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The use of sustainable irrigation for poverty alleviation in Tanzania

The case of smallholder irrigation schemes in Igurusi, Mbarali District
Irrigation has been found to be a central key part in curbing food scarcity not only in Tanzania but also in many other developing countries. The continued dependence on rainfall in agriculture has proved incapable of sustaining the population increase. This study examines the sustainability of smallholder irrigated agriculture as...
United Republic of Tanzania
2004 - Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)

Documento de la Conferencia
The Family Farm Model in Swedish Agricultural Policy

Family farming has been in focus in Sweden as well as in all traditional European agricultural policy. However the concept appears in many different contexts, it can denote both a statistically defined size or institutional form of agricultural production, or an economically defined firm with certain advantages vis a vis...

The scope of organic agriculture, sustainable forest management and ecoforestry in protected area management

Reconciling food production and nature conservation is a challenge shared by all. This document stresses the need to maximize the contribution of protected areas to food security and poverty alleviation through soundlymanaged agriculture. Farmers and forest dwellers, including a large proportion of indigenous people, are the main inhabitants and users...
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Role of Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Rural Development: An Overview

Building on existing models for the role of agriculture in industrialized and developing countries, this chapter examines a number of critical aspects of agriculture’s role in Central and Eastern European (CEE) rural development. By reviewing the contributions of this proceedings volume, we focus on the perspectives of small farms, rural...
2004 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)

Small-scale poultry production

Over the last decade, the consumption of poultry products in developing countries has grown by 5.8 percent per annum, faster than that of human population growth, and has created a great increase in demand. Family poultry has the potential to satisfy at least part of this demand through increased productivity...
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Strengthening farm-agribusiness linkages in Africa

Summary results of five country studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa
Over the past decade, Africa and other developing regions have been in the midst of tremendous changes. Market liberalisation and governmental decentralisation policies have interfaced with globalisation and urbanisation trends to dramatically transform social, political, economic and cultural lives. Agriculture can no longer remain behind-serving only to meet subsistence food...
Ghana - Kenya - Nigeria - South Africa - Uganda
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agenda Sexes: Sélection d’articles publiés dans la revue SAMUDRA Série d’articles repris de la revue Samudra (Seulement en anglais)

Collection d'articles parus dans la revue Samudra détaillant les difficultés rencontrées par les femmes dans le secteur de la pêche. Articles sur les femmes dans les communautés de pêcheurs de :  Fidji, Inde, Terre-Neuve, Bangladesh, Chili, Afrique de l'Ouest,Norvège.
2004 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Documento de trabajo
Characteristics of the smallholder dairying farmers in West African countries

Economic viability and paths for improvement
This study examines the characteristics of the smallholder dairy farmers in three West African countries, namely The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. In these countries as in much of West Africa, milk is produced within mixed crop-livestock farming systems. Traditionally farmers own cattle for various purposes including milk, meat, draft...
Gambia - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau
2004 - International Trypanotolerance Centre

Sitio web
Asia - Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

APAARI is a unique voluntary, membership-based, self-mandated, apolitical and multistakeholder partnership organization in the Asia-Pacific region. Since its establishment in 1990, it has significantly contributed towards addressing regional agricultural research needs. The close links, networks, partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders that APAARI has established over the years, as well as its goodwill, authority...
2004 - Asia - Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

Especies vegetales subutilizadas

"El número de LEISA que aquí presentamos, trata de la importancia de las especies vegetales subutilizadas en la sostenibilidad de la biodiversidad de los agroecosistemas, así como para una nutrición humana y animal balanceadas. Sabemos que la dieta humana, a nivel mundial, se encuentra restringida a unos pocos cultivos básicos,...
2004 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes

Gender Agenda - Women in fisheries: A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report

Throughout the world, women of fishing communities play a central role in the fisheries and in maintaining the social fabric of their households and communities. However, they remain largely invisible, and the roles they play, largely undocumented. Policy interventions meant to support them have been few and far between, contributing...

Fishing for Standards: A Collection of Articles on ILO's Proposed Comprehensive Standard on Work in the Fishing Sector

Forty years after its last standard on work in the fishing sector, ILO has proposed a new standard,to be placed on the agenda of the 92nd Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2004 at Geneva. This dossier puts together reports on workshops held to discuss this proposed standard,as...
2004 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Estudio de caso
Gender roles in agriculture

Case studies of five villages in northern Afghanistan
The purpose of this report is to contribute to a greater understanding of the roles women and men play in the different stages of agriculture as well as other production and income-generating activities. Little research exists on gender roles within Afghanistan and the focus of much research and most programming...
2004 - European Commission

Social Capital in Rural Areas of Latvia within the Context of Public Organizations

This study targets social capital development possibilities in the rural territories of Latvia, and focuses on its inhabitants' public activities. Private property was restored more than 10 years ago, and since then the number of public organisations has sharply increased. These organisations offer the chance to solve several problems. The...

Institutional Factors Influencing Agricultural Sales of the Individual Farmers in Romania

The paper analyses the impact of institutional factors on the agricultural sales of the individual farmers in Romania. The analysis relies on the Agricultural Household Survey conducted in 15 villages in 2003 in Romania and on interviews with the agricultural engineers at the village level. The study uses the social...

Técnicas de producción de leche, praderas y de gestión para la Agricultura Familiar Campesina (AFC)

En esta publicación, INIA Carillanca pone a disposición de los pequeños y medianos productores, técnicos y profesionales, información en producción de leche, praderas y gestión de empresas lecheras, como una forma de contribuir a mejorar capacidades que permitan hacer más eficientes los sistemas productivos lecheros.
2004 - Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA)

Carbon sequestration in dryland soils

This publication reflects part of FAO's work on soil carbon sequestration within the framework of its programme on the integrated planning and management of land resources for sustainable rural development. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the scientific aspects and potential for carbon sequestration in drylands – some of...
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Artículo de revista especializada
Prospects and challenges of biodiversity in small-holder systems

There is a wide diversity of cultivated banana (Musa spp.) found growing in small-holder systems around the world. The main types of bananas that are important for small-holders differ from region to region. Diversity is important for small-holders for many reasons. Diversity-rich production systems help to ensure a continuous supply...

Agricultural Productivity Growth: A Vehicle for Rural Poverty Reduction in Ukraine?

This paper discusses the trickle-down effects of productivity growth in Agriculture and trade-offs between agricultural aggregate productivity growth and rural poverty alleviation. Empirically, we attempt to establish the link between agricultural productivity growth and the distribution of incomes in rural areas, the price for grains – a major agricultural commodity,...

The Effects of Social Capital on the Organization of Agricultural Enterprises and Rural Communities in Transition: The Case of Ukraine.

The paper develops a new perspective in social capital theory by outlining the significance of social capital for organizational development and change. Different mechanisms of economic coordination such as markets, hierarchies and teams have been shown to exhibit various and consistent social capital-dependence. Accordingly, insufficient amount of social capital is...
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