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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)

Visual Soil Assessment (VSA)

Soil type and the effect of management on the condition of the soil are important determinants of the character and quality of wine, and have profound effects on long-term profits. Land managers need tools that are reliable, quick and easy to use in order to help them assess the condition...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
Financial Services for Developing Small-Scale Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food insecurity and income poverty are rampant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thirty-one percent of children under the age of five are malnourished and some 72 percent of the population lives on less than US$2 day. Forty-one percent lives on less than US$1 day. The impoverished and hungry are concentrated disproportionately in...
2008 - World Bank

The role of high-value crops in rural poverty reduction in the Near East and North Africa

In their individual and joint efforts to address the problems of poverty, IFAD and its partner agencies in the NENA region are confronted by a large number of constraints, including:• The natural resource base in both quantity and quality, in particular, the prevalence ofdesert and semi-arid areas and the frequency...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2008 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Minimum food hygiene and food safety conditions for small producers

How the small producer can continue to work and prosper within the rules of the European Union
Small producers, who sell their own products from their own farms, have been making and selling their products for many generations. They believe in the health of their products. But in certain cases, production and storage conditions can lead to serious food poisoning, even though the producer/seller who eats the...
2008 - ADEPT Fundation

Documento técnico
Rural Income Generating Activities

Whatever Happened to the Institutional Vacuum? Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam
This paper assesses the current rural development practice against the main trends in recent rural development thinking, based on evidence from four country case studies. While much progress has been made in understanding the need to look beyond only agriculture for the promotion of productive activities in rural areas, and...
Ghana - Guatemala - Nicaragua - Viet Nam
2008 - World Bank

Artículo de revista especializada
Factores explicativos de la pobreza de los hogares rurales en el Perú

(Páginas 1- 6 de la publicación). En el Perú una variable que caracteriza la condición socioeconómica de la familia campesina es la pobreza rural.  Entre los factores que se encuentran asociados al desarrollo económico de las zonas rurales se menciona, en general, a las características geográficas de la región, las...
2008 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Documento/nota de orientación
Conservation Agriculture: Conserving resources above – and below – the ground

This brief explains how Conservation agriculture offers a powerful option for meeting future food demands while also contributing to sustainable agriculture and rural development. CA methods can improve the efficiency of input, increase farm income, improve or sustain crop yields, and protect and revitalize soil, biodiversity and the natural resource...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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