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Scoping Study for Equivalence and Harmonization of Organic Standards and Technical Regulations in the Asia Region

This study is commissioned by the Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) project, a collaboration among FAO, UNCTAD and IFOAM, to provide information that enables stakeholders and GOMA to develop an optimal strategy for facilitating organic trade (and thereby also organic sector development in Asia) through equivalence, harmonization and/or other forms...

Estudio de caso
Restoring ecological balance and bolstering social and economic development in Niger

Located in the center of Niger, Keita Department is a 4,860 sq km plateau with rocky slopes and valleys forming a complex system of watersheds subject to strong winds and water erosion. Plateau slopes covered by forests in 1962 were completely deforested by 1984. As in other Sahelian nations, droughts...
2010 - Oakland Institute and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA

Guide for decision makers for farmer organizations and exporters wishing to export organic and fair-trade certified products and for business support organizations

This guide draws on the lessons learned in the framework of the project “Increasing incomes and food security of small farmers in West and Central Africa through exports of organic and fair-trade tropical products”, implemented by FAO in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone from September 2005 to...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revista especializada
Caravan - Science for Food Security

This issue of Caravan illustrates some of ICARDA’s strategic research — the use of new tools such as GIS, molecular markers and thermographic imaging, and new research methods in biodiversity conservation and plant breeding. It also describes applied research on water management, conservation agriculture and cropping systems. It discusses the...
Afghanistan - Egypt
2010 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Estudio de caso
Soil and water conservation techniques in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has few natural resources and a weak industrial base. Approximately 90 percent of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture. Food insecurity is commonplace in many parts of the country.1 During the 1960s, Burkina Faso’s rainfall averaged 700 mm/year. Along with other countries in West Africa’s Sahel, the...
Burkina Faso
2010 - Oakland Institute and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Guidelines For Smallholder Group Management Of Organic And Fair Trade Certification

This document defines operative procedures and minimum requirements for building smallholder groups’ management capacity for organic agriculture and fair trade certification.
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agroecology, best practices

Agroecology is the application of ecological principles to the interactions between human beings and their environment, as well as to their consequences, with the goal of minimising the negative effects of certain human activities. It aims at protecting the environment, ensuring the sustainable renewal of the natural resources (water, soil,...
Angola - Brazil - Cambodia - Congo - Gabon - Haiti - India - Lao People's Democratic Republic - Madagascar - Mauritania - Morocco - Niger - Sao Tome and Principe - Senegal - Sri Lanka
2010 - Agrisud International

Lil’ Farm: The Art Of Small Scale Farming

Lil' Farm is located in Orange County, NC and owned and operated by George O'Neil with the help of a handful of volunteers.
United States of America

Estudio de caso
Overcoming the constraints of agriculture

Senegal, like all Sahelian countries, suffers from the combined effects of population growth and climate disturbances that affect its productive bio- system and induce degradation. This is manifested in different forms depending on the physical environment and production systems in different eco-geographic areas. Several factors are responsible for the degradation...
2010 - The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

Organic agriculture and climate change

This article discusses the mitigation and adaptation potential of organic agricultural systems along three main features: farming system design, cropland management and grassland and livestock management. An important potential contribution of organically managed systems to climate change mitigation is identified in the careful management of nutrients and, hence, the reduction...

Estudio de caso
Agro-ecology and water harvesting in Zimbabwe

British colonial rule and the white Rhodesian Government made Zimbabwe one of the world’s most inequitable countries. The Land Apportionment Act of 1930 gave white settlers control of more than 51 percent of the country’s land, leaving areas less fertile and more arid to the native population. Despite the land...
2010 - Oakland Institute and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Documento técnico
Evaluación de la sustentabilidad de la producción familiar de cerdos a campo: un estudio de seis casos en la zona sur del Uruguay

Este trabajo tiene como objetivo generar una metodología específica para evaluar la sustentabilidad de la producción familiar de cerdos a campo, y obtener líneas de interpretación de su sustentabilidad mediante un análisis relativo y horizontal de seis casos en el sur de Uruguay.
2010 - Universidad de la República

Pacific Food Security Toolkit Building Resilience To Climate Change Root Crop And Fishery Production

This Food Security Toolkit, designed specifically for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), aims to improve Pacific Islanders’ ability to produce and access safe and nutritious foods that meet their dietary and cultural needs. Targeting food security in the Pacific region is a critical action in the face of climate...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu

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 agrifood market and the current economic conditions that may have a great impact on the development of organic agriculture in Asia and...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Artículo de revista especializada
Aspectos prácticos para utilizar materia orgánica en cultivos hortícolas

Existe en el ámbito agrícola poca información y claridad técnica sobre el uso adecuado de materia orgánica (MO), sobre la manera de calificar su calidad e inclusive sobre las categorías o tipos de MO que se pueden utilizar. La materia orgánica del suelo es un elemento crucial para la regulación...
2010 - Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

Artículo de revista
¿Y cómo va la pobreza en el sector rural?

Existen dos criterios para poder cuantificar el número de personas que se encuentran en extrema pobreza: por un lado, el enfoque indirecto de la línea de pobreza, según el cual, una persona es considerada pobre extremo si su gasto o ingreso no cubre el valor de una canasta mínima de...
2010 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Artículo de revista especializada
Best practices 2010

The aim in the activities of the Rural Network is to showcase the results achieved in the development of the Finnish countryside and to pass on best practices to be utilised further in other contexts. The many ideas and innovations produced by the numerous participants of the Best Practices 2010...

Estudio de caso
Analysis of climate change and variability risks in the smallholder sector

Case studies of the Laikipia and Narok Districts representing major agro‑ecological zones in Kenya
Smallholder farmers in Kenya grow most of the country's food, vegetables and fruit. These farmers face formidable challenges in increasing production, preserving natural resources and addressing the impact of climate change in food production systems. Meeting these challenges is vital to sustained livelihoods and reduction of poverty, especially in the...
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Improving smallholder irrigation performance in Malawi

The paper reports work aimed at improving livelihoods of smallholders by providing investors, policymakers and implementers with concrete knowledge and tools to make informed investment decisions on small-scale irrigation water management interventions. The projects reported assessed promising irrigation interventions and their ‘market potential’, analyzed which technologies ‘fit’ in major agroecological...
2010 - University of Malawi

Making ARD More Pro-Poor Improving Accessibility and Relevance of Results to the Poorest

The Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) is a programme of the European Union (EU) that aims ―to improve food security in favour of the poorest and the most vulnerable, and contribute to achieving the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG), through a set of actions which ensure overall coherence, complementarity and...
2010 - Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich,LEI – Part of Wageningen UR
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