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Journal article
Estrategias de sobrevivencia de los pequeños caficultores en tiempos de tiempos de crisis.

Los cultivos “permanentes”, tales como el café o el cacao, corresponden a los típicos cultivos marcados por fenómenos cíclicos, caracterizados por períodos prolongados de sobreproducción y subproducción. Esos ciclos de producción están vinculados a las limitaciones técnicas del cultivo (un retraso de la entrada en producción comercial de tres a...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
1999 - Universidad de los Andes (ULA)

Journal article
Cultural practices and production constraints in smallholder banana-based cropping systems of Uganda's Lake Victoria Basin

Identification of environmentally-sound options for agricultural resource management is necessary to obtain food security for smallhold farming communities in Uganda. Qualitative and quantitative appraisals were conducted in Bukoto county, Masaka district to assess the socioeconomic and biophysical status of the banana and coffee farming system. Three main hypotheses were tested:...
Uganda
1999 - Makerere University,

Technical paper
Fish and fisheries at higher altitudes: Asia

The thirteen papers presented in this publication review fish stocks and fisheries of mountainous areas of Asia: Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal, northern states of India within the Himalayas), Western Ghats (India), Karakoram-Hindu Kush (Pakistan, Afghanistan), Pamir (Tajikistan), Tien Shan (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan), Altai (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China), high altitude lakes of Mongolia and...
Afghanistan - Armenia - Bhutan - China - India - Mongolia - Nepal - Pakistan
1999

Journal article
The significance and management of maize cob rots in smallholder farms in Central Malawi

The main objective of this study was to describe the importance of cob rots in farmers' maize fields and reduced food quality through spoilage. During the 1997/98 season disease incidence and severity levels were evaluated in the Local, MH18, NSCM41, and NSCM51 varieties on farmers' maize from two villages in...
Malawi
1999 - University of Malawi

Journal article
Opportunities for improving integrated nutrient management by smallholder farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya

Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) is an important strategy for soil improvement in smallholder systems of East Africa but successful implementation depends upon identification of opportunities for intervention, which are in turn dependent upon a practical knowledge of farm enterprises and decision making. Surveys addressing soil fertility management were conducted among...
Kenya
1999 - University of Nairobi

Website
Malta Organic Agriculture Movement

Malta Organic Agriculture Movement is a totally independent and voluntary organization set up in November 1999 to promote Organic Agriculture in Malta. Its members include farmers, consumers, technical people and many others who have the local natural environment at heart.  The primary aims of MOAM is to inform the public...
Malta
1999 - Malta Organic Agriculture Movement

Report
Women and Land in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Ensuring that women have independent and secure rights to farmland is an important component of eliminating poverty and increasing economic productivity. This is true for three general reasons. First, women are often the primary food producers for a household, working their household farm plots while their husbands work for collective...
1999 - Rural Development Institute

Project
Conversion of Farms in the City Community of Ljubljana to Organic Agriculture

The project ‘Conversion of farms in the city community of Ljubljana to organic agriculture' started in the year 1998. The main aim of the programme is to stimulate the farmers in the community of Ljubljana to convert to organic farming and offer them relevant advisory services. Our Institute provides the...
Slovenia
1999 - Institute of Sustainable Development

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: EndaPronat, FAN and IRED

In this issue, you can read more about EndaPronat, FAN and IRED, about their working methods and the countries they will be covering within the framework of the collection of information for the Dimitra project. Furthermore, you will find several articles in this issue covering a wide range of subjects...
Kenya - Niger - Senegal
1999 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Applying Agroecology to Enhance the Productivity of Peasant Farming Systems in Latin America

The great majority of farmers in Latin America are peasants who still farm small plots of land, usually in marginal environments utilizing traditional and subsistence methods. The contribution of the 16 million peasant units to regional food security is, however, substantial. Research has shown that peasant systems, which mostly rely...
1999

Journal article
Políticas activas de desarrollo sustentable para la pequeña producción agropecuaria en Argentina

El Censo Nacional de 1988 señalaba que en el país existían unas 420.000 explotaciones agropecuarias, de las cuales según el Programa Social Agropecuario hay unas 160.000 bajo el control de productores minifundistas, es decir un 38 % del total. El relativamente importante peso cuantitativo que aún conserva el sector, contrasta...
Argentina
1999 - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Journal article
A small push goes a long way

Farmers’ participation in rainwater harvesting technology development
Farmer participation in decision making at various phases of project implementation contributes very highly to project success. The Soil-Water Management Research Programme (SWMRP) has gained valuable experience in the involvement of farmer in all phases during the implementation of the programme.  The programme used the following instruments to ensure farmer...
United Republic of Tanzania
1999

Journal article
Processes of technological change within agrosystems of resource-poor farmers

We analyse the process of technological change of resource-poor farmers raising goats in North-western Córdoba (Argentina). We focus on farmers' behaviour in relation to a certain technology (the use of veterinary products) proposed by extensionists who are canying out a development program in the región. We used a survey including...
Argentina
1999 - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Journal
Unasylva

This issue of Unasylva contains, as promised in the previous edition, additional articles on sustainable mountain development. These articles help to complete the focus on the topic and should also help to promote interest in the recently declared International Year of the Mountain (2000) for which FAO has been designated lead agency...
1999

Magazine article
Predios rurales: En busca de nuevos remedios

Reseña dos iniciativas de ley aprobadas por la Comisión Agraria del Congreso y vinculadas a la formalización de la propiedad rural. La primera de ellas representa modificar el régimen jurídico de propiedad inmobiliaria. El segundo proyecto propone modificar el D. Leg. 667, conocido como Ley del Registro de Predios Rurales,...
Peru
1999 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Pequeños exportadores: ¿Cómo prevenir riesgos?

Los agricultores de Chancayllo (Huaral, Lima) exportaron, entre octubre y diciembre del año pasado, 54 contenedores de cebolla, con aproximadamente 19 toneladas cada uno para ser vendidos en EEUU
Peru
1999 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Journal article
Sources of growth in smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

The role of vertical integration of smallholders with processors and marketers of high value-added items
The point of departure of this paper is that African nations cannot afford to ignore smallholder agriculture, however difficult its prospects may seem. Region wide, at the beginning of the 1990's, 85 percent of Africa's population was rural, and more than a quarter of the labour force was actively engaged...
Cabo Verde - Central African Republic - Chad - Comoros - Congo - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Sao Tome and Principe - Seychelles - Somalia - South Sudan
1999

Report
Poverty reduction and irrigated agriculture

The aim of this paper is to show how the means to reduce poverty lies in: (a) the socio-economic conditions that irrigated agriculture can change; and (b) the way irrigation development is pursued. It is hoped that the paper will promote debate and act as a stimulant for new action...
1999 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Conference proceedings
The scope and effect of family poultry research and development

Smallholder poultry production (i.e. family poultry) is an appropriate system that makes the best use of locally available resources. Family flocks are important providers of eggs and meat as well as being valued in religious and cultural life. There are three production systems for family poultry - free range, backyard...
India - Mozambique - Pakistan
1999 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Brief historical summary of the Dimitra Project

The Dimitra Project on Rural Women and Development started in 1994 at the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels, Belgium, with the support of the European Commission. The Dimitra Guidebook, printed in 1996, contains information on 255 European NGOs, research institutes and information centers working with and for rural women in...
1998 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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