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Working paper
Young people, agriculture, and employment in rural Africa

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture. Using notions of transitions and mobilities we set out a transformative work and opportunity space framework that privileges difference and diversity among work opportunities, rural areas and young people. We argue that...
2014 - Future Agricultures Consortium

Conference proceedings
Forage resources and ecosystem services provided by mountain and Mediterranean grasslands and rangelands

In constrained environments such as mountainous and Mediterranean areas the sustainable use of forage resources by domestic herbivores has to combine production, conservation of high environmental value areas and product quality. The sustainability of animal production systems relies on their ability to reconcile economic performance based on the added value...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Morocco - New Zealand - Norway - Portugal - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Uruguay
2014

Report
Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa

Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
The Eastern African region (which includes Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) is highly vulnerable to climate change and several of its major sectors (notably agriculture) that significantly contribute to the sub-region’s economies are at risk. About 80% of the population in East Africa depend on agriculture, which contributes to 40% of...
Ethiopia - Kenya - United Republic of Tanzania
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Hollow Lives: Women Left Behind in Rural China

This paper explores the situation of women left behind in villages when men out-migrate for work and what it implies for gender relations in rural China. It is based on questionnaire survey data that covers 400 left-behind women and extensive interviews in 10 rural communities. It reveals how the women...
China
2014 - College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD)

Conference proceedings
Organic Livestock Husbandry Towards More Sustainability

Proceedings IAHA Preconference and Workshop, 12. and 15. October 2014 IFOAM 18th Organic World Congress in Istanbul
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Manual de herramientas para Feriantes

Las ferias de la agricultura familiar atraviesan un proceso de expansión en todas las regiones del país. En 2009, un grupo de investigadores del INTA relevaron 144 ferias en todo el país. Un estudio reciente hecho por el MINAGRI actualizó esta cifra, cuatro años después, a más de 470 experiencias...
Argentina
2014 - Instituto Nacional Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Policy brief/paper
Improving policymaking for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

This paper investigates the role of knowledge management in African agricultural and rural development policies, and how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can contribute to enhance it. African Policymakers are aware of the importance of knowledge management; however, its actual use is constrained by inter-related factors encompassing the national context...
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Conference proceedings
Technology creation and transfer in small ruminants: roles of research, development services and farmer associations

Small ruminants are important for income generation and security, food supply and for development in rural Mediterranean areas especially in mountainous and marginal regions. Nevertheless, the adoption of cost-effective technologies and management practices for improving flock productivity and farmers' incomes is limited. This is largely due to socio-economic factors, such...
Algeria - Egypt - Morocco - Portugal - Spain - Tunisia - Türkiye
2014 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Statement
Declaración de Brasilia

Conferencia sobre Mujeres Rurales de América Latina y el Caribe en el Año de la Agricultura Familiar 2014
Las y los participantes y autoridades de los países de América Latina y el Caribe y personas invitadas de otras regiones , reunidos/as en Brasilia, del 10 al 12 de noviembre de 2014, con ocasión de la Conferencia sobre Mujeres Rurales de América Latina y el Caribe en el Año...
Brazil
2014 - CELAC

E-learning
Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas

This course describes how the information derived from remote sensing is obtained and best used for crop monitoring in a food security context. It outlines what the exact meanings of the products are and shows how their early warning and food availability information contents can be combined efficiently with other...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Policy brief/paper
Investing in smallholder family farmers… for the future we want

Smallholder family farmers are people working in any area of agriculture who derive a significant portion of their income from farming, involve members of the family in managing the farm and rely predominantly on family labour. These farms vary in size, ranging from 0.25 hectares to 10 hectares depending on...
2014 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Trimestral de la Representación de FAO en Ecuador

En el presente boletín se hace énfasis en las actividades relacionadas al año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar, el día Mundial del Agua, Quito como una de las 10 ciudades más verdes, logros de FAO Ecuador en el año 2013, conservación y uso sostenible de bosques y producción de semillas...
Ecuador
2014 - Oficina Nacional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Ecuador (FAO Ecuador)

Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Trimestral de la Representación de FAO en Ecuador

El boletín, correspondiente al segundo trimestre del año 2014, presenta las diferentes actividades llevadas a cabo por la Representación de FAO en Ecuador durante los meses de abril, mayo y junio del 2014. Entre las noticias se destaca el acto de lanzamiento del "Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar 2014". ...
Ecuador
2014 - Oficina Nacional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Ecuador (FAO Ecuador)

Blog article
"Let’s Be a Farmer", une initiative du soutien des jeunes à l'agriculture au Bénin

"Let's be a Farmer" est une initiative volontaire et  collaborative de l’ONG Youth Partnership and Agricultural  Development, une organisation chargée d’actions de  développement en milieu rural et périurbain au Bénin. L’initiative a consisté à mobiliser une centaine de jeunes  béninois et résidents, venant de différentes communes du Bénin,  pour trois...
Benin
2014 - La voix des jeunes

Article
Sustaining the Farming Household to Sustain the Farming

In the literature on sustainability of agriculture, both labourers and workers are conspicuously absent. Here, the sustainability of agriculture has been defined in terms of whether the farm household in question is able to yield an energy surplus when its members and the animals in its possession are obtaining an...
India
2014 - Department of Policy Studies, TERI University

Working paper
Changing Sources of Growth in Indian Agriculture

Implications for Regional Priorities for Accelerating Agricultural Growth
Indian agriculture was transforming from a cereal-based production system toward high-value crops (HVC) during the 1990s. However, food security concerns resurfaced during the first decade of the 21st century, and the policy environment tilted in favor of cereal-based production systems, especially rice and wheat. This paper revisits an earlier study...
India
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Photo gallery
Agroecology and energy

Slideshare presentation on Agroecology and Energy.
Cuba
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Book
Agricultura Familiar en América Latina y el Caribe

Recomendaciones de Política
El presente libro sistematiza experiencias y lecciones para contribuir al diálogo y formulación de políticas públicas, orientadas a hacer frente a los retos que enfrentan los agricultores familiares, rescatando experiencias y proyectos de fortalecimiento de la gestión de sus organizaciones, intensificación sostenible de su producción, el acceso a mercados y...
Brazil - Chile - Mexico
2014

Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Trimestral de la Representación de FAO en Ecuador

En el boletín, correspondiente al tercer trimestre del año 2014, se presentan las actividades llevadas a cabo durante los meses de julio, agosto y septiembre. En cuanto al tema de Agricultura Familiar, se destaca la conformación del Comité Nacional Interinstitucional del AIAF y el proceso de definición del concepto y...
Ecuador
2014 - Oficina Nacional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Ecuador (FAO Ecuador)

Newsletter
Boletín Informativo Trimestral de la Representación de FAO en Ecuador

El boletín, correspondiente al último trimestre del año 2014, presenta las actividades más importantes llevadas a cabo por la Representación de FAO en Ecuador durante los meses de octubre, noviembre y diciembre. En el documento se destaca la celebración del Día Mundial de la Alimentación, la implementación del proyecto "Apoyo...
Ecuador
2014 - Oficina Nacional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura en Ecuador (FAO Ecuador)
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