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Case study
Saberes locales de colonos e indígenas mosetenes sobre el cambio climático y sus efectos en los modos de vida

El presente estudio pretende dar a conocer la manera en que la población indígena mosetén y las comunidades interculturales (los antiguos colonizadores) de la región del Alto Beni perciben y son afectados por el cambio climático en relación a sus condiciones productivas, modificación de conductas y actitudes, y la manera...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011 - Soluciones Prácticas

Book
Cooperativismo y capital Social

En la agricultura argentina a comienzos del siglo XXI
Aunque en líneas generales las características y la composición del cooperativismo agrario en nuestro país hayan cambiado poco desde sus comienzos hasta la actualidad, su evolución ha sido especialmente sensible a los diferentes contextos económicos y de políticas públicas. Prueba de ello ha sido el crecimiento exponencial que este tipo de...
Argentina
2011 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Journal
LEISA, Revista de Agroecología: La defensa de la tierra y el territorio

Este número de la Revista de Agroecología LEISA, contiene los siguientes artículos: El acaparamiento de tierras y de recursos naturales: violaciones del derecho a una alimentación adecuada Escasez de tierra y perspectivas futuras Los territorios kechwa-lamas y la superposición de sus modos ancestrales de relacionarse con la tierra La carrera global por el derecho...
2011 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes (ETC Andes)

Book
Aprender a emprender

Esta publicación contiene la evaluación del impacto del Proyecto Piloto Jóvenes Emprendedores Rurales "Promoción de la cultura emprendedora", ejecutado desde mediados del año 2005 por la SAGPyA (organismo que actualmente reviste rango de Mnisterio) en distintas provincias del país. La evaluación se realizó entre los meses de octubre de 2009 a...
Argentina
2011 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

E-learning
Communicating for Food Security

The course provides guidance on how to design and implement a communication strategy for food security information. Using several realistic examples, the course illustrates the various components of a communication strategy, and provides concrete and detailed guidelines on how to communicate through the media and how to present information to...
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
粮食主权、粮食政治与人类可持续发展

2007年10月16日“世界粮食日”那天,联合国粮农组织总干事迪乌夫说,“我们的星球有足够的粮食为所有人提供充足的食物,但今晚仍有8.54亿男人、女人和儿童饿着肚子睡觉”。本来足以满足世界食物需求的粮食,到底去了哪里? 两年过去了,尽管国际社会和各国政府都在努力,但饿着肚子睡觉的人,却伴随着日益攀升的粮价,迅速增加。约40个国家由粮食引发了社会危机和政治危机。在此背景下,需要跳出简单的气候变化、水资源短缺等客观托辞,也毋需在生物能源开发、工业化城市化占地、营养结构升级、高额农业补贴等主观因素上相互指责。需要考虑的是:为何作为最基本人权的食物权,在粮食足够的情况下,仍大面积地被践踏?
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Article
The Main Trends and Prospects of the Agricultural Development in Serbia

Agriculture can be qualified as a specific sector that represents an important part in implementing strategic vision of the Serbian economy's development. The reason for this is that over the past decades the accumulation that other sectors cannot provide has been drawn from this sector and that the great potential...
Serbia
2010

Journal article
Representing systemic strategies to cope with drought impacts using system dynamics modeling. Case study: Hamadan province, Iran

Following a drought event, several interactive feedback relations will get involved, whose effects can be realized as drought impacts. That is the behaviour of the components of a socio-economic system in response to the new changes due to drought which will form the system total behaviour in terms of socioeconomic-natural...
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2010

Conference paper
Local agri‐food products of women’s cooperatives. The ‘feminine side’ of quality

Rural women’s small businesses engaged in the production of local agri‐food products have been flourishing in the Greek countryside the last years responding to an emerging consumer demand for food of “specific quality”. Such successful initiatives have been particularly developed with co‐operative form, scattered throughout the country, both in the...
Greece
2010

Report
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 - Country Report: Belize

Sustainably managed forests have multiple environmental and socio-economic functions important at the global, national and local scales, and play a vital part in sustainable development. Reliable and upto-date information on the state of forest resources - not only on area and area change, but also on such variables as growing...
Belize
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
妇女与粮食主权

在全世界有25亿以上的小农户从事粮食的 种植、收获和加工,其中半数以上是妇女。妇 女们的知识、劳动在当地多样化的食物体系的 可持续发展中,特别在发展中国家,发挥了重 要作用。
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Conference paper
Short supply chains for local food in mountain areas

The paper aims to investigate factors responsible for the resilience2 and long term survival of short, local food supply networks formed in mountain areas characterised by low population density, remote location and underdeveloped infrastructure. A case study of an alternative food network established with participation of local government and umbrella...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2010 - European Union - EU Commission

Journal article
Water allocation strategies under drought and specific socio-economic and environmental conditions in the Central Jordan Valley

This work aims at analyzing different management practices for the improvement of the agricultural production in the Central Jordan Valley. The optimization of the cropping pattern has been done under different water scarcity and drought conditions and prevailing environmental and socio-economic constraints. The ISAREG model was used to estimate crop...
Jordan
2010

Case study
Encadenados al comercio, ¿liberados de la pobreza?

El caso de los pequeños productores frutícoles de Caazapá, Paraguay
El presente estudio ha sido elaborado por el Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP) en el marco del proyecto de investigación “Pobreza, política comercial y políticas complementarias” organizado por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), como un componente del programa de cooperación...
Paraguay
2010 - Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP)

Journal article
Feasibility of some adaptation measures of on-farm irrigation in Egypt under water scarcity conditions

The aim of this investigation is to evaluate some proposed adaptation measures in order to overcome the projected impacts of climate change over on-farm irrigation system in Egypt. Improve irrigation systems efficiencies, change irrigation systems, and deficient irrigation were evaluated by using multi-criteria approach of evaluation. Adaptation measures were studied...
Egypt
2010

Journal article
Quelle dimension paysagère pour l'agropastoralisme?

L’agropastoralisme est un système agraire combinant productions animales extensive et cultures végétales sur deux espaces bien distincts : d’une part des espaces dit naturels dédiés à l’élevage de parcours, d’autre part des espaces cultivés, organisés, dédiés aux productions végétales et fortement marqué par l’activité humaine. Cette répartition initiale des productions...
2010 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Journal article
中国西南地区畜牧业发展项目

女性参与,人人受益
在云南省滇西北广大的农村地区,妇女在畜牧业生产中扮演着一个非常重要的角色。然而,在以政府为主导的技术推广与培训活动中,妇女往往被排斥在外或很少有机会参与。近年来,为了改善妇女的这种状况,云南省生物多样性和传统知识研究会的“滇西北农牧区生计改良项目”采取和实施了一系列的针对妇女发展的措施和策略。通过增加女性村民对项目活动的参与和提高女性兽医技术人员的专业能力,降低了畜牧业生产中的风险和提高了家庭的经济收入。同时,在农业生产中,女性村民变得更加自信并意识到她们的决策权利。
China
2010 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Working paper
Policies and Institutions to Support Smallholder Agriculture

In the developing world, smallholders form the backbone of the agricultural sector and their importance in rural areas is almost uniform across countries. There is no unique and unambiguous definition of a smallholder. Often scale, measured in terms of the farm size is used to classify producers. For example, households...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The World of Community Supported Agriculture

All the way around the world in countries as diverse as the United States, Japan, France, China or Mali, people who farm and people who eat are forming communities around locally grown food. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Teikei, AMAP, Reciproco, ASC – the names may be different but the essence...
2010 - URGENCI

Report
Women marginalised farmers

Mobilising for change
Using lessons from the case studies this paper draws out five practical steps in reaching and supporting women marginal farmers: 1) take the lead from women marginal farmers themselves in helping build their networks and groups, 2) promote alliances and external links, 3) organising needs based training workshops and regular...
India - Indonesia - Liberia - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2010 - Concern Worldwide
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