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Farming as equals

How supporting women's rights and gender equality makes the difference
This report takes seven concrete examples of policy interventions which highlight good practice for focusing on women, and combines this with wider evidence to draw out key lessons for delivering stronger outcomes for women smallholder farmers. It then looks at the current role that different institutions and donors are playing...
2011 - ActionAid International

Magazine article
货架上的食品,市场上的主权

我们的妇女和粮食主权物品收件箱中包含处理当地和区域粮食市场的好几篇文章. 为了给你一个关于种种市场机会意见和妇女所面临的约束, 我们总结了一些用品.
Armenia - Ghana - Mauritania - Nepal
2011 - Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Manual
Making CAADP work for women farmers

A review of progress in six countries
The Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) aims to revitalize African farming in order to reduce rural poverty and hunger. This is a massively important undertaking for a continent where a third of the population continue to struggle with chronic malnutrition. But is CAADP getting the right strategies, policies and...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2011 - ActionAid International

Video
"Famiglie rurali oggi". Rural Families Today

Documentary "Rural families today" National Rural Network Family farm in Terracina (LT) - Lazio
Italy
2011 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Access to information

This newsletter also contains a special Dossier on Radio & ICTs in Rural Areas that puts together a variety of experiences in this field, from an electronic forum on Gender, ICTs and Rural Livelihoods, over participatory community radio to empower rural women and men, to the use of different methodologies...
Burkina Faso - Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Senegal - Uganda
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Local agri‐food products of women’s cooperatives. The ‘feminine side’ of quality

Rural women’s small businesses engaged in the production of local agri‐food products have been flourishing in the Greek countryside the last years responding to an emerging consumer demand for food of “specific quality”. Such successful initiatives have been particularly developed with co‐operative form, scattered throughout the country, both in the...
Greece
2010

Journal article
妇女与粮食主权

在全世界有25亿以上的小农户从事粮食的 种植、收获和加工,其中半数以上是妇女。妇 女们的知识、劳动在当地多样化的食物体系的 可持续发展中,特别在发展中国家,发挥了重 要作用。
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Journal article
中国西南地区畜牧业发展项目

女性参与,人人受益
在云南省滇西北广大的农村地区,妇女在畜牧业生产中扮演着一个非常重要的角色。然而,在以政府为主导的技术推广与培训活动中,妇女往往被排斥在外或很少有机会参与。近年来,为了改善妇女的这种状况,云南省生物多样性和传统知识研究会的“滇西北农牧区生计改良项目”采取和实施了一系列的针对妇女发展的措施和策略。通过增加女性村民对项目活动的参与和提高女性兽医技术人员的专业能力,降低了畜牧业生产中的风险和提高了家庭的经济收入。同时,在农业生产中,女性村民变得更加自信并意识到她们的决策权利。
China
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Report
Women marginalised farmers

Mobilising for change
Using lessons from the case studies this paper draws out five practical steps in reaching and supporting women marginal farmers: 1) take the lead from women marginal farmers themselves in helping build their networks and groups, 2) promote alliances and external links, 3) organising needs based training workshops and regular...
India - Indonesia - Liberia - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2010 - Concern Worldwide

Journal article
Les gardiennes du savoir faire culturel et agropastoral. Cas de la zone de Djelfa (Algérie)

Les paysages culturels de l’agro pastoralisme sont fortement liés aux pratiques techniques et culturelles des éleveurs utilisateurs et gestionnaires des espaces qu’ils occupent. C’est particulièrement vrai sur la zone de Djelfa, haut lieu du pastoralisme algérien, sur les hauts plateaux. Ce pastoralisme, comme dans l’ensemble du monde méditerranéen, subit des...
Algeria
2010 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Journal article
La avicultura familiar en el norte del Tolima (Colombia)

Este artículo muestra los resultados obtenidos en un estudio transversal en cuatro municipios de la zona norte del departamento del Tolima (Colombia) con el fin de caracterizar la avicultura familiar en la comunidad. Información sobre producción avícola, nivel tecnológico, sistemas de alimentación, consumo y contribución a la economía familiar fue...
Colombia
2010 - Universidad del Tolima

Book
Mulheres na Reforma Agrária

A experiência recente no Brasil
Neste livro estão reunidos diversos artigos acadêmicos e de gestoras publicas que buscam problematizar a presença das mulheres na reforma agrária no Brasil. Estudos quantitativos e qualitativos que abordam aspectos fundiários, da produção e reprodução, das relações familiares, das lutas sociais dos movimentos sociais do campo e o das políticas...
Brazil
2010 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (MDA)

Policy brief/paper
Producer organisations

Reclaiming opportunities for development
Producer organisations are widely heralded as leading contributors to poverty reduction and the achievement of food security. Following the withdrawal of state support as part of measures for liberalization, producer organizations in Africa have been in a process of transition, attempting to define appropriate strategies in a competitive open market...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - United Republic of Tanzania - Zimbabwe
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
Revista ALASRU Nueva Época n° 5

La revista ALASRU, Análisis Latinoamericano del Medio Rural, es editada y publicada por la Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología Rural (ALASRU). Este número incluye los artículos: Hacia el VIII Congreso de ALASRU, "Acercamiento a los proyectos en disputa”. A sociologia rural na América Latina: produção de conhecimento e compromisso com a sociedade. Globalização e...
Argentina - Cuba - Ecuador
2010 - Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología Rural

Report
Africa’s smallholder farmers

Approaches that work for viable livelihoods
Most Africans depend on small-scale farming systems as the primary source of their livelihoods. Yet they are marginalized and often do not produce enough to enable their families to have sufficient food to eat throughout the year. Smallholder farmers are also particularly vulnerable to climatic and economic shocks. Despite these...
2010 - African Smallholder Farmers Group (ASFG)

Policy brief/paper
Cinco áreas esenciales para movilizar el potencial de los servicios de asesoría rural

Ha surgido una renovada atención hacia el papel tan importante que desempeñan los servicios de asesoría rural (extensión) en los procesos de desarrollo. Este documento resume la publicación titulada ‘Cómo movilizar el potencial de la extensión agraria y rural’ que se elaboró para la Conferencia Mundial sobre la Investigación Agrícola...
2010 - Foro Global para los Servicios de Asesoría Rural (GFRAS)

Journal article
Evaluation of women farmers’ perception of the impact of Women-In-Agriculture programme on yield, income and decision-making power in South-eastern Nigeria

One of the reasons that necessitated the establishment of Women-in-Agriculture (WIA) Programme in 1989 was the perception that women farmers were not having adequate access to extension services compared to their male counterparts. Feminists argued that the inadequate access to extension services resulted in women farmers having poor farm yields,...
Nigeria
2010 - University of Abuja

Guidelines
Linking people, places and products

A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable Geographical Indications
The objectives of this guide are: 1. to explain what origin-linked quality and the GI concept are; 2. to raise awareness regarding the potential of origin-linked products for rural development and conditions for sustainability; 3. to facilitate implementation of GI processes at local level by providing tools and a concrete...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Livestock Insurance for Pastoralists in Kenya

January 2010 saw the launch of the world's first livestock insurance for remote African pastoralists as a result of years of research.
Kenya
2010 - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Magazine article
Water Management and Food Security in Africa

This issue of Baobab focuses on access to water for sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, its management and policies, or lack of them, which can regulate its effective and efficient use. In a region that highly relies on rainfall for food production, a lot needs to be done in agricultural water...
Malawi
2010 - Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)
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