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Income tax in individual farms - conceptand results

The paper presents model solutions of the financial consequences of replacing farming tax with income-tax in farms with different types of activity in “Greater Poland and Silesia” region. Farmers from “dairy cattle” farms would in vast majority pay higher income tax than farming tax, the highest in the groups with...

Documento de trabajo
Agricultural productivity growth, employment and poverty in Egypt

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the importance of agricultural productivity growth for generating employment and alleviating poverty in Egypt. Specifically, it attempts to answer the following questions: How important is agriculture for income and employment generation in rural Egypt? What is the relationship between agricultural productivity and...
2008 - The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)

Estudio de caso
The Ifugao Rice Terraces

Philippine Project Framework
The Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) of the Central Cordillera Region, Northern Philippines is one of the pilot system of the FAO’s global project Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS1/). Its objective is to promote the dynamic conservation and adaptive management of globally significant agricultural biodiversity harbored in Globally Important Agricultural...
2008 - Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Artículo de revista especializada
Mobility and feeding strategies in the pastoral systems of the Syrian Badiah

The pastoral system of Syria, like most of West Asia and North Africa, is under stress with growing sheep population and continuous degradation of the rangelands. While the research and development society is strongly promoting community rangeland management in a participative and collaborative way, it is essential to characterize and...
Syrian Arab Republic
2008 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Artículo de revista especializada
Flexibility of individual farms in the transition period

Based on farm panel data we empirically investigate the determinants of Polish farm households’ flexibility from 1994 to 2001. We focus on scale flexibility (adjustment in production volume) and scope flexibility (adjustment in product mix). The findings of our fixed-effects regression provide evidence that smaller farms are more flexible, both...

The Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Areas: A Case Study of the Mafia Island Marine Park in Tanzania

This study discusses the social dimensions of MPAs in Tanzania, using the case of the Mafia Island Marine Park and the socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts within which Mafia people live their lives. Based on documentary surveys and interviews with residents of the island’s villages, national government officials, and the...
United Republic of Tanzania
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Marine Protected Areas and Artisanal Fisheries in Brazil

This study from Brazil shows, it is possible to use MPAs as a tool for livelihood-sensitive conservation. Based on detailed studies of three sites–the Peixe Lagoon National Park in Rio Grande do Sul, and the marine extractive reserves (MERs) of Mandira, São Paulo, and Corumbau, Bahia–the study shows how communities...

Marine Protected Areas in India

This study on marine protected areas (MPAs) in India analyzes the legal and institutional framework for their establishment, and uses two case studies–the Gulf of Mannar National Park and Biosphere Reserve, and the Malvan (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary–to document and understand the experiences and views of local communities, particularly fishing communities,...
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Reserved Parking: Marine Reserves and Small-scale Fishing Communities: A collection of articles from Samudra Report

This dossier puts together a collection of articles from the pages of SAMUDRA Report, the triannual journal of ICSF. The articles show that conservation and livelihoods are closely intertwined, and that top-down, non participatory models of conservation can be counterproductive. Despite being poor and powerless, fishing and coastal communities can...
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Livelihoods

Challenges and Trends in Central Asian Mountain Regions
The history of Central Asia reveals a complex patchwork of tribes, ethnicities and nations bound together in a struggle to survive in some of the region’s most harsh and unforgiving lands. Only those who knew the secrets of living in harmony with their environment were able to survive and eventually...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan
2008 - CAMP Program 208

Actas de conferencia
Caribbean regional workshop on strengthening the capacity of farmer’s organizations to respond to changing agricultural markets

This was a regional workshop that brought together representatives from regional and national producer organizations, representatives in agribusiness from the Caribbean region and members of the Caribbean Farmers’ Network. It was held to identify capacity building strategies that agricultural producer organizations and networks at the regional, national and sub-national levels...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2008 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Land and cattle, a farmers wealth

Farming in the area of Maramureş has created a land of impressive scenery and rich cultural heritage. The unique patchwork of forests, orchards, wetlands and grasslands forms the second largest protected area in Romania. This is a semi-natural landscape, the result of a long tradition of traditional farming and shepherding,...
2008 - WWF

Documento técnico
Agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa

Time for a new look
This Occasional Paper examines the role of agricultural mechanization in the agricultural and economic development of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The paper argues that in the light of global changes and challenges the time is ripe to reconsider the potential of mechanization and the priority that needs to be given to...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Estudio de caso
An assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security in the pacific

A case study in the Cook Islands
For small island countries like the Cook Islands, no issue merits more attention and action today than climate change! Climate change is the defining human development issue of this generation as it threatens to erode human rights and freedoms to make choices and lead lives the way people and countries...
Cook Islands
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country profile on rural characteristics - Estonia

According to the Territory of Estonia Administrative Division Act, Estonia is divided into counties, rural municipalities and cities. There are 15 counties (LAU 1) and 227 local governments - 33 cities and 194 rural municipalities (LAU 2) in Estonia [2]. In Estonian case (in the context of rural development) county...

Documento técnico
Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries

This paper proposes a general pattern of rural development in which rises in per capita income are associated with a decline in the importance of agricultural production and a rise in the importance of non-agricultural income sources. Following the approach to examining Engel's Law, we use data from 15 developing...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Does urban agriculture enhance dietary diversity? Empirical evidence from a sample of developing countries

This paper attempts to fill some of the key research gaps in the literature on Urban Agriculture (UA) using survey data for 15 developing or transition countries. The paper analyzes in a comparative perspective the importance of UA for the poor and food insecure households located in urban areas.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits

The example of banana industry
This report intends to provide key elements for answering these questions. Before starting the analysis, it is necessary to introduce the factors that have fuelled the adoption of certification in the banana industry and the main categories of schemes used.
Colombia - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Peru
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento de trabajo
Integrating seasonal forecasts and insurance for adaptation among subsistence farmers

The case of Malawi
Climate variability poses a severe threat to subsistence farmers in southern Africa. Two different approaches have emerged in recent years to address these threats: the use of seasonal precipitation forecasts for risk reduction (for example, choosing seed varieties that can perform well for expected rainfall conditions), and the use of...
2008 - World Bank

Documento técnico
Rural household access to assets and agrarian institutions:

A cross country comparison
This is an updated (March 2008), revised version of an earlier working paper with the same title. The paper characterizes household access to assets and agrarian institutions through the comparative analysis of datasets from 15 nationally representative household surveys from four regions of the developing world.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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