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La escuela del silencio

"La escuela del silencio". Una mirada a la desigualdad de género en la educación.
2014 - UNICEF Perú

Blog article
Creating a brighter future for farmers

Charcoal smokers introduced by the South-South Cooperation programme have improved women’s income in the Edeha fish market.
During the past ten years, over 600 Chinese experts and technicians have been deployed in Nigeria to share their agricultural skills with local farmers. The South-South Cooperation (SSC) programme, which has been fully funded by the Government of Nigeria and facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Upper Egypt rural development project supervision report

Main report and appendices
The UERDP constitutes a USD 20 million development investment financed by Government (almost USD 3.7 million) and IFAD (loan of USD 15 million and grant of USD 1 million). The project is contributing to reducing poverty and improving livelihoods of the rural poor in Qena and Assiut governorates of Upper...
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Las Mujeres de Amak: Justicia para las Sobrevivientes de Violencia Basada en Género en Áreas Rurales

Esta es la historia de las valientes mujeres, de la comunidad de Amak, situada en el corazón de Alto Wangki y Bocay, Nicaragua, quienes se han convertido en un ejemplo como sobrevivientes de violencia basada en género. A través del nuevo sistema de los wihtas, o Jueces Comunitarios, se les ha...
2014 - UNFPA América Latina y el Caribe

营养源于创新 美味来自废物

就营养不良普遍的情况而言,随着家庭菜园的不断扩大,对许多尼泊尔人来说常年吃上 新鲜蔬菜已成为现实。但是,他们的故事表明家庭菜园的好处不仅仅局限于提高每家每户的 营养。家庭菜园还能帮助赋予妇女权利,保护生物多样性,广义上说,这对提高家庭和社区 营养都很有必要。
2014 - Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Magazine article
Characterization of peasant family farming, Cayes-Jacmel Commune, Haiti

Small-scale agriculture is a topic that has drawn the attention of many State agencies, local, regional and international during the last few years, due to their importance in the food production and poverty reduction in rural communities of the world. In this context, the present investigation had as its objective...
2014 - Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh)

Working paper
Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture

Principles and approaches
Agriculture is facing an unprecedented confluence of pressures that urges for profound changes in our food and agriculture (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture) systems. Building on extensive work that promotes sustainability in various production systems, FAO proposes to integrate these into a single Sustainable Food and Agriculture approach. This approach...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Fiji: Under the Sleeping Giant

A group of twenty young Fijian farmers dream of earning enough money to support their siblings. Their plan? To farm papaya organically and to access the premium price that the organic market pays. But they can only do this if their product is certified organic. With the prohibitively high cost...
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development


Genre et agricultures familiales
Les Nations unies reconnaissent officiellement que parvenir à l'égalité hommes-femmes, en termes d'accès aux ressources de production et à leur contrôle (en particulier la terre et les services agricoles), aurait un effet positif sur la productivité agricole, la sécurité alimentaire et la pauvreté. Pourtant, quelle est la situation actuelle des...
2014 - CTA

All Nepal Peasants' Federation

All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPF) is an umbrella association of entire Nepali peasants fighting against feudalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism. It is fighting for the agrarian reform and peasants rights for last 6 decades since its inception in 1951 AD. In the new context of democratic republic of Nepal with the...
2014 - All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPF)

F@rmletter The E-magazine of the World’s Farmers

On the occasion of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), this number drew attention to the important role of family farming and the key challenges and priorities for the future. Find out the differences, and the different programs and activities on family farming all over the world. This and much...
2014 - World Farmers' Organisation

Case study
Acceso a tierra y estrategias de vida de los jóvenes rurales

Estudio comparativo
Los territorios rurales atraviesan procesos de envejecimiento y una de las causas principales es la emigración de los jóvenes a los centros urbanos. Las razones para dejar el campo y la agricultura son en parte las barreras que enfrentan al insertarse social y productivamente en sus comunidades y el acceso...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - Guatemala - Nicaragua - Peru
2014 - Corporación PROCASUR

Increasing the resilience of family farmers to threats and crises

FAO is working towards increasing the resilience of people and their livelihoods to natural hazards, human-induced disasters and protracted crises that impact agriculture, nutrition, food security and food safety.
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Instituto de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (IDMA-Perú)

El Instituto de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente IDMA es una organización no gubernamental, sin fines de lucro, fundada el 13 de marzo de 1984, con la finalidad de aportar desde los ámbitos locales y regionales al desarrollo nacional; hacia la consecución de un modelo de desarrollo sostenible que permita mejorar...
2014 - Instituto de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (IDMA-Perú)

Fulfilling the promise of African agriculture

IFAD in Africa
Agriculture plays a significant role in Africa, accounting for about 30 per cent of GDP south of the Sahara, as well as a significant proportion of export value. Not surprisingly, in most African countries, 60 per cent or more of employees work in agriculture. Yet this barely scrapes the surface...
Kenya - Madagascar - Morocco - Nigeria
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Fact sheet
Las tierras comunales

Este folleto trata sobre las tierras comunales y los derechos tanto de la comunidad como de los comuneros y presenta de manera ágil la información que se encuentra en las leyes o normas que regulan dicha temática. Este material se ha preparado como complemento para las labores de sensibilización y difusión...
2014 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

El desarrollo rural desde el enfoque de Género

Guía Práctica para técnicos y técnicas rurales
Esta es una guía para los técnicos y técnicas que trabajan en el ámbito rural en la Argentina. Sabemos que no hay un sólo ámbito rural homogéneo y común en todo el territorio, sino que las diferencias son notables según rama de actividad, región geográfica, condición climática, etc. Lo que si...
2014 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Towards stronger family farms

Voices in the International Year of Family Farming
This publication draws from reports and notes from a series of events in the International Year of Family Farming: Regional Dialogues on Family Farming were organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the World Rural Forum, the International Cooperative Alliance and the World Farmers Organization to increase the understanding of the family farming context in each region,and...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Becoming a young farmer in Ethiopia

Processes and challenges
The Ethiopian government’s Agricultural Development Led Industrialization strategy emphasises the instrumental role that rural youth could play in transforming the agricultural sector. However, there exists a significant body of literature documenting the unfavourable attitudes many young people hold towards a future in agriculture. Despite their negative attitudes, the fact remains...
2014 - Future Agricultures Consortium

Women on farms: active and involved

In this study the focus is on the role and involvement of women on farms in the Netherlands. Many women perform work on the farm and over 40% have a paid work elsewhere. More than two-thirds of women are involved in strategic decision-making at the farm. Many women find the...
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
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