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

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Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2007 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Journal article
Determinants of rural poverty in Africa

The case of small holder farmers in Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to hold large numbers of very poor rural people in the near future unless sustainable intervention measures are undertaken. Although both history and theory point to the important role of agriculture in poverty reduction, such growth today faces even more difficulties. This study uses a probit...
Kenya
2007

Case study
Conservation Agriculture in Africa

Conservation agriculture in Zambia: a case study of Southern Province
This case study presents the status of conservation agriculture in Zambia. It is one in a series of eight case studies about conservation agriculture in Africa, which were developed within the framework of a collaboration between CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of...
Zambia
2007 - African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT)

Website
e-Agriculture

e-Agriculture is a global Community of Practice, where people from all over the world exchange information, ideas, and resources related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and rural development. With over 12,000 members from 170 countries and territories, the e-Agriculture Community is made up of...
2007 - e-Agriculture

Manual
Establishing a Tree Nursery

Many people in Eastern Africa depend on forests and trees to meet various needs. With growing populations, these resources are being rapidly depleted. Many farmers want to plant trees but cannot readily obtain high-quality tree seedlings. Establishing a tree nursery can help to meet this demand and provide you with...
2007 - The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

Book
No-tillage Seeding in conservation Agriculture

This book is a much-expanded and updated edition of a previous volume, published in 1996 as "No-tillage Seeding: Science and Practice". The base objective remains to describe, in lay terms, a range of international experiments designed to examine the causes of successes and failures in no-tillage. The book summarizes the...
2007 - CAB International (CABI)

Report
Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries in Europe

The necessity of improving knowledge in fisheries and especially small-scale coastal fisheries in order to analyze the conditions for their sustainable development is increasingly recognized. The three main requirements for the sustainable development of fisheries are the simultaneous present and future well-being of the bio-ecological system, the human system and...
2007

Website
Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural Sustentable y la Soberanía Alimentaria (CEDRSSA)

El Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural Sustentable y la Soberanía Alimentaria fue creado en la LIX legislatura (29 de abril de 2004), con el objetivo de que los Diputados particularmente aquellos vinculados con el sector rural, dispongan de un soporte de información oportuna, objetiva y veraz, que les...
Mexico
2007 - Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural Sustentable y la Soberanía Alimentaria (CEDRSSA)

Manual
Le conseil à l’exploitation familiale agricole en zone cotonnière d’Afrique Centrale

 Module de formation " Conseil à l’exploitation Familiale", destiné aux écoles d’agriculture qui souhaitent donner à leurs élèves une sensibilité à la gestion des exploitations agricoles en s’appuyant sur des modules ajustés aux spécificités des exploitations familiales en Afrique. Les travaux sur le conseil à l’exploitation familiale agricole (CEF) ont...
2007 - Centre de Coopération Internationale de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)

Journal article
Intercropping aromatic plants with coffee (Coffea arabica L.) under greenhouse and field conditions

Most of the natural products that cause allelopathy are secondary metabolism copounds synthesized by plants and microorganisms, and most of the currently identified are present in aromatic plants. Allelopathic and autotoxic effects of coffe plants are well known due to production and accumulation of caffeine in a soluble form in...
Mexico
2007 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Journal
Caravan - High-value crops, value-added crop and livestock products

ICARDA’s mission is to alleviate poverty by improving the livelihoods of farming communities. Often, the key is to add value to primary crop and livestock outputs. This issue of Caravan provides glimpses of the Center’s work to help farmers and pastoralists add value to their products, and thereby improve their...
Tunisia - Türkiye
2007 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

E-learning
Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis

This course introduces the concept of livelihoods and the components of the livelihoods framework. It also provides guidance on assessing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators.
2007 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Guidelines
Directrices FAO/OMS para los gobiernos sobre la aplicación del sistema de APPCC en empresas alimentarias pequeñas y/o menos desarrolladas

El presente documento tiene por objeto prestar asistencia a las autoridades nacionales de inocuidad de los alimentos en la elaboración de una estrategia de APPCC para las empresas pequeñas y/o menos desarrolladas en el marco de una política nacional de inocuidad de los alimentos. Es el resultado de la experiencia...
2007 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Website
Centro de Información de Actividades Porcinas (CIAP)

Sitio web que describe del Centro de Información de ACtividades Porcinas (CIAP), organización sin fines de lucro administrada por representantes de instituciones académicas, científicas y de desarrollo: Universidades Nacionales de Río Cuarto, Rosario, Córdoba, La Pampa, Río Negro, Buenos Aires, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Universidad de la República Uruguay y el...
Argentina - Uruguay
2007 - Centro de Información de Actividades Porcinas (CIAP)

Journal
Tirer le meilleur profit des procédés écologiques

AGRIDAPE (Revue sur l'agriculture durable à faibles apports externes), is a Magazine about Sustainable Agriculture with Low External Inputs. This notion refers to all those technological and social choices available to farmers that are willing to improve their production with an eye for a better environmental management. The French language magazine's focus is on the optimal use...
Bangladesh - Nepal - Western Sahara
2007 - Innovation environnement developpement (IED)

Case study
Enhancing smallholder farmers’ market competitiveness in Tanzania

Tanzanian agriculture is dominated by small-scale subsistence farming. Like the entire economy, agriculture is in a transition from being a command to a market-based production system. The transition process started in the mid-1980s as part of the economic adjustment and structural reform programs and policies supported by Tanzania’s development partners....
United Republic of Tanzania
2007 - Cornell University

Report
Metodología de pequeños productores para mejorar la producción agrícola

Estrategias locales para la gestión de riesgos
El presente documento es el resultado de la ejecuación del Programa de Integración de Mecanismos de Reducción de Desastres y Gestión de Riesgos impulsado por COSUDE e implementado por la Unión de Asociaciones Productivas del Altiplano UNAPA, con la participación directa de un grupo de productores que lideran procesos de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2006 - Programa de Integración de Mecanismos de Reducción de Desastres y Gestión de Riesgos

E-learning
Reporting Food Security Information

This course provides guidance in designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts.
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Practices
Simple methods of meat preservation: Meat dryers

The meat dryers are constructions of wood, metal and/or concrete, stationary or mobile, without or with a roof. For strips suspended by hooks or with a loop attached or fixed by clips, removable horizontal bars, either made of wood or metal or horizontal wire strings are needed. The following description...
2006 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Land degradation as a global issue

A synthesis of three studies commissioned by the Global Environment Facility to strengthen the knowledge base to support the land degradation focal area
A synthesis of three studies commissioned by the Global Environment Facility to strengthen the knowledge base to support the Land Degradation Focal Area. The report presents a number of recommendations for advancing the relevance of land degradation investments by the GEF, and identifies priority topics in SLM for the GEF. Some of...
2006 - Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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