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Article
Problems of food market development of Ukraine

Forming of balanced food market is one of topical problems of social-economic development of Ukraine. Overcoming the crisis in agrarian sector of economy is expected on the base of development of market relations in Ukraine. Domestic food market of Ukraine has expressed regional differences. Each region has its own conditions...
2011

Journal article
Agricultura Familiar y Políticas de Desarrollo Rural en Argentina y Brasil (análisis comparativo, 1990-2010)

El presente trabajo es un análisis acerca de las particularidades de las políticas dirigidas a la agricultura familiar (AF) en Argentina y Brasil, en perspectiva comparativa y a partir de la década de 1990. En el mismo se subrayan los antecedentes, logros y problemas que comparten y diferencian a ambos...
Argentina - Brazil
2011 - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas -CONICET- . Programa de Economías Regionales y Estudios Territoriales, del Instituto de Geografía, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires -UBA-.

Book
Competitividad, sostenibilidad e inclusión social en la agricultura

Nuevas direcciones en el diseño de políticas en América Latina y el Caribe
En el presente libro se intenta encontrar respuestas a preguntas referidas al desarrollo agrícola que se repiten, con variaciones, en investigaciones y foros de políticas; por ejemplo, ¿cómo incrementar la competitividad de las agriculturas regionales, disminuyendo al mismo tiempo la inequidad social y la pobreza? ¿Cómo hacer más sostenible este...
2011 - Comisión Económica para Amércia Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Journal article
Economic sustainability of goat production under different production systems in Egypt

A questionnaire was conducted with 92 goat owners in three areas, each one representing one of the most prevalent production systems in Egypt. Bio-economic data were collected and submitted to costbenefit analysis. When family labor cost was included as an opportunity cost, the economic analysis revealed a break even for...
Egypt
2011 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Journal article
Smallholder irrigation schemes in South Africa

A review of knowledge generated by the Water Research Commission
The status and characteristics of the 302 smallholder irrigation schemes found in South Africa are discussed and knowledge on South African smallholder irrigation schemes generated by the Water Research Commission (WRC) over a period of nearly 20 years is reviewed. Themes covered include planning, design and technology; plot-holders and their...
South Africa
2011 - Tshwane University of Technology

Journal article
Factors influencing smallholder farmers’ bean production and supply to market in Burundi

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L) is a major staple food in Burundi; thus increasing its production and marketing has the potential for raising incomes of the farming households. In the country, bean outputs have been declining for decades, yet demand for the crop in East Africa has surged considerably. This...
Burundi
2011 - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Working paper
Entre los montes, la isla y el continente

Continuidades y cambios de la agricultura familiar en Berisso
En esta investigación analizamos los cambios y las continuidades de la agricultura familiar dedicada a la producción fruti hortícola, forestal, vitivinícola y de conservas en Berisso durante los últimos 55 años. Para ello recurrimos a una estructuración histórica que toma forma a partir de la dinámica del territorio y los...
Argentina
2011 - Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación

Video
Producción orgánica familiar en Colombia

Este video desarrolla un informe sobre cómo se desarrolla la agroecología familiar orgánica en diferentes partes de Colombia.
Colombia
2011 - Comunidad Andina (CAN)

Video
Producción orgánica familiar en Perú

Video que desarrolla un informe sobre cómo se desarrolla la agroecología familiar orgánica en diferentes partes del Perú
Peru
2011 - Comunidad Andina (CAN)

Magazine article
Leader valorises local food products: Pioneering Portuguese project proves the development potential of social media

Leader projects have a strong track record of supporting the valorisation of rural products and services. This is especially true for local food products because many LAGs are able to offer funding assistance to help farmers and processors grow their businesses through innovative projects that improve overall competitiveness. Sustaining viable agricultural...
Portugal
2011

Case study
A logit estimation of factors determining adoption of conservation farming by smallholder farmers in the semiarid areas of Zimbabwe

Despite heavy investment made by various organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, to promote conservation farming, the adoption of this technology remained low. Therefore, this study was carried out to estimate the factors determining the adoption of conservation farming by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. The study was guided by theory of adoption....
Zimbabwe
2011 - University of Zimbabwe

Report
Which public policies for family farming in developing countries?

This document is for all those who wish to support family farming, through national public policies in developing countries, and development aid and agricultural and trade policies in developed countries. It describes interventions that have helped remove some of the constraints to the development of family farming in specific contexts....
2011 - Coordination Sud

Book
Innovación agroecológica, adaptión e mitigación del cambio climático

Este libro muestra cómo diferentes actores del sistema cubano de innovación formal e informal responden al desafío que presenta la crisis del sistema alimentario mundial. Desde una visión concertada, presenta los resultados del proyecto "Desarrollo de sistemas descentralizados y participativos de garantías ambientales en Cuba". El texto propone un acercamiento al...
Cuba
2011 - Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA)

Report
High Nature Value Farming in South-Eastern Europe

Policy Opportunities and Challenges in the EU Accession
The concept of HNV farmland is a novelty for the South Eastern Europe (SEE) countries. But even in the absence of detailed studies it is clear that the generally very extensive character of agriculture in these countries suggests that there are large areas of HNV farmland in a variety of...
Croatia - Montenegro - Serbia - North Macedonia - Türkiye
2011 - European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

Book
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Food Security

The concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) has emerged as a challenge to the all-too-prevalent tradition of taking the Earth’s natural resources for granted. PES highlights a global continuum, illustrating the relationship between our lifestyles, the demands associated with our production and consumption patterns, and the effects those demands...
Costa Rica - Ecuador - India - Indonesia - Kenya - Nepal - Uganda - Ukraine - United Republic of Tanzania
2011

Project
Soutenir l’agriculture familiale au Mali par la formation des producteurs et l’information des consommateurs

S’appuyant sur l’expérience des producteurs en agroécologie et sur la capacité de mobilisation collective d’une organisation paysanne, le projet, implanté à Bamako et à Sanankoroba, vise à offrir une formation de qualité aux acteurs, de partenariats locaux et solidaires adaptés au contexte malien : les kiosques alimentaires locaux.
Mali
2011 - URGENCI (Urbain-Rural : Générer de Nouveaux Engagements Citoyens)

Journal
Nature & Faune: Economic and social significance of forests for Africa’s sustainable development

The year 2011 has been proclaimed the International Year of Forests (in brief “Forests 2011”) and it is being celebrated under the theme “Forests for People”. This is truly a remarkable theme. One cannot come close to covering all of it in a single edition of Nature & Faune as...
Cameroon - Gabon - Ghana - Lesotho - Nigeria - Rwanda - South Africa - Zambia
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Competitiveness of Small Fish Farms in Lower Silesia on the Example of Fish Farm “RUDA ŻMIGRODZKA”

This article explores the subject of the small fish farms’ competitiveness in Lower Silesia. The author argues that these farms could effectively compete with the leader of fish-industry in this region “Stawy Milickie S.A.” by using effectively the EU founds for further development and modernization as well as taking advantage of...
Poland
2011

Article
Reflexiones sobre el modelo familiar de agricultura pampeana

El presente artículo se enmarca dentro del proyecto de investigación socio–antropológico sobre transformaciones en la agricultura familiar. Dicho estudio se propone analizar el impacto del desarrollo tecnológico sobre el pequeño y mediano productor agrí- cola de tipo familiar en la región pampeana. En este artículo, se propone un repaso sobre...
Argentina
2011

Newsletter
Guía práctica para los productores de cebada de la Sierra Sur

El cultivo de trigo después del maíz y a pesar de la reducción de la superficie cultivada, es el cereal de más amplia distribución en la región interandina, en razón de su empleo diversificado. Con el propósito de que los productores dispongan de una guía de fácil aplicación en la producción...
Ecuador
2011 - Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP)
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