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

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7th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (Ec-Plf)

University of Milan is pleased to Welcome you to the 7thEuropean Conference on Precision Livestock Farming that will be held from the 15th to the 18th of September, 2015, in Milan, Italy. The European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming takes place every two years, and during the last edition was confirmed...
Italy
2015

Magazine article
More and more women assume the management of agricultural holdings

The area where the beneficiary of this project activates is in a vegetable area with tradition in Braila County, but which is insufficiently exploited due to the population aging process. Considering the growth of the consumption of vegetables and fruit, especially of the local and natural ones, Aurelia Dunose decided...
Romania
2015

Report
The EU in the world - agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The article focuses on statistics related to agriculture, forestry and fishing in the European Union (EU) and in the 15 non-EU members of the Group of Twenty (G20) and gives an insight into the EU’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries activities in comparison with the major economies in the rest of...
2015 - EUROSTAT

Report
Socio-economic impact and needs assessment

Donbass - Ukraine
Ukraine agriculture has been evolving since the country achieved independence in 1991, following the breakup of the Soviet Union. The first round of farm reforms in 1992-93 initiated privatization of land through the distribution of paper shares to the rural population and mandated the transformation of former collective and state...
Ukraine
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Visegrad experience for small-scale family farms in Serbia

CEEweb together with Young Researchers of Serbia, Eko-Centar, Juniperia, Daphne – Institute of Applied Ecology and Naturalists Club Poland have launched a project on experience sharing and capacity building in small-scale farming. The project “Empower the powerless: Visegrad experience for small-scale family farms in the Western Balkans” aims to place...
Czechia - Hungary - Poland - Romania - Serbia - Slovakia
2015 - CEEweb for Biodiversity

Newsletter
Antitrust: new Commission Guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal, and arable crops

The Guidelines aim to support European farmers by clarifying how they can, under certain conditions, cooperate to jointly sell olive oil, beef and veal, and arable crops without breaching EU competition rules. These markets are worth more than €80 billion annually. The European Commission has adopted new Guidelines on how specific...
2015 - European Union

Book
Entre la chacra y el fogón: nutrir, criar, hacer crecer

El recetario de saberes y sabores de nuestra tierra nace en el marco del proyecto “Saberes y Sabores: mejoramiento de productividad y nutrición de familias campesinas/indígenas de las provincias de la Sierra centro del Ecuador” cuyo fin es enfrentar la malnutrición de los sectores campesinos y urbano marginales. Paradójicamente, quienes producen...
Ecuador
2015 - Fundación Heifer Ecuador

Website
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

In this website, IFAD has launched a digital campaign with the hashtag #ItsAboutPeople, which shares the diverse voices of rural people from around the world on our website and social media platforms. To amplify rural people's voices and stories in the lead up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit and to...
2015 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Case study
Organic waste for land restoration

In Central Asia, unsustainable land management has turned large areas of productive land into wastelands. “Not possible, no water, too hot…” has for a long time been the standard response from locals when asked why there has been so little effort to reverse natural resource degradation. But in recent years,...
Tajikistan
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Magazine article
Women drive alternative economies in the Himalayas

In the Himalayas, male outmigration and the effects of climate change create challenges for rural women. Many of them develop innovative farming practices based on agroecology, push alternative economies and create niche markets. Women in India, Nepal and China show how agroecology can be a strategy to adapt to changing circumstances, and to drive positive social change.
  Young men from even the remotest places in the Himalayan mountains are leaving their homes in search of income opportunities elsewhere. This trend of out-migration has been driven by increased mobility and access to information, in combination with the effects of climate change, including both increased flooding and drought. Drought...
China - India - Nepal
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Conference/Meeting
2024 prospects for EU agricultural markets

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development presented its latest projections for crop, milk and meat markets in the EU for the next ten years. Leading experts from international organisations also presented their views. The conference concluded with a panel discussion involving representatives from OECD, FAO, USDA and the European...
Belgium
2015 - The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Technical paper
Kazakhstan and FAO

Partnering to achieve sustainable livelihoods and food security
The partnership between Kazakhstan and FAO has been constantly evolving since the country became a member of the Organization in 1997. Kazakhstan has recently increased its emphasis on investments in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and aims to modernize the sector while transitioning to a green economy. FAO technical assistance...
Kazakhstan
2015

Event
Agriculture cast in starring role - Agrofilm Festival

An international film festival in the Slovak Republic bucks that stereotype, bringing agricultural production into cinemas and making it understandable and entertaining for everyone. Now in its 31st year, Agrofilm provides an opportunity to see feature films, documentaries and short videos on agriculture, rural development and nutrition topics. Audiences gain insights...
Slovakia
2015

Report
Understanding mountain soils

A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015
In every mountain region, soils constitute the foundation for agriculture, supporting essential ecosystem functions and food security. Mountain soils benefit not only the 900 million people living in the world’s mountainous areas but also billions more living downstream.Soil is a fragile resource that needs time to regenerate. Mountain soils are...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Agricultural potential and food security in Central Asia in the light of climate change

The four Central Asian countries mentioned are heavily agrarian societies and have a low income per capita, except for Turkmenistan due to its large oil and gas revenues. The region is characterised by mountainous terrain and dry areas. The climate is continental, with cold winters and dry, hot summers. There...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2015

Website
Countries to look at ways of encouraging innovation on the region’s family farms

Farmers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are constantly innovating, adapting their farming techniques to cope with unfavourable weather or environmental conditions. But their efforts are far from systematic, and there is little government support for what they do. A discussion at the 39th session of the European Commission on Agriculture,...
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
Innovations Instead of Assistance for Farming

For several years, insuring harvests against the climate hazards that regularly destroy farmers’ crops in developing countries has for several years been a major tool in the fight against poverty, mainly in Africa and Asia, where between 400 and 500 million farmers survive on very low incomes. This system, which...
2015 - EurActiv

Journal article
Experiencias de adaptación al cambio climático, los conocimientos ancestrales, los conocimientos contemporáneos y los escenarios cualitativos en los Andes

Alcances y límites (Perú)
Se presentan experiencias de adaptación a la variabilidad climática por parte de las sociedades andinas, que podrían servir para la adaptación al cambio climático en ecosistemas de montaña andinos y tecnologías de adaptación al cambio climático a partir de experiencias iniciales de la institución Soluciones Prácticas en ecosistemas de montaña...
Peru
2015 - Soluciones Prácticas

Newsletter
Organic agriculture

The sector of organic agriculture is continuously developing, involving more and more new enterprises, but the number of certified organic farms has stabilized, and in 2013 it reached 3473 farms. Lately, the areas of agricultural land used by organic farms show a stable growing trend. In 2013, similar to other...
Latvia
2015

Case study
The páramo, where water is born

San Isidro is an indigenous community in Ecuador’s central Andes that collectively built and manages an irrigation pipeline. The pipeline has brought life back to family farming and created more space for the community to protect the páramo, a source of water and life for farming communities and urban residents...
Ecuador
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
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