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Land degradation and smallholder farmers’ response

A case of villages in the southern parts of Ludewa District, Iringa Region
A cross sectional study was conducted to investigate response of smallholder farmers to land degradation in the southern parts of Ludewa District. The study involved 240 respondents randomly selected from stratified population based on gender and type of village. Besides, focus group discussions were made to gauge farmers’ opinions based...
United Republic of Tanzania
2012 - Open University of Tanzania

Líneas y variedades de algodón (Gossypium sp.) de fibra larga y extralarga para mercados de exportación

Resultados de la investigación en algodón, ensayos de rendimiento y pruebas regionales 2009 a 2011
El algodón es producido en el mundo por alrededor de 100 países, pero solamente un pequeño grupo de ellos concentra en gran parte la producción mundial. En los últimos años esta producción mundial alcanzó las 67,3 millones de toneladas, de las cuales el 75 % se concentró en 6 países,...
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Ola invernal tecnologías para recuperar el sector agropecuario

Guía de campo para la identificación y manejo de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de fríjol
Corpoica a través del componente fitosanitario del proyecto de ola invernal en el Caribe seco, ejecutado desde el C.I. Caribia, además de realizar el diagnóstico de la situación sanitaria de los cultivos de mayor importancia afectados durante esa temporada invernal, se trazó como meta el acopio de información técnica y...
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Technical paper
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Mali

The paper further examines the effectiveness of public investment, namely research and development for agriculture, as a crucial measure for adaptation. The large amount of resources that would be necessary to avoid the worst case scenario suggests the necessity of continued support from the international community to improve food security...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Farm-connected CSAs should offer more than just ‘veggie subscriptions’

Today, while many models like this still exist, there are also some CSAs that have abandoned entirely the notion of sharing the risk. In crowded markets like the San Francisco Bay Area, farms like Full Belly Farm and Capay Organic allow members to join for as little as one month....

Modelo productivo para el cultivo de maíz y soya en la Altillanura colombiana: (paquete tecnológico)

El maíz y la soya, además de integrar la dieta de la alimentación humana se utiliza como materia prima en la elaboración de alimentos balanceados para animales, en particular en aves y cerdos. Con el propósito de reubicar las fuentes de producción, procesamiento, aprovechamiento y acceso a los mercados tanto...
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Characteristics of Private Farms and Family Farm Labour in Hungary by Settlement Size

The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO) conducted a general agricultural census (ÁMÖ) in 2010, where enterprises and households performing agricultural activity were surveyed. According to the preliminary results, the number of private farms fell significantly in the last ten years. The present study concentrates on these farms and their labour...

Journal article
Review of the evidence base for ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change

Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation (EbA) integrate the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services into an overall strategy for helping people adapt to climate change. To date, insight into these approaches has often been based on reports from isolated anecdotal case studies. Although these are informative, and provide evidence that people...

Working paper
Greening the Economy with Agriculture

This document has been prepared with the generous support of the Federal Office for Agriculture of Switzerland. The document includes a series of four working papers seeking to support discussions on the green economy of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) process. The draft papers were presented and...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
European Orchard in the North of Moldova

Although he comes from a family of teachers, and graduated from a pedagogical department, he focused on another field. Like many other Moldovans, he worked for some years abroad. When he returned home, he decided it was time for him to build his future in his own country, closer to...
Republic of Moldova

Journal article
El marco institucional de la agricultura familiar en Costa Rica

El propósito de este estudio del universo es responder a las siguientes preguntas: ¿Quiénes son, cuántos y dónde se localizan los agricultores familiares que serán perjudicados y beneficiados por la apertura comercial y por las políticas públicas en el sector?, ¿cuáles son los potenciales impactos que se esperan de la...
Costa Rica
2012 - Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA)

Manejo de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de maracuyá amarillo (Passiflora edulis) fo. Flavica O. Deg en el norte del Valle del Cauca

Ola Invernal. Tecnologías para recuperar el sector agropecuario
En el norte del Valle del Cauca el cultivo de maracuyá amarillo ha presentado diferentes problemas fitosanitarios; algunos de estos continúan vigentes después de la temporada de lluvias excesivas que generó el Fenómeno de La Niña y que afectó el suroccidente colombiano durante el segundo semestre de 2010 y primer...
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Inclusión de la agricultura familiar en cadenas de valor

Proyecto Paraguay Inclusivo, informe de diseño del proyecto
El Proyecto “Inclusión de la Agricultura Familiar en Cadenas de Valor” tiene como objetivo: “contribuir a incrementar los activos, los ingresos y calidad de vida de los agricultores familiares campesinos pobres y población rural pobre, mediante su inserción en forma sostenible, y a través de sus organizaciones sociales representativas, en...
2012 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería Paraguay

Magazine article
Prosperity was Born in the Country

The one who works with dedication can achieve obvious and valuable results in Moldova as well. The entrepreneur Svetlana Dodon strongly believes in it. She has developed her small family business into a prosperous, promising business. She decided to grow strawberries, because strawberries are always in great demand. And she...
Republic of Moldova

Conservation agriculture: opportunities for intensified farming and environmental conservation in dry areas

A synthesis of research and trials with smallholder farmers in drylands systems; benefits and constraints to adoption. Farmer experiences and potential for uptake in Iraq, Syria, Morocco and Tunisia.
This report presents examples, approaches and evidence on conservation agriculture and its potential for use in low-income countries. It is designed to help policy makers and development partners appreciate the issues and evaluate how conservation agriculture can contribute to rural development and food security goals, paving the way for its...
Australia - Iraq - Morocco - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Consumption and perception of processed fruits in the Western Balkan region

The aim of the study was to gain a better understanding of the consumption and perception of processed fruits in Western Balkan countries in order to support consumer-oriented product development. In-depth interviews (n ¼ 183) were used to explore the consumption of processed fruits, the motives to consume such fruits...
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Montenegro - Serbia - Slovenia - North Macedonia

Blog article
WFP and GIZ’s integrated approach helps farmers in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, WFP and the German Government’s development agency, GIZ, are working together to improve the food security of vulnerable people in rural Manicaland. Since 2009, not only has WFP managed the logistics and warehousing of GIZ’s largest agricultural project in Zimbabwe, but recently the project has also adopted WFP’s...
2012 - World Food Programme (WFP)

Sistemas Ingeniosos del Patrimonio Agrícola Mundial (SIPAM). La Agricultura de Chiloé

En este segundo Boletín informativo se seguirá comunicando acerca de activididades y logros del proyecto SIPAM, con la intención de que cada vez más actores del territorio puedan conocer y participar de esta iniciativa.
2012 - Universidad Austral de Chile

Policy brief/paper
Cooperatives in small-scale fisheries

Enabling successes through community empowerment
Cooperatives in the small-scale fisheries sector are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty – harsh realities for many of the world’s small-scale fishers. Communities with successful community-based organizations are better off than those without (Ostrom, 1990). Successful...
Brazil - Mexico
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

​L’élevage en agriculture biologique

L’intégration de l’élevage dans les exploitations agricoles est l’un des principes de l’agriculture biologique. Dans les zones tempérées et arides, l'élevage des animaux joue un rôle important dans le recyclage des nutriments, alors qu'il est moins souligné dans les tropiques humides. Les soins, la formation et l'alimention des animaux sont...
2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO TECA
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