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Globally Important Indigenous Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): An Eco-Cultural Landscape Perspective

Human beings interact with ecosystem through concrete practices, these practices being determined by changing cultural perceptions, both in space and time. There is a wide recognition throughout the globe and across disciplines that regions of ecological prudence exhibit a symbiotic relationship between habitats and culture.
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Juventudes rurales de América Latina y El Carine

El Programa Juventud Rural Emprendedora de PROCASUR se propone contribuir a la reducción de la pobreza de la juventud rural de América Latina, apoyando la implementación de las operaciones que financia el FIDA, destinadas a mejorar el acceso de los jóvenes rurales a iniciativas de desarrollo, relevantes para sus estrategias...
2012 - Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA)

Manual
Manual técnico de apicultura: abeja (Apis mellifera)

La apicultura es un sistema competitivo, equitativo y sostenible por el bajo uso de insumos e impacto ambiental, y por ser promotor del desarrollo tecnológico, debido a que es generador de empleo, productor de alimentos y mejorador de la calidad de vida de sus trabajadores.   Más Información: Bibliografía completa de la corporación Editorial...
Colombia
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Case study
Experiencias exitosas de integración asociativa de productores lecheros familiare

Tres estudios de caso en Nicaragua, Ecuador y Paraguay
La Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas proclamó al 2012 como el Año Internacional de las Cooperativas, como una forma de resaltar la contribución de estas al desarrollo económico y social, poniendo especial atención en su impacto sobre la reducción de la pobreza rural, la creación de empleos y la...
Ecuador - Nicaragua - Paraguay
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
Kazakhstan: Ostriches Thrive on Central Asian Steppe

The vast steppe of Kazakhstan is the traditional stomping ground of galumphing camels and galloping horses. Now, however, an unexpected rival has appeared on the scene: the African ostrich. On a small farm in the shadow of snow-capped mountains outside Kazakhstan’s commercial capital of Almaty, septuagenarian Yevgeniy Chaykovskiy lovingly tends his...
Kazakhstan
2012 - EURASIAnet.org

Miscellanea
Support the farmers who maintain Europe’s pastoral landscapes – change the CAP rules on permanent pastures

Pastoral landscapes are farmed in many different ways, reflecting the variety of pasture and livestock types (breeds of cattle, sheep and goats) in Europe. Some farming systems make use mainly of grasslands that may be sown or semi-natural vegetation. Others exploit pastures of shrubs, for example heather moorland is a...
2012 - European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

Book
Uso de Lecanicillium lecanii para el control de la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci en algodón y berenjena

Dentro de las especies de moscas blancas, a nivel mundial sobresale por su importancia económica bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), debido a su amplia distribución geográfica, al daño directo e indirecto que ocasiona y al gran número de cultivos que afecta (Rodríguez y Cardona, 2001). Más Información: Bibliografía completa de la corporación Editorial Agrosavia Repositorio Institucional...
Colombia
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Statement
Declaración V Asamblea General de la CLAC por un Comercio Justo

Las delegadas y delegados participantes en la V Asamblea General de CLAC, reunidos en la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador, los días 21 y 22 de noviembre de 2012, procedentes de más de 14 países de América Latina y el Caribe, y representantes de todos los productos certifcados, hemos tratado temas...
Ecuador
2012 - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo (CLAC)

Manual
Guide to the small scale artificial propagation of trout

Small scale trout farming is a realistic income generating alternative in the mountainous regions of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia where income sources and employment opportunities are scarce or even missing. Though all female eyed eggs of well performing pedigree trout strains can be purchased from...
2012

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Women’s access to land

This issue focuses on particularly innovative activities that enable women to have better access to land in several African countries. In Niger, thanks to the debates that began in their listeners’ club, the women of Banizoumbou now have secure access to a large plot of land for 99 years. This...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Madagascar - Mali - Niger - Senegal
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
On the new social relations around and beyond food: analysing consumers' role and action in Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale (Solidarity Purchasing Groups)

Looks at solidarity purchasing groups in Tuscany as an example of consumer intiated alternative food networks.
Italy
2012

Report
Guía para la aplicación de normas fitosanitarias en el sector forestal

Estudio FAO: Montes 164
La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) inició una actividad en la que involucró a diversos grupos de interés con el objetivo de elaborar la presente guía, en la que se proporcionan a los actores del sector forestal orientaciones claras y concisas sobre prácticas...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
Tanzania’s policies and laws in support of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

During the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and United Nations launched a Global Partnership Initiative on conservation and adaptive management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS). The goal of the initiative is: to identify and safeguard GIAHS...
United Republic of Tanzania
2012 - Tanzania Natural Resource Forum

Video
Miguel Altieri: Why is agroecology the solution to hunger and food security?

Public lecture: Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more, particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and imported...
2012 - Transnational Institute (TNI)

Report
From field to fork: The value of England's local food webs

This report presents findings and recommendations from a five-year national project – Mapping Local Food Webs – to engage local volunteers across England to research their local food ‘webs’: the network of links between people who buy, sell, produce and supply food sourced locally.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2012 - Campaign to Protect Rural England

Guidelines
Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels

The purpose of the Safety Recommendations contained in this publication is to provide information on the design, construction, equipment, training and protection of the crews of small fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of the vessel and the safety and health of the crews. The Safety Recommendations...
Cambodia - Indonesia - Myanmar - Thailand - Viet Nam
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Fishmeal from fish waste

This project offers an example of utilizing fisheries by-products by supporting an aquaculture company to produce its own fishmeal from local fish waste. The aquaculture company, Salinas del Astur, which breeds and commercializes sea bass and guilthead, saw a business opportunity in the discards and fish waste produced by the local...
Spain
2012 - Salinas del Astur S.A.

Video
"I want to live like that"

A journey in "Le Conche", farm of the young Calabrian farmer Vincenzo Sposato: his passion for the job, the relationship with the family, friendship and his future plans. The story focuses on the innovations brought by Vincenzo who having inherited a traditional olive trees farm,  in a few years turned...
Italy
2012 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy

Book
Sistemas agroforestales con caucho: el caso de Brasil y Colombia

Esta publicación tiene como objetivo reunir la investigación desarrollada en Brasil, específicamente en el estado de Bahía y en el Magdalena Medio colombiano, para avanzar en la búsqueda del mejoramiento de la productividad del sector cauchero. El cultivo de caucho (Hevea brasiliensis) en Colombia ha tenido un crecimiento vertiginoso en...
Colombia
2012 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)

Book
Estrategia regional ante el cambio climático de los pequeños productores del Comercio Justo de Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia y Paraguay

Documento I
En el marco del Plan Estratégico 2010-2012 de la CLAC, que incluye el tema del cambio climático, en abril del año en curso la CLAC desarrolló en Quito, Ecuador un evento de capacitación sobre cambio climático para los pequeños productores (PP) y organizaciones de pequeños productores (OPP) del comercio justo (CJ)...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - Ecuador - Paraguay - Peru
2012 - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo (CLAC)
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