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Peak Performance - New Insights into Mountain Farming in the European Union

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was the first policy to specifically address mountain regions at European level, through Directive 75/268/EEC on mountain and hill-farming in less favoured areas (LFAs). Since 1975, the CAP instruments promoting the sustainable development of mountain agriculture and the well-being of mountain rural areas have significantly...
2009 - European Commission: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

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Can the smallholder model deliver poverty reduction and food security for a rapidly growing population in Africa?

Despite the achievements of smallholders in Asia during the green revolution, there is scepticism that Africa’s smallholders — who dominate the farm area in most countries — can imitate this model and deliver agricultural growth. This paper assesses whether such pessimism is justified. Given the high transactions costs of hiring...
Burkina Faso - Central African Republic - Chad - Comoros - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Namibia - Sao Tome and Principe - Seychelles - Somalia - South Sudan - Uganda - Zimbabwe
2009 - Overseas Development Institute

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A Profile of the Rural Poor

This paper has two main objectives. Firstly, it provides an overview of trends in the magnitude, location and nature of rural poverty, with emphasis on least developed countries. Secondly, it offers new evidence that advances our understanding of rural poverty, by presenting quantitative analyses of the determinants both of rural...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revue spécialisée
Nature & Faune: The relevance of mangrove forests to African fisheries, wildlife and water resources

The present edition offers a collection of 14 diverse articles highlighting different aspects of mangroves - from the lush natural stands, wildlings, nursery practices, enrichment planting, to the various uses of the mangrove ecosystems as paddy rice fields, along with fisheries and wildlife sanctuaries and salt exploitation areas. The Special...
Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Kenya - Madagascar - Nigeria - Senegal
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Wage inequality in international perspective

Effects of location, sector, and gender
This paper uses the well-known Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to understand the determinants of wage-gaps between men and women, between urban and rural workers, and between those employed in the rural agricultural versus the rural non-agricultural sectors, for the 14 developing and transition economies in the RIGA-L dataset. The unexplained male...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Assets, Activities and Rural Income Generation

Evidence from a Multicountry Analysis
This paper examines the links between the assets and the economic activities of rural households in developing countries to provide insight into how the promotion of certain key assets— particularly education, land and infrastructure—influences the economic choices of these households. Nationally representative data from 15 countries that form part of...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
The efficiency of smallholder agriculture in Malawi

This paper analyses Malawi’s smallholder agricultural efficiency, using a nationally representative sample survey of rural households undertaken by the National Statistical Office in 2004/2005. It aims to inform agricultural policy about the level and key determinants of inefficiency in the smallholder farming system that need to be addressed to raise...

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Measuring the contribution of small-scale aquaculture

The contribution of small-scale aquaculture (SSA) to sustainable rural development (SRD) include, for example, securing food, efficient use of water, farm materials and other resources, creating wealth, diversifying livelihoods, generating rural employment and income, utilizing family labour, fostering social harmony and empowering women. While recognized as such, there has not...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revue spécialisée
Nature & Faune: Success stories in management of wildlife and nature in Africa

This Issue of the magazine aims at reflecting on and rekindling interest in successful field projects, capacity-building initiatives and networking of natural resources practitioners. It is a strategy to sustain ideas that could enhance conservation of wildlife and natural ecosystems and improve Africa's rural livelihoods. This edition of Nature &...
Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - Ghana - Liberia - Sudan
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Encuesta Nacional Agropecuaria 2008

La Encuesta Nacional Agropecuaria 2008 (ENA 2008) se ha realizado con el propósito de estimar el número de Unidades de Producción Agropecuaria a nivel de Departamentos, lo que permitirá conocer a su vez los recursos agropecuarios con que cuenta cada uno de ellos y de esta manera contribuir a la...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2009 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)

Una huerta para todos

La tercera edición tiene el objetivo de proveer una guía metodológica práctica al proceso de montaje y puesta en marcha de huertas familiares centradas en la auto producción de alimentos nutritivos e inocuos como aporte significativo en fibras minerales y vitaminas para la alimentación de la población, afectada por la...
2009 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
The emergence of the work class “family farmer” as individuals with rights in the path of the Brazilian rural syndicalism

The process of the family farmers' recognition as individuals with rights demonstrates having their first roots, in spite of being recent, if compared to the history of the Brazilian rural syndicalism, still in the constitution of the labor-syndical legislation in 1930. Therefore, seeking to explore that process the present paper...
2009 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Assessment Of The European And North American Market For Organic Cacao, Coffee And Vanilla

Organic Monitor was commissioned by Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to assess the European and North American market for organic ingredients: organic cocoa, coffee and vanilla. The purpose of the study is to investigate the market potential for Pacific Island Country (PIC) growers. The focus is...
Canada - United States of America
2009 - Organic Monitor

Étude de cas
Livelihoods, Power and Choice:

The Vulnerability of the Northern Rizaygat, Darfur, Sudan
Livelihoods in Darfur are intimately linked to the conflict, none more so than the livelihoods of the Northern Rizaygat—a group of Arabicspeaking, camel-herding nomads living in the Sudanese states of North, South, and West Darfur. They have achieved notoriety for their role in the Janjaweed—the pejorative name given to the...
South Sudan - Sudan

Note/document d'orientation
Climate Change And Food Security In The Pacific

This brief has been prepared for the UN Convention on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009, to raise awareness of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security in Pacific island countries and territories and to urge participants to consider the importance of mainstreaming food security in climate-related...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Micronesia (Federated States of) - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu

Comparative Analysis Of Organic And Non-Organic Farming Systems: A Critical Assessment Of Farm Profitability

The last decades have seen a proliferation of economic studies that have compared the economic performance of organic and non-organic farming systems. Several criticisms were formulated questioning the validity of such comparisons, partly because of the inherent difference between the two systems (in terms of complexity, diversity and objectives other...
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Factors Affecting Conversion From Conventional To Organic Vegetable Farming In Thailand

There is barrier among farmers in developing countries to convert to organic farming. This study examines factors affecting the decision of Thai vegetable farmers to convert and suggests possible measures to improve conversion
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Boosting smallholder production for food security

Some approaches and evidence from studies in sub-Saharan
This paper uses the sustainable livelihoods framework to explore the contribution of smallholder production to food security in some sub-Saharan African countries and relates it to the South African case. Noting that many of the world’s hungry are smallholder farmers, it is clear that food insecurity is closely linked to...
Angola - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Chad - Congo - Eritrea - Eswatini - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - Senegal - Sierra Leone - South Africa - Uganda - Zambia - Zimbabwe

Article de revue spécialisée
Persistent myths about emergency seed aid

Seed interventions are the major agricultural response during emergency and recovery phases of humanitarian relief. They are implemented by diverse agencies, and widely promoted: for instance the FAO alone managed 400 such projects between 2003 and 2005. However, seed aid suffers from a lack of critical attention, perpetuating widespread myths...

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Revista Agropólis

Sitio web de la revista Agrópolis, la es una publicación semestral de la Fundación para el Desarrollo Regional en los países del Mercosur ampliado (FUNDER). Es de carácter no gubernamental y su Directorio está conformado por personalidades de Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay. Agrópolis se idea como espacio de reflexión en el que...
Argentina - Brazil - Paraguay - Uruguay
2009 - Fundación para el Desarrollo Regional en los países del Mercosur ampliado (FUNDER)
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