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

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Designing and Disseminating Ecological Production Systems for Perennials: Organic Olive Production in Crete

In Crete olives are cultivated since antiquity, as archaeological evidence form the Minoan era shows. Olive production today occupies around 70% of total agricultural cultivated land. The landscape in most of the olive cultivated areas varies considerably. Olives are cultivated in coastal areas and often in sloppy orchards at the...
Greece
2001

Book
Medio ambiente y pequeños productores

Conceptos básicos y operativos
Este documento presenta conceptos básicos susceptibles de ser utilizados en el análisis de la cuestión ambiental en relación a la pequeña producción agropecuaria.  Los primeros tres capítulos tienen como base el documento Capacitación, Cuestión Ambiental y Pequeña Producción Agropecuaria: Conceptos Básicos de Ecología y Economía, de Claudia Natenzon (1997), cuya revisión...
Argentina
2001 - Proyecto de Desarrollo de Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios (PROINDER)

Conference proceedings
Implications of Zero Tillage Based Cropping Systems on Socio-Economy and Policy in the Agricultural Mechanization Subsector

This document contains the proceedings of the International Workshop on Conservation Agriculture for Food Security and Environment Protection in Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems, February 2001, Lahore, Pakistan,
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference proceedings
Workshop proceedings new trends in wood harvesting with cable systems for sustainable forest management in the mountains

The papers in this publication were presented at the Workshop on New Trends in Wood Harvesting with Cable Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Mountains which was held from 18 to 24 June 2001 at the Forestry Training Centre in Ossiach (Austria) at the invitation of the Government of Austria and...
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Smoke in the Water: Problems and Prospects for Developing Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa

Fisheries, and in particular, the artisanal fisheries sector, is a vital source of livelihood for the communities that live along the approximately 4,545 km long coastline of West Africa. There are around 1.8 Million people, mostly women, directly engaged in processing and marketing fish in the region. Nonetheless, despite the...
2001 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Video
Ca Fume Sur La Cote ! Afrique de l’Ouest : un avenir pour le commerce du poisson transforme par le secteur artisanal

Pour les populations qui vivent sur les cotes d'Afrique de I'Ouest, longues de 4545km, la peche, tout particulierement la peche artisanale, est une activite vitale. Envirom 1.8 million de personnes, surtout des femmes, transforment et vendent le poisson. Ce secteur dynamique est toutefois confronte a de nombreux problems et les...
2001 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Video
Finca del Medio

En este canal, se encuentran una serie de videos sobre la experiencia de la Finca del Medio.  La Finca del Medio, está en en centro de Cuba, km 349 Autopista Nacional, Municipio Taguasco, provincia Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. Tiene un área de 12 ha y una familia conformada por 11 personas que...
Cuba
2001 - Finca del Medio

Book
Atelier sur les contraintes du développement du marché du poisson transformé en Afrique de l’ ouest – Rapport

En Afrique de l’Ouest, le Collectif international d’appui à la pêche artisanale (ICSF) collabore avec des organisations de pêcheurs et des Ong depuis 1986. Il a tenu un certain nombre de réunions et de stages ayant trait aux problèmes de la pêche artisanale dans divers pays de la région :...
2001 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Case study
Zero tillage development in tropical Brazil

The story of a successful NGO Activity
In this Case Study, John Landers, a No-Tillage expert working in the Cerrado region in Brazil, explains and discusses the human dimension of the introduction of the No-Tillage system in a tropical part of Brazil. It describes, with much perception, the activities of a small number of people working individually...
Brazil
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
Workshop on Problems and Prospects for Developing Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa: Report, Centre Social, Derklé, Dakar, Senegal, 30 May to 1 June 2001

A long-standing demand of the women of fishing communities in the region has been towards enhancing regional fish trade. It is against this background that the Workshop on Problems and Prospects for Developing  Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa was organized from 30 May to 1 June 2001,  followed by...
Gaza Strip
2001

Journal article
Changes in African Smallholder Agriculture in the Twentieth Century and the Challenges of the Twenty-First

The first half of the twentieth century witnessed profound changes in smallholder agriculture in many parts of Africa. There was a rapid spread of exotic staple food crops such as maize, cassava and sweet potatoes. In many cases the adoption of these crops led to increases in productivity as they...
2001

Journal article
Strategic Perspectives - Positioning African Agriculture for Food for the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century

The paper traces the historical emergence of subsistence farming as stemming from the colonial period when a more commercial agriculture was replaced by an export-oriented agricultural trade in introduced crops, such as coffee and tea, whose production and marketing was restricted to colonial farmers. The paper goes on to lay...
2001 - Research and Development Forum for Science-Led Development in Africa (RANDFORUM)

Case study
Sembrando esperanzas caña guadua

Este documento busca despertar el interés sobre una especie cuyas bondades son aún poco aprovechadas en el país, así como compartir la puesta en marcha de una experiencia que ha tratado de conjugar, con bastante éxito, el difícil y complejo reto de la conservación y el desarrollo.
Ecuador
2001 - Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones

Technical paper
Turkmenistan - An Assessment of Leasehold-Based Farm Restructuring

The Government of Turkmenistan has chosen a unique approach to land reform and farm restructuring unlike the procedures and mechanisms adopted by other former Soviet republics. The collective land holdings are divided into plots that are leased to families while retaining the overall collective structure and state ownership of all...
Turkmenistan
2001 - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK

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Cooperativas de las Américas (Región de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional)

Cooperativas de las Américas (antes ACI-Américas) es la representación regional de la Alianza para el continente americano. La Oficina Regional de las Américas se estableció en 1990 en San José, Costa Rica. Su objetivo primordial es "promover el reposicionamiento del modelo cooperativo en el nuevo entorno económico, político, social y...
2001 - Cooperativas de las Américas (Región de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional)

Book
A Share in the Harvest

This study explores the potential of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for farm diversification and community development. We define CSA as: A partnership between farmers and consumers where the responsibilities and rewards of farming are shared. The study investigates a range of CSA initiatives from around the world and concentrates on...
2001 - Soil Association

Magazine article
¿La hora de las comunidades?

A pesar del tiempo transcurrido desde la primera declaración constitucional de protección del Estado a las tierras comunales, el tema dista mucho de estar resuelto.
Peru
2001 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Gobernabilidad para el desarrollo rural

Gobernabilidad para el desarrollo rural es gobierno democrático de los sectores rurales y a favor de la población rural. Es que agricultores y gobierno establezcan un diálogo y lo institucionalicen, y que las políticas agrarias beneficien a la mayoría de agricultores y campesinos
Peru
2001 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Plan de acción para las comunidades nativas

Comenta las discrepancias entre los planteamientos del Comité Especial Multisectorial para las Comunidades Nativas, y los planteamientos del Ministerio de Energía y Minas y las empresas mineras respecto al tema de la propiedad de las tierras comunales y las concesiones mineras
Peru
2001 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Magazine article
Comunidad campesina: Su importancia para el país

La anunciada creación de un Consejo Nacional de Comunidades Campesinas despertó la justificada expectativa de que por fin se atenderá con seriedad las postergadas aspiraciones de progreso de estas históricas instituciones que, asentadas mayormente en la sierra y selva, cobijan a cerca del 40% de la población rural del Perú....
Peru
2001 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)
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