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Technical paper
Rural income generating activities in developing countries

re-assessing the evidence
This paper contributes to the understanding of the dynamics of developing country rural labour markets by re-evaluating the available evidence on the levels and composition of income sources adopted by rural households in order to understand the relationship between the various economic activities taking place in rural areas and their...
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Rural Income Generating Activities

A Cross Country Comparison
This paper uses a newly constructed cross country database composed of comparable variables and aggregates from household surveys to examine the full range of income generating activities carried out by rural households in order to determine: 1) the relative importance of the gamut of income generating activities in general and...
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organic Farming and Marketing in The Slovak Republic

The Slovak organic farming was established in year 1991 with 37 farmers. That time the production was ruled by IFOAM Standards, later by the 1st Slovak Organic Farming Act 224/1998 amended in year 2002. After accession of Slovakia to the EU in year 2004 the legislative framework for organic farming...
2007 - Department of Environmental Protection and Organic Farming

Policy brief/paper
Working together to fight rural poverty

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC) is a political, economic and social organization and a regional cooperation system among six Arab States of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In August 1989, IFAD...
Bahrain - Ethiopia - Kuwait - Morocco - Niger - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2007 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Newsletter article
Conservation agriculture

synergies of resource-conserving technologies in rice-based systems
This paper explains the advantages and disadvantages of Resource-conserving technologies in rice-based systems, including the basic concepts of conservation agriculture
2007 - International Rice Commission

The status of rural poverty in the Near East and North Africa

This study is one of a series of IFAD/PN joint activities with the FAO/Investment Centre(FAO/IC) undertaken during 2006/2007. Its main objective is to provide IFAD and its partners with updated knowledge about the status of rural poverty in the NENA region to enhance their capacity to design and implement more...
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Proyecto: incorporación del cambio climático a las estrategias de desarrollo rural

síntesis de los resultados en América Latina
Este documento presenta una síntesis del estudio desarrollado durante el período 2004/06 para medir el impacto del cambio climático en los productores rurales de América Latina y estima las probables adaptaciones que los productores rurales habrán de llevar a cabo en respuesta al clima. La sensibilidad al clima se mide...
Argentina - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Uruguay - Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2007 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Pour se faire une idée - Droits de propriété et gestion des pêches - Sélection d'articles de la revue SAMUDRA

On craint que les ressources halieutiques mondiales, soumises à diverses pressions, à la surexploitation, continuent à s’amenuiser. Pour gérer de façon durable les pêcheries, les gestionnaires des pêches ont fait appel à de nouveaux outils : attribution de droits de propriété, réorganisation des facteurs de production et des biens et...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Fact sheet
Enabling the rural poor to overcome poverty in Jordan

Many of Jordan’s rural poor people live in extremely difficult conditions. This fact sheet briefly analyses the main constraints they face: limited access to alternative sources of income, limited opportunities to diversify their farming enterprises because of low rainfall, poor soil quality and the topography of the land that they...
2007 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Conference proceedings
Organic agriculture and access to food

Food security is defined as a condition in which “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life … Food insecurity exists when people do not have adequate...
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

La temática del trabajo de CIPCA es el desarrollo rural: economía campesina indígena, organización y liderazgo; tierra territorio y recursos naturales; derechos de los pueblos indígenas, género, interculturalidad, participación social y política. Asimismo, CIPCA busca combinar la investigación con la acción y el trabajo a nivel local con la incidencia...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2007 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the Workshop on Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa

This document containts the Proceedings of the Workshop on Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa, held in Harrison’s Conference Centre, cnr 12th Avenue and Wessels Street, Rivonia, Johannesburg on April 2nd and 3rd, 2007. The overall objective of the workshop was to begin the process of developing an agreed plan of action to...

Fact sheet
Low input farming systems

This brochure that was produced within the framework of a contract for the Common research center of the European Commission presents the main principles underlying the concept of the "low input level farming system". “Low Input Farming Systems (LIFS) seek to optimise the management and use of internal production inputs...
2007 - Solagro

Guide ICSF: Pour mieux comprendre la Convention sur le travail dans la pêche, 2007

Ce guide a pour but de faire une présentation rapide de la Convention sur le travail dans la pêche qui a été adoptée en juin 2007 à Genève lors de la 96ème Conférence internationale du Travail (CIT) de l’Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT). Il ne prétend pas donner une interprétation...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Soluciones prácticas: Enfrentando el Cambio Climático

Con las estadísticas de las últimas décadas señalando un acelerado e incuestionable proceso de alteraciones climáticas globales y con los cada vez más frecuentes desarreglos en las condiciones de vida de las poblaciones del planeta por efecto de desastres naturales o de actividades humanas de diversa escala, el cambio climático...
2007 - Soluciones Prácticas

Elementos de juicio - Los derechos de propiedad y la gestión pesquera: Recopilación de articulos de la Revista SAMUDRA

La gestión pesquera moderna se ha ido centrando en la asignación  de derechos de pesca como único camino hacia la sostenibilidad. Las soluciones a partir de este enfoque giran en torno a múltiples modalidades de derechos de propiedad y de control de los regímenes sociales que rigen la tenencia. Los...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

El género en el punto de mira: Recopilación de artículos de Yemaya

Este dossier compila artículos seleccionados de Yemaya por región- Asia, África, América del Sur, Europa, slas del Pacifico y América del Norte. los artículos en conjunto proporcionan una panormámica amplia  de los problemas claves a los que se enfrentan las mujeres en el sector pesquero de cada región, así como...
2007 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Commercialization and livelihoods diversification of family farming

In a context of environmental stress due to the drought of 2005, economical crisis in function of the drop income of the occupations, and social crisis signalled by the decrease of population of an area producing of agricultural commodities, and considering the hypothesis that the rural development results of the...
2007 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS)

The family farmers' representation at institutional spaces for social participation in Southwestern Paraná

This study aims to present a research on the family farmers’ representation  process at institutional social participation spaces. Data were obtained from City Council for Rural Development of Itapejara d’Oeste and Vitorino and also from Management Group of Southwest Territory of Paraná, which are institutional spaces originated from decentralization process...
2007 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS)

Fact sheet
Enabling the rural poor to overcome poverty in Sudan

 The fact sheet briefly analyses the root causes of poverty in the country.  More than two million rural people have been displaced by the Darfur conflict alone. In addition, erosion, loss of soil fertility and damage to watersheds are affecting resources. Agricultural productivity is decreasing as a result of a...
2007 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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