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Work, family and farm: new forms, new adjustments? Liveability in the dynamics of livestock farming systems

Farming has been undergoing profound changes as not only agriculture, but also work patterns and family dynamics have evolved. The continuity of farm businesses depend not only on technical and economic performance, but also on the life conditions the system offers farmers and their families. Here we define the liveability...
2012 - HaL Archives Ouvertes

Documento de trabajo
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...
2012 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Estudio de caso
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...
2012 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Catálogo de Hortalizas Nativas de Guatemala

Con el fin de contribuir a la popularización del conocimiento sobre las hortalizas nativas subutilizadas, de cuyo centro de origen forma parte nuestro país, se presenta éste catálogo que fue generado como producto de la recopilación de información existente en la literatura especializada y experiencias de investigación realizadas por el...

Artículo de revista
Transhumance in Spain

A Safe Bet for Regional Development and Biodiversity
The Spanish NRN promotes the revitalisation of transhumance, a practice that is crucial to the preservation of Spain’s natural and cultural heritage, which after decades of decline and neglect is now designing its future in the ‘White Book on Transhumance’. As a result of the physical makeup of Spain, Europe’s...

Artículo de revista especializada
Caracterización y evaluación de la sustentabilidad de fincas en el Alto Urubamba, Perú

En el establecimiento de sistemas agropecuarios eficientes es fundamental su caracterización en relación a dimensiones de nivel agronómico, ecológico, técnico, productivo y, socioeconómico.  Esta caracterización permite obtener información relevante en la identificación de las limitaciones del sistema de producción a fin de establecer medidas que permitan desarrollar la finca en...
2012 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Documento/nota de orientación
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...

Develop methodologies to improve soil, agronomic, irrigation water and drainage management for salinity control

This technical report series captures and documents the work in progress of the Iraq Salinity Project, in its seven research themes, working at the regional, farm and irrigation system scales. Technical reports feed into the Iraq Salinity Assessment, a synthesis and solutions to solving the problem: Situation Analysis (Report 1);...
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Artículo de revista
Local food systems, short supply chains and rural development in France

Short supply chains have existed in France for a long time, however, new and different forms have recently emerged delivered by new actors who are looking beyond the simple economic dimensions of local food. In particular, it is obvious that short supply chains have the potential to work as an...

Documento técnico
Current best practice farmers and their techniques

This technical report series captures and documents the work in progress of the Iraq Salinity Project, in its seven research themes, working at the regional, farm and irrigation system scales. Technical reports feed into the Iraq Salinity Assessment, a synthesis and solutions to solving the problem: Situation Analysis (Report 1);...
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Assessing the Sustainability of Small Farmer Natural Resource Management Systems. A Critical Analysis of the MESMIS Program (1995-2010)

Sustainability assessment oriented to improve current systems and practices is urgently needed, particularly in the context of small farmer natural resource management systems (NRMS). Unfortunately, social-ecological systems (SES) theory, sustainability evaluation frameworks, and assessment methods are still foreign not only to farmers but to many researchers, students, NGOs, policy makers/operators,...

Report of the workshop on the social and economic aspects of fisheries in the RECOFI region

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 22–24 April 2012
The RECOFI Workshop on Social and Economic Aspects of Fisheries in the RECOFI region was held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from 22 to 24 April 2012, following the agreement at the sixth session of the Regional Commission for Fisheries held in Rome from 10 to 12 May 2011. The...
Bahrain - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Kuwait - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Researching the Future of Pastoralism in Central Asia’s Mountains

This paper synthesizes research findings on contemporary mountain pastoralism in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, based on a longer review characterizing mountain agropastoralism in Central Asia. The focus is here on the principal issues that have been emphasized over the past two decades in policy, programs, and projects regarding pastoralism in Central...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan

Parte de un libro
Características y evolución de la pobreza, la desigualdad y las políticas públicas en zonas rurales de América Latina

A fines de la década de 1980, en un estudio sobre la pobreza rural a nivel regional, la FAO advertía que la “crisis económica de años recientes ha intensificado los problemas relacionados con la pobreza de un gran número de personas en zonas urbanas y rurales” (…) “No solo ha...
2012 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Documento de trabajo
The scaling up of agroecology: spreading the hope for food sovereignty and resiliency

The Green Revolution, the symbol of agricultural intensification not only failed to ensure safe and abundant food production for all people, but it was launched under the assumptions that abundant water and cheap energy to fuel modern agriculture would always be available and that climate would be stable and not...
2012 - Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA)

Estudio de caso
Conservation Agriculture and sustainable crop intensification

A Zimbabwe case study
Agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe, like in many other countries in SSA has been declining over the years despite the numerous advancements made in agricultural technology development. Yield levels usually averaging below 1t ha-1 have resulted in persistent cereal deficits despite the large area put under production each year. Declining soil...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Aprendizaje en línea
RuralInvest - Preparing Effective Investment Project Proposals

This e-learning course explores key concepts present in the RuralInvest toolkit, such as the definition of what is an investment; why a participatory approach is important; the critical importance of sustainability and; the need to understand the priorities and capabilities of the beneficiaries.
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Artículo de revista especializada
Reversing agro-based land degradation through Conservation Agriculture

Emerging experiences from Zambia’s smallholder farming sector
This study reports on the land degradation minimizing effects of Conservation Agriculture (CA) as promoted among smallholder Zambian farmers. It found no evidence of CA associated improvements in soil fertility after five years of CA practice, most probably because crop residues were removed from the fields. The study reports high...
2012 - Canadian Center of Science and Education

South-Estonian Food Network - Good Things of Võru County’s Small Producers

Kaja Kesküla, an ecological farmer from Võru County, is an enthusiastic woman who consistently tries to connect food producers and consumers. Kaja has led the South-Estonian Food Network (SEFN) for six years already. SEFN was established in September 2006 while the Võru County Farmers Union’s training activities on food and...

Documento/nota de orientación
UNEP and Indigenous Peoples

A Partnership in Caring for the Environment
The objective of this Policy Guidance to UNEP is to better understand and build on the Indigenous Peoples’ rights, knowledge, practices and systems that provide the framework for the harmonious relations that most Indigenous Peoples have with their environment. Furthermore, this Policy Guidance aims to ensure that United Nations Environment...
2012 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
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