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Le projet AFS4Food :les systèmes agroforestiers au service de la sécurité alimentaire

Interview de Didier Snoeck, chercheur du Cirad et coordonnateur du projet AFS-4-Food, projet contracté par l’Union Africaine sur un financement de l’Union Européenne (EuropeAid). Le projet AFS4Food fait le pari d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et le bien-être des ménages ruraux africains grâce à une meilleure gestion de l’agroforgroforesterie dans trois zones d’études...
Cameroon - Kenya - Madagascar
2014

Conference proceedings
Voluntary standards for sustainable food systems: Challenges and opportunities. A Workshop of the FAO/UNEP Programme on Sustainable Food Systems

The FAO/UNEP joint programme is catalysing partnerships among United Nations agencies, other international agencies, governments, industry and civil society whose activities, together, can promote the necessary transition to sustainability. An Agri-food Task Force (ATF) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) has been established, comprised of representatives of Member States, United...
Costa Rica - Italy
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Meat and cheese are the future for Georgian farmers

The project aims to assist the modernisation of farming in Kvemo Kartli and reduce poverty in the region. The SDC is working on several fronts to help establish stable business links and improve the quality and quantity of the meat, milk and cheese produced. In particular, it helps local vets...
Georgia
2014

Fact sheet
PORTUGAL - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 8 billion in Portugal'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 Portugal to adapt...
Portugal
2014 - European Commission

Book
Anuario de estadísticas agropecuarias 2012-2013

Muestra información en cuanto a estadísticas de producción y estadísticas de precios de los principales productos agropecuarios, llevadas a cabo en el año agrícola 2012 – 2013. En el sitio web del cual es posible descargar este documento, es factible encontrar también las estadísticas de años anteriores.
El Salvador
2014

Project
Baltic Deal

Putting best agricultural practices into work Through transnational co-operation and farmers’ engagement
Knowledge exchange has been achieved by allowing people to meet in several hundred forums. Major conferences and seminars have acted as meeting points for advisors, experts and decision makers, enabling vivid discussions on all dimensions of nutrients. Small-scale farmer-to-farmer meetings have also been important in enabling more detailed discussions about...
Denmark - Estonia - Finland - Latvia - Lithuania - Poland - Sweden
2014

Article
Coopération agricole de production : quand l’activité agricole se distribue entre exploitation et ction collective de proximité

De nouvelles formes d’action collective de proximité émergent en France entre les agriculteurs. À partir de modalités plus ou moins anciennes (coopérative, association, groupement d’employeurs, etc.), se constituent des groupes d’agriculteurs qui élaborent leurs projets de manière collective, de façon inédite avec peu de références, et parfois sans accompagnement institutionnel....
2014 - EDP Sciences

Fact sheet
ROMANIA - Common Agricultural Policy

Over the next 7 years, the CAP will invest nearly EUR 20 billion in Romania's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities defined at EU level include: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, Romania has flexibility to adapt both direct payments and rural development programmes to its...
Romania
2014 - European Commission

Report
Agriculture and livestock survey communal lands 2012

This Report presents the results of the 2011-2012 Agriculture and Livestock Survey (ALS) in communal lands conducted by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency
Zimbabwe
2014 - Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency

Report
Nutrition sensitivity

How agriculture can improve child nutrition
In 2011 it is estimated 3.1 million children under the age of 5 years died because of malnutrition. Many more were stunted and suffered poor cognitive development. The economic loss from malnutrition is enormous – around 16% of GDP in some countries. Agriculture provides food to a country’s population and...
2014 - Save the Children UK

Website
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG)

Sitio oficial del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería del Gobierno de El Salvador, donde se encuentran las principales noticias e informaciones ligadas al sector.
El Salvador
2014 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG)

Manual
Uso y acceso a las energías renovables en territorios rurales

Guía metodológica
Este documento tiene el propósito de construir una guía metodológica que considera la captura, sistematización y difusión de lecciones aprendidas y experiencias en uso y acceso de energías renovables en los territorios rurales de la Región Andina, para su respectiva promoción en las políticas públicas o inclusión, como insumo para...
2014 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Fact sheet
SLOVAKIA - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 4.5 billion in Slovakia's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been fined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to the Slovakia to...
Slovakia
2014 - European Commission

Newsletter article
Field Days Fair

A learning experience for family farmers in Turkey
During the four-day fair (21- 25 May 2014, Izmir, Turkey), in cooperation with Garanti Bank, FAO Representation in Turkey launched small workshops for participant farmers with the purpose of introducing integrated crop and pest management (IPM) methods and the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach.
Türkiye
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Securing the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Ethiopia

Water is one of the most scarce resources for African farmers. Access to enough water in semi-arid regions is a huge challenge and shortages can lead to the loss of lives and livelihoods in times of drought. With climate change, water conservation will only become more imperative. Ethiopia has one...
Ethiopia
2014 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Report
STRUCTURE OF AGRICULTURAL FARMS

This document presents final data related to the structure of agricultural holdings in Croatia in 2013.
Croatia
2014 - Croatian Bureau of Statistics

Magazine article
Characterization of peasant family farming, Cayes-Jacmel Commune, Haiti

Small-scale agriculture is a topic that has drawn the attention of many State agencies, local, regional and international during the last few years, due to their importance in the food production and poverty reduction in rural communities of the world. In this context, the present investigation had as its objective...
Haiti
2014 - Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh)

Working paper
Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture

Principles and approaches
Agriculture is facing an unprecedented confluence of pressures that urges for profound changes in our food and agriculture (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture) systems. Building on extensive work that promotes sustainability in various production systems, FAO proposes to integrate these into a single Sustainable Food and Agriculture approach. This approach...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
Fiji: Under the Sleeping Giant

A group of twenty young Fijian farmers dream of earning enough money to support their siblings. Their plan? To farm papaya organically and to access the premium price that the organic market pays. But they can only do this if their product is certified organic. With the prohibitively high cost...
Fiji
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development

Case study
Securing the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Ethiopia

Water is one of the most scarce resources for African farmers. Access to enough water in semi-arid regions is a huge challenge and shortages can lead to the loss of lives and livelihoods in times of drought. With climate change, water conservation will only become more imperative. Ethiopia has one...
Ethiopia
2014 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
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