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REPORTE: Líneas y variedades de algodón (Gossypium sp.) de fibra larga y extralarga para mercados de exportación

Resultados de la investigación en algodón, ensayos de rendimiento y pruebas regionales 2009 a 2011
El algodón es producido en el mundo por alrededor de 100 países, pero solamente un pequeño grupo de ellos concentra en gran parte la producción mundial. En los últimos años esta producción mundial alcanzó las 67,3 millones de toneladas, de las cuales el 75 % se concentró en 6 países,...
Colombia
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Technical paper
An evaluation of smallholder dairy production in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean dairy subsector consists of a number of actors from input suppliers, milk producers, processors, transporters to service providers. The subsector was and remains dominated by production from the large-scale commercial farms and of late by imports. As a result of the land reform in 2000 and macroeconomic policies,...
Zimbabwe
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Journal
LEISA Revista de Agroecología, octubre 201: Organizaciones de agricultores: seguir en el trabajo

Este número de la Revista de Agroecología LEISA, contiene los siguientes artículos: Desde la plataforma de productores ecológicos, impulso al desarrollo económico local Fortalecimiento organizacional Ser mujer y dirigente de una organización de productores agroecológicos La organización de productores ecológicos en la región Cusco Servicios especializados para la cadena productiva de la alpaca Expresiones de reciprocidad...
2012 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes (ETC Andes)

Article
The future of organic grassland farming in mountainous regions of Central Europe

8 % of the total EU population lives in mountainous areas which represent a particularly important eco-region in Central Europe. Because of ecological, climatic and economic reasons an increasing pressure is imposed upon agriculture. Hence in large parts of European mountainous areas drastic changes in agricultural structure and land use...
2012

Book
El clima cambia, cambia tú también

Adaptación al cambio climático en comunidades locales del Perú
El Proyecto El Clima Cambia, Cambia Tú También es una iniciativa impulsada por la oficina regional para América del Sur de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA), proyecto que busca integrar actividades de documentación y testimonios sobre adaptación...
Peru
2012 - Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)

Journal
LEISA Revista de Agroecología, diciembre de 2012. Lecciones campesinas ante la desertificación

Este número de la Revista de Agroecología LEISA, contiene los siguientes artículos: La lucha contra la Desertificación. Hacia un nuevo paradigma para fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades en las regiones áridas Lucha contra la desertificación: Tecnologías tradicionales de uso sostenible del agua y del suelo Cosecha de agua y crianza de alpacas Cerramientos....
Peru
2012 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes (ETC Andes)

Manual
Guía práctica para producir nuestra semilla de papa de calidad

Guía para agricultores/agricultoras y técnicos
Este manual considera que para la producción de semilla no formal la mayoría de las familias de agricultores seleccionan su propia semilla por el tamaño y la forma y, debido a esa práctica, muchas veces se considera papa-semilla a las papas pequeñas, porque las papas más grandes por lo general...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2012 - Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)

Journal article
Развитие сельского хозяйства и продовольственная безопасность России

В статье раскрыты негативные тенденции, влияющие на продовольственную безопасность страны. Анализируются меры, предпринимаемые для развития сельского хозяйства и регулирования рынков сельскохозяйственной продукции, сырья и продовольствия. Внесены предложения, направленные на повышение эффективности мероприятий по снижению угрозы потери продовольственной безопасности страны.
Russian Federation
2012 - Креативная экономика

Report
Ecosystems for water and food security

Against the current challenges to enhance food security worldwide, the publication aims at illustrating the importance of healthy ecosystems for the provisioning of key services that contribute to food security. Such ecosystem services are water provisioning and food production. In this regard the publication will provide an overview of the...
2011 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Policy brief/paper
Analysis of international investments in the agricultural sector of Brazil

This paper seeks to carry out a case study on the extent, nature and impact of international investments into the agricultural sector of Brazil. The case analyzes the policies, legislation, institutionsand other factors affecting international investment in the country. It finally also makes recommendations on how policies, regulations and other...
Brazil
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Green Jobs for a Revitalized Food and Agriculture Sector

This report presents an overview of opportunities to create “green jobs” by encouraging and investing in the implementation of a global transformation of the agriculture sector into a sustainable, productive and environmentally balanced ‘green agriculture’ paradigm. In the context of this report, “green agriculture” is broadly defined as “the use...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Sheep Production in Serbia

This paper analyses the present state of sheep farming in Serbia and provide guidance for sustainable development in the future. It also discusses the challenges of the modern age that may affect the viability of sheep production. Today in Serbia grows less than 1.5 million sheep. In terms of breed...
Serbia
2011

Working paper
Cooperative membership and agricultural performance

Evidence from Rwanda
Agricultural policies in Rwanda focus on agricultural intensification and increased market orientation of the smallholder farm sector. Cooperatives are seen as key vehicles in this but little is known about their effectiveness to achieve these goals. In this paper we analyze the impact of cooperative membership on agricultural performance for...
Rwanda
2011 - University of Leuven

Newsletter
Agricultura familiar en Mesoamérica, n°1

Este boletín nace de la sinergia del Grupo mesoamericano de Agricultura Familiar, conformado en noviembre 2010 en Brasilia. El propósito del mismo es coadyuvar a la gestión de información en Agricultura Familiar en Mesoamérica. En este número incluye: América: Foro continental de agricultura familiar Situación de la agricultura familiar en Centroamérica Agricultura familiar:...
Costa Rica
2011 - Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)

Book
Why invest in sustainable mountain development?

Climate change, increasing natural disasters, food and energy crises, population growth, water scarcity and desertification, loss of biodiversity, degradation of ecosystems, migration, and growth of cities – the planet is currently facing a multitude of challenges. Mountain regions and their inhabitants are disproportionally affected, but also offer significant opportunities for...
2011

Case study
Los cambios más significativos que los hombres y mujeres identifican en sus vidas a raíz de su articulación a nuevos canales de comercialización

Testimonios alrededor de la tunta en Puno
Este estudio de caso trata sobre la tunta, el primer producto procesado en la historia de la papa. Es la papa deshidratada de color blanco, de textura lisa o rugosa, de forma redonda, alargada u oblonga y de sabor suave, que combina bien con diversos alimentos. Se procesa mediante una...
Peru
2011 - Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)

Report
The Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy

The 24 sustainability indicators for bioenergy and their methodology sheets presented in this report are intended to provide policy-makers and other stakeholders with a tool that can inform the development of national bioenergy policies and programmes, monitor the impact of these policies and programmes, as well as interpret and respond...
2011 - The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)

Guidelines
Guidelines for Setting up community-based sheep breeding programs in Ethiopia

Lessons and experiences for sheep breeding in low-input systems
These guidelines are designed for all those involved in planning and implementing sheep breeding activities with resource-poor farmers in developing countries. This includes research centers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmers’ associations and livestock development projects, and government extension officials. The guidelines address the lack of generic direction on designing and implementing...
Ethiopia
2011 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Journal article
Availability and Use of Modern Information and Communication Technologies among Farmers in Orumba South Lga of Anambra State, Nigeria

The study ascertained the availability and use of telecommunication/computer information and communication technologies among farmers in Orumba South L.G.A of Anambra State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to describe the demographic characteristics of the farmers in the study area, identify Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in telecommunication/computer available...
Nigeria
2011 - Michael Okpara University of Agriculture

Case study
In the protagonists' own words: the case of Peru

FORSANDINO project impact evaluation: Strengthening of high Andean Indigenous Organisations and recovery of their traditional products (2007-2011)
From the beginning, the project determined the need for and importance of conducting an impact evaluation to determine the project’s true achievements and impact once the intervention was completed. The impact evaluation, in fact, formed part of the Project Monitoring & Evaluation System. In keeping with that idea, it is...
Peru
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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