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Fertiliser efficiency - horticulture in open field

The EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Fertiliser efficiency - horticulture in open field brought together 20 experts to find answers to this question. The final report, published in July 2016, contains a set of innovative fertilisation approaches, ideas for Operational Groups, needs from practice, recommendations for farmers and advisers and links...
European Union
2001 - European Commission

Smoke in the Water: Problems and Prospects for Developing Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa

This video provides an overview of the issues involved, and highlights many of the concerns of the actors in the sector. It also reports briefly on the workshop on Problems and Prospects for Developing Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa and the West African Fair for Artisanally Processed Fish held...
2001 - The International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)

Article de revue spécialisée
Integrated agroecological systems as a way forward for Cuban agriculture

A three-year experiment was carried out to study different agro-ecological livestock:crop systems under different soils and climates, without irrigation and using on-farm resources for animal and plant nutrition. Five farms, four in the process of conversion and the fifth with twelve years of establishment were studied. Eight sustainability indicators (reforestation,...
2001 - Pastures and Forage Research Institute (IIPF)

Zero tillage development in tropical Brazil

The story of a succesful NGO activity
Zero Tillage is the main element among several that make up what FAO terms Conservation Agriculture (CA). Although CA uses some specific practices, and may also use external inputs, it is in essence an agricultural concept that conserves and enhances soil fertility, improves the availability of soil moisture, and increases...
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Étude de cas
Conservation Agriculture

Case studies in Latin America and Africa
The document is based on testimonies and experiences of farmers and extensionists in Latin America and Africa. The cases demonstrate the need for policy environments, institutions, and practices to be integrated to meet the demand for food, to reduce poverty, and to utilise resources in an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable...
Brazil - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Honduras - Kenya
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Farming systems and poverty

Improving farmers’ livelihoods in a changing world
An estimated 500 million small farmers – men and women – produce most of the developing world’s food. Yet their families suffer more hunger than even the urban poor, have higher rates of poverty and enjoy less access to basic social services. Meeting international commitments to halve hunger and poverty...

Smallholder irrigation technology

Prospects for sub-Saharan Africa
This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regard to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water distribution technologies, such as sprinkler and trickle irrigation, are reviewed. Low-cost irrigation systems, including...
2001 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue
Agricultura familiar y desarrollo territorial

El modelo de crecimiento urbano que Brasil está experimentando en los últimos quince años podría constituir un momento positivo para reactivar su sector rural. Las políticas dirigidas al fortalecimiento y a la creación de nuevas unidades familiares en el sector rural tendrán tanto más éxito cuanto más importantes sean las...
2000 - Reforma Agraria

Étude de cas
Socio-economic impact of smallholder irrigation development in Zimbabwe

Case studies of ten irrigation schemes
Smallholder irrigation development has shown throughout the developing world that it can be used as a key drought mitigation measure and as a vehicle for the long-term agricultural and macro-economic development of a country. Successful smallholder irrigation schemes can result in increased productivity, improved incomes and nutrition, employment creation, food...
2000 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Bulletin d'information
Dimitra Newsletter: Centre de Recherches, d’Etudes, de Documentation et d’Information sur la Femme

In this issue, we conclude with the last two presentations of our local partners with a description of CREDIF, covering North Africa, and of POSDEV, covering a number of countries in West Africa. Ruth Ochieng, from Isis-WICCE in Uganda, presents the work undertaken by her organisation, which strives to empower...
Ghana - Malawi - Tunisia - Zimbabwe
2000 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Bulletin d'information
Dimitra Newsletter: Proposals for the Future

In the present issue, a large proportion of the columns will be been devoted to the Reflection and Self-Evaluation Workshop held in Brussels on 16-18 October with the partners of the Dimitra Project. We hand over to the partners, who have drawn up two documents on the proceedings of the...
Algeria - Ghana - Kenya - Senegal - Uganda
2000 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document technique
Farm Sector Restructuring in Belarus

A farm-level survey was carried out in Belarus in the second half of 1999, providing a detailed examination of changes in the three main components of the farming sector - large farm enterprises, households of farm employees, and independent private farms. This report presents a description and analysis of the...
2000 - World Bank

Organic Farming in Cyprus

Agriculture has always been an important sector of the Cypriot economy. Following the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the occupation of 38 percent of the country’s territory, including Cyprus' most valuable land and water resources, an accelerated declining trend set in, which is still continuing today. Also, due to the...

Nets for Social Safety - An Analysis of the Growth and Changing Composition of Social Security Programmes in the Fisheries Sector of Kerala State, India

Nets for Social Safety is a first –of –its-kind study, specially commissioned by the ICSF, to focus on the growth and changing composition of social security provisions in the fisheries sector of Kerala, a small coastal State in southwest India. John Kurien and Antonyto Paul, the authors of the study,...
2000 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Étude de cas
Apatani wet rice cultivation: an example of a highly evolved traditional agroecosystem

The tribal societies of north-eastern India have wet rice cultivation as a land use activity, alongwith shifting agriculture (locally called `Jhum'), and the 'home gardens', which is an imitationof a forest but with economically important species. Wet rice cultivation is done at valleybottoms and sometimes on small terraces constructed at...
2000 - School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University

Article de revue spécialisée
Experience of offshore fish farming in Cyprus

During the early nineties the Cyprus government chose the technology of offshore cage culture to develop marine aquaculture, due to the already high exploitation of coastal land by tourism, concerns for environmental issues and the lack of sheltered inland sea sites. Currently there are 8 privately owned commercial sea cage...

Comptes rendus de conférence
Land-water linkages in rural watersheds

This report synthesizes the proceedings of the electronic workshop “Land Water Linkages in Rural Watersheds” hosted by the FAO Land and Water Development Division from 18 September to 27 October 2000. The workshop examined relationships between land use and water resources in rural watersheds. It identified mechanisms and instruments for...
2000 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Escuelas de campo de agricultores (ECAs). Mejoremos la toma de decisiones para una agricultura más rentable y ecológica

Folleto que da cuenta de la Escuela de Campo de Agricultores, metodología de capacitación participativa. Se basa en el concepto de aprender por descubrimiento y se enfoca en los principios ecológicos. Los agricultores y facilitadores intercambian conocimientos, tomando como base la experiencia y la experimentación a través de métodos sencillos...
2000 - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP)

Article du bulletin d’information
No todo lo que brilla es oro: minería y desarrollo rural

Si bien no se puede cuestionar la importancia de la minería en el país y lo que ella representa en términos de ingresos para el fisco, no todo lo que brilla es oro, pues quedan muchas interrogantes detrás de la expansión minera actualmente en curso. Aborda el paro convocado por...
2000 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Article de revue
Pequeños extractores de madera: Reclaman acceso al bosque

El Ministerio de Agricultura, a través de la Resolución No. 0107 fijó los precios de las maderas en estado natural para el presente año y recategorizó especies de uso comercial. Estas medidas han elevado significativamente los derechos que deben pagar los extractores forestales al Estado. En Ucayali, la Asociación de...
2000 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)
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