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Contribution des femmes rurales à la sécurité alimentaire au Cameroun:quels apports du conseil à l’exploitation familiale ?  

En Afrique subsaharienne, les nouveaux dispositifs de vulgarisation basés sur des approches participatives promus par les structures publiques et privées jouent un rôle clé dans  l’amélioration de la productivité et de la sécurité alimentaire des exploitations agricoles familiales. L’objectif de cette étude est de déterminer le rôle des dispositifs d’appui-conseil étudiés dans l’accompagnement...
Cameroon
2013

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Social mobilization and good governance

A warm welcome to Dimitra newsletter 23, which outlines the project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the Dimitra listeners’ clubs. These successes are producing growing recognition for the Dimitra approach and a strong increase in the number of partnerships. This issue also presents...
Benin - Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Mali - Niger - Togo
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda

Improving food security and agricultural livelihoods in Northern Uganda is an EU-funded Government of Uganda's Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Project (ALREP) implemented by FAO in northern Uganda targeting people that have resettled in their homes after the 20 years of war. The video highlights how farmer field schools are being used...
Uganda
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, January-March 2013

The year 2013 is of particular importance: it is the year we celebrate the International Year of Quinoa (IYQ), and we formally begin to prepare for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. Quinoa and Family Farming go hand in hand: both can contribute substantially toward the fight against hunger. However, to tap their...
Nicaragua - Paraguay - Peru - Suriname - Uruguay
2013

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Sri Lanka

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Sri Lanka
2013

Book
Mujeres y pesca artesanal en la Región Centroamericana para todos

Promoviendo alianzas y contribuyendo al mejoramiento de capacidades de los hombres y mujeres trabajadores de la pesca de pequeña escala en Centroamérica
Este documento presenta de forma interactiva la importancia de las mujeres en la pesca artesanal de Centroamérica, describiendo sus actividades, estadísticas regionales y detallando los derechos de las mujeres.
2013 - Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Profesionales para la Solidaridad Social (CoopeSoliDaR)

Technical paper
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation - Challenges and Opportunities in the Food Sector

The aim of the workshop is to examine various types of standards and labels and to build upon lessons learned from concrete examples to identify issues and challenges to be addressed, discuss their potential contribution to improve sustainability of food systems, and propose measures in order to improve their effectiveness....
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Inclusión de la agricultura familiar en cadenas de valor

Proyecto Paraguay Inclusivo, informe de diseño del proyecto
El Proyecto “Inclusión de la Agricultura Familiar en Cadenas de Valor” tiene como objetivo: “contribuir a incrementar los activos, los ingresos y calidad de vida de los agricultores familiares campesinos pobres y población rural pobre, mediante su inserción en forma sostenible, y a través de sus organizaciones sociales representativas, en...
Paraguay
2012 - Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería Paraguay

Newsletter
Sistemas Ingeniosos del Patrimonio Agrícola Mundial (SIPAM). La Agricultura de Chiloé

En este segundo Boletín informativo se seguirá comunicando acerca de activididades y logros del proyecto SIPAM, con la intención de que cada vez más actores del territorio puedan conocer y participar de esta iniciativa.
Chile
2012 - Universidad Austral de Chile

Policy brief/paper
Cooperatives in small-scale fisheries

Enabling successes through community empowerment
Cooperatives in the small-scale fisheries sector are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty – harsh realities for many of the world’s small-scale fishers. Communities with successful community-based organizations are better off than those without (Ostrom, 1990). Successful...
Brazil - Mexico
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Poverty and gender effects of smallholder organic contract farming in Uganda

The objectives of this study were, first, to examine the impacts of certified organic contract farming on the food security of the smallholder farm households participating in such arrangements, and second, to assess the role of gender relations in these dynamics. In particular, the study considered how the costs and...
Uganda
2012 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Case study
Linking smallholder pastoralist milk producers and agro-industries in the greater Bamenda area of Cameroon

Over 95% of pastoralist women in the North West Region of Cameroon depend exclusively on milk production for their income. The overall decline in pastoral resources in the past decades has affected milk productivity, drawing attention and technical support from public and non-governmental partners. However, this did not lead to...
Cameroon
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Policy brief/paper
Building an effective advocacy movement for sustainable and equitable agricultural development in Africa modernisation of smallholder agriculture and policy making in Uganda

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and an important driver of economic development and poverty reduction. Approximately 73% of Ugandans depend on agriculture. However, the sector currently faces many multifaceted challenges which include land degradation, inadequate market access, unreliable weather and civil strife. Agricultural growth is also affected by...
Uganda
2012 - TRUSTAFRICA

Case study
Investing in women farmers for improved livelihoods and dairy value chain development in Kapchorwa District

Women in Kapchorwa district play a crucial role in sustaining their families through dairy and agricultural production. They provide most of the farm labour, which they combine with caring for their families, conducting farm and non-farm income-generating activities and contributing to community development initiatives. Increasingly, women are also involved in...
Uganda
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Video
Basta de violencia hacia las mujeres del campo - CONAMURI

La Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones de Mujeres Rurales e Indígenas (CONAMURI) de Paraguay aglutina a mujeres rurales e indígenas, que tiene entre sus principales objetivos el logro de igualdad de derechos entre hombres y mujeres en la familia, la organización y la sociedad. Tiene un enfoque específico en las discriminaciones...
Paraguay
2012 - CONAMURI

Video
Alli Ñambi - Camino al Buen Trato. Superando el temor y el silencio

En Ecuador, ocho de cada diez mujeres sufrieron algún tipo de violencia física, psicológica o sexual. Superar el temor y el silencio es el primer paso hacia una vida sin violencia. El video incluye los testimonios de mujeres indígenas de la nacionalidad kichwa de la Amazonía ecuatoriana que han sufrido algún...
Ecuador
2012 - Fundación Interarts

Book
Riqueza Latente II

Esta publicación muestra en imágenes algunos de los proyectos de productoras y productores del Programa de Desarrollo rural del Noroeste Argentino (PRODERNOA). 
Argentina
2012 - Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR)

Book
Empleo y condiciones de trabajo de mujeres temporeras agrícolas

Tomo 1
Los trabajos que se presentan a continuación constituyen una nueva colaboración entre agencias de Naciones Unidas en este tema. Parte de este camino de colaboración ha sido el Grupo de Trabajo conjunto FAO/OIT, que ya en 2008 señaló: “El logro de condiciones más justas de empleo signifi ca la provisión...
Argentina - Brazil - Chile
2012

Journal article
Systematization of a community intervention in a post-earthquake context in Chincha, Peru

This article presents the lessons learned and a critical analysis of a community intervention on seventeen urban and rural towns after the earthquake of August 15th, 2007 in the province of Chincha, Peru. The critical review proposed emphasizes the analysis of participation and community empowerment. The community intervention strengthened the...
Peru
2012 - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Policy brief/paper
Analysis matrix for identifying fair gender equality policies

When considering fair policies, it is important to place greater emphasis on the assessment stage: beyond the policy objectives, what must take precedence are the results. Yet this is one of the weak points of policy analysis, either because the policies are recent and assessment at the early stages, or...
2012 - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
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