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Book
La fertilidad del reproductor vista desde la proteómica

Comprender el proceso reproductivo ha sido uno de los grandes retos de la investigación. Unido a este emprendimiento se suma, la necesidad de mejorar los índices reproductivos de los sistemas de producción animal. En la reproducción bovina, a través del empleo de herramientas biotecnológicas y moleculares, que permiten abordar y...
Colombia
2012 - ‎‎Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Journal article
When groundwater takes over: Linking 40 years of agricultural and groundwater dynamics in a large-scale irrigation scheme in Morocco.

When large-scale irrigation schemes were created, establishing viable, and closely supervised, medium-sized family farms was considered essential to reap the benefits of state investments. This centralized development model was progressively dismantled, especially as farmers installed private tubewells relying less on surface water. Our aim is to analyse development pathways of...
Morocco
2012

Project
Transformation et commercialisation des produits agricoles en Guinée Bissau

Projet dans le cadre du Programme « Promotion de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest » 2012 ,en Guinée Bissau, où les questions de conservation, transformation, et commercialisation des surplus agricoles ont été peu abordées. L'absence d'infrastructures de stockage et de transport limite les revenus des paysans et l’approvisionnement des villes....
Guinea-Bissau
2012 - Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CFSI)

Manual
Manual de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas para el Productor Hortofrutícola

El Objetivo de este trabajo es difundir los conceptos de las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas (BPA), con el propósito de orientar los sistemas de producción hacia una agricultura sostenible y ecológicamente segura, obtener productos inocuos y de mayor calidad, contribuir con la seguridad alimentaria a través de la generación de ingresos...
Paraguay
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Book
Los estudios de adopción e impacto de tecnologías agrícolas, el caso de las tecnologías de manejo de suelos en el cultivo algodonero en el Valle Cálido del alto Magdalena

Presenta el impacto socioeconómico y ambiental ex post, de las tecnologías de labranza para el manejo y conservación de suelos en el sistema de producción de algodón, en la región del Valle Cálido del Alto Magdalena. Brindando elementos de juicio para mejorar la efectividad de las políticas de investigación y...
Colombia
2012 - ‎‎Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Report
Innovating to compete

Smallholder farmers’ agency and markets in East Africa
This paper draws on studies by members of the East Africa Learning Network under the knowledge programme, ‘Small Producer Agency in the Globalised Market’ run by HiVOS, IIED, and a global network led by Mainumby in Bolivia between 2008 and 2012. The programme set out to map, elicit and integrate...
Uganda
2012 - Knowledge Programme Small Producer Agency in the Globalised Market

Article
Le Conseil aux Exploitations Familiales au Bénin pour renforcer les compétences de gestion des producteurs

Le Bénin est l’un des premiers pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest où le Conseil aux Exploitations Familiales (CEF) a été développé. Afin de dégager les trois grandes phases du CEF (innovation, croissance et blocage), les auteurs de l’article retracent l’histoire du CEF au Bénin, entre la phase pilote des années 90,...
Benin
2012 - New Agriculturist

Journal article
Breeding objectives and economic values for traits of low input family-based beef cattle production system in the State of Rio Grande do Sul

The objectives of this study were to define breeding objectives and derive economic weights for production traits in family-based beef cattle systems, assess the sensitivity of these weights to changes in market and husbandry indicators and estimate the expected genetic changes in the selection criteria proposed. Based on data from...
Brazil
2012 - Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia

Journal article
The impacts of technology adoption on smallholder agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A Review
This paper is a review article on the impacts of technology adoption on agricultural productivity in smallholder agriculture in the sub-Saharan African region. The use of agricultural technologies determines how the increase in agricultural output impacts on poverty levels and environmental degradation. Experience and evidence from countries within and around...
2012

Book
Estudio Regional sobre las Dimensiones Sociales en el Manejo de Áreas Marinas Protegidas: Casos en Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras y Panamá

El estudio analiza las dimensiones sociales de la conservación marina en Centroamérica. Explora la percepción de las personas residentes en las comunidades costeras vinculadas a los espacios marinos protegidos en Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica y Panamá. Profundiza, a partir de estudios de caso y análisis comparativo, en temas de gobernanza,...
2012 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Género y Propiedad Rural: Catamarca, Santiago del Estero y Tucumán

Con la convicción de que reflexionar sobre estos temas es abrir la puerta a la necesaria modificación de aspectos muy injustos de nuestra realidad, decidimos propiciar una segunda edición de Género y Propiedad Rural, de modo de acercar a quienes no tuvieron ocasión de leer la primera edición, hoy agotada, esta versión...
Argentina
2012 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR) - Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Nación Argentina

Report
Institucionalidad de la extensión rural y las relaciones público-privadas

Fortalecimiento de la institucionalidad en Extensión Rural. La crisis por el alza de los precios de los alimentos ha revalorizado la importancia de la agricultura y de la Extensión Rural. Fortalecer su institucionalidad es vital, especialmente en políticas y normativas, asignación de recursos públicos y reforzamiento de la vinculación público-privada....
2012 - Red Latinoamericana para Servicios de Extensión Rural (RELASER)

Video
Success Story: Realizing the Importance of Agriculture - What's Your Story?

Lauren Chase was hired by the Montana Stockgrowers Association to tell the story of Montana family ranching. Having no agriculture background, her journey from not knowing the difference between a bull and a steer to being a lifelong advocate for the beef industry has been quite the experience. In this...
United States of America
2012 - Agchat

Conference paper
Farmer empowerment through land resettlement:A case of Bluegrass Estate, Kadoma, Zimbabwe

A case of Bluegrass Estate, Kadoma, Zimbabwe
Poverty in rural Zimbabwe was rampant during colonial and post-independence times. Poverty creation by colonial authorities through legislation that deprived the indigenous people of their fatherland was meant to create labour for the ruling whites while making sure the indigenous Zimbabweans would never aspire to be equal to their colonizers....
Zimbabwe
2012 - Zimbabwe Open University

Journal article
BRSGO Serra Dourada: upland rice cultivar for family agriculture in the State of Goiás

The release of rice cultivar BRSGO Serra Dourada was based on favorable results from evaluation trials and units of observation implemented in farmers’ properties. These farmers preferred the new cultivar, mainly due to its grain quality, resistance to lodging and blast (Magnaporthe grisea) and good productive potential.
Brazil
2012 - Brazilian Society of Plant Breeding

Manual
Les petits barrages de décrue en Mauritanie

Recommandations pour la conception et la construction
Pour le FIDA, l’accès sécurisé à l’eau des populations rurales pauvres est essentiel pour atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement, et en particulier l'objectif de réduire de moitié la proportion de personnes vivant dans la pauvreté extrême et la faim d'ici à 2015. Dans cette perspective, la Division...
Mauritania
2012

Conference paper
Changes in farming practices in the Lake Kivu Basin

Provinces of eastern D.R. Congo are going through a period of political instability which has impacted negatively on the way smallholder farmers manage natural resources. This has contributed to increased degradation of Lake Kivu water and its productivity. The Lake supports a range of pelagic fish species that provides currently...
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2012 - Universite Catholoque De Kavu

Case study
Syrian Arab Republic: Thematic study on participatory rangeland management in the Badia

The Syrian Arab Republic is a dry country that is prone to drought, with large areas of desert or semi-desert that are too fragile to be cultivated but will support grazing for a restricted number of livestock. These areas of ecological fragility, if overgrazed and poorly managed, can quickly become...
Syrian Arab Republic
2012 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - Near East, North Africa and Europe Division Programme management department

Magazine article
Farmers' Organisations

This issue of Baobab focuses on Farmers’ Organisations. The theme is informed by the reality that farmers are able to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for national and global aspirations of food security and food sovereignty when they are well organised and able to speak in one voice. Globally,...
2012 - AgriCultures Network

Journal article
The absence peasant in Argentina as scientific production and intervention approach

In this paper the authors argue that it is essential to recover a concept with vast experience in rural studies. This is problematized the ways in which this concept was characterized both from academia and from state intervention programs. Also proposes an epistemic change which recognizes the subject peasant in...
Argentina
2012 - Centro de Estudios Histórico-Rurales
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