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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)

Document technique
Does urban agriculture enhance dietary diversity? Empirical evidence from a sample of developing countries

This paper attempts to fill some of the key research gaps in the literature on Urban Agriculture (UA) using survey data for 15 developing or transition countries. The paper analyzes in a comparative perspective the importance of UA for the poor and food insecure households located in urban areas.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rapport
Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits

The example of banana industry
This report intends to provide key elements for answering these questions. Before starting the analysis, it is necessary to introduce the factors that have fuelled the adoption of certification in the banana industry and the main categories of schemes used.
Colombia - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Peru
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document de travail
Integrating seasonal forecasts and insurance for adaptation among subsistence farmers

The case of Malawi
Climate variability poses a severe threat to subsistence farmers in southern Africa. Two different approaches have emerged in recent years to address these threats: the use of seasonal precipitation forecasts for risk reduction (for example, choosing seed varieties that can perform well for expected rainfall conditions), and the use of...
Malawi
2008 - World Bank

Document technique
Rural household access to assets and agrarian institutions:

A cross country comparison
This is an updated (March 2008), revised version of an earlier working paper with the same title. The paper characterizes household access to assets and agrarian institutions through the comparative analysis of datasets from 15 nationally representative household surveys from four regions of the developing world.
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manuel
Visual Soil Assessment (VSA)

Vineyards
Soil type and the effect of management on the condition of the soil are important determinants of the character and quality of wine, and have profound effects on long-term profits. Land managers need tools that are reliable, quick and easy to use in order to help them assess the condition...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Contributions for a model for sustainable management of community tourism in the andean region

A new tourist modality, the community tourism, has strongly appeared in the countries of the Andean region of Latin America, mainly in Ecuador. The present document identifies and analyzes the aspects that distinguish the community tourism as tourist modality, the model of tourist development in which it is framed and...
Ecuador
2008 - Fundación CODESPA

Note/document d'orientation
Financial Services for Developing Small-Scale Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food insecurity and income poverty are rampant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thirty-one percent of children under the age of five are malnourished and some 72 percent of the population lives on less than US$2 day. Forty-one percent lives on less than US$1 day. The impoverished and hungry are concentrated disproportionately in...
2008 - World Bank

Rapport
The role of high-value crops in rural poverty reduction in the Near East and North Africa

In their individual and joint efforts to address the problems of poverty, IFAD and its partner agencies in the NENA region are confronted by a large number of constraints, including:• The natural resource base in both quantity and quality, in particular, the prevalence ofdesert and semi-arid areas and the frequency...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2008 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Directives
Minimum food hygiene and food safety conditions for small producers

How the small producer can continue to work and prosper within the rules of the European Union
Small producers, who sell their own products from their own farms, have been making and selling their products for many generations. They believe in the health of their products. But in certain cases, production and storage conditions can lead to serious food poisoning, even though the producer/seller who eats the...
Romania
2008 - ADEPT Fundation

Document technique
Rural Income Generating Activities

Whatever Happened to the Institutional Vacuum? Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam
This paper assesses the current rural development practice against the main trends in recent rural development thinking, based on evidence from four country case studies. While much progress has been made in understanding the need to look beyond only agriculture for the promotion of productive activities in rural areas, and...
Ghana - Guatemala - Nicaragua - Viet Nam
2008 - World Bank

Article de revue spécialisée
Factores explicativos de la pobreza de los hogares rurales en el Perú

(Páginas 1- 6 de la publicación). En el Perú una variable que caracteriza la condición socioeconómica de la familia campesina es la pobreza rural.  Entre los factores que se encuentran asociados al desarrollo económico de las zonas rurales se menciona, en general, a las características geográficas de la región, las...
Peru
2008 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

Article de revue spécialisée
Agricultural tourism and familiar agriculture: the case of Nossa Senhora do Livramento-MT

This article discusses rural tourism and agriculture as a family that can give a local development in Nossa Senhora do Livramento - MT suggests using efficient ways and alternative forms of the environmental resources through the existent organic farming, handicrafts, adding value to natural products and production existing and organize...
Brazil
2008

Note/document d'orientation
Conservation Agriculture: Conserving resources above – and below – the ground

This brief explains how Conservation agriculture offers a powerful option for meeting future food demands while also contributing to sustainable agriculture and rural development. CA methods can improve the efficiency of input, increase farm income, improve or sustain crop yields, and protect and revitalize soil, biodiversity and the natural resource...
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
The Role of Farm Households and the Agro-Food Sector in Korean Rural Economy

This paper aims to review the role of farm households and the agro-food sector in the economy of rural areas in Korea. It discusses definition of rural area, share of agricultural and agro-food sectors in Korean economy, the income situation of farm households and non-farming activities, and multiplier effects of...
Republic of Korea
2008

Manuel
Manual de cultivos para la Huerta Orgánica Familiar

En el presente Manual se plantea una recopilación de los principales cultivos hortí- colas que pueden desarrollarse en una huerta familiar, desde la teoría y con la práctica, a través de una metodología descriptiva basada en cuatro puntos: Clima y Suelo Forma y Época de Siembra Cuidados del Cultivo Cosecha. Esto...
Argentina
2008 - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Document de travail
Alcances sobre la agricultura familiar en América Latina

Este  documento  es  un  resultado  del Programa  Dinámicas  Territoriales Rurales,  que  Rimisp  lleva  a  cabo  en varios  países  de  América  Latina  en colaboración  con  numerosos  socios. El  programa  cuenta  con  el  auspicio del  Centro  Internacional  de Investigaciones  para  el  Desarrollo (IDRC,  Canadá).  Se  autoriza  la reproducción  parcial  o  total  y  la...
2008 - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural RIMISP
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