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Increasing Incomes And Food Security Of Small Farmers In West And Central Africa Through Exports Of Organic And Fair-Trade Tropical Products: Project Impact Study In Sierra Leone - Cocoa

The project has supported the cocoa farmers association Kpeya Agricultural Enterprise (KAE). This report presents the results of a survey among a sample of the cocoa farmers on the impact of the project. The report first gives an introduction to the cocoa sector in Sierra Leone and the project partners...
Sierra Leone
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Low Greenhouse Gas Agriculture: Mitigation And Adaptation Potential Of Sustainable Farming Systems

Is low greenhouse gas emission (GHG) agriculture possible? Is it, in fact, desirable? In seeking answers to these two basic but extremely relevant questions, this study examines current farming practices, and incorporates scientific databases from longterm field experiments as case studies for low GHG agriculture. Further, the study examines the...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Organic Agriculture And Carbon Sequestration

The aim of this document is to describe the potential of organic agriculture to sequester carbon and to meet the requirements of carbon accounting systems, including factors such as carbon permanence, leakage and additionality. Furthermore, the document discusses the suitability of measurement and verification methodologies to agriculture systems, including an...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Growing vegetables for home and market

The purpose of the FAO Diversification booklets is to raise awareness and provide decision support information about opportunities at farm and local community level to increase the incomes of small-scale farmers. Each booklet focuses on a farm or non-farm enterprise that can be integrated into small farms to increase incomes...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Organic Agriculture And Fair Trade In Pacific Island Countries

The increased demand for high quality products in export markets, coupled with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) national desire to protect the environment, biodiversity and family farming structures, lead to assume that organic agriculture could offer good prospects for PICs development. Besides market opportunities, organic agriculture could increase PICs food self-reliance...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Kiribati - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
2009

Report
Agriculture at a crossroads

Global report
The reports draw on the work of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world who have participated in the preparation and peer review process. As has been customary in many such global assessments, success depended first and foremost on the dedication, enthusiasm and cooperation of these experts in...
2009 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Communicating gender for development

At the end of 2009, despite the international commitments made to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, over a billion people are going hungry and 70% of those women and men who suffer from hunger live in rural areas. These alarming results inevitably raise questions as to the effectiveness of the...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Madagascar - Morocco - Niger
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Public-Private Partnership For Enhancing Organic Agriculture Trade - A Report Of The Interdepartmental Working Group On Organic Agriculture

There is a need to create an environment conducive to small farmers’ entry to organic export markets, through low-cost certification schemes and trusted organic food control systems in developing countries. As a centre of excellence in the field of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and their natural resource basis, FAO stands ready...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference paper
Sustainable Organic School Meals In Italian Schools

Prince Mahidol Award Conference on Mainstreaming Health into Public Policies Bangkok, Thailand, 28-30 January 2009 FAO/WHO Session on Agricultural Policies, Climate Change and the Impact on Human Wellbeing and Nutrition The Italian experience has shown that the introduction of organic food in schools meals generates a wide range of benefits for the...
Italy
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
The Market For Organic Products In Asia–Pacific

This paper presents the general trends of demand and supply of organic products in Asia and the Pacific. This regional market is put in perspective within the global organic agrifood market and the current economic conditions that may have a great impact on the development of organic agriculture in Asia...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Efectos del cambio climático sobre la oferta y precios de cebolla de bulbo. Caso del municipio Duitama, Boyacá (Colombia)

La cebolla (Allium cepa L.) es la segunda hortaliza más consumida en Colombia. La producción y los precios de mercado de esta hortaliza están determinados por varios factores, entre ellos el clima. Últimamente, el clima ha experimentado cambios en su comportamiento. Estos cambios están afectando, entre otros, la productividad agraria....
Colombia
2009 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Case study
The Vanuatu Organic Cocoa Growers Association (VOCGA): A Case Study of Agriculture for Growth in the Pacific

During two decades of monopoly cocoa marketing by the Vanuatu Commodity Marketing Board (VCMB) farmers were not able to take advantage of significant price premiums available for organic and single origin cocoa. It is only now that these markets have become a realistic prospect. The VOCGA case study looks at...
Vanuatu
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Análisis de la productividad del tomate en invernadero bajo diferentes manejos mediante modelos mixtos

La productividad del cultivo de tomate bajo invernadero es resultado de la interacción de factores ecofisiológicos, de los cuales el productor ejerce un mayor o menor grado de control sobre ellos. Factores como densidad de plantación y poda de frutos determinan la productividad y el agricultor aplica sus propios esquemas...
Colombia
2009 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Article
« L’avenir du monde, c’est l’agriculture familiale. »

Interview à Mamadou Cissokho au moment où il vient de publier "Dieu n’est pas paysan" qui retrace le mouvement paysan en Afrique de l’Ouest. Son combat, c’est celui de l’agriculture familiale, respectueuse de l’environnement.   
2009 - Les Afriques

Manual
Diversidad de la agricultura

La diversidad, el reciclaje y la gran importancia del conocimiento local son características esenciales de los sistemas de pequeña agricultura en casi cualquier parte del mundo. La diversidad puede asumir distintas manifestaciones y este número de LEISA proporciona varios ejemplos. De la producción agrícola diversificada en Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, México...
Peru
2009 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes

Case study
Bio-cultural community protocol of gunis and medicinal plant conservation farmers of Mewar

We are Gunis (traditional healers) and medicinal plants conservation farmers from the Mewar Region of Rajasthan in India. The Gunis among us take our name from guna, which is a Sanskrit word that has three meanings: knowledge, healing and virtue. Anyone can have knowledge, but Gunis are those of us...
India
2009

Journal article
Agronomy for sustainable agriculture. A review

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global...
2009

Conference paper
The Economics of Land Consolidation in Family Farms of Moldova

The paper investigates the current situation with fragmentation of family farms in Moldova and its effects on family well-being and farm productivity. A key hypothesis is that consolidation of agricultural land in Moldova has beneficial effects in terms of productivityand is desirable in the long run.This is an examination of ...
Republic of Moldova
2009

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: New Listeners’ Clubs in Katanga

Welcome to Dimitra Newsletter No. 16! This issue is devoted – as all our newsletters are – to the empowerment of women and men living in rural areas. FAO’s efforts in the Great Lakes Region highlight the fact that Farmer Field Schools can be instrumental in addressing a range of...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ghana - Kenya - Senegal - Uganda
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Direct sale as a means for promoting the sustainable use of plant genetic resources: the case of the Tuscany Region

Similarly to other Northern countries, Italy has witnessed a growth in recent years of forms of direct sale of agri-food products. These so-called short supply chains often open new opportunities for the development and conservation of rural areas which are not merely economic in nature. The case study described here...
Italy
2009
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