Youth and agriculture: Key challenges and concrete solutions

Rural youth are the future of food security. Yet around the world, few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. Rural youth face many hurdles in trying to earn a livelihood. Pressure on arable land is high in many parts of the world, making it...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Public procurement serving family farming: analysis of the obstacles and opportunities for farmers and institutions in Wallonia

Several projects have been set up in the Walloon Region of Belgium to use public procurement to support family farming. Report of a seminar that brought together representatives from these projects and representatives of Southern farmers networks to discuss lessons learned. Looks at problems and challenges from the farmers perspective...
2014 - Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014

Opportunities and challenges
This new edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the significant role that fisheries and aquaculture plays in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty. Never before have people consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being. Fish is extremely nutritious...

Sustaining family farmers in the Dry Areas

The estimated 500 million family farmers worldwide are often the main food producers in many regions, making vital contributions to the variety and quality of local diets. Paradoxically, many also struggle on marginal lands and suffer from limited inputs, confining themselves, their families, and their communities to food and nutritional...
2014 - nternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Family farms, in a process of regeneration and rediscovering their identity - interview

Bogdan Alecu – manager in Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development. In order to understand the importance of family farms, we have to know what they are and what they represent. They are small-scale agricultural farms, where the activities are performed  mostly by the family members.

Agricultura familiar y seguridad alimentaria en los países andinos

Recientemente han vuelto a ganar protagonismo temas que parecían olvidados en las prioridades de política pública en algunos países andinos. Después de décadas de centrar el foco en la agricultura de exportación – y en ocasiones casi exclusivamente en la de mayor escala -, en estas naciones se ha vuelto...
2014 - Centro Latinoanericano para el Desarrollo Rural (RIMISP)

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Fuerza de trabajo en la horticultura de La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Razones y consecuencias de su competitividad
El objetivo de este artículo es describir y analizar las características del trabajo hortícola, platense en particular. Además de un análisis cualitativo y cuantitativo de esta, se pretende identificar las formas a través de la cual surge de esta una competitividad para el sujeto que la aporta -el horticultor boliviano-,...
2014 - Núcleo Básico de Revistas Científicas Argentinas (Caicyt-Conicet)

Small-scale farmers become entrepreneurs

The IFAD-funded PAMA Programme - the Agricultural Markets Support Programme - supports the implementation of major economic reforms launched by the government during the 1990s, including the commercialization of small-scale farming through better access to markets and improved linkages with private sector operators. The programme enables small-scale farmers in Boane,...
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

L'agriculture familiale , socle du développement local - Capitalisation des expériences en matière d’agriculture familiale au sein d’un réseau

Le présent travail est le fruit de la capitalisation de 8 expériences qui illustrent de façon très concrète les liens entre développement local et agriculture familiale. Il ne vise, en aucun cas, à traiter de manière exhaustive toutes les problématiques liées à l’agriculture familiale. Il présente ici des expériences vécues,...
2014 - Réseau d’appui aux Actions et Formations pour le Développement (RAFOD)

Gender strategy

This is the Gender Strategy for the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems (Dryland Systems). It sets out the challenges and targets for including gender aspects and addressing gender issues as a core activity and outcome of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems. The Strategy's overall goal is: to...
2014 - CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems

A FAO successful project in Burundi: ''Support to post-harvest fisheries technology''

Fisheries play an important role in the economic and social life in Burundi. Yet, about 10 to 15% of the harvest was lost during the processing phase. Fish drying, which is the most common processing technique in the country, was done generally on bare ground. This has led to partial...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Redes de gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático

Esta publicación está dirigida a organizaciones e instituciones de la sociedad civil y a funcionarios gubernamentales, a fin de que puedan conocer cómo las redes de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (GRD) y Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ACC) vienen y pueden seguir contribuyendo con la sostenibilidad del desarrollo en América...
2014 - Soluciones Prácticas

Bahrain on the Food Security Index 2013

White paper
The agricultural sector has attracted rising concern and development focus due to the uncertainty triggered by the supply shocks experienced globally in the last five years and the ever-increasing price index for food items. Bahrain faces its unique challenges in this domain mainly as a result of a combination of...
2014 - Bahrain Economic Development Board

Guía Práctica para el Productor de Cerdo

Proyecto Apoyo a la Integración Económica del Sector Rural Paraguayo (AIESRP)
En los sistemas de producción porcina, se requiere implementar una capacitación continua a nivel del personal que trabaja en las granjas, esto dado por el avance tecnológico que se viene observando a nivel de la industria, como así también, en los paradigmas que se introdujeron en esta y que al...
2014 - Viceministerio de Ganadería del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería

Scaling up dissemination and adoption of agricultural technologies using Innovation Platforms

Lessons from Eastern and Central Africa
Between 2008 and 2013 ASARECA coordinated and provided leadership in implementing a project called “Dissemination of New Agricultural Technologies in Africa” (DONATA) across 6 countries in eastern and central Africa. The approach in DONATA was the innovation platform for technology adoption (IPTA). At the start of the project, there were...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2014 - Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

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Agrarian assets in rural family farming

Case studies
There are several studies on Paraguay´s rural family agriculture, they are from diverse perspective: typological characterization, competitiveness, limiting factors for their development, among others. No studies that address the economic-financial profitability of this type of agriculture have been identified in the specialized literature. This publication reports the results of an...
2014 - Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Using sorghum and millet to tackle poverty and hunger in Zimbabwe

In collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, FAO works to boost the production, processing and marketing of small grains.
Growing water-thirsty crops like maize in drought-prone areas is obviously risky. Yet many of Zimbabwe's smallholder farmers are doing precisely that - and with it, increasing their chances of poor yields, lost income and hunger. Working alongside Zimbabwe's Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development, FAO, through its Technical Cooperation...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

El necesario reencuentro con la agricultura familiar

La  agricultura  familiar  —hasta  hace poco, «invisible» para la población urbana y los políticos— está cobrando cada vez mayor importancia en la agenda internacional y en las agendas nacionales de un número creciente de países.
2014 - Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)



Capitalismo: Tierra y poder en América Latina (1982-2012) Volumen I

Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
El presente balance sobre la situación del agro en 17 países latinoamericanos busca continuar el magno esfuerzo realizado hace tres décadas por Pablo González Casanova con su historia de los movimientos campesinos y, al mismo tiempo, intenta reflejar sobre los países de nuestro continente los efectos del proceso de mundialización...
Argentina - Brazil - Chile - Paraguay - Uruguay
2014 - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
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