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Journal article
Exploring the flexibility of polish family farms during transition

Based on farm panel data was empirically investigate the determinants of Polish farm households’ flexibility from 1994 to 2001. we focus on scale flexibility (adjustment in production volume) and scope flexibility (adjustment in product mix).The findings of our fixed-effects regression provide evidence that smaller farms are more flexible, both with regard to scale and scope...
Poland
2010

Conference proceedings
Report of the Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: Bringing together Responsible Fisheries and Social Development

The African Regional Workshop on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Bringing together Responsible Fishing and Social Development was held in Maputo, Mozambique, on 12–14 October 2010. It was organized by FAO in collaboration with the Mozambique Institute for Small-scale Fisheries, IDPPE (Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento de Pesca de Pequena Escala). The...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics

The purpose of the Global Strategy is to provide a framework for national and international statistical systems that enables them to produce and to apply the basic data and information needed to guide decision making in the twenty-fi rst century. This Strategy is based on three pillars. The first pillar...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Operation Pollinator: Helping Farmers Preserve Biodiversity and Secure Food Supply in Europe

Pollinating insects are crucial for many natural habitats and the production of the majority of food crops. However, the number of pollinating insects has declined significantly across Europe, and the rest of the world, which exacerbates an already insecure food supply. According to a EU-funded research project, pollination services provided...
France - Germany - Hungary - Italy - Portugal - Spain - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2010

Case study
The remarkable history of polder systems in The Netherlands

The traditional polders in The Netherlands have been formed from the 12th century onwards, when people started creating arable land by draining delta swamps into nearby rivers. In the process, the drained peat started oxidizing, thus soil levels lowered, up to river water levels and lower. Throughout the centuries farmers...
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Adding value to traditional rural products: Spanish almond processing business benefits from EAFRD assistance

Rural businesses are often aware that they receive a much smaller portion of their products’ final retail price than those further up the supply chain. Capturing more of this farm-to-retail price spread, is a goal of many producers and ‘value-added’ products offer a mechanism to increase rural incomes. Value-added means...
Spain
2010

Manual
Manual técnico para organopónicos, huertos intensivos y organoponía semiprotegida

La red de organopónicos, huertos intensivos y organoponía semiprotegida se ha establecido en unas 10 000 ha en todos los territorios del país, lo que con rendimientos de más de 10 kg/m²/ año. Constituye la base fundamental para satisfacer la demanda alimentaria de la población en vegetales frescos (10 000 00)....
Cuba
2010 - Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT)

Magazine article
Providing local food for local people: Leader project helps improve quality of life for an island community in Scotland

The Island of Bute on the west coast of Scotland is benefitting from a Leader project that provides affordable supplies of fresh food for local people in an environmentally-friendly manner, and also creates work and training opportunities for the small island community. Remote and isolated rural areas can experience relatively high...
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2010

Video
Agriculture Final

"Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations . India and Sri Lanka"
India - Sri Lanka
2010

Report
Africa's Smallholder Farmers

Approaches that Work for Viable Livelihoods
This report, launched in the UK Parliament in July 2010, outlines why support for agriculture - and in particular for smallholder farmers - is critical to address hunger and poverty in Africa. The report showcases a range of approaches that have improved access for marginalised farmers, especially women, to decision-making,...
2010 - African Smallholder Farmers Group (ASFG)

Manual
Manual Mapa Colaborativo de Emprendimientos con Identidad Cultural del Valle Sur Ocongate - Cuzco

Este documento es resultado del trabajo de las iniciativas emblemáticas de estrategias territoriales que se realizan en el marco del Proyecto Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural de Rimisp – Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural, auspiciado por la Fundación Ford.  El Mapa Colaborativo de Emprendimientos con Identidad Cultural del Valle...
Peru
2010 - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural (RIMISP)

Report
Agriculture in the Western Balkan Countries

The agricultural situation has gradually improved in most Western Balkan countries, but many steps on the way to European Union (EU) accession remain. This is the core message of the current report "Agriculture in the Western Balkan countries", which focuses on the EU candidate countries Croatia and Former Yugoslav Republic...
Seychelles
2010 - Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa

Fact sheet
Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools

The junior farmer field and life school concept was introduced in four schools in the district in 2004. Then, as the fields prospered and participating students and facilitators became more confident, teachers and students from other schools were invited to visit the fields and learn about the method. As of...
Kenya
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Agricultural trade liberalization and small-holder development: West African rice farmers in perspective

The world’s agricultural system has become globalized, income distribution asymmetrical, and poorer and small-scale households in rural areas turned into net buyers of food, which has heightened the threat to food security and livelihoods, especially for the poorest people in developing countries. Yet, controversy still surrounds the extent to which...
2010

Report
La agricultura de Costa Rica

Situación al 2010, su evolución y prospectiva
La agricultura de Costa Rica: Situación al 2010, su evolución y prospectiva constituye tan solo un insumo para contribuir a la valoración del desempeño del sector agropecuario nacional, tanto desde la perspectiva de la actividad productiva primaria, como de la agroindustria y de los servicios vinculados a las mismas, en...
Costa Rica
2010 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Report
Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools inventory

The programme was piloted in Mozambique in 2003-2004 and JFFLSchools have been implemented since then in: Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Ghana, Gaza & West Bank, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (foreseen next: Burundi, Congo and Rwanda). Programme evaluations have been undertaken in various countries:...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Website
Eco - Health Farm Network in Latvia

Latvian farmers propose traditional farming practices, healthy living, and preventative health care values to locals and tourists in order to improve human and environment health. The Eco-Health Farms (EHF) model was created in the 90’s by Mara Bergmane, her husband Dainis Bergmanis and Latvian colleagues, in order to address three key...
Latvia
2010

Journal article
The restoration of traditional agricultural systems damaged by hurricanes: the case of the Sierra del Rosario

The restoration of damaged agricultural systems, especially in the traditional agriculture is one of the challenges that impose the changing conditions of the planet in the last decades. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the sequels of these phenomena and to put into practice measures to mitigate...
Cuba
2010 - Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT)

E-learning
Enhancing participation in CODEX activities

The course explains the organization and operation of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its subsidiary bodies and the process of developing international food standards. Information is also provided on strenghthening national Codex programmes and FAO/WHO scientific advice. 
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Conference proceedings
Youth in agriculture regional workshop

The workshop was designed to address the main contributors to the lack of youth involvement in the sector and also to provide an enabling environment for the young and the not so young within the network to come together, exchange ideas, develop leaders and find common solutions to common problems....
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2010 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)
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