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The Resources section holds archived publications and multimedia materials related to family farming general issues.

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Family farming and entrepreneurship: a study about the trajectories of young graduates from rural youth development centre (CEDEJOR) in Rio Pardo Valley / Rio Grande do Sul

This thesis aims to analyze the trajectories of the young emerged from the Centro de Desenvolvimento do Jovem Rural (CEDEJOR) and its work in Vale do Rio Pardo/RS. Established in three States southern of Brazil, [the Centro de  Desenvolvimento  do  Jovem Rural (CEDEJOR)], through its alternate pedagogy and Entrepreneurship, offers...
Brazil
2008 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

Website
Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)

SEEAG's Mission is to educate children about the farm sources of their food from  field-to-table while connecting them to the farmland in their own backyard.
2008

Policy brief/paper
IFAD Thematic Priorities for the Near East and North Africa

This paper draws on key recent IFAD documents, evaluations, studies and reviews andalso on workshop findings and discussions related to the Near East and North Africa(NENA) region. The IFAD documents and evaluations consulted are: (a) IFAD StrategicFramework 2007-2010; (b) the 2006 Near East and North Africa Division (PN)self-evaluation report on...
Algeria
2008 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Article
What means adapting to wolf reappearance for sheep farmers in French Southern Alps?

Wolves have been coming back for several years in the southern French Alps. In two valleys of the Mercantour national park, they have been present for 15 years. Sheep farmers have to adapt their farming systems to this presence. We carried out surveys among the sheep farmers i) to describe...
2008

Conference paper
Conservation Agriculture: Impact on farmers’ livelihoods, labour, mechanization and equipment

The paper will briefly explain the features of conservation agriculture which lead to these changes and then report in more detail experiences which have been observed in the long term after the introduction of conservation agriculture on the livelihood of farmers, labour requirements, mechanization and equipment use.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
A scientific conceptual framework and strategic principles for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme from a social-ecological systems perspective

In developing the Scientific Conceptual Framework for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, FAO seeks to accomplish the challenging task of integrating perspectives from those sciences that are most directly concerned with conservation and development: ecology, agronomy and forestry, economics, and anthropology. The goal is to scientifically conceptualise...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Nepal - Peru - Uganda
2008

Journal article
Farmers’ use of integrated soil fertility and nutrient management practices for sustainable crop production:

A field-level study in Bangladesh
Problem statement: The most pressing problem for Bangladesh agriculture is the current state of gradual decreasing of soil fertility, stagnating crop yields and declining productivity in a range of food crops. According to crop production scientists, Integrated Soil Fertility (ISF) and Nutrient Management (NM) is an advanced approach that can...
Bangladesh
2008

Book
Stationnement réservé : Réserves marines et communautés de petits pêcheurs – Articles extraits de la revue SAMUDRA

Les articles du présent dossier, extraits de SAMUDRA, la revue quadrimestrielle de l’ICSF, attirent l’attention sur ces divers problèmes. Ils font apparaître que conservation et moyens d’existence sont deux aspects très imbriqués, et que les modèles de protection de l’environnement imposés d’en haut de façon non participative peuvent avoir des...
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the International Workshop “Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Land Management to Improve the Livelihood of People in Dry Areas"

The first International Workshop “Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Land Management to Improve the Livelihood of People in Dry Areas” has been held at The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) with support of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) from 7th - 9th...
2008 - The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD),

Conference proceedings
Agriculturas andinas, TLC y globalización agroalimentaria

¿Oportunidades, reconversiones, vulnerabilidades?
En América Latina, hace algún tiempo se viene dando un debate sobre las implicancias que tienen la apertura comercial y la globalización de hábitos de consumo alimentario en el crecimiento económico y en el desarrollo de mejores condiciones de vida. Además, en un contexto en el cual el desarrollo agropecuario...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru
2008

Case study
Tecnologías apropiadas para la Agricultura Familiar

Análisis y reflexiones sobre su generación en situaciones representativas de la región pampeana periurbana
El presente trabajo parte de la reflexión sobre algunas experiencias realizadas con agricultores familiares del cordón verde platense, de Cañuelas y de Florencio Varela. La misma se enmarca dentro de un proceso de investigación- acción que intenta establecer un diálogo entre productores, técnicos e investigadores con el fin de acercarnos...
Argentina
2008 - Responsabilidad Social Ambiental en el siglo XXI

Article
L’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest concepts et enjeux actuels

L’agriculture demeure un élément central de l’économie ouest-africaine, assurant 30 à 50 % du PIB de la plupart des pays et représentant la plus grande source de revenus et de moyens d’existence pour 70 à 80 % de la population, ainsi que d’approvisionnement alimentaire et de recettes d’exportation issues des...
2008

Blog article
El despojo del agua y la necesidad de una transformación urgente

El agua es un bien nacional de uso público, así lo establece la Ley de Aguas de 1972. Es decir, es un recurso de toda la sociedad. El uso público implica que una persona natural o jurídica podrá obtener un derecho de uso y aprovechamiento del agua para lo cual...
Ecuador
2008 - Foro Nacional de Recursos Hídricos

Report
Organic agriculture and food security in Africa

This  study examines the relationship between organic agriculture and food security in Africa, particularly East Africa, which is where the CBTF has been implementing a project on organic agriculture since 2004. Organic agriculture is a holistic production system based on active agro-ecosystem management rather than on external inputs, and it...
2008 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Journal article
Determinantes de las migraciones interdepartamentales 1988-1993

Este artículo se encuentra entre las páginas 140 a 144. Uno de los factores que intensifica la pobreza rural y disminuye el desarrollo rural es la alta tasa de migración hacia las capitales de departamento. Los miembros más jóvenes de las familias campesinas deciden migrar hacia ciudades con objeto de...
Peru
2008 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Journal article
Prácticas alimentarias y nutricionales familiares de la cuenca del río Momón (Iquitos, Perú)

Entre las páginas 127 a 134 se encuentra este artículo. El análisis de los sistemas de producción de las áreas rurales debe considerar el estudio de las costumbres y creencias folclóricas de sus comunidades nativas ya que éstas condicionan las decisiones familiares en relación a sus actividades económicas y hábitos...
Peru
2008 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Book
Parques reservados: Reservas Marinas y Comunidades Pesqueras de Pequeña Escala

Este dossier recoge varios artículos que sostienen que la conservación y el sustento están íntimamente relacionados entre sí y que los modelos de conservación no participativos e impuestos desde arriba pueden resultar contraproducentes. Las comunidades pesqueras pueden ser poderosas aliadas en los esfuerzos de conservación.  El dossier muestra ejemplos de...
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Report
Value Chain Analysis Report - Cambodia, Philippines & Vietnam

Linking Small Farmers to Market Project
The researchers and studies conducted under the LSFM project were intended to contribute to the process of effectively linking small farmers to market and maximize their benefits from the value chain. In addition, the studies also aimed to help decision-making of the project's in-country anchors and in formulating strategic directions,...
Cambodia - Philippines - Viet Nam
2008 - Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA)

Book
El cacao en Bolivia

Una alternativa económica de base campesina indígena
La presente publicación hace un recorrido muy amplio, entre historia, información estadística, diagnóstico de actores y finalmente propuesta de tareas para familias, organizaciones e instituciones, y políticas públicas para los distintos niveles de gobierno. Desde la orientación de CIPCA, este es un nuevo ejemplo de cómo las acciones y emprendimientos de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2008 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Technical paper
The Impact of Rising Food Prices on the Poor

This paper is a shorter, more recent version of an earlier working paper, and uses RIGA data to describe participation in and income shares from the different income generating activities across rural households in different developing countries.This paper analyzes the household level impact of a price increase in major tradable...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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