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Document de conférence
Transforming caribbean agriculture through family farming

This document presents the conceptual framework, including the justification, objectives, expected outputs and agenda of a Regional Seminar on Transforming Caribbean Agriculture Through Family Farming, to be held during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Suriname, which is scheduled for the 06-12 October, 2014. The Seminar is being presented in...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fiche d'information
The International Year of Family Farming: IFAD’s commitment and call for action

The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to recognize the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security. The IYFF aims to promote new development policies, particularly at the national but also regional levels, that will help smallholder and family farmers...
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Article de revue spécialisée
Plant variety protection in sub-Saharan Africa

Balancing commercial and smallholder farmers’ interests
Sub-Saharan African countries, through their regional organizations, have embarked on the harmonisation of plant variety protection (PVP) systems. These initiatives are largely modelled on the UPOV 1991 act, which claims to incentivize plant breeding and facilitate agricultural development. Civil Society Organisations (CSO), however, strongly criticise this process for being out...

Harvesting from Family Farms

Stories of Feeding the Nation and Caring for the Earth
The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) is meant to drumbeat the issues of family farmers before policy makers and other stakeholders in the rural development community. But, it is not only that. It is also aimed at bringing back the dignity of farming by recognizing the contribution of family...
2014 - Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA)

Revue spécialisée
LEISA revista de agroecología. Nutrición y agricultura familiar

Este número de LEISA presenta experiencias que se refieren al valor de la pequeña escala de producción, desde lo ambiental –conservación de los recursos naturales– y lo nutricional, especialmente para el caso de aquellos países que son centros de origen de la agricultura y donde el conocimiento acumulado de siglos...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Haiti - Peru
2014 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes

Entrevista con Marcela Villarreal de la FAO

Marcela Villarreal, la directora de la Oficina de Comunicaciones, Asociaciones y Promoción de la FAO, nos explica porque la agricultura familiar es tan esencial para las comunidades por todo el mundo y los objetivos de FAO durante el año
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Smallholder agriculture in Africa

An overview and implications for policy
Smallholder agriculture has long served as the dominant economic activity for people in sub-Saharan Africa, and it will remain enormously important for the foreseeable future. But the size of the sector does not necessarily imply that investments in the smallholder sector will yield high social benefits in comparison to other...
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Empowering rural stakeholders in the Western Balkans

This report, and the events recorded in it, focus upon seven countries which are at various stages of active or potential candidature to join the European Union. Six of the countries are in the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and...
2014 - The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE

A FAO successful project in Burundi: ''Support to post-harvest fisheries technology''

Fisheries play an important role in the economic and social life in Burundi. Yet, about 10 to 15% of the harvest was lost during the processing phase. Fish drying, which is the most common processing technique in the country, was done generally on bare ground. This has led to partial...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document de travail
Does institutional finance matter for agriculture?

Evidence using panel data from Uganda
Smallholder agriculture in many developing countries has remained largely self-financed. However, improved productivity for attaining greater food security requires better access to institutional credit. Past efforts to extend institutional credit to smaller farmers has failed for several reasons, including subsidized operation of government-aided credit schemes. Thus, recent efforts to expand...
2014 - World Bank Group

Document de conférence
Caribbean agricultural transformation: Family farming

Family farming
This presentation includes the following contents: International Year of Family Farming – An Opportunity Family Farming in the Caribbean – Conceptual Challenges Small/Family Farming in the Caribbean – Characteristics Alternative Vision and Family Farming – Policy and Program Priorities FAO’s support for Family Farming in the Caribbean
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Atlas of African agriculture research and development

Revealing agriculture's place in Africa
Comparing and contrasting where the challenges to and opportunities for growth in productivity are located, and doing so at multiple scales and over time, can give us powerful insights that can enrich our understanding of the variables that affect agricultural productivity. The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Article de revue spécialisée
What do we really know about the number and distribution of farms and family farms in the world?

Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014
The agricultural economics literature provides various estimates of the number of farms and small farms in the world. This paper is an effort to provide a more complete and up to date as well as carefully documented estimate of the total number of farms in the world, as well as...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue
The certified Maltese environmentalism

The beneficiary of the project is a tradition female farmer who deals with cultivating and trading vegetables in Malta. This is where the project idea came from and the financing possibility allowed her to put it into practice, transforming her traditional vegetal farm into a farm with bio-products. The general...

Note/document d'orientation
Rural economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa

David Booth investigates the scope for reforming African agricultural policy choices. While recognising the difficulties that many countries face in developing the agricultural policies they need to transform their economies, he encourages policymakers to abandon 'pessimistic' political-economy diagnostics. Instead he provides evidence that social and economic reforms can be achieved...
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Document de travail
Understanding the agricultural input landscape in sub-Saharan Africa

Recent plot, household, and community-level evidence
Conventional wisdom holds that Sub-Saharan African farmers use few modern inputs despite the fact that most growth-inducing and poverty-reducing agricultural growth in the region is expected to come largely from expanded use of inputs that embody improved technologies, particularly improved seed, fertilizers and other agro-chemicals, machinery, and irrigation. Yet following...
Ethiopia - Malawi - Niger - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2014 - World Bank Group

Article de revue
Flanders: how to install the new generation of farmers

The applicant of this project is a 38 years old farmer who meets the minimum requirements in terms of education, by graduating the Melle Agricultural College in the year 1990. Between 1990 and 2008 he supported his father in the development of the farm activity. In 2008, when his father...

Partie d’un ouvrage
Reducing Excessive Nitrogen Use in Chinese Wheat Production Through Knowledge Training

What Are the Implications for the Public Extension System?
Excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer in crop production in China leads to environmental problems, and farmers’ lack of knowledge is the primary constraint. The public extension system, however, lacks the accountability and capability to deliver ecoagricultural extension services to farmers. Previous studies show that extension staff had little incentive to...
2014 - Taylor & Francis Group

Document de travail
Credit constraints, agricultural productivity, and rural nonfarm participation

Evidence from Rwanda
Although the potentially negative impacts of credit constraints on economic development have long been discussed conceptually, empirical evidence for Africa remains limited. This study uses a direct elicitation approach for a national sample of Rwandan rural households to assess empirically the extent and nature of credit rationing in the semi-formal...

Limited rationality of tobacco producers family farmers at Rio Pardo Valley - Rio Grande do Sul

This  dissertation  aimed  to  analyze  the  process  of  rationality  that  sustains  the  decision  of family farmers to produce or stop producing tobacco. To that end, 63 farmers from Vale do Rio Pardo microregion, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, were interviewed. The information was analyzed with the analytical...
2014 - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
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