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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)

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)

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)

Animal Farm

Cascina Barosi is a farm completely run by women. Cascina Barosi is a journey backwards, from big cities to the countryside. Benedetta, from Milan, managed a farm near Cremona. The film recounts his relationship with technology, enabling her to remotely control to the work on the farm, succeeding so to...
2012 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy

Plant breeding with farmers. A technical manual

This manual on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) is based primarily on the direct experience derived from several years of implementing PPB programmes in a number of countries and on a number of crops, and secondly, from a number of training courses (China, Ethiopia, Jordan, Australia, South Africa) and when necessary,...
Algeria - Egypt - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Morocco - Tunisia
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Los desafíos de la adaptación al cambio climático en comunidades rurales altoandinas

Este proyecto constituye una iniciativa enmarcada en el esfuerzo por desarrollar capacidades y acciones de prevención para el manejo y gestión de riesgos en un contexto de adaptación al cambio climático. Se busca generar un proceso de desarrollo rural andino sostenible, que colabore en la disminución de los indicadores de...
2012 - Soluciones Prácticas

Mujer Rural: Cambios y Persistencias en América Latina

En el texto que sigue se presenta un balance de la situación de las mujeres rurales en América Latina con especial atención a los cambios y persistencias. El documento fue elaborado a partir de investigaciones realizadas en Perú y América Latina y se han revisado balances y estudios de ONG...
2011 - Programa Democratización y Transformación de Conflictos, Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Journal article
The role of women in agriculture

Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in many countries in part because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity. In this paper we draw on the available empirical...

Huerta orgánica: riego por goteo

Entrevista que orienta sobre las características que deben tener los sistema de riego por goteo, cuando se los plantea en función de una huerta orgánica, sus beneficios y aporte a la agricultura familiar.
2011 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)


我在云南迪庆藏族自治州德钦县云岭乡红坡村 作调查的时候,正赶上村里种植玉米和青稞,又 逢当地政府支持村民种植葡萄。村里除了在外打 工的,老弱妇孺都在田地农忙。红坡村每家平均 每家有7亩地,本村地处山区,土地大部分都在山 上,而且每家分配到的田块也不一定靠近农舍, 有的甚至有好几里的路程,这便无形中加重了农 民的劳动强度。
2011 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Magazine article
"Los pequeños productores somos los actores principales en el desarrollo y no nos toman en cuenta"

Entrevista a Lucila Quintana, presidenta de Conveagro
El viernes 18 de marzo, la Convención Nacional del Agro —en alianza con otras organizaciones— realizó el foro: «El agro decide su voto». Los cinco candidatos que lideran las encuestas de opinión fueron invitados a fin de que expusieran sus propuestas para el sector, pero ninguno asistió. En su lugar,...
2011 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Fact sheet
Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty in Yemen

The Republic of Yemen is one of the driest, poorest and least developed countries in the world. Poverty and food insecurity are strongly linked with the depletion and degradation of land and water resources and it is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. IFAD’s goal in Yemen...
2011 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

From farmer to planner and back

This video features the story of an agricultural worker from Sikkim (India) who participated in the From Farmer to Planner and Back workshop held in Rome. It documents her experience with gender-responsive participatory planning for small-scale livestock development.
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Tierra de mujeres

Reflexiones sobre el acceso de las mujeres rurales a la tierra en América Latina
Este libro es el resultado de un esfuerzo colectivo de muchas mujeres de diversos lugares de América Latina, que desde sus distintas experiencias y capacidades han aportado para que el día de hoy usted tenga en sus manos un documento peculiar. Peculiar porque es la acumulación de reflexiones, aportes, visitas, discusiones...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Guatemala
2011 - Fundación TIERRA (Bolivia)

Swaziland Rural Sector Review

Priorities for the development of smallholder agriculture in Swaziland
The purpose of this policy note is to contribute to an understanding of the factors that combine to constrain the development of smallholder agriculture in Swaziland. It seeks to shed light on why, despite being well-endowed in land and water resources, and despite having a climate that is generally favorable...
2011 - World Bank

Women Feed the World: Africa

Worldwide, women make high contributions to household and national food security. This video explores the critical role played by women in agricultural production in Africa.
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Demographic and occupational dynamics and the social reproduction of family farming

A case study at the Municipality of Praia Grande - Santa Catarina
This dissertation covers the social reproduction of family farmers in the community of Praia Grande, Southern region of Santa Catarina, facing the trade expansion of family agriculture and the  socioeconomic  transformations  derived.  Focus  is  given  on  the fall  in  income  and agricultural employment, shaped mainly from mid-1980 on, within the...
2011 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Agricultural Investment

For strengthening family farming and sustainable food systems in Africa
The issue of agricultural investment is a key one in Africa and how and where these investments are directed is of considerable concern to African family farmers and their organisations. From CAADP to the reformed Committee on World Food Security, enhanced investment for food security is at the top of...
2011 - Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA)

Revista Mundos Rurales, agosto 2012, n° 7

Este número de Mundos Rurales incluye artículos sobre: Bolivia: Propuesta para la Ley marco de Consulta y Participación La Consulta en el TIPNIS, ¿garantía del Estado o de los pueblos indígenas? Autodeterminación y autonomías indígena originario campesinas no son prioridad en la agenda política Una mirada de género a las propuestas de estatutos de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Climate Change and Food Systems Resilience in Sub‑Saharan Africa

This volume, Climate Change and Food Systems Resilience in Sub‑Saharan Africa, demonstrates the possibility of harmonizing agricultural production with the wellbeing of the biosphere – and that this can be achieved in Africa, our biosphere’s least developed continent, and the continent which is likely to suffer most from climate change....
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