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Technical paper
“Climate-Smart” Agriculture

Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation
Building  on  case  studies from the field, the paper outlines a range of practices, approaches and tools aimed at increasing  the  resilience  and  productivity  of  agricultural  production  systems, while  also  reducing  and  removing  emissions. The second part of the paper surveys institutional and policy options available to promote the  transition...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Website
Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas (CONAMUCA)

CONAMUCA es una organización de cobertura nacional, fundada el 1ero. de noviembre del año 1986, que promueve los intereses y derechos de las mujeres y reivindica la lucha por una vida digna. Su misión es construir un modelo de producción agrícola que recupere la agricultura campesina basada en la igualdad de...
Dominican Republic
2010 - Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas (CONAMUCA)

Journal
Revista Mundos Rurales, enero 2010, n° 2

Este número de Mundos Rurales incluye artículos sobre: Charagua, líder en las reivindicaciones del pueblo guaraní, avanza a la Autonomía Indígena. Vivencias en elecciones Largo camino para ejercer el derecho Amazonía: día esperado, entre incertidumbre y esperanzas Asentamientos humanos en Pando: explorando mejores condiciones de vida Pese a la Constitución y las leyes, las mujeres...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2010 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Case study
Problems facing small scale farmers in Isingiro District, Uganda

Focus on Bananas
The study aimed at examining how the policies and regulations in place (or lack thereof) impact on smallscale banana farmers in Isingiro district and share possible solutions with the government, farmers, interested donors and other stakeholders.
Uganda
2010 - ACORD Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development

Case study
Technology for improved income of smallholder pineapple producers

Pineapple is by far the most important crop within the horticultural sub-sector of the Ghanaian economy. The crop employs over 15,000 individuals out of which 40% are women and generates rural incomes of over 6 million USD. Large and medium commercial farms account for about 70% of production with the...
Faroe Islands
2010 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Journal article
利比里亚通过林产品贸易确保粮食主权

同世界上大多数地方一样,利比里亚妇女们承担着照顾家庭的重任。尽管当地土地肥沃、森林资源丰富,然而农村居民几乎就没有决策的权利,好的机会总是被强势的群体(主要是男性非法伐木者)所掌握。在此背景下,许多发展组织通过对妇女群体展开教育和培训来解决她们面临的粮食需求问题。
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Journal article
Mujeres y agroecología

Nuevos sujetos políticos en la agricultura en familiar
En ese artículo se analiza la existencia de una nueva fuerza política en los movimientos campesinos y de agricultores familiares en Brasil. Está formada por campesinas, agricultoras familiares, trabajadoras agrícolas, que, en medio de movimientos sociales identificados con la agroecología y organizados en la "Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia" (ANA), están...
Brazil
2010

Report
Africa's Smallholder Farmers

Approaches that Work for Viable Livelihoods
This report, launched in the UK Parliament in July 2010, outlines why support for agriculture - and in particular for smallholder farmers - is critical to address hunger and poverty in Africa. The report showcases a range of approaches that have improved access for marginalised farmers, especially women, to decision-making,...
2010 - African Smallholder Farmers Group (ASFG)

Conference paper
Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation and mitigation by smallholder farmers in Uganda

Climate change is now recognized as serious with long term negative effects on agricultural productivity, and hence on the well-being of communities especially in Africa. Farmers have experienced climate change effects and have tried to mitigate these effects by adapting new/different production practices. This study has been set up to...
Uganda
2010 - Makerere University

Technical paper
Desempeño agroproductivo de las parcelas urbanas del Consejo Popular Santiago de las Vegas

Se caracterizó el comportamiento socioproductivo en las parcelas del Consejo Popular de Santiago de las Vegas. Se realizaron entrevistas directas y observación directa a una muestra representativa del 20% de los parceleros. Se efectuó un análisis de componentes principales como herramienta en la agrupación de los parceleros para la caracterización...
Cuba
2010 - Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT)

Report
Food Security and Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Current State and Future Perspectives
A rapidly changing world combined with mounting domestic challenges is prompting many Middle East and North African (MENA) countries to rethink their development models and to initiate economic and social reforms. Taking this new momentum as a starting point, this paper uses the concept of Food Security to identify the...
2010 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Report
Fertile ground

How governments and donors can halve hunger by supporting small farmers
This report is based on extensive research and interviews with several hundred farmers, the majority of them women, carried out by ActionAid staff and consultants in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi throughout the last third of 2009. It is complemented by an extensive global literature review, and our study also benefited...
Kenya - Malawi - Uganda
2010 - ActionAid International

Report
ICARDA annual report 2010

Food Security: the Big Challenges
Global food production has increased by 20% in the past decade – but food insecurity and poverty remain widespread , while the natural resource base continues to decline. International research centers, which have helped drive previous improvements, must continue to deliver new technologies to support sustainable growth in agriculture; and...
Afghanistan - Eritrea - Libya - Syrian Arab Republic
2010 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the roundtable on voluntary standards and schemes for specific quality products

ZATAC was requested by FAO to identify participants from Africa and facilitate a 3 day roundtable meeting on voluntary standards and schemes for specific quality products. The aim of the roundtable was to consult with key stakeholders and build consensus on intervention strategies related to voluntary standards and schemes for...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in the emerging high quality cassava flour value chains in Africa

Challenges for agricultural extension services
Based on the premise that smallholders often get excluded as markets become more commercial, this paper draws lessons from the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project by exploring the main issues and challenges facing extension service partners in five African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi). These lessons...
Ghana - Malawi - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2010

Newsletter
Knowledge Share Fair in Niger, a new sharing experience

Dimitra Newsletter 19 highlights FAO’s strong interest in the exchange and capitalisation of good agricultural practices and in the methods that enable rural populations to access information and communication. The Knowledge Management and Gender programme, which organised a Knowledge Share Fair in Niamey in June 2010, illustrates the innovative methods...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Madagascar - Niger - Uganda
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Guidelines
Milk processing technologies for small-scale producers

This Technical Bulletin is the third in a series produced by the Women's Livelihoods and Dairy Goat Project being implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This IFAD-funded project aims to improve rural livelihoods in marginal, conflict and post-conflict areas of the two countries. There are large numbers of small-scale livestock keepers...
Afghanistan - Pakistan
2009 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Guidelines
Hygienic milk processing: clean environment, clean utensils

This Technical Bulletin is the first in a series produced by the Women's Livelihoods and Dairy Goat Project being implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This IFAD-funded project aims to improve rural livelihoods in marginal, conflict and post-conflict areas of the two countries. Hygienic milk production, handling and processing are key...
Afghanistan - Pakistan
2009 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Report
Women marginalised farmers speak out

A Zambian case study
Women farmers grow, buy, sell, cook food and feed their children. They produce 60 – 80%1 of food in most developing countries and, as such, it is women that hold the key to tackling hunger and malnutrition. Yet their needs are often not recognised or understood. As a result, policy...
Zambia
2009 - Concern Worldwide

Guidelines
Riego en horticultura

Guía para la instalación de Pequeños Sistemas de Riego
Esta Guía tiene por objeto posibilitar a técnicos vinculados al sector, el cálculo, diseño e instalación de pequeños sistemas de riego.
2009 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
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