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Blog article
Dar voz a los hombres y mujeres de medio rural a través de Dimitra

Las mujeres y la tierra, los problemas relacionados con el VIH a los que se enfrentan las mujeres de Kenya y la creación de redes de mujeres en la República Democrática del Congo. Estos son solo algunos de los temas tratados en el boletín de Dimitra de la primavera de 2010.
Dar voz a las poblaciones rurales, en particular a las mujeres, es el principal objetivo de Dimitra, un proyecto participativo de información y comunicación en la FAO. Dimitra también pretende destacar las contribuciones de las poblaciones rurales a sus comunidades para poner de relieve su papel decisivo en el desarrollo. Este proyecto...
Niger
2010 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Case study
Making agricultural demonstrations work

The case of raising smallholder banana production in Zimbabwe
A livelihoods study by SNV in 2007 concluded that it was possible to increase the income of banana producers four-fold by increasing productivity and quality per acre grown by the average household. To take up this method, a robust and effective method of transforming the mindset and practices of farmers...
Zimbabwe
2010 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Manual
Guía para la formulación y gestión de planes de desarrollo rural sostenible

Un abordaje participativo con enfoque territorial
Esta guía busca orientar procesos de formulación de Planes de Desarrollo Rural Sostenible (PDRS). Ha sido elaborada según un documento que se publicó en el 2005, para la Secretaría de Desarrollo Territorial (SDT) del Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrario (MDA) en Brasil, con el objetivo de tener una nueva visión de...
2010 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Video
Livestock Insurance for Pastoralists in Kenya

January 2010 saw the launch of the world's first livestock insurance for remote African pastoralists as a result of years of research.
Kenya
2010 - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Video
Modern Day Problems Of Small Scale Farmers In India

Thousands of small scale farmers in India commit duicide, because they can no longer solve their debt problems. Two decades ago they took up modern farming and with the help of government subsidies they started growing commercial crops. In the beginning harvests were good, but as time went on, the...
India
2010 - rosaryfilms

Book
Economía social y agricultura familiar

Hacia la construcción de nuevos paradigmas de intervención
La presente publicación refleja las principales reflexiones y experiencias sobre economía social, puestas en común en una serie de encuentros de formación realizados durante 2007 y 2008 en diversos puntos del país, que reunieron a un conjunto de intelectuales, instituciones, técnicos y organizaciones. Poniendo en relación aspectos conceptuales, análisis de...
Argentina
2010 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Report
Scoping Study for Equivalence and Harmonization of Organic Standards and Technical Regulations in the Asia Region

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) began a partnership in 2002 to address barriers to organic trade arising from the proliferation of organic standards and technical regulations. From 2002 to...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Indigenous Knowledge

In this issue of BAOBAB, we focus on the importance of indigenous knowledge as a key for sustainable agriculture. This knowledge has the potential to play an important role in conserving natural resources, finding food alternatives and reducing the use of chemicals in production of materials. In this issue partnerships...
2010 - Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

Magazine article
Enhancing Small-scale Livestock Production

This first issue after the merger of the old Baobab with the Kilimo Endelevu Africa (KEA) looks at the importance of livestock in the livelihoods of farmers. Livestock is an integral part of most family farms, and fulfills many functions such as food, assets and fertilizer. This issue focuses on...
Kenya - Malawi - Uganda
2010 - Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

Magazine article
Water Management and Food Security in Africa

This issue of Baobab focuses on access to water for sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, its management and policies, or lack of them, which can regulate its effective and efficient use. In a region that highly relies on rainfall for food production, a lot needs to be done in agricultural water...
Malawi
2010 - Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

Magazine article
Partnerships for Learning

This issue of the BOABAB focuses on partnerships for learning: forging partnerships, expanding networks, including different stakeholders and meanwhile promoting sustainable agriculture. Not only do the partnerships prove important in farming matters but also in how people effected by HIV and AIDS are able to cope, improve their lives and...
2010 - Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

Magazine article
Modelo territorial de producción del dawe (Chenopodium Quinua Willd)

Protocolos-sellos campesinos, una experiencia de soberanía alimentaria en el sur de Chile
El objetivo del artículo es presentar la experiencia de agricultores mapuche en la creación de su propio sistema de certificación para proteger y controlar el comercio y los atributos agrícolas, gastronómicos y culturales de la quinua. 
Chile
2010 - Centro de Educación y Tecnología para el Desarrollo del Sur (CET Sur)

Case study
La FAO y la agricultura familiar

El caso de El Salvador
El objetivo del presente documento es la sistematización del Plan de Agricultura Familiar, en su componente conocido como PAF-Seguridad Alimentaria, el cual es ejecutado por el Gobierno de El Salvador, a través del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) y el Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (CENTA), con...
El Salvador
2010 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Case study
Community based pasture management in Kyrgystan

Pasture is one of the most vital natural resources for Central Asia countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It accounts for nearly 260 million hectares of land resources being a basis for livestock breeding which is an income source for the majority of Central Asia population. Pasture land is...
Kyrgyzstan
2010

Journal article
Soberanía alimentaria y agricultura familiar

Oportunidades y desafíos del caso argentino
En la actualidad el mundo atraviesa una crisis alimentaria de grandes proporciones. El informe 2009 sobre el estado de la inseguridad alimentaria de FAO estima que “hay 1.020 millones de personas subnutridas en todo el mundo. Esta es la mayor cifra de personas hambrientas desde 1970 y significa un empeoramiento...
Argentina
2010 - Programa de Estudios Regionales y Territoriales (PERT)

Technical paper
“Climate-Smart” Agriculture

Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation
Building  on  case  studies from the field, the paper outlines a range of practices, approaches and tools aimed at increasing  the  resilience  and  productivity  of  agricultural  production  systems, while  also  reducing  and  removing  emissions. The second part of the paper surveys institutional and policy options available to promote the  transition...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Integrated Dairy Development Project in Albania

Through the “Integrated Dairy Development Project in Albania,” Heifer International has empowered 630 families in rural areas to increase their food and income by transforming subsistence farms into a sustainable resource while increasing cooperation between farmers. The donation of heifers, combined with effective technical assistance and training on community development,...
Albania
2010 - Heifer International

Book
Getting it right: Incorporating social aspects into MPA planning and implementation

This document summarizes a series of case studies done in nine countries—Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand—on the role of communities in the planning and implementation of marine protected areas (MPAs). The studies demonstrate that communities can be powerful allies in efforts for conservation and...
2010 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Book
Le Système National de Vulgarisation et d’appui Conseil Agricoles (SNVACA)

Adoptée en 2007, elle vise à assurer à l’ensemble des acteurs ruraux, l’accès équitable au foncier, la garantie de leurs investissements et la gestion efficace des différends fonciers dans le but de promouvoir une agriculture productive et durable. Cette politique est renforcée par la loi N°034‐2009/AN portant régime foncier rural...
Burkina Faso
2010

Conference paper
Saving freshwater resources with salt-tolerant forage production in marginal areas of the West Asia and North Africa region. An opportunity to raise the incomes of the rural poor

n partnership with the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of seven countries in WANA (Jordan, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and UAE), and with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID),...
Egypt - Jordan - Oman - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia
2010
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