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Promouvoir les filières secondaires en milieu rural par une approche entrepreneuriale.

Une expérience en pays Androy (Sud de Madagascar)
Les agriculteurs de l'Androy, région rurale très enclavée, située à l'extrême Sud de Madagascar, soumis à des crises alimentaires récurrentes, cherchent à diversifier leurs activités économiques et à compléter leurs faibles revenus issus de l'agriculture. Les producteurs valorisent alors leurs ressources agroalimentaires et leurs savoir-faire artisanaux pour développer des activités économiques....
2009 - Professionnels du développement solidaire (Gret)

Red para la Gestión Territorial de Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (RED GTD)

La Red para la Gestión Territorial de Desarrollo Rural Sustentable es una iniciativa de cooperación para la gestión del conocimiento en torno a las políticas públicas para el desarrollo rural sustentable en México. Creada en 2009, la Red GTD destaca por sus aportes a la generación de conocimiento sobre la...
2009 - Red para la Gestión Territorial de Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (RED GTD)

Fact sheet
Fighting water scarcity in the Arab countries

The Arab countries account for more than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but less than 1 per cent of global water resources. And as a consequence of the phenomena associated with climate change, the region is facing an even greater water shortage. For 30 years now, IFAD and...
Jordan - Sudan
2009 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Fact sheet
IFAD and the League of Arab States

Poverty among the 22 members of the League of Arab States (LAS) is primarily a rural phenomenon. Established in 1945, the LAS promotes and coordinates integration among its 22 member states and strengthens cooperation at all levels: political, security, economic, social and cultural. IFAD is highly supportive of this process...
2009 - International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: BULGARIA

Permanent pastures are therein defined as utilized agricultural area used permanently for 5 or more years through cultivation (sowing) of grass fodder crops or through natural regeneration and is not included in the farm crop rotation. This area can be used for either grazing or mowing. All grass species that...
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Newsletter article
The Global Economic Crisis Hampers Human Development. How?

“For developing economies the current crisis means reduced demand for their exports, a decline in capital inflows and lower income from tourism. This One Pager discusses the transmission of the crisis from changes in aggregate variables to its impact on progress towards human development. The focus is on African economies”....
2009 - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: ESTONIA

Estonia falls into the Nemoral and Boreal biogeographical zones – regions naturally dominated by coniferous forests, with extensive mires. Farmers in at least certain parts in Estonia, as in other countries in these zones, traditionally made use of all the possible forage resources available to them to tide their animals...
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: FRANCE

Proposing a coherent and unified definition of permanent pastures in France is not easy in the detail neither from technical nor from administrative point of view. Starting from usual and specialised dictionaries, the definition of a “pasture” shows a certain blur between a general definition in which a pasture is...
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: NORTHERN IRELAND

The cross-compliance booklet for Northern Ireland states “Permanent pasture is defined as permanent grassland which is over five years old which has been declared on the Area Aid application in 2003. Land which has been ploughed and reseeded within the same year may be defined as permanent pasture”.
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

El empleo de las mujeres rurales

Lo que dicen las cifras
El presente estudio pone de relieve las trabas existentes para una mayor incorporación de las mujeres al mundo del trabajo: una estructura productiva que no crea suficientes empleos de buena calidad para ellas –y tampoco para los hombres– y una población femenina envejecida y con muy bajos niveles de calificación....
2009 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: SCOTLAND

Permanent pastures (PP) of various types dominate the Scottish agricultural landscape. Recent census-based statistics show that permanent pastures in the widest sense account for 82% of Scotland’s farmland, making up an estimated 75% of all land claimed in IACS.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Journal article
Permanent Pastures and Meadows under the CAP: SWEDEN

Sweden has a tradition of managing semi-natural pastures with a relatively high amount of trees and bushes. Some of the typical habitats also have low fodder value, but it is often not correlated with tree density. These pastures are mainly alvar grazing (habitat type 6280, Nordic alvar and Pre-Cambrian calcareous...
2009 - Europe Forum on nature conservation and pastoralism

Revista Mundos Rurales, octubre 2009, n° 1: Autonomías indígena originario campesinas, un nuevo desafío en Bolivia

El primer número de Mundos Rurales incluye artículos sobre: El largo proceso de Jesús de Machaqa hacia su autonomía indígena originaria ¿Qué tan plurinacional será la nueva Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional? Hacia las elecciones de diciembre 2009 El acceso de campesinos indígenas a la tierra es estratégico, ¿Qué presupuesto le asigna el Estado? El rol de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2009 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Working paper
Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflicts settings in the Arab States

Ongoing violent conflicts accentuate the challenges that women and men face in the rural areas of Iraq, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territories. The potential of cooperatives for sharing risk, pooling resources, learning together, generating income, and balancing work and family responsibilities, has yet to be actualized. Cooperatives in the...
Iraq - Lebanon - Palestine
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Tecnología y pequeña producción agropecuaria en la Argentina

Una caracterización basada en el censo nacional agropecuario 2002 y en estudios de caso
Este estudio intenta profundizar el conocimiento sobre los aspectos productivos y tecnológicos de los pequeños productores. En el presente estudio se reelaboró información censal sobre las producciones y tecnologías principales de la pequeña producción y sobre el impacto potencial de algunas tecnologías seleccionadas, y se indagó sobre algunas líneas fundamentales...
2009 - Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Nación - PROINDER, Proyecto de Desarrollo de Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios.

Journal article
Role of livestock projects in empowering women smallholder farmers for sustainable food security in rural Kenya

Women are a major human resource and assure adequate nutrition, health and cognitive development of their households and children in their formative years. However, women are over-represented among the poor, suffer heavy workloads and have little control over resources for family care. Poverty and food insecurity are enhanced by lack...

Conference paper
Landscape Agroecology: managing interactions between agriculture, nature and socio-economy

State of the art GIS and database technologies for landscape scale analysis and the modelling of land use and environmental impacts are presented. These methods have been developed at University of Aarhus in multidisciplinary collaboration with other research institutions throughout Europe; for example during the EU research projects and...
2009 - Green Week Scientific Conference

The India MPA Workshop Proceedings - Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Areas Implementation in India: Do Fishing Communities Benefit?, 21-22 January 2009, IMAGE Auditorium, Chennai, India

‘Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Area Implementation in India: Do Fishing Communities Benefit?’ is a workshop organized by ICSF at Chennai on 21-22 January 2009. This publication—the India MPA Workshop Proceedings—contains the prospectus of the workshop, a report of the proceedings and the consensus statement that was reached by organizations...
2009 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Organic agriculture and fair trade in Pacific island countries

The increased demand for high quality products in export markets, coupled with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) national desire to protect the environment, biodiversity and family farming structures, lead to assume that organic agriculture could offer good prospects for PICs development. Besides market opportunities, organic agriculture could increase PICs food self-reliance...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Kiribati - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Red de Acuicultura de las Américas (RAA)

a creación de la Red de Acuicultura de las Américas (RAA) es la concreción de una idea que viene ganando forma y fuerza desde los años setenta entre los países de América Latina y el Caribe por medio del apoyo de la FAO. Los pasos más firmes hacia la concreción fueron...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Guatemala - Nicaragua - Paraguay - Uruguay
2009 - Gobiernos de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay y Uruguay
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