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Case study
Biotechnologies at work for smallholders

Case studies from developing countries in crops, livestock and fish
This book documents a unique series of 19 case studies where agricultural biotechnologies were used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries. They cover different regions, production systems, species and underlying socio-economic conditions in the crop (seven case studies), livestock (seven) and aquaculture/fisheries (five) sectors. Most of the...
Argentina - Bangladesh - Brazil - Cameroon - China - Colombia - Cuba - Ghana - India - South Africa - Sri Lanka - United Republic of Tanzania
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
PRODERPA: Curso de identificación y formulación de proyectos

UCAR - MAGyP: El siguiente video muestra imágenes del Curso de identificación y formulación de proyectos para jóvenes aborígenes de pueblos originarios de la Patagonia, que se llevó a cabo en las provincias de Neuquén, Río Negro y Chubut, durante los meses de septiembre del 2012 a abril del 2013....
Argentina
2013 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Working paper
Farmers’ perceptions of water policies: a case study from the Jordanian Badia

This report reviews a case study of farmers’ perceptions of policies and regulations to improve water security in the Jordanian Badia. The aim is to improve water management and conservation by engaging all stakeholders, in particular farmers and rural communities, in this common goal. The research forms part of the...
Jordan
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Blog article
Tunisie : quelle cohérence des politiques de l’eau dans le contexte post-révolution ?

En Tunisie, l’explosion des besoins en eau (eau potable et irrigation) conduit aujourd’hui à de nombreuses incohérences dans les politiques publiques, principalement liées à la poursuite d’une stratégie de gestion de l’offre, qui génèrent des conflits accrus et une montée des revendications autour de l’eau, surtout depuis la révolution tunisienne...
Tunisia
2013 - Fondation pour l'agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM)

Book part
Southern african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis - Mozambique

Africa, in general, is vulnerable to climate change, mostly due to its dependence on agriculture. Mozambique is a prime example. Agriculture is an important sector of the country’s economy, and, as indicated by the 2007 FAO country factsheet, around 80 percent of the population (about 19.4 million people in 2007)...
Mozambique
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policy brief/paper
Managing Aso Grasslands for Sustainable Agriculture

The Aso Grasslands are located in Aso region of Kumamoto Prefecture, which situates in the middle of the Kyushu Island in Japan. Aso region spreads around active volcanic craters and huge caldera. The Aso volcano has one of the world’s largest caldera stretching 18 km from east to west and...
Japan
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Après le « printemps arabe » : pour de nouvelles politiques alimentaires, agricoles et rurales en Afrique du Nord

L'actualité quotidienne nous rappelle en permanence que la situation économique, sociale et politique en Egypte et dans les pays du Maghreb demeure très fragile. L'avenir est lourd d'incertitudes. Les évènements du « printemps arabe » et leurs suites, qui se déroulent actuellement, ont de multiples dimensions et soulèvent de nombreuses...
2013 - Fondation pour l'agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM)

Book
Rural education and teaching in the context of family farming

The acting school program (EAP/MEC) at the municipality of Salinas - Minas Gerais
The issue of rural education and/or farm, though still lacking of research, has been increasing in the discussions  and  studies  on  Brazilian  family  farming over  the  recent  decades.  This  is  due to  the recognition of the contribution of education to rural development. If, on the one hand, the State has...
Brazil
2013 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Case study
Traditional tea-grass integrated system in Shizuoka

“Chagusaba”(“semi-natural grasslands”) represents an exemplary system of traditional agricultural techniques, where grasslands are maintained around tea fields to supply mulch that improves the quality of tea cultivation. Chagusaba is a rare example of codependence between agricultural production and biodiversity, each of which enhances the other’s value (See Photo 1). For...
Japan
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Faciliter l’accès aux facteurs de production pour renforcer la résilience des exploitations familiales : l’expérience novatrice du PAFA dans le Bassin arachidier, au Sénégal

Au Sénégal, les activités économiques en milieu rural et particulièrement dans le Bassin arachidier sont dominées par la production agricole, principale source de revenus des populations. Avant l’arrivée du Projet d’Appui aux Filières agricoles (PAFA), les exploitations familiales évoluaient  dans un environnement socio-économique difficile : dégradation des terres, faible diversification...
Senegal
2013 - Innovation environnement développement Afrique (IED Afrique)

Working paper
Soil conservation and water harvesting to improve community livelihoods and fight land degradation in the mountains of Syria

In the mountainous and arid regions of northwest Syria, water and land resources are under pressure from natural and human-induced forms of land degradation. This has resulted in lower incomes for families dependent on olive farming. This study explores the impact of natural resource management, supported by a micro-credit system,...
Syrian Arab Republic
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Report
Parcela demostrativa de cultivares de zapallo anco (Cucurbita) en una huerta de la localidad de Los Cisnes

La experiencia se realiza en la huerta de Esteban Antonio Zárate (promotor del Proyecto Integrado Pro-Huerta), ubicada en zona urbana de la localidad de Los Cisnes. Destino de la producción: consumo propio y venta en chacra y a domicilio. Con apoyo de la Cooperativa local (Colevisep) adquirió un rotocultivador y produce lombricompuesto aprovechando...
Argentina
2013 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Book
East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

The second of three books in IFPRI's climate change in Africa series, East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 10 of the countries that make up east and central Africa - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Eritrea - Kenya - Madagascar - Rwanda - Sudan - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Report
Family farmers for sustainable food systems

A synthesis of reports by African farmers' regional networks on models of food production, consumption and markets
Family farming is the basis for modern food provision in Africa, today and tomorrow. Its multifunctionality and sustainable productive potential is supported by extensive research evidence. Family farming and small-scale food production generates food and well-being for the majority of the population and the wealth of the region, and conserves...
Cameroon - Kenya - Mali
2013 - EuropAfrica Consortium

Report
Relevamiento y sistematización de problemas de tierra de los agricultores familiares en la Argentina

Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar, relevar y sistematizar problemas vinculados al acceso, tenencia (garantía de la tenencia actual y regularización dominial) y distribución de la tierra, así como los conflictos que ellos generan. La finalidad perseguida es ofrecer información necesaria a técnicos y decisores políticos para establecer líneas de...
Argentina
2013 - Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Nación - PROINDER, Proyecto de Desarrollo de Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios.

Book
Women in family farming at the semiarid of Northern Minas Gerais

Social division of labor and gender in jaíba project
This work deals with the situation of women’s life and work in family farming in the North of Minas Gerais semiarid, focusing on the work social division and gender in the Jaíba Project. In this context the Step I was chosen inthis project in the area A: NS1 and NS2...
Brazil
2013 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Journal article
La agroecología como un enfoque transdisciplinar, participativo y orientado a la acciónn

Este artículo examina las múltiples direcciones en la evolución de la agroecología, desde su temprano énfasis en los procesos ecológicos de los sistemas agrícolas, hasta su desarrollo como planteamiento multidimensional amplio, y orientado hacia los sistemas agroalimentarios. La publicación de esta edición especial es muy oportuna, pues la agroecología se...
2013 - Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG)

Book
The qualification and the professional identity formation of the family farmers at Januária Region - Minas Gerais

This  study  thesis  proposes  a  discussion  on  the  connections  between  the  professional qualification  courses,  gestated  by  government  programs  PLANFOR and  PNQ,  and  the formation  of  professional  identity  of  the  farmers  in  the  region  Januária  -  MG.  These programs, gestated in the early 1990s, in a context of profound changes in...
Brazil
2013 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Video
River of milk: Afghan dairy farmers prosper

The dairy sector in Afghanistan is thriving. Thousands of small farmers are benefiting from an FAO project funded by Italy that is improving the collection, processing and marketing of their milk. Women control almost 90 % of the profits. Milk producers are organized into cooperatives. Demand for milk products is...
Afghanistan
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Instrumentos de Gestión para el desarrollo económico local en la promoción alpaquera

Proyecto: Organización de un sistema local de innovación y extensión agraria para el desarrollo sostenible de la actividad alpaquera, en la macro región Apurímac-Ayacucho
Soluciones Prácticas y REMURPE a través de la implementación del Proyecto PAQOCHA presenta este documento “Instrumentos de Gestión para el Desarrollo Económico Local en la Promoción Alpaquera”; que parte de la necesidad estratégica de las autoridades y funcionarios de los gobiernos regionales y de las municipalidades provinciales y distritales, quienes...
Peru
2013 - Red de Municipalidades Urbanas y Rurales del Perú (REMURPE)
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