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Fact sheet
Public debate on Pillar II of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Post 2013. Synthesis of submissions to the Irish Managing Authority of the Rural Development programme

In July 2009, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food launched a public consultation process on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2013. As part of this process, the Department invited interested parties to submit their views on the range of issues that arise in relation to the future of...
Ireland
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Fact sheet
Future of CAP after 2013 – Results from the survey conducted by Latvian National Rural Network

The target group for the questionnaire, developed by Latvian National Rural Network (NRN) were rural inhabitants. Latvian NRN chose two ways to collect the necessary information – via questionnaire on NRN’s internet home page www.laukutikls.lv (264 respondents) and by organizing open discussions in different regions of Latvia (48 discussions). In...
Latvia
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Fact sheet
Consultation Regarding the Future of The Common Agricultural Policy of The European Union Contribution of the Romanian National Rural Development Network

Following the launching of the public debate regarding the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at the European level and as discussed in the additional meeting of the Coordination Committee of the European Network for Rural Development of 14 April 2010, the Romanian National Rural Development Network (NRDN) has...
Romania
2010 - The European network for Rural Development

Case study
Fighting sand encroachment

Lessons from Mauritania
Mauritania is one of the Sahelian countries most severely affected by the repeated periods of drought that have been occurring since the end of the 1960s. Desertification control has always been a national priority and a central concern of successive governments, taking the practical form of various development plans and...
Mauritania
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Project
Smart Solution for Small Farm Diversification into Tourism

A small farmer in the village of Méréaucourt decided to diversify into tourism activities by joining the “A bed in the meadow” association.  “A bed in the meadow” (Un Lit au Pré) is a unique concept in France which allows tourists to stay directly in the nature while at the same...
France
2010 - EAFRD

Case study
Good 
for 
who? Supermarkets
 and
 small 
farmers 
in 
South Africa

A critical
 review
 of 
current
 approaches 
to 
market 
access
 for 
small
 farmers
 in 
developing
 countries
Small‐scale
 agriculture
 is
 one
 of
 the
 few
 tools
 available
 to
 support
 improved
rural
 livelihoods
on
a
 significant
 scale
in
South
Africa.
Access
 to
output
markets
is
a
key
 obstacle
 for
 small
 farmers
 in
 generating
 higher
 incomes.
 Thus,
the
 rise
 of
modern
 markets
 (supermarkets
 in
 particular)
 is
 generally
 viewed
 as
 positive
 for
 the
 rural
 poor,
 although
 most
 commentators
 accede
 that
 there
 are
 challenges
 to
 be
 overcome
 in
 obtaining
 access
 to
...
South Africa
2010 - Stellenbosch University

Video
A Journey to Imja Lake: Climate change in the land of the Sherpa

In the Everest region of Nepal, the Sherpa people are already facing the harsh impact of climate change in the Himalayas. Changes in snow and rainfall patterns are affecting food production and communities face an ever present threat of flooding. A Journey to Imja Lake tells this story by taking...
Nepal
2010 - http://minorityrights.org

Book
Des situations diverses : Aires marines protégées et communautés de pêche artisanale - Articles extraits de la revue SAMUDRA

Ce recueil d'articles donne un aperçu du cadre juridique et des processus de la CDB. Il documente et analyse les expériences et les points de vue de communautés locales du Panama, du Mexique, d’Espagne, du Chili et d'Afrique du Sud.
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Policy brief/paper
Cinco áreas esenciales para movilizar el potencial de los servicios de asesoría rural

Ha surgido una renovada atención hacia el papel tan importante que desempeñan los servicios de asesoría rural (extensión) en los procesos de desarrollo. Este documento resume la publicación titulada ‘Cómo movilizar el potencial de la extensión agraria y rural’ que se elaboró para la Conferencia Mundial sobre la Investigación Agrícola...
2010 - Foro Global para los Servicios de Asesoría Rural (GFRAS)

Case study
Syrian Arab Republic: Thematic study on land reclamation through de-rocking

Land reclamation through the removal of surface and subsurface rocks and stones by heavy equipment, known as ‘de-rocking’, was the main intervention funded in five of the seven projects. IFAD’s objective was to assist the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic in enabling poor rural people to improve their incomes...
Syrian Arab Republic
2010 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Book
Perspectives de genre : Sélection d'articles de Yemaya

Collection d'articles parus dans la revue Yemaya détaillant les difficultés rencontrées par les femmes dans le secteur de la pêche. Articles sur les femmes de  communautés de pêche  divers pays : Brésil, Chili, Mexique, Canada, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Île du Prince Édouard, Nouveau-Brunswick, Nouvelle-Écosse, Philippines, Indonésie, Inde, Pakistan, Thaïlande, Sénégal, Bénin, Ouganda,...
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Journal article
Evaluation of women farmers’ perception of the impact of Women-In-Agriculture programme on yield, income and decision-making power in South-eastern Nigeria

One of the reasons that necessitated the establishment of Women-in-Agriculture (WIA) Programme in 1989 was the perception that women farmers were not having adequate access to extension services compared to their male counterparts. Feminists argued that the inadequate access to extension services resulted in women farmers having poor farm yields,...
Nigeria
2010 - University of Abuja

Policy brief/paper
Agricultural mechanization and the smallholder farmers in Nigeria

The majority of Nigeria’s smallholder farmers are often too poor to employ modern tools, such as tractors and ploughs, even with substantial government support. In this respect, an agricultural mechanization policy would need effective targeting with regard to particular farming activities and types of farmers for which different forms of...
Nigeria
2010 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Book
Linking people, places and products

A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable Geographical Indications.
Promoting the links between people, places, and agrifood products can be a tool for sustainable rural development in many rural communities of the world. In fact, origin-linked products show quality attributes linked to the geographical places and people as a result of specific local know how and natural resources, and...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Manual
Buenas prácticas agrícolas para agricultura familiar

Cadena de las principales hortalizas de hojas en Argentina
El presente manual pretende ser una herramienta para contribuir al desarrollo de la pequeña agricultura comercial, brindando recomendaciones que permitan acercar los niveles tecnológicos y productivos de este grupo, a los de una agricultura empresarial.
Argentina
2010

Conference paper
Market-chain innovation enhances smallholders’ access to markets: Insights from the sweet potato sub-sector in Uganda

Smallholder farmers in developing countries such as Uganda are faced with the difficulty of accessing sustainable markets. Such farmers include those growing sweet potato, and are becoming increasingly marginalized as urban markets demand better quality, quantity and sustainable supply of agricultural commodities. Research and Development (R&D) actors on the other...
Uganda
2010 - Mukono Ronal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MUZARDI)

Book
História das agriculturas no mundo

do neolítico à crise contemporânea
O livro, de autoria dos professores franceses Marcel Mazoyer e Laurence Roudart, foi traduzido e publicado pela Editora da UNESP e Núcleo de Estudos Agrários e Desenvolvimento Rural do Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (NEAD-MDA), em 2010. Segundo o engenheiro agrônomo Felipe Gavioli (2011), o livro se inscreve nos denominados Estudos de...
Brazil
2010 - Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário (MDA), Brasil

Magazine article
Small Farms in the United States

Persistence Under Pressure
Ninety-one percent of U.S. farms are classified as small—gross cash farm income (GCFI) of less than $250,000. About 60 percent of these small farms are very small, generating GCFI of less than $10,000. These very small non-commercial farms, in some respects, exist independently of the farm economy because their operators...
United States of America
2010 - United States Department of Agriculture

Conference paper
Unveiling opportunities of farming trees in Malawi: Economic impact of integrating trees on smallholder agriculture

The aim of this research is to raise and provide empirical evidence for promoting tree farming in Malawi. It addresses questions such as: Is tree farming a viable system for small-scale farmers in Malawi? Trees have multiple products for subsistence use and are also a source of income security to...
Malawi
2010 - University of Malawi

Working paper
What is a 'smallholder'?

Class-analytical perspectives on small-scale farming and agrarian reform in South Africa
This paper argue that a class-analytic perspective centred on the key concepts of ‘petty commodity production’ and ‘accumulation from below’ is essential for understanding the differentiated character and diverse trajectories of small-scale agriculture within capitalism. The paper explores the policy implications of such a class-analytic approach, and proposes that land...
South Africa
2010 - Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)
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