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Magazine article
El conocimiento andino es clave para enfrentar el cambio climático.

Entrevista a John Earls
Para el antropólogo y físico australiano radicado en el Perú, John Earls, la comunidad campesina andina es dueña de una estructura organizativa que le permite adaptarse y enfrentar el cambio climático global, un escenario caracterizado por su impredictibilidad y la frecuencia de eventos extremos. Esta fortaleza, sin embargo, no es...
2008 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Sin culturas nativas no hay papas nativas

Afirma que una estrategia de conservación efectiva de cultivos "milenarios", como las papas nativas, implica mantener las estructuras sociales y conocimientos ancestrales de las poblaciones rurales.
2008 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Lo pequeño es hermoso: cien números dedicados a la pequeña agricultura

A lo largo de sus primeros cien números, La Revista Agraria ha intentado mostrar la importancia de la pequeña agricultura en el país y la necesidad de que sea apoyada. En el Perú, la tarea implica librar una batalla cuesta arriba, pues los gobiernos y, por extensión la clase política,...
2008 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
El campo es mucho más que una inmensa extensión verde

La necesidad de un enfoque territorial para el desarrollo agrario y rural
El universo rural es mucho más que el sector agropecuario; por tanto, el desarrollo rural excede el desarrollo agrario. Pensar y actuar en consonancia con las múltiples dimensiones del mundo rural implica adoptar una concepción territorial, antes que sectorial.
2008 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Value-adding standards in the North American food market

Trade opportunities in certified products for developing countries
There has been a proliferation of private sector initiatives to set standards and certification programmes for foods since the early 1990s, especially in industrialized countries. A major driving force behind these initiatives has been changing consumer preferences. Rising purchasing power, education level, urbanization and evolving lifestyles combined with the decline...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Visual Soil Assessment (VSA)

Pastures part 1
Soil type and the effect of management on the condition of the soil are important determinants of the productive performance and quality of pastures, and have profound effects on long-term profits. Land managers need tools that are reliable, quick and easy to use in order to help them assess the...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Wheat rust disease global programme

Wheat, grown on more than 200 million hectares of land worldwide, is a source of food and livelihoods for over one billion people in developing countries. This important commodity has been greatly affected by recent soaring food prices. Wheat prices have doubled in the last year, largely as a result...
Algeria - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Morocco - Oman - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Yemen
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Crisis Management Centre for the Food Chain

Fact sheet
Conservation agriculture in the context of emergencies and rehabilitation

In this brief, Conservation Agriculture is explained, including the role the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is undertaking in promoting Conservation Agriculture, especially in developing and emerging economies. 
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Bioseguridad en ganadería ovina de la zona centro-sur perteneciente a la agricultura familiar campesina

La bioseguridad, en producción animal, corresponde a aquellas acciones enfocadas a prevenir el ingreso y diseminación de las enfermedades en un plantel. Este estudio tiene por objetivo medir el actual nivel de bioseguridad, de los pequeños productores ovinos de las Regiones VI, VII y VIII. Se definieron 105 Especificaciones Técnicas...
2008 - Universidad de Chile

Conseil agricole au Cameroun : une pièce maîtresse du développement rural

Article sur une table ronde au Cameroun qui a rassemblé une quarantaine d’acteurs autour de la question « Place et rôle du conseil agricole dans les politiques agricoles ». L’occasion de débats animés et ouverts, où ont été abordés de multiples sujets comme, entre autres, celui de la définition, du rôle,...
2008 - Inter-Réseaux Développement Rural (IR)

Regional dynamics of rural development and family farming styles

An analysis from Rio Grande do Sul
This thesis has as theme the problematization of the interfaces, relations and determinations that may effect the transformations in household agriculture and, in to which extent that process may cause and/or influence rural development dynamics and the formation of household agriculture styles. The regions and the municipalities which represent them,...
2008 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Family farming and entrepreneurship: a study about the trajectories of young graduates from rural youth development centre (CEDEJOR) in Rio Pardo Valley / Rio Grande do Sul

This thesis aims to analyze the trajectories of the young emerged from the Centro de Desenvolvimento do Jovem Rural (CEDEJOR) and its work in Vale do Rio Pardo/RS. Established in three States southern of Brazil, [the Centro de  Desenvolvimento  do  Jovem Rural (CEDEJOR)], through its alternate pedagogy and Entrepreneurship, offers...
2008 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)

SEEAG's Mission is to educate children about the farm sources of their food from  field-to-table while connecting them to the farmland in their own backyard.

Policy brief/paper
IFAD Thematic Priorities for the Near East and North Africa

This paper draws on key recent IFAD documents, evaluations, studies and reviews andalso on workshop findings and discussions related to the Near East and North Africa(NENA) region. The IFAD documents and evaluations consulted are: (a) IFAD StrategicFramework 2007-2010; (b) the 2006 Near East and North Africa Division (PN)self-evaluation report on...
2008 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

What means adapting to wolf reappearance for sheep farmers in French Southern Alps?

Wolves have been coming back for several years in the southern French Alps. In two valleys of the Mercantour national park, they have been present for 15 years. Sheep farmers have to adapt their farming systems to this presence. We carried out surveys among the sheep farmers i) to describe...

Conference paper
Conservation Agriculture: Impact on farmers’ livelihoods, labour, mechanization and equipment

The paper will briefly explain the features of conservation agriculture which lead to these changes and then report in more detail experiences which have been observed in the long term after the introduction of conservation agriculture on the livelihood of farmers, labour requirements, mechanization and equipment use.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
A scientific conceptual framework and strategic principles for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme from a social-ecological systems perspective

In developing the Scientific Conceptual Framework for the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, FAO seeks to accomplish the challenging task of integrating perspectives from those sciences that are most directly concerned with conservation and development: ecology, agronomy and forestry, economics, and anthropology. The goal is to scientifically conceptualise...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Nepal - Peru - Uganda

Journal article
Farmers’ use of integrated soil fertility and nutrient management practices for sustainable crop production:

A field-level study in Bangladesh
Problem statement: The most pressing problem for Bangladesh agriculture is the current state of gradual decreasing of soil fertility, stagnating crop yields and declining productivity in a range of food crops. According to crop production scientists, Integrated Soil Fertility (ISF) and Nutrient Management (NM) is an advanced approach that can...

Stationnement réservé : Réserves marines et communautés de petits pêcheurs – Articles extraits de la revue SAMUDRA

Les articles du présent dossier, extraits de SAMUDRA, la revue quadrimestrielle de l’ICSF, attirent l’attention sur ces divers problèmes. Ils font apparaître que conservation et moyens d’existence sont deux aspects très imbriqués, et que les modèles de protection de l’environnement imposés d’en haut de façon non participative peuvent avoir des...
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the International Workshop “Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Land Management to Improve the Livelihood of People in Dry Areas"

The first International Workshop “Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Land Management to Improve the Livelihood of People in Dry Areas” has been held at The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) with support of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) from 7th - 9th...
2008 - The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD),
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