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Mulheres na Reforma Agrária

A experiência recente no Brasil
Neste livro estão reunidos diversos artigos acadêmicos e de gestoras publicas que buscam problematizar a presença das mulheres na reforma agrária no Brasil. Estudos quantitativos e qualitativos que abordam aspectos fundiários, da produção e reprodução, das relações familiares, das lutas sociais dos movimentos sociais do campo e o das políticas...
2010 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (MDA)

Case study
Enquête sur la valorisation des bas-fonds au Bénin

Etude de cas sur les logiques paysannes et les dynamiques locales dans la commune de Djidja
Les bas-fonds sont aujourd’hui au centre de nombreux projets de développement visant une  sécurisation alimentaire à travers des projets de petite irrigation. La première partie de ce  travail traite des stratégies mises en oeuvre par le gouvernement béninois qui a fait de  l’aménagement des bas-fonds une de ses priorités. Cependant,...
2010 - Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)

Nature & Faune: Natural resource tenure systems and their implication for agriculture, food security and nature conservation in Africa

As population density increases and available natural resources diminish, tensions and competition increase among stakeholders for access to land for farming and animal husbandry as well as access to forest, fishery and wildlife resources. The scramble for resources involves communities, economic interest groups, governments and the private sector as they...
Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Gambia - Ghana - Kenya - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Zimbabwe
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
Rural Development Policy post 2013 – Opinion Poll among Rural Actors, Austrian National Rural Network – Summary of Statements and Positions

The Austrian National Rural Network service unit “Netzwerk Land” has invited 1.400 stakeholders in rural development to answer three questions about the future orientation of the rural development policy. Additionally, these questions were posed on the front page of the network’s webpage. The RD monitoring committee held further discussions and...
2010 - European Network for Rural Development

Magazine article
Sheep farm in Kullabygden invested in a farm shop

"So far, we are not slaughtering ourselves, but we sell all of our jointed lamb meat in our farm shop," says 27 year old Otto Ramsay. He was grateful to receive SEK 200,000 as start-up support from the Rural Development Programme last year, in order to rebuild the old stables...

Visual Soil Assessment (VSA)

Pastures part 2
This publication contains visual indicators of environmental performance under pastoral grazing
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
Statement of opinion of the COUNCIL OF BULGARIAN AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATIONS - The general framework of the EU’s Common Agricultural (CAP) after 2013

Agriculture is a strategic sector of the economy and has deep traditions in Bulgaria. In 2009 the gross value added generated by the sector of agriculture was estimated at BGN 1,506 million and farming jobs totaled nearly 90,000, excluding the employment in food industry and other sectors of light industry....
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

The Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) Program

The Brazilian experience
The launching of the “Zero Hunger Project – a proposal for a food security policy in Brazil” in October 2001 by presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, reflected the maturing of discussions and proposals on food security and fighting hunger, which had become national priorities to be addressed through...

Policy brief/paper
FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

 The purpose of this policy document is to provide FAO with a framework to guide its work on indigenous peoples’ issues. Current activities follow no systematic course of action relating to such issues and will benefit greatly from the delineation of a common direction and approach. At the same time,...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference proceedings
Report of the FAO–DOF Workshop on the options for a potential insurance scheme for aquaculture in Thailand

In recognition of the important role played by the shrimp farming industry to the Thai economy, the Department of Fisheries of Thailand and FAO conducted a joint workshop to provide stakeholders with a detailed overview of the benefits of, and requirements for, a successful establishment of a mutual insurance scheme that responds to...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
A bright future for small fruit farmers in southern Ethiopia

With financial assistance from the Irish embassy and the embassy of the kingdom of The Netherlands, SNV supports since 2007 fruit marketing cooperatives in Southern Ethiopia. SNV strengthens the cooperatives through facilitating business to business arrangements, business planning and improved operational management, and access to critical services. Results of the...
2010 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Policy brief/paper
Africa’s food security

Learning from success
Successful examples of agriculture best practice offer a means to enhance current food security frameworks. Promoting and disseminating success stories from the field is vital for ensuring the efficient allocation of limited resources and avoiding the pitfalls of previous interventions. Critically best practice examples provide the opportunity to scale up...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
Preparation of Cyprus National Rural Network (CNRN)

The CNRN in cooperation with the Managing Authority of the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2007-2013, announced the initiation of Public Dialogue to discuss the future of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will follow the year 2013. As a first step, agricultural groups and authorities as well as members of the...
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Journal article
Marketing profits of cattle handmade cheese in family production units in Totoremo, Venezuela

In order to analyze the marketing channels and margins of commercialization of cattle handmade cheese, elaborated in family production units it was carried out a study in Totoremo community, Urdaneta Municipality, Lara State, Venezuela. There were identified the actors involved in the market, marketing channels and margins of commercialization and...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2010 - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas Venezuela (INIA)

Gardens of biodiversity

Conservation of genetic resources and their use in traditional food production systems by small farmers of the Southern Caucasus
This book describes how farmers and rural people in the southern Caucasus maintain biodiversity and apply the ecosystem approach in their daily lives and agricultural practices. These practices contribute to their food security and livelihoods while also maintaining local genetic resources.This book does not claim to offer a definitive prescription...
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Georgia

Fact sheet
Public Debate on the Future of the CAP - Questions on the rural development aspects

In the light of the future challenges for agriculture and rural areas, what should be the objectives of the rural development policy after 2013? - To reach comparable conditions of all EU farmers starting with equalizing the level of direct payments without transfer period and level of national payments. Also taken...
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Technical paper
Action Plan for Organic Farming

Organic farming (OF) and organic food production have more than 20 years of tradition in the Czech Republic. The longest established organic farms have proven that this precisely-defined agricultural system is viable without any need for synthetic pesticides, fertilizer or other intensification methods. The main driving forces in the development...

Journal article
Use of deep litters for fattening pigs fed with sugar cane molasses

In order to evaluate the deep bedding technology as alternative for fattening pigs in the rural sector, in Cuba. Two rearing cycles of 106 days with 108 animals each (castrated males and females), YL (Camborough) cross, of approximately 21,0 kg live weight and 75 days average age were used. The...
2010 - Instituto de Investigaciones Porcinas (IIP)

Fact sheet
Summary of the Danish public debate on the rural development policy after 2013

The Danish Network Unit for Rural Development opened, with a press release from the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries on the 10th of May 2010, a public debate in Denmark on the European Rural Development Policy after 2013. The deadline for submission of contributions to the debate was the...
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Agricultural value chain finance

Tools and lessons
Agriculture remains an important means of alleviating poverty, but shortage of finance can constrain its development. At the same time, agriculture is evolving towards a global system requiring high-quality, comptetitive products, and is organized in value chains which often exclude smallholders. Value chain financing in agriculture offers an opportunity to...
Bangladesh - Brazil - Colombia - Costa Rica - India - Kenya - Malawi - Mexico - Myanmar - Nicaragua - Niger - Peru - Philippines - Republic of Korea - Serbia - United Republic of Tanzania
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