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People, land management and environmental change (PLEC)

The People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC) project is a largely farmer-driven demonstration project consisting of five ecosystem clusters and spread over eight countries: Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, China, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. PLEC was initiated in 1992 by the United Nations University (UNU) as an international...
Brazil - China - Ghana - Guinea - Papua New Guinea - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2003 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Article de revue spécialisée
Commercialisation of Subsistence Agriculture in Transition Economies: On Imperfect Competition, Market Development and Support Policies.

From the point of view of promises made ten years ago, the transition of the food sector of many Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) is considered weak and somehow disappointing (MACOURS and SWINNEN 2000). The development of the agricultural sector as the domestic raw material producer for food processing...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
Development Perspectives of Subsistence Farms in Southeastern Poland: Social Buffer Stock or Commercial Agriculture?

In this paper we discuss the developmental perspectives of subsistence agriculture in the wider framework of structural change within an entire economy. We put forward the proposition that subsistence agriculture in Southeastern Poland must largely be understood and interpreted as one single stage of a mid- to long-term process that...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
The Market Potential and Patterns of Contemporary Agriculture in Romania's North-western Plain

Romanian Agriculture went through major transformations after the political changes of December 1989, due especially to the structural reorganization of land ownership. Agrarian reform started in 1990 with the liquidation of the socialist cooperatives and regulated by the new land ownership law (No. 18/1991), along with a whole series of...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
Subsistence Farming in Bulgaria: Between Tradition and Market Requirements

Subsistence agriculture is a phenomenon that is presently encountered not only in developing countries, but also in the Central and Eastern European transition countries (CEECs). The various land reforms implemented in Eastern Europe have led to differences in the land tenure and farming systems and have influenced the access to...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Fiche d'information
Implementing conservation agriculture - 1 2 3 step by step

This leaflet covers the steps for implementing Conservation Agriculture. When correctly implemented and under adequate circumstances, conservation agriculture can constitute a valid tool for improving rural livelihoods and fostering bottom-up sustainable rural development.
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
The Significance of Subsistence Farming in Georgia as an Economic and Social Buffer

The aim of this contribution is to show what official data are available and what statements can be made concerning the importance of subsistence farming in Georgia. Combining the official figures with observations of the Georgian situation provided insight to the significance of subsistence farming for the Georgian society. It...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
Agrarian Reform and Subsistence Agriculture in Russia

Three of the most important Russian agrarian institutions are the subsistence household farm (personal auxiliary farm), the collective farm, and the district administration. Before collectivisation, the Russian peasant farms were primarily subsistence farms. Each peasant farm had two types of land plots: a farmstead plot and field plot(s). After 1917...
Russian Federation
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
Economic Background and Development Opportunities of Individual Subsidiary Holdings in the Ukraine: Some Empirical Evidence

During transition, many Ukrainian agricultural enterprises found themselves in a deep economic crisis. Generally, the privatisation and restructuring of the enterprises was merely formal. Agriculture mainly suffers from an adverse  overall economic situation, liquidity problems, and poor infrastructure. In the 1990s the accumulated decline of agricultural output was 51%. In...
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue spécialisée
Modelling Subsistence Agriculture in Russia: Effects of Total Productivity Changes and Reduction of Marketing Margins

The transition process in Russia, which started vigorously at the beginning of the 1990s, has yielded negative economic growth rates for almost a decade, with the exceptions of 1997 and 1999. Agriculture and domestic food industries in particular have suffered from the ongoing transition process and the associated restructuring of...
Russian Federation
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Article de revue
Las comunidades campesinas en la reforma de la Constitución

Como parte de las reformas de la Constitución, se ha incorporado un capítulo denominado sobre los "Derechos de los pueblos orginarios" en el título II, Del Estado y la Nación
2003 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Article de revue
Los supermercados y los agricultores

Una serie de estudios recientes han encontrado que los supermercados se han transformado en un actor dominante de los sistemas agroalimentarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
2003 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Article de revue spécialisée
Soil fertility management and insect pests: harmonizing soil and plant health in agroecosystems

Cultural methods such as crop fertilization can affect susceptibility of plants to insect pests by altering plant tissue nutrient levels. Research shows that the ability of a crop plant to resist or tolerate insect pests and diseases is tied to optimal physical, chemical and mainly biological properties of soils. Soils...
2003 - Elsevier Science B.V

Fishing, Families, and the Survival of Artisanal Boat-Ownership in the Bigouden Region of France

Small-scale, family fishing enterprises manage to persist despite the difficult economic and ecological changes and disruptions they almost constantly have experienced during the past several decades. Drawing upon long-term ethnographic and historical research in the Bigouden region of France, this paper asks why and how family-based fishing enterprises continue in...
2003 - MAST 2003

Article de revue
Comunidades campesinas las "tres íes", de nuevo en debate

En el debate por reformar la actual Constitución, nuevamente se ha planteado la conveniencia o no de mantener el régimen de protección de las comunidades campesinas, restableciendo las llamadas "tres íes" sobre la propiedad de sus tierras: imprescriptibles, inembargables e inalienables, tal como lo prescribieron las Constituciones de 1920 y...
2003 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)

Soil fertility and land productivity

A guide for extension workers in the eastern Africa region
The eastern Africa region faces serious and worsening problems of food security, decreasing per capita food production and massive poverty. Agriculture in this region is dominated by smallholder farmers. Yield levels on these farms are generally very low for a variety of reasons. One important reason is the declining soil...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zimbabwe
2003 - Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA)

Rural development project for mountain zones in the north of the Wilaya of M'sila

This project, designed to reduce rural poverty, focused particularly on small farmers, unemployed young people and rural women. It was in line with the government's strategic development aims in mountain areas with a high incidence of poverty.  The project served as a platform for continuing policy dialogue with the government on...
2003 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Mountain fisheries in developing countries

Mountains of the world cover about one-fifth of the land surface, are home to one-tenth of the world's population, and provide livelihood to some of the poorest communities in the world. Mountain lakes and streams are a source of freshwater for countless riparian human communities, support industries, provide water for...

Note/document d'orientation
Conservation Agriculture for Soil Moisture

This brief explains the potential of conservation agriculture to retain soil moisture, through rainwater harvesting and optimizing soil moisture.
2003 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document de travail
Transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms

This paper was prepared as an initial scoping study for the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) Secretariat to provide the basis for developing a longer term programme of work to examine the transformations underway in West African agriculture, and the challenges faced by smallholder production systems. The following question...
2003 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
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