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Fruit trees and useful plants In Amazonian life

This book features the uncommon quality of bringing together original scientific knowledge on fruits and useful plants of the Amazon forest and the sensibility to detect the deep interaction between life, traditional knowledge of our forests and folk culture. With its language at the same time accessible, pleasant and practical,...

The Present and the Future of Small Farms in the European Union

The conference was organised by the University of Agriculture in Krakow, the Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the Malopolska Association of Agricultural Extension Services, the Agricultural Advisory Centre in Brwinów (Branch Office in Krakow) and the Office of the Member of...
2011 - European Union

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Consorcio Andino de Innovación Participativa con Pequeños Agricultores

El Consorcio Andino de Innovación Participativa con Pequeños Agricultores es una alianza de entidades de investigación e innovación y de organizaciones de pequeños productores agropecuarios de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela, cuyo objetivo es contribuir al mejoramiento del nivel y la calidad de vida de las comunidades rurales de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2011 - Consorcio Andino

Italian National Rural Network contribution to the “short supply chain”

In recent years Italy has seen a vital, if spontaneous and rather piecemeal, growth in short food supply chains at the local level. Such a phenomenon is of considerable interest since it responds to a number of needs and opportunities, both of farmers and consumers. Short supply food chains in...
2011 - National rural network

Note/document d'orientation
For a system of fair trade which favours rural farming organisations

Since the end of the eighties, fair trade has experienced a considerable boom and development which without doubt reaches well beyond the expectations of those who were behind the initial launch. AVSF has seen the impact of Max Havelaar-Flo fair trade labelling in working alongside an important number of Producers’...
2011 - AVSF

Article de revue
Resource-efficient food: energy and water savings lead to business benefits for Maltese mushroom farmer

‘Resource efficiency’ is a term that is used to describe environmentally sensitive approaches to development. In practice it means using resources sensibly to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the same quality of life that we have now. Consequently, using resources efficiently makes sound long-term sense and this...

Article de revue
Local food promotion: green gastronomy guide supports sustainable business growth in rural France

Strengthening links between suppliers and consumers of local food products can provide positive rural development outcomes. Experience from EAFRD projects involved in supporting local  food chains indicates that cooperation between rural businesses can create new opportunities with sustainable benefits. Food’s important role in EU rural development is highlighted by the European...

Article de revue spécialisée
What is a small farm?

In recent years small farms have received increased attention in the political debate, recognizing the role they play in rural areas and the need to improve their economic and social conditions in times of structural change of the agricultural sector towards fewer and larger farms. However, the wide variation in...

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual

The African Organic Agriculture Training Manual consists of several modules with materials for trainers and corresponding handouts for farmers. The materials are an intermediate step towards a comprehensive collection of training materials to promote organic and other sustainable farming practices in Africa. The aim is to continuously add new materials...
2011 - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Manual de buenas prácticas agrícolas en la cadena del tomate

El presente manual pretende ser una herramienta para contribuir al desarrollo de la pequeña horticultura, brindando recomendaciones que permitan acercar sus niveles tecnológicos y productivos, a los de una horticultura empresarial en el marco de las buenas prácticas agrícolas.

Note/document d'orientation
Action plan for organic production in Croatia

Action plan describes planned activities and important steps in development of organic production in Croatia. Most organic producersa in Croatia are small and medium farmers that can signifficantly y improve their financial position through this type of production.
2011 - Ministry of agriculture

Revue spécialisée
Agricultural Extension in Central Asia: Existing Strategies and Future Needs

This paper provides information on the current status of the agricultural extension systems in Central Asia (CA), with special reference to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The report reviews the existing extension strategies, donor- and state-driven initiatives to revitalize the agricultural extension systems, informal linkages that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play in...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan

Document de travail
Land belongs to the community

Demystifying the ‘global land grab’ in Southern Sudan
Sudan is among the global ‘hotspots’ for large-scale land acquisitions. Although most of this investment activity was thought to be focused in the Northern part of the country, recent research indicates that a surprising number of large-scale land acquisitions have also taken place in the South in recent years. Now...
South Sudan
2011 - The Land Deal Politics Initiative


我在云南迪庆藏族自治州德钦县云岭乡红坡村 作调查的时候,正赶上村里种植玉米和青稞,又 逢当地政府支持村民种植葡萄。村里除了在外打 工的,老弱妇孺都在田地农忙。红坡村每家平均 每家有7亩地,本村地处山区,土地大部分都在山 上,而且每家分配到的田块也不一定靠近农舍, 有的甚至有好几里的路程,这便无形中加重了农 民的劳动强度。
2011 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Modernising Milk Marketing in Southern Lithuania

The EU’s dairy sector is experiencing transitional pressures following the sector’s shift in approach to milk quota support. Dairy businesses can assist this transition by using RDP support available for improving the cost effectiveness of their production systems. Members of a milk cooperative (called Dzūkijos pienas) in southern Lithuania were...
2011 - EAFRD

Article de revue
¿En el Perú hay inversión pública para la pequeña agricultura?

Entre los años 2006 y 2010 hubo un crecimiento considerable de la inversión total, de 356%, mientras que la inversión agraria se elevó en 79%. El sector agrario está compuesto por 1,74 millones de unidades productivas.
2011 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Can smallholder farmers address hunger in the region?

Public dialogue report
Agriculture provides an indispensable part of the livelihoods of the poorest households in southern Africa. The sector is a primary source of income for the rural population and contributes to foreign exchange earnings for southern African economies. Over 70 percent of the arable land is under smallholder agriculture in Sub...
South Africa
2011 - Southern Africa Trust

Étude de cas
Cambios climáticos: Percepciones, efectos y respuestas en cuatro regiones de Bolivia

Con el fin de aproximarse a la magnitud y naturaleza del impacto causado por el cambio climático en distintas regiones del país, mediante estudios de percepción local sobre la problemática, este documento sistematiza las entrevistas e información generada en talleres y reuniones con dirigentes de organizaciones campesinas indígenas, complementada con...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011 - Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA)

Improving household survey instruments for understanding agricultural household adaptation to Climate Change

Water stress and variability
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys which have collected information on many dimensions of household well-being for over 36 countries since 1980 are one of the most important data sources for informing policy making on development. The LSMS surveys have been used to assess household welfare, to understand household...
Ethiopia - Malawi - Niger - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2011 - World Bank

Article de revue
Agricultura familiar: ¿cuánto produce para el mercado?

Llamamos agricultura familiar, en este artículo, a la que en menos de 10 ha bajo riego usa, básicamente, la mano de obra familiar para realizar sus actividades agrícolas. Es la principal proveedora de alimentos en el Perú, tanto de la propia población rural como de la población urbana.
2011 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)
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