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

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Magazine article
¿Y cómo va la pobreza en el sector rural?

Existen dos criterios para poder cuantificar el número de personas que se encuentran en extrema pobreza: por un lado, el enfoque indirecto de la línea de pobreza, según el cual, una persona es considerada pobre extremo si su gasto o ingreso no cubre el valor de una canasta mínima de...
Peru
2010 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Journal article
Best practices 2010

The aim in the activities of the Rural Network is to showcase the results achieved in the development of the Finnish countryside and to pass on best practices to be utilised further in other contexts. The many ideas and innovations produced by the numerous participants of the Best Practices 2010...
Finland
2010

Case study
Analysis of climate change and variability risks in the smallholder sector

Case studies of the Laikipia and Narok Districts representing major agro‑ecological zones in Kenya
Smallholder farmers in Kenya grow most of the country's food, vegetables and fruit. These farmers face formidable challenges in increasing production, preserving natural resources and addressing the impact of climate change in food production systems. Meeting these challenges is vital to sustained livelihoods and reduction of poverty, especially in the...
Kenya
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Improving smallholder irrigation performance in Malawi

The paper reports work aimed at improving livelihoods of smallholders by providing investors, policymakers and implementers with concrete knowledge and tools to make informed investment decisions on small-scale irrigation water management interventions. The projects reported assessed promising irrigation interventions and their ‘market potential’, analyzed which technologies ‘fit’ in major agroecological...
Malawi
2010 - University of Malawi

Journal article
Family farms in the Pampas region of Argentina

The use of production factors of production and their relationship with new family dynamics
The objectives of this work are, in a first place, know the relationship between family farming of the Pampas region of Argentina with the different factors of production trying to verify whether, in the context of this región increasingly specialized in the production of soybean, embedded in global marketing channels,...
Argentina
2010 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Report
Making ARD More Pro-Poor Improving Accessibility and Relevance of Results to the Poorest

The Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) is a programme of the European Union (EU) that aims ―to improve food security in favour of the poorest and the most vulnerable, and contribute to achieving the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG), through a set of actions which ensure overall coherence, complementarity and...
2010 - Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich,LEI – Part of Wageningen UR

Conference proceedings
Expert Consultation on Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity 2. Food consumption

The development of nutrition indicators for biodiversity is a collaborative international process, led by FAO together with Bioversity International and other partners. The task is part of the Cross-Cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition. The initiative was launched on the basis of a recognized link between biodiversity, food...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Drought trends and impacts on agricultural production and natural resources in the context of climate change

Every single day, scientific evidence of climate change mounts all around the world and in Turkey. In the 20th century, the average temperature increased by 0.6°C all around the world and by 0.95°C in Europe. According to the latest developments, the consequences in the Mediterranean Basin would be more severe...
Türkiye
2010 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

E-learning
Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis

This course provides a definition of vulnerability and illustrates the three critical dimensions used to define it. It also presents the most commonly used methods to assess vulnerability, and provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate vulnerability indicators.
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Securing sustainability through the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity

Current agricultural practices are regarded as one of the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss. At the same time, the goal achieving global food security remains a long way off; indeed, the number of malnourished has recently risen to over 1 billion people. The world desperately needs an agricultural production...
2010 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Report
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

Country Report: Bahamas
Sustainably managed forests have multiple environmental and socio-economic functions important at the global, national and local scales, and play a vital part in sustainable development. Reliable and upto-date information on the state of forest resources - not only on area and area change, but also on such variables as growing...
Bahamas
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 - Country Report: Barbados

Sustainably managed forests have multiple environmental and socio-economic functions important at the global, national and local scales, and play a vital part in sustainable development. Reliable and upto-date information on the state of forest resources - not only on area and area change, but also on such variables as growing...
Barbados
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Freshwater Fish Farming Possibilities in the Hilly-Mountain Area of Serbia

The hilly-mountain area of Serbia is considered to be of a great ecological and socioeconomically value. The traditional agriculture practice, which is still in use in Serbia, seems to be outdated. This is why it is almost impossible to stop the migration process, so the population started leaving the farms...
Serbia
2010

Article
Direct selling in Italy: a marketing strategy to promote localized agro-food systems

Describes trends in direct selling by farmers in Italy by region, product and place of sale. Proposes a model of variables that affect the probability of a farmer adopting direct sales: farmer (gender, age, off-farm income); farm (farm type, work units, standard gross margin) and location (region, altimetry, less favoured...
Italy
2010

Journal article
Integrating agroecology and landscape multifunctionality in Vermont: An evolving framework to evaluate the design of agroecosystems

Agroecosystems cover vast areas of land worldwide and are known to have a large impact on the environment, yet these highly modified landscapes are rarely considered as candidates for landscape design. While intentionally-designed agricultural landscapes could serve many different functions, few resources exist for evaluating the design of these complex...
United States of America
2010 - Elsevier Ltd

Journal article
Análisis financiero del sistema de producción cafetalera en seis municipios de la provincia de Vélez (Santander, Colombia)

La producción cafetalera en Colombia es una actividad de gran importancia; cuenta con un área sembrada de 873.000 ha y una producción anual de 12 millones de sacos de 60 kg, y de ella dependen en forma directa cerca de dos millones de personas. En particular, el departamento de Santander...
Colombia
2010 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Report
Políticas públicas aplicadas a las comunidades campesinas 2008-2009

En el presente documento se intenta realizar un balance de la legislación vigente sobre las comunidades campesinas hasta diciembre de 2009. El objeto del mismo se enmarca dentro del interés del Grupo ALLPA por poner en práctica un sistema de monitoreo y vigilancia de los derechos de las comunidades campesinas...
Peru
2010 - Grupo Allpa

Journal article
Drought impacts on yield potential in rainfed agriculture

In this paper a simplified methodology for the estimation of drought impacts on crop yield in rainfed agriculture is proposed. The methodology is based on empirical models for the estimation of actual to potential evapotranspiration ratio (ET/PET). This ratio is related to the Reconnaissance Drought Index (RDI), an expression of...
Greece
2010 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Report
Fertile ground

How governments and donors can halve hunger by supporting small farmers
This report is based on extensive research and interviews with several hundred farmers, the majority of them women, carried out by ActionAid staff and consultants in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi throughout the last third of 2009. It is complemented by an extensive global literature review, and our study also benefited...
Kenya - Malawi - Uganda
2010 - ActionAid International

Magazine article
Pequeña agricultura de exportación: los productores de plátano orgánico en el valle del Chira

La exitosa experiencia de los productores de banano o plátano orgánico en la costa norte del país, especialmente en el departamento de Piura, demuestra que la pequeña agricultura puede ser moderna, rentable, amigable con el medioambiente, alcanzar altos estándares de calidad y, por tanto, incorporarse en la cadena comercial internacional....
Peru
2010 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)
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