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Book
ICSF Guidebook: Understanding the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007

This guidebook attempts to provide a quick overview of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007, which was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2007 at the 96th International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It does not purport to provide interpretation of any provisions of the Convention...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Working paper
Conceptual Framework On The Assessment Of The Impact Of Organic Agriculture On The Economies Of Developing Countries

The impact of organic farming in developing countries may be evaluated under a wide range of perspectives. Here we focus on three main areas: economic, environmental and social effects and develop a feasible approach to organic adoption assessments that is – in our intentions- flexible enough to be used in...
2007 - Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy)

Book
Asserting Rights, Defining Responsibilities: Perspectives from Small-scale Fishing Communities on Coastal and Fisheries Management in Philippines

The studies aimed to document and explore the understanding that fishing communities have about their rights to fisheries and coastal resources, as well as the obligations and responsibilities associated with these rights, and to document and discuss their initiatives to assert these rights and fulfill their responsibilities. The studies formed...
Philippines
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Asserting Rights, Defining Responsibilities: Perspectives from Small-scale Fishing Communities on Coastal and Fisheries Management in Cambodia

The studies aimed to document and explore the understanding that fishing communities have about their rights to fisheries and coastal resources, as well as the obligations and responsibilities associated with these rights, and to document and discuss their initiatives to assert these rights and fulfill their responsibilities. The studies formed...
Cambodia
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Case study
Impact Of Compost Use On Crop Yields In Tigray, Ethiopia

Since 1998, the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tigray Region has adopted the making of compost as part of its extension package and by 2007 at least 25% of the farmers are making and using compost. A reflection of the success of this approach is that between 2003...
Ethiopia
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Asserting Rights, Defining Responsibilities: Perspectives from Small-scale Fishing Communities on Coastal and Fisheries Management in Asia - Workshop and Symposium proceedings, 3-8 May 2007, Siem Reap, Cambodia

This publication is a record of the proceedings of the Siem Reap Workshop and Symposium. It provides a bottom-up perspective on how rights are understood, and what rights are seen as important by small-scale fishing communities, if they are to fulfil their responsibilities for managing resources in a sustainable and...
Cambodia
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Working paper
Marketing strategies and organisational structures under different organic certification schemes

The paper compares the organizational structure and marketing strategies in organic supply chains operating under three certification schemes in developing and transition economies. A value chain management approach needs to be considered when analysing the requirements associated with supplying certified organic products. Regardless of the scheme, complying with organic standards...
Brazil - Czechia - Hungary - India - Thailand
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Business services in support of farm enterprise development

case studies
In recent years the development of rural enterprises has increasingly attracted attention amongst the development community owing to the broadening of opportunities for the commercialization of smallholder agriculture. Despite this interest, there are several factors that continue to limit the capacity of farmers and rural entrepreneurs to make an effective...
Bangladesh - Burkina Faso - India - Nepal - Rwanda - Sri Lanka - Uganda
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
Chile: Género y comercio exterior agropecuario

La información que se presenta en este libro corresponde, en su mayor parte, al informe final de una investigación realizada por CENDEC para la Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias (ODEPA) del Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile, dentro de las actividades del Programa de Mejoramiento de la Gestión de Género. El...
Chile
2007 - Centro para el Desarrollo de Capital Humano (CENDEC)

Manual
Guidelines “Good Agricultural Practices for Family Agriculture”

This manual has been prepared by the Group on Agriculture of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this work is to spread the basic concepts of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in order to: guide the production systems towards a sustainable agriculture and ecologically...
2007

Book
Sizing up - Property Rights and Fisheries Management: A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report

Only by recognizing fishing rights that are socially sensitive and address the issues of labour, gender and human rights, can fishing communities, especially small-scale, traditional ones, be assured of social justice in the face of moves towards ecological and resource sustainability. These are some of the issues discussed in this...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Promises and challenges of the informal food sector in developing countries

This publication provides an overview of recent literature on the potential of the informal food sector (IFS) to facilitate an affordable supply of food to urban areas and generate income for low-income households. The goal is to identify global patterns, topics for further research, and policy suggestions. It also draws...
Bangladesh - Chile - Côte d'Ivoire - Cuba - Ecuador - Fiji - Guatemala - India - Malawi - Mozambique - Nicaragua - Nigeria - Philippines - Sierra Leone - Thailand - Trinidad and Tobago
2007

Journal
Unasylva - Small-scale forestry

Small-scale forestry – here meaning all activities related to forest ownership, management and enterprise – can contribute significantly to social and economic development when the circumstances are right. This issue of Unasylva examines the conditions and support that make it work. We don’t define “small” by numbers, but use the...
Burkina Faso - China - Finland - Guatemala - Japan - Lithuania
2007

Journal article
Producción agroecológica de leche de cabra

Una alternativa para la agricultura urbana y familiar
En una finca agroecológica de una hectárea se introdujeron dos cabras de la raza Saanen con el objetivo de evaluar en un módulo agroforestal, el comportamiento reproductivo y productivo de las madres y las crías en estabulación permanente en cubículos independientes de 3,24 m2 . Durante el período abril de...
Cuba
2007 - Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT)

E-learning
Nutritional Status Assessment and Analysis

This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators, as well as the criteria to be used when selecting the indicators in specific contexts and situations.
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2007 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Journal article
Determinants of rural poverty in Africa

The case of small holder farmers in Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to hold large numbers of very poor rural people in the near future unless sustainable intervention measures are undertaken. Although both history and theory point to the important role of agriculture in poverty reduction, such growth today faces even more difficulties. This study uses a probit...
Kenya
2007

Case study
Conservation Agriculture in Africa

Conservation agriculture in Zambia: a case study of Southern Province
This case study presents the status of conservation agriculture in Zambia. It is one in a series of eight case studies about conservation agriculture in Africa, which were developed within the framework of a collaboration between CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of...
Zambia
2007 - African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT)

Website
e-Agriculture

e-Agriculture is a global Community of Practice, where people from all over the world exchange information, ideas, and resources related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and rural development. With over 12,000 members from 170 countries and territories, the e-Agriculture Community is made up of...
2007 - e-Agriculture

Manual
Establishing a Tree Nursery

Many people in Eastern Africa depend on forests and trees to meet various needs. With growing populations, these resources are being rapidly depleted. Many farmers want to plant trees but cannot readily obtain high-quality tree seedlings. Establishing a tree nursery can help to meet this demand and provide you with...
2007 - The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
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