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Book
La agricultura familiar en los países del Cono Sur

Entre los años 2005 y 2006, el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura, IICA, a través de su Especialista Regional en Desarrollo Rural Sostenible, abordó la tarea de realizar en cada país del Cono Sur (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay), un estudio que resumiera y explicara la realidad...
Argentina - Brazil - Chile - Paraguay - Uruguay
2007 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Policy brief/paper
Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
2007 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Information, communication and gender

This 13th edition of the newsletter provides an opportunity for Dimitra and its partners to inform you about their activities over the last six months. It will also present other issues, such as the situation and rights of rural women producers, the right and access to land, food and sustainable...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Madagascar - Niger - Senegal - Uganda
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Rural women, literacy training and communication

In this latest edition of the Dimitra Newsletter, as in previous editions, we highlight the importance of access by rural populations, and particularly women, to information and communication. The ability to access information and to share it through dissemination and networking is crucial in order to combat inequality, malnutrition and...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - South Africa - Sudan - Uganda - Zimbabwe
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
Chile: Género y comercio exterior agropecuario

La información que se presenta en este libro corresponde, en su mayor parte, al informe final de una investigación realizada por CENDEC para la Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias (ODEPA) del Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile, dentro de las actividades del Programa de Mejoramiento de la Gestión de Género. El...
Chile
2007 - Centro para el Desarrollo de Capital Humano (CENDEC)

Technical paper
Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2007 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Journal article
Determinants of rural poverty in Africa

The case of small holder farmers in Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to hold large numbers of very poor rural people in the near future unless sustainable intervention measures are undertaken. Although both history and theory point to the important role of agriculture in poverty reduction, such growth today faces even more difficulties. This study uses a probit...
Kenya
2007

Journal
Caravan - High-value crops, value-added crop and livestock products

ICARDA’s mission is to alleviate poverty by improving the livelihoods of farming communities. Often, the key is to add value to primary crop and livestock outputs. This issue of Caravan provides glimpses of the Center’s work to help farmers and pastoralists add value to their products, and thereby improve their...
Tunisia - Türkiye
2007 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Guidelines
Directrices FAO/OMS para los gobiernos sobre la aplicación del sistema de APPCC en empresas alimentarias pequeñas y/o menos desarrolladas

El presente documento tiene por objeto prestar asistencia a las autoridades nacionales de inocuidad de los alimentos en la elaboración de una estrategia de APPCC para las empresas pequeñas y/o menos desarrolladas en el marco de una política nacional de inocuidad de los alimentos. Es el resultado de la experiencia...
2007 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
Red Rural de Organizaciones Privadas de Desarrollo (Red Rural)

Entre los objetivos de la organización están: Formular e impulsar políticas y estrategias de desarrollo sostenible para los sectores sociales más vulnerables del ámbito rural, especialmente campesinos e indígenas, mujeres y jóvenes rurales, en busca de una mayor equidad social. Contribuir al fortalecimiento de las iniciativas de desarrollo rural, originadas en el...
Paraguay
2006 - Red Rural de Organizaciones Privadas de Desarrollo (Red Rural)

Conference proceedings
Foro Nacional de la Agricultura Familiar

Este documento da cuenta de la reunión de creación del Foro Nacional de la Agricultura Familiar. es el resultado de un trabajo en el que se involucraron 310 Organizaciones, a través de un proceso que incluyó reuniones del Foro en cada una de las Regiones y una posterior sistematización de las...
Argentina
2006 - Foro Nacional de la Agricultura Familiar

Manual
Formas asociativas para la agricultura familiar

Elementos para el análisis funcional y normativo de las distintas formas jurídicas
El presente manual de asesoramiento está dirigido a los técnicos y profesionales que trabajan en el ámbito del desarrollo rural y a los agentes productivos rurales y sus organizaciones. La estructura elegida para el manual considera dos partes básicas: la primera destinada a conceptualizar la temática del asociativismo en pequeños...
Argentina
2006 - PRODERNEA - PRODERNOA de la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos; Ministerio de Economía y Producción

Blog article
Conserving water, boosting incomes in Jordan's Yarmouk valley

Jordan is a chronically water-scarce country, and less than five per cent of the land is arable. For farmers, little or no rainfall means severely reduced cultivation and production – and increased hunger and poverty. Those who find other ways to supplement their incomes generally earn very little. To address...
Jordan
2006

Journal article
El rol de los recursos locales en la evolución de la agroindustria rural del almidón agrio de Yuca en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia

La producción de almidón agrio de yuca en el departamento del Cauca está conformada por un complejo sistema de agroempresas procesadoras, agricultores, intermediarios, empresas fabricadoras de equipos y organizaciones que prestan servicios de apoyo. Los recursos locales como el saber-hacer, las redes de actores, el producto, las acciones colectivas, las...
Colombia
2005 - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: The dynamics of women’s networks

This is the 11th Dimitra newsletter. Our last edition was replaced by the distribution of the Dimitra CD-ROM. Many of you took time to return the short survey we enclosed with it and we would like to thank you for this valuable feedback. We have also received numerous messages telling...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Namibia - Niger - Senegal
2005 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference proceedings
El derecho a la alimentación de mujeres rurales

Reto para la cooperación al desarrollo con América Latina
Esta documentación es una colección de las ponencias centrales del seminario – que aquí se publican de forma resumida sin poder reflejar toda la riqueza de las contribuciones orales y el dinamismo de las discusiones. Sin embargo, ofrece muchísima información detallada e ilustrativa que puede estimular y enriquecer los próximos...
Brazil - Guatemala - Honduras
2005 - FIAN

Manual
Conservation Agriculture

A manual for farmers and extension workers in Africa
Over 60% of Africans depend on some form of farming for their sustenance and livelihoods. Agriculture remains vital for the continent’s development and economic growth. So the recent stagnation or decline in farm productivity in in many parts of Africa is a major concern. For many communities and countries, this...
2005 - African Conservation Tillage Network (ACTN)

Journal article
Participatory bean breeding with women and small holder farmers in Eastern Ethiopia

The Ethiopian national bean program traditionally followed conventional approaches in bean improvement for smallholder farmers. The relative effectiveness and efficiency of Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) compared to conventional approaches is not fully understood. The study was initiated to evaluate participatory plant breeding in bean improvement to disseminate more acceptable and...
Ethiopia
2005

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Women take action

This edition of the Dimitra newsletter focuses on rural women, information and empowerment. Two workshops, organized by our local partners, Amsed in Morocco and Women’s NET in South Africa, take the spotlight. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for rural women was on the programmes of both events....
Burkina Faso - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Morocco - Uganda
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Africa: Great Lakes region

This newsletter exclusively focuses on three countries of the sub-region: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. We lay open the pages to organizations which have provided us with articles explaining their difficulties, their strategies and the solutions they have found to improve the living conditions of rural...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Rwanda
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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