron un acuerdo para ejecutar un proyecto de agricultura familiar que busca mejorar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de los productores en tres provincias del país. Tras la firma del acuerdo, el ministro...
Dominican Republic
2014 - Ministerio de Agricultura de República Dominicana

Fact sheet
LATVIA - Common Agricultural Policy

Between 2014 and 2020, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 2.5 billion in Latvia's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Latvia to adapt both...
2014 - European Commission

Working paper
Farmers’ Perceptions of Water Policies: A Case Study from the Jordanian Badia

This report reviews a case study of farmers’ perceptions of policies and regulations to improve water security in the Jordanian Badia. The aim is to improve water management and conservation by engaging all stakeholders, in particular farmers and rural communities, in this common goal.
2014 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Working paper
Closing the Gender Asset Gap

Learning from Value Chain Development in Africa and Asia
Strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market is currently a development priority. Although value chain analysis has increasingly incorporated gender issues, the intersection between women’s asset endowments and their participation in market-oriented agriculture receives minimal attention. This...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Gwadar-Lasbela Livelihood Support Project (GLLSP)

The Gwadar-Lasbela Livelihoods Support Project will cover the two coastal districts of Gwadar and Lasbela in the province of Balochistan, where over 60 per cent of the population live in poverty. The project will primarily target poor rural households in 382 villages in Gwadar and Lasbela, including small-scale landowners or landless...
2014 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Agricultura familiar: Desde una perspectiva de igualdad de género

Sistematización del Encuentro de UPFs
El presente documento es una publicación del Programa de Desarrollo Integral Interdisciplinario (PRODII) en el año internacional de la agricultura familiar. En noviembre de 2013 el PRODII organizó el encuentro de unidades productivas familiares con la fi nalidad de visibilizar, valorar y dar el reconocimiento a la participación activa de las...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2014 - Programa de Desarrollo Integral Interdisciplinario (PRODII)

Stafva Farm, Gotland

Stafva farm has been in the von Corswant family since 1862. At present Patrik von Corswant is the owner and responsible for the management. The farm formerly comprised about 550 ha but is now divided between several owners.   The main farm has about 50 hectares of arable land and 50...
2014 - Baltic Deal

Fact sheet
LUXEMBOURG - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 3371 million in Luxembourg's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Luxembourg to adapt...
2014 - European Commission

Principles and Guidelines for Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

For several years, Indigenous Peoples have requested the GEF to develop a formal policy and guidance related to engagement with Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Peoples base these requests on a desire to ensure that their contributions to sustainable development and environmental protection continue to be recognized and promoted. Indigenous Peoples have also...
2014 - The Global Environmental Facility

Magazine article
Rural reality check in Montenegro

Agriculture dominates the rural economy. Pastures and meadows occupy 90% of the farmland and the remaining 10% is mainly devoted to horticulture, vineyards and orchards. The structure of farming is dominated by small family farms, which provide all or most of their income for over 50,000 rural households, many of...
2014 - EU Agriculture and Rural development

Conference paper
COFO/2014/4.4 Rev.1. Committee on Forestry, Forests and family farming, 22nd session, Rome, Italy, 23-27 June 2014

The Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) took place in FAO headquarters this week (23-27 June). In light of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the topic of forests and family farming is one of the key agenda items this year. The International Year of Family Farming provides an...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In the words of family farmers: Indonesia

For seaweed farmer Hassan Heremba Basri teaching his children everything he knows about farming will ensure their successful future.
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Making Agroecology Viable for Small Farmers: Experiences from the Field

"The practices illustrated through these case studies are being extensively shared among farmers from across the country. These local practices are not just ways of thinking or alternatives; they are based on the specialized knowledge and practices of people and communities.They contain insights that when appropriately applied, can help farmers...
2014 - Focus on the Global South
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