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Article de revue spécialisée
Sustainable agricultural management of drylands

In the first part of this paper, the Concept of "Sustainable Agriculture" is presented and discussed. Then a holistic view of drylands is given, starting with the aridity definition, then the location of drylands around the world. Drylands climate, soils and population are also characterized. The second part of the...
2008 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Article de revue spécialisée
Sustainable development of mixed farming systems in a newly reclaimed area in Egypt

A linear programming (LP) technique was adopted to determine the optimum combination of crops and livestock production on small mixed farms in a newly reclaimed area in Egypt. Three locations reflected the different types of producer; traditional farmers, early retirees, and university graduates. One LP model with two scenarios was...
Egypt
2008 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Article
La sucesión generacional de la lechería familiar

El propósito de este artículo es compartir los principales hallazgos de un estudio de caso realizado en el marco de mi tesis de grado. En el mismo, analicé la sucesión generacional de diecisiete establecimientos familiares lecheros del departamento de Colonia y Soriano, en base a las opiniones de los distintos...
Uruguay
2008

Article de revue spécialisée
Les nouvelles stratégies et les perspectives de l'élevage traditionnel au Maroc dans le contexte de la mondialisation

Au Maroc, l'élevage connaît un regain d'intérêt et, à côté des grandes étables modernes, une intensification, tant chez les pasteurs que chez des petits spéculateurs villageois. L'intégration au marché généralisée n'implique un souci particulier d'amélioration de la qualité que pour une minorité. Des encouragements dans le sens de l'amélioration de...
Morocco
2008 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Article de revue
Income tax in individual farms - conceptand results

The paper presents model solutions of the financial consequences of replacing farming tax with income-tax in farms with different types of activity in “Greater Poland and Silesia” region. Farmers from “dairy cattle” farms would in vast majority pay higher income tax than farming tax, the highest in the groups with...
Poland
2008

Document de travail
Agricultural productivity growth, employment and poverty in Egypt

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the importance of agricultural productivity growth for generating employment and alleviating poverty in Egypt. Specifically, it attempts to answer the following questions: How important is agriculture for income and employment generation in rural Egypt? What is the relationship between agricultural productivity and...
Egypt
2008 - The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)

Étude de cas
The Ifugao Rice Terraces

Philippine Project Framework
The Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) of the Central Cordillera Region, Northern Philippines is one of the pilot system of the FAO’s global project Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS1/). Its objective is to promote the dynamic conservation and adaptive management of globally significant agricultural biodiversity harbored in Globally Important Agricultural...
Philippines
2008 - Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Article de revue spécialisée
Mobility and feeding strategies in the pastoral systems of the Syrian Badiah

The pastoral system of Syria, like most of West Asia and North Africa, is under stress with growing sheep population and continuous degradation of the rangelands. While the research and development society is strongly promoting community rangeland management in a participative and collaborative way, it is essential to characterize and...
Syrian Arab Republic
2008 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Article de revue spécialisée
Flexibility of individual farms in the transition period

Based on farm panel data we empirically investigate the determinants of Polish farm households’ flexibility from 1994 to 2001. We focus on scale flexibility (adjustment in production volume) and scope flexibility (adjustment in product mix). The findings of our fixed-effects regression provide evidence that smaller farms are more flexible, both...
Poland
2008

Ouvrage
The Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Areas: A Case Study of the Mafia Island Marine Park in Tanzania

This study discusses the social dimensions of MPAs in Tanzania, using the case of the Mafia Island Marine Park and the socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts within which Mafia people live their lives. Based on documentary surveys and interviews with residents of the island’s villages, national government officials, and the...
United Republic of Tanzania
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Ouvrage
Marine Protected Areas and Artisanal Fisheries in Brazil

This study from Brazil shows, it is possible to use MPAs as a tool for livelihood-sensitive conservation. Based on detailed studies of three sites–the Peixe Lagoon National Park in Rio Grande do Sul, and the marine extractive reserves (MERs) of Mandira, São Paulo, and Corumbau, Bahia–the study shows how communities...
Brazil
2008

Ouvrage
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,...
India
2008 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Ouvrage
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)

Ouvrage
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

Comptes rendus de conférence
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)

Article
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,...
Romania
2008 - WWF

Document technique
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)

Étude de cas
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)

Projet
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...
Estonia
2008

Document technique
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)
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