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The Role of Private Household Plots in Russian Rural Development

Development is broadly viewed as a process of widening substantive human freedoms or capabilities. In accordance with the concept laid out in the “Development as Freedom,” by SEN (1999), the widening of choice, i.e., the larger number of effective, available alternatives that lead to an ever-greater ability to live a...
Russian Federation
2004 - Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Towards sustainable agriculture and rural development in the Ethiopian highlands

The Ethiopian highlands comprise nearly 45 percent of the total land area and support over 85 percent of the country's 64 million people that are overwhelmingly rural. The highlands are the centre of economic activity of the country and are characterized by enormous ecological, environmental, agricultural and cultural diversity. The...
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Note/document d'orientation
Policy options

This section aims to identify feasible policy options that target key components identified in the Causal chain analysis in order to minimise future impacts on the transboundary aquatic environment. Recommended policy options were identified through a pragmatic process that evaluated a wide range of potential policy options proposed by regional...
2004 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Document technique
Local knowledge systems and the management of dryland agro-ecosystems

Some principles for an approach
Local agricultural knowledge in dry-land land-use systems is centred on the conservation, use and optimisation of soil moisture and soil organic matter. Additionally, biodiversity is carefully managed and nurtured to interface with hydrological and nutrient cycling to provide for ecosystem resilience, food security and diversity, and risk minimisation.
Kenya - Tunisia
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Agriculture in Southeastern Poland – Main Problems of the Systemic Transformation Process

For Poland, the last decade of the 20th century was a time of intensive social, political and economic change. Poland was confronted with the necessity of quick but deep changes in the economy, as well as in state administration and the functioning of newly-established self-government structures. As a result of...
2004 - Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Factor Market Imperfections and Polarization of Agrarian Structures in Central And Eastern Europe

During the past decade and a half considerable effort has been put into agricultural restructuring in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that are undergoing transition to a market economy. The last decade has also coincided with considerable increase in inequality in all transition economies. The fall in...
2004 - Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Agricultural Credit Market in Poland – Experiences in the Market Economy

In this paper, the processes of adapting to the market economy, which the agricultural credit market in Poland underwent during the 1990-2003 period, is examined. Under conditions of low agricultural income and the necessity of broad and deep restructuring in Polish agriculture, the credit market, as an external source of...

Livestock Farming Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

During the 1990’s transition period for Eastern Europe, the European Association for Animal production (EAAP) carried out numerous activities in support of restructuring the animal production sector in the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). This resulted in a large number of publications on animal production system and issues related...

Fiche d'information
FAO - Nutrition Country Profiles - Belize

The objective of the Nutrition Country Profiles (NCP) is to provide concise analytical summaries describing the food and nutrition situation in individual countries with background statistics on food-related factors. The profiles present consistent and comparable statistics in a standard format. This pre-defined format combines a set of graphics, tables and...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Diagnóstico Rural Participativo. Una guía práctica

"Diagnóstico Rural Participativo" (DRP) es, después de "Preparación y Ejecución de Talleres de Capacitación – una guía práctica", la segunda publicación del Proyecto Comunicación y Didáctica y se entiende como un manual práctico para la preparación y ejecución de un DRP. En los primeros capítulos se presentan el objetivo, nuestra visión...
2003 - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

Under the Sun: The transient fisherfolk of Jambudwip

Jambudwip is a 20-sq km island in the district of South 24-Parganas, in the Indian State of West Bengal, in the Sunderbans delta. Since at least 1955, Jambudwip has been used as a base for fishery operations and as a fish drying site, mostly by small-scale, artisanal fishworkers. Behundi jal...
2003 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Comptes rendus de conférence
Workshop on tropical secondary forest management in Africa: reality and perspectives

Secondary forests in Africa Tropical secondary forests are those forests that have developed after clearance (usually by humans) of the original natural forest. Although not appearing as such in statistics, tropical secondary forests occur throughout the tropics, including Africa, and the area is extensive and increasing rapidly. Tropical secondary forests are usually...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Análisis de la oferta de mano de obra familiar en la agricultura campesina de Chile

Estudios empíricos de mano de obra familiar en el sector rural suponen, sin pruebas de respaldo, que la decisión de uso del recurso en la producción agropecuaria es separable de las decisiones de consumo y de la asignación del tiempo familiar al trabajo dentro y fuera de la explotación y...
2003 - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Document de conférence
Viable Small Scale Farming in Norway

Norway, on Europe’s northern fringe, is characterised by small-scale farming. The choice of crops and their yields are limited by the Nordic climate. Farm policies promote decentralisation and a varied farm structure in order to secure rural settlement, food security, food safety, environmental quality and sustainability. Agriculture receives substantial public...
2003 - Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute

Optimising soil moisture for plant production

the significance of soil porosity.
This publication discusses the processes above, within and below the soil that enable water to move and crops to grow, and is intended to help land users make better use and take better care of these basic resources.The document will contribute to raising awareness of possibilities for better use of...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Biodiversity and the ecosystem approach in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

A Satellite Event on Biodiversity and the Ecosystem Approach in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was held on the occasion of the Ninth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, in FAO, Rome, 12-13 October 2002. An informal presentation of the Satellite Event’s discussions and results...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de blog
Reversing environmental degradation through cooperation in Morocco

Nowhere is the link between the environment and poverty more pronounced than in highly fragile ecosystems, where inhabitants are often compelled to degrade natural resources as they struggle to survive on inhospitable land. IFAD’s drive to break this vicious cycle has led to the development of a number of replicable...

Article de revue spécialisée
Agroecology, scaling and interdisciplinarity

Based on a review of its history, its present structure and its objective in the future, agroecology is defined as an integrative discipline that includes elements from agronomy, ecology, sociology and economics. Agroecology’s credentials as a separate scientific discipline were measured against the norms of science, defined by Robert King...
2003 - Elsevier Ltd

Document de travail
Integrated natural resources management to enhance food security

The case for community-based approaches in Ethiopia
Securing food and a livelihood is inextricably linked to the exploitation of the natural resources base (land, water and forest) in Ethiopia, where over 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas and depend on smallholder agriculture. The pressure of intense human activity and improper farming and management practices...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Conservation Agriculture Soil compaction - An unnecessary form of land degradation

This leaflet covers the main aspects of soil compaction in Conservation Agriculture. Conservation agriculture optimizes soil structure for reduced-cost, sustainable cropping systems that maximize the use of rainfall and irrrigation water for improved and more guaranteed productivity. The overall outcome is the more productive soil system that obtains the best from...
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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