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De la voz y mano de sus protagonistas: el caso de Ecuador

Sistematización de la experiencia del proyecto Forsandino
La evaluación de impacto del proyecto, en el que se compara la población participante con un grupo de control, indica que el 80% de las familias involucradas considera que su alimentación es buena o muy buena, comparado con el 55% del grupo de control, lo cual se confirma, entre otros,...

Technical paper
Globally Important Indigenous Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

extent, significance, and implications for development
GIAHS are found throughout the developing world, linked to centers of diversity.  Agroecosystems cover more than one quarter of the global land area, reaching about 5 billion hectares. Agroecosystems are ecosystems in which people have deliberately selected crop plants and livestock animals to replace the natural flora and fauna.  
Belize - Brazil - Malaysia - Mali - Mexico - Niger - Peru - Portugal - Spain
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Proceso de diálogo regional América Latina

Estrategias y mecanismos políticos e institucionales que a nivel nacional, promueven la concertación y las interrelaciones entre el sector forestal y otros sectores del desarrollo nacional
Para contribuir a resolver los principales problemas o a mejorar la situación del sector forestal identificados por los estudios nacionales, este documento propone una serie de posibles acciones orientadas a mejorar la estructura organizativa del sector forestal, sea a nivel del propio sector público, del sector privado, y de la...
2012 - National Forest Programme- FACILITY (NFP-Facility)

Journal article
Financing and commercialization of family farming in Gran La Plata. Study as part of a Territorial Development project

Currently, family farming has taken visibility both in academic works and in the design of public policies. Even though are recognized own characteristics which differentiate it from the business production, they are presented according to the type of production and the territory where they are inserted, particularities that allow defining...
2012 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Km 0 - Litoral Norte

“KM 0” is a branding initiative to promote local sourcing. It brings together stakeholders from the entire chain of actors involved in the production, processing, sales, marketing and consumption of fisheries products from the Minho Lima area. This project aims to promote local sourcing through the branding of local products and...
2012 - CEVAL – Conselho Empresarial dos Vales do Lima e Minho

Farming Systems Research: An approach to inquiry

Initially, Farming Systems Research took the farm as a starting point for an analysis of a broad range of issues linked to agricultural production. Soon afterwards, it was recognised that to understand farming, the scale of analysis needed to be broadened, to capture the interactions between farms and their natural,...

Conference proceedings
Memorias Seminario

Análisis detallado de las políticas de alimentación escolar en América Latina para el fortalecimiento del Programa de Alimentación Escolar en Colombia
Consolidar una política en Alimentación Escolar (AE) clara que logre unificar y orientar en una sola dirección, las directrices a ser aplicadas a nivel nacional, de manera que cada departamento o entidad la pueda ejecutar en forma independiente pero sujeto a la política; Definir e identificar, de manera clara, los...
Brazil - Colombia
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Case study
Proposal of candidate system for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme: Aohan dryland farming system

Aohan Bannery is located in the southeast of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. It is the interface between China’s ancient farming culture and grassland culture. From 2001 to 2003, carbonized particles of foxtail and broomcorn millet were discovered by archaeologists in the “First Village of China”, Xinglongwa in...
2012 - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

El estado de los bosques del mundo 2012

En la 10ª edición de "El estado de los bosques del mundo" se desarrolla una verdad fundamental: los bosques, la actividad forestal y los productos forestales contribuyen de forma decisiva al desarrollo sostenible. El estado de los bosques del mundo se publica cada dos años. El estado de los bosques del mundo...

Case study
Strengthening Regional Cooperation / Networking in the Forestry and Water Management Sector and Sustainable Development in the River Basins of the South-Eastern European Countries

Cooperation between the water sector and forest sector at national and at regional level is a prerequisite for tackling the challenges of integrated water resources management and sustainable rural development. The current lack of cooperation between the forest sector and the water sector in the South Eastern European Region is hampering...
2012 - The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE

3 prácticas exitosas para políticas exitosas: El caso de Ecuador

Sistematización de la experiencia del proyecto Forsandino
Este material hace parte de la sistematización del Proyecto FAO “Fortalecimiento de organizaciones indígenas altoandinas y rescate de sus productos tradicionales” (2007-2011), financiado por el Programa de Cooperación de Nueva Zelandia, con el ánimo de fortalecer las capacidades nacionales para rescatar, sistematizar, difundir, adaptar y replicar algunos de los procesos...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

ICARDA annual report 2012

Science for better livelihoods in dry areas
The report stresses progress in linking research innovations to results in farmers' fields in a number of areas. These research-for-development initiatives are testing technology and policy packages with farmers in their production situations. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa ICARDA leads the wheat component of the regional initiative on Support to...
Afghanistan - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Pakistan - Türkiye
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems: An examination of their context in existing multilateral instruments

The report analyses the international legal and policy matrix to assess the level of existing support for GIAHS and to ascertain the gaps in that support.

Prevención y reducción de la contaminación de los alimentos y piensos

Esta primera edición contiene todos los códigos de prácticas relativos a la prevención y reducción de contaminantes (por ejemplo micotoxinas, metales pesados, químicos, etc.) en alimentos y/o piensos adoptados por la Comisión del Codex Alimentarius hasta el 2011.

Case study
Les inégalités de genre en matière d’accès à la terre et de définition des politiques agricoles au Cameroun : Initiatives du CEFAP pour contribuer à l’accès à la terre des femmes rurales de Tonga dans la région de l'Ouest Cameroun

Communication faite au Colloque international genre et agricultures familiale et paysanne, regards Nord-Sud (Toulouse-France , mai 2012), concernant le Projet de Renforcement des capacités des femmes rurales pour éradiquer les Inégalités de Genre et améliorer la gestion des ressources dans l’agriculture familiale et paysanne au Cameroun – Cas des femmes rurales...
2012 - Cercle des Filles des Femmes Actives pour l’amélioration des conditions socio-économiques et culturelles des femmes et des filles (CEFAP-LADIES CIRCLE)

Financing the future: Smallholder inventory credit in Niger

FAO is supporting a micro-financing scheme known as "warrantage" that is empowering smallholder farmers to make more money out of their crops and helping relieve food insecurity. (Ref.F0012/en)
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Guidelines for Institutionalizing and Implementing Community-based Forestry Management in sub-Saharan Africa

This publication is one of FAO's attempts at providing support for viable community involvement in forest and wildlife management in Africa. It proposes key institutional, policy and legislative measures that need to be put in place for the sustainable engagement of local communities in forest management and development. Furthermore, the...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dimitra Newsletter: The Dimitra community listeners’ clubs on the move

Welcome to Dimitra Newsletter 22. This issue places the spotlight on the Dimitra community listeners’ clubs, with a special dossier made up of several articles that focus on the impact of projects under way, the development of this approach and the launch of new initiatives.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Mozambique - Niger - Uganda
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Políticas de mercado de trabajo y pobreza rural en América Latina

Las mejoras en materia de ingresos, que efectivamente ocurrieron en la región, y que causaron una disminución en los índices de pobreza rural hasta la crisis del año 2008, no provienen ni del mercado laboral ni del mercado de productos, sino que, como lo señalan la CEPAL y la OIT,...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Guatemala - Honduras - Mexico - Paraguay - Uruguay

Case study
Format for Proposals of Candidate Systems for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme: Hani Rice Terraces System, China

Hani Rice Terraces are located in the Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, which is in the southeast part of Yunnan Province. People of various races, with Hani being the main minority group, has built this spectacular agriculture and nature wonders. The magnificent Hani Terrace System is a masterpiece of...
2012 - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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