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Book
Women fish vendors in India: An information booklet

Women fishworkers in India, as in other parts of the world, play critical roles within the fisheries and fishing communities, roles that are often not recognized or supported. Women are particularly active in postharvest fisheries; in marine fishing communities in India, for example, women comprise about 75 per cent of...
India
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Report
WIF Workshop on Recasting the Net: Defining a Gender Agenda for Sustaining Life and Livelihoods in Fishing Communities, Mahabalipuram, India, 7-10 July 2010

“Recasting the Net: Defining a Gender Agenda for Sustaining Life and Livelihoods in Fishing Communities” is a workshop that was meant to reflect on what needs to be done to develop a ‘gender agenda’ for sustaining life and livelihoods in fisheries. It was also organized against the backdrop of the...
India
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Case study
Problems facing small scale farmers in Isingiro District, Uganda

Focus on Bananas
The study aimed at examining how the policies and regulations in place (or lack thereof) impact on smallscale banana farmers in Isingiro district and share possible solutions with the government, farmers, interested donors and other stakeholders.
Uganda
2010 - ACORD Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development

Report
Workshop on “Small Indigenous Freshwater Fish Species: Their Role in Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and Conservation of Biodiversity”: SIFFS Workshop Report, 23-25 February 2010, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

This is the report on the workshop on “Small Indigenous Freshwater Fish Species: Their Role in Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and Conservation of Biodiversity”, organized by the ICSF in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI). The workshop was a forum for exchange of views on the role...
India
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Integrated Crop Management Vol.13-2010

An International Consultation on integrated Crop- Livestock systems for development - The way Forward for Sustainable Production Intensification
A new kind of sustainable intensified agriculture based on CA is emerging and new production systems often also include trees grown as hedge rows to control grazing and provide habitats and fuel, or include trees as strip crops with annual crops rotated in adjacent strips. Trees in crop-livestock systems often...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
WIF India workshop: Enhancing Women’s Roles in Fisheries in India, 1-3 February 2010, YUVA Centre, Navi Mumbai, India

The workshop “Enhancing Women’s Roles in Fisheries in India” was organized by the ICSF between 1-3 February 2010 in Navi Mumbai, India. The workshop was meant to discuss and analyze the role of women in fisheries, and reflect on issues facing women in fishing communities and organizations in India.
India
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Report
The Indonesia Workshop Report: Indonesia Workshop Report: Customary Institutions in Indonesia: Do They Have a Role in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management?, 2-5 August 2009, Lombak, Indonesia

Sixty delegates from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and India met at Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB, West Nusa Tenggara) province, Indonesia, during 2-5 August 2009, for the workshop on “Customary Institutions in Indonesia: Do They Have a Role in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management?”. The workshop was organized by...
Indonesia
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Case study
Technology for improved income of smallholder pineapple producers

Pineapple is by far the most important crop within the horticultural sub-sector of the Ghanaian economy. The crop employs over 15,000 individuals out of which 40% are women and generates rural incomes of over 6 million USD. Large and medium commercial farms account for about 70% of production with the...
Faroe Islands
2010 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Journal article
利比里亚通过林产品贸易确保粮食主权

同世界上大多数地方一样,利比里亚妇女们承担着照顾家庭的重任。尽管当地土地肥沃、森林资源丰富,然而农村居民几乎就没有决策的权利,好的机会总是被强势的群体(主要是男性非法伐木者)所掌握。在此背景下,许多发展组织通过对妇女群体展开教育和培训来解决她们面临的粮食需求问题。
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Technical paper
Farming for the Future in Southern Africa

An Introduction to Conservation Agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners in southern Africa are promoting conservation agriculture as one of the options for more sustainable farming. This technical brief describes the principles of conservation agriculture and its benefits.
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

Country Report: Singapore
The reporting framework for FRA 2010 is based on the thematic elements of sustainable forest management acknowledged in intergovernmental forest-related fora and includes variables related to the extent, condition, uses and values of forest resources, as well as the policy, legal and institutional framework related to forests. More information on...
Singapore
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Website
The Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

The Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative is a commitment from the countries and organizations of the region, supported by the Food and Agricultural Organization from the United Nations (FAO), to contribute to creating the conditions that will allow eradicating hunger permanently by 2025. The Initiative started during the Latin American Summit...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Linking people, places and products

A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable Geographical Indications. 2. ed
Promoting the links between people, places, and agrifood products can be a tool for sustainable rural development in many rural communities of the world. In fact, origin-linked products show quality attributes linked to the geographical places and people as a result of specific local know how and natural resources, and...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Newsletter article
Can Payments Improve Environmental Services on Farmland?

This paper presents a single case of an extensive study amid a package of activities to preserve the oasis, involving local farmer organisations, NGOs, the local Government and business community. Local authorities and NGOs assume that farmers have forgotten traditional methods and need training and awareness-raising to motivate farm workers...
Tunisia
2010

Report
Central Asia: Acting locally – cooperating regionally

Sustainable use of natural resources in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
In close cooperation with the German Development Service (DED) and the Centre for  international Migration and Development (CIM) a number of projects have been carried out in recent years, ranging from direct support of communities to the promotion of trans-border cooperation and regional partnerships. The successes of the initial years...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2010

Technical paper
Cultivating Sustainable Livelihoods

Socioeconomic Impacts of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa
Conservation agriculture holds promise for communities in southern Africa. This technical brief is an analysis of the socioeconomic impacts of conservation agriculture in the region.
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
The Status of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa

Challenges and Opportunities for Expansion
This technical brief provides information on the status of conservation agriculture in southern Africa and discusses challenges and opportunities for expansion of this farming technology in the region.
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Mujeres y agroecología

Nuevos sujetos políticos en la agricultura en familiar
En ese artículo se analiza la existencia de una nueva fuerza política en los movimientos campesinos y de agricultores familiares en Brasil. Está formada por campesinas, agricultoras familiares, trabajadoras agrícolas, que, en medio de movimientos sociales identificados con la agroecología y organizados en la "Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia" (ANA), están...
Brazil
2010

Working paper
Smallholder agriculture in East Africa

Trends, constraints and opportunities
Smallholder agriculture continues to play a key role in African agriculture. This paper investigates trends, challenges and opportunities of this sub-sector in East Africa through case studies of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. In these agriculture-based economies, smallholder farming accounts for about 75 percent of agricultural production and over 75...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2010 - African Development Bank Group

Journal article
Determinants of micro irrigation adoption for maize production in smallholder irrigation schemes

Case of Hama Mavhaire irrigation scheme, Zimbabwe
This study is an assessment of the determinants of micro irrigation adoption for maize production in smallholder irrigation schemes. The focus of the study was on Hama Mavhaire irrigation scheme in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. An assessment of the major production constraints in the scheme was carried out, factors that influence...
Zimbabwe
2010 - Bindura University of Science Education
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