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Report
Al-Dhala Community Resource Management Project, Supervision report, October 2013

The overall goal of the project is to enhance family food security for subsistence farmers, raise incomes and improve the living conditions and development participation of small households and village communities in the project area. The specific objectives of the project are to: i) empower communities, including women and the poor,...
Yemen
2013 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Working paper
Gender and Nutrition Fact Sheet

Gender inequalities and discrimination are the major causes of persistent food and nutrition insecurity in the Asia-Pacific region. Sustained efforts to support gender equality are needed to achieve food and nutrition security.
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
ICARDA annual report 2013

ICARDA is pleased to share the scaling out of some important research outcomes and their impacts in 2013. For example, the innovative adaptation of raised bed machines to small-scale farming – developed with farmers and private sector in Sharkia province in Egypt – delivers a 24% saving in irrigation water...
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Magazine article
Promotion de l’égalité des sexes en milieu rural

le PREVES valorise la contribution des femmes au processus de développement économique en Centrafrique
Afin de promouvoir la participation des femmes à la mise en œuvre des activités du projet de Relance des cultures Vivrières et du petit Élevage dans les Savanes (PREVES), et favoriser leur intégration dans les instances de décisions de leur communauté,  l’Unité de Coordination et de Gestion  du PREVES, en...
Central African Republic
2013 - Innovation environnement développement Afrique (IED Afrique)

Book
Gėnero y empoderamiento de las mujeres en las agriculturas campesinas e indígenas en Centroamérica

¿De qué estamos hablando? Aportes para el debate y la reflexión desde la experiencia de AVSF en Centroamérica
La reflexión sobre la situación de las mujeres rurales y concretamente sobre el papel institucional que AVSF debe jugar con respecto a esta temática, comienza a producirse como consecuencia de dos situaciones. Por un lado, por las dificultades para abordar las necesidades específicas de las mujeres rurales en un contexto...
Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua
2013 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (AVSF)

Magazine article
Faciliter l’accès à des intrants de qualité : la stratégie du PADER-BGN pour renforcer l’autonomie semencière des paysans de Basse Guinée Nord

 Description de l’initiative et des effets du PADER-BGN, un projet initié en octobre 2004 et  mis en œuvre en Guinée dans deux régions administratives (Boké et Kindia), cinq préfectures (Boffa, Boké, Fria, Dubréka et Télimelé) et 26 Communes Rurales. Par cette initiative de multiplication et de diffusion de semences de riz,...
Guinea
2013 - Innovation environnement développement Afrique (IED Afrique)

Journal article
What drives technology utilization, learning and transfer in agriculture?

Lessons from Nigerian women farmers
This study examines the factors that drive technology utilisation, learning and transfer among women farmers in Nigeria. It assesses both modern and indigenous technologies used in farming activities. Three states were purposively selected from the six that comprise the South West geopolitical zone of the country. Structured questionnaire was administered...
Nigeria
2013

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Vietnam - Vietnamese

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Viet Nam
2013

Journal
Caravan - An integrated ‘systems’ approach for dryland agroecosystems

This issue of Caravan presents some successes of the collaboration of scientists and other stakeholders from ICARDA and national partners, where participatory research with local communities and women’s groups in particular, has reaped a range of benefits through an integrated systems approach. These examples demonstrate a path forward for sustainably...
Afghanistan - India - Iraq - Jordan - Morocco - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Working paper
Women’s participation in agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia

This paper uses a rich dataset from a survey undertaken by the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2009 in eight woredas in seven regions of Ethiopia with a sample of 1,117 households and 73 agricultural cooperatives. Using descriptive statistics and econometric analysis...
Ethiopia
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Case study
Contribution des femmes rurales à la sécurité alimentaire au Cameroun:quels apports du conseil à l’exploitation familiale ?  

En Afrique subsaharienne, les nouveaux dispositifs de vulgarisation basés sur des approches participatives promus par les structures publiques et privées jouent un rôle clé dans  l’amélioration de la productivité et de la sécurité alimentaire des exploitations agricoles familiales. L’objectif de cette étude est de déterminer le rôle des dispositifs d’appui-conseil étudiés dans l’accompagnement...
Cameroon
2013

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Social mobilization and good governance

A warm welcome to Dimitra newsletter 23, which outlines the project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the Dimitra listeners’ clubs. These successes are producing growing recognition for the Dimitra approach and a strong increase in the number of partnerships. This issue also presents...
Benin - Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Mali - Niger - Togo
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda

Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda is an EU-funded Government of Uganda's Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Project (ALREP) implemented by FAO in northern Uganda targeting people that have resettled in their homes after the 20 years of war. The video highlights how farmer field schools are being used...
Uganda
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, January-March 2013

The year 2013 is of particular importance: it is the year we celebrate the International Year of Quinoa (IYQ), and we formally begin to prepare for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. Quinoa and Family Farming go hand in hand: both can contribute substantially toward the fight against hunger. However, to tap their...
Nicaragua - Paraguay - Peru - Suriname - Uruguay
2013

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Sri Lanka

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Sri Lanka
2013

Book
Mujeres y pesca artesanal en la Región Centroamericana para todos

Promoviendo alianzas y contribuyendo al mejoramiento de capacidades de los hombres y mujeres trabajadores de la pesca de pequeña escala en Centroamérica
Este documento presenta de forma interactiva la importancia de las mujeres en la pesca artesanal de Centroamérica, describiendo sus actividades, estadísticas regionales y detallando los derechos de las mujeres.
2013 - Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Profesionales para la Solidaridad Social (CoopeSoliDaR)

Technical paper
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation - Challenges and Opportunities in the Food Sector

The aim of the workshop is to examine various types of standards and labels and to build upon lessons learned from concrete examples to identify issues and challenges to be addressed, discuss their potential contribution to improve sustainability of food systems, and propose measures in order to improve their effectiveness....
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Inclusión de la agricultura familiar en cadenas de valor

Proyecto Paraguay Inclusivo, informe de diseño del proyecto
El Proyecto “Inclusión de la Agricultura Familiar en Cadenas de Valor” tiene como objetivo: “contribuir a incrementar los activos, los ingresos y calidad de vida de los agricultores familiares campesinos pobres y población rural pobre, mediante su inserción en forma sostenible, y a través de sus organizaciones sociales representativas, en...
Paraguay
2012 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería Paraguay

Newsletter
Sistemas Ingeniosos del Patrimonio Agrícola Mundial (SIPAM). La Agricultura de Chiloé

En este segundo Boletín informativo se seguirá comunicando acerca de activididades y logros del proyecto SIPAM, con la intención de que cada vez más actores del territorio puedan conocer y participar de esta iniciativa.
Chile
2012 - Universidad Austral de Chile

Policy brief/paper
Cooperatives in small-scale fisheries

Enabling successes through community empowerment
Cooperatives in the small-scale fisheries sector are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty – harsh realities for many of the world’s small-scale fishers. Communities with successful community-based organizations are better off than those without (Ostrom, 1990). Successful...
Brazil - Mexico
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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