Sustainable natural resource management through enhanced integrated agricultural production systems

Smallholder farmers in the Arabian Peninsula region are severely constrained by the region’s extreme aridity, scanty water resources and erratic rainfall. Conditions have become even more challenging as over 95% of the region’s land area now faces some form of desertification from wind and water erosion, and salinization. The increasing...
Bahrain - Kuwait - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2015 - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Training 30,000 Kenyan farmers in Sustainable Land Management

The Kenya Sustainable Agriculture Land Management Project has helped small-holder farmers build smart agriculture skills. This in turn has led to higher crop yields, increased income and food security, and resilience to a changing climate. The project has been implemented with support from the Swedish nongovernmental organization, Vi Agroforestry, on...
2015 - World Bank

Gender Differentials and Agricultural Productivity in Niger

In Niger, as in many other African countries, productivity is even lower among female peasants. To build policy interventions to improve agricultural productivity among women, it is important to measure the potential gap between men and women and understand the determinants that explain the gap. This paper uses the Oaxaca-Blinder...
2015 - World Bank

Potentially Important Food Plants of Northern Thailand

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...

Informe final de resultados de la consulta prelegislativa del proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Tierras Rurales y Territorios Ancestrales

"Una vez concluída la Mesa de Diálogo Nacional de la consulta prelegislativa relacionada con el proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Tierras Rurales y Territorios Ancestrales y dentro del término establecido, remito a usted el informe final de resultados de la referida consulta, el mismo que ha sido debidamente aprobado en...
2015 - Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador

Potentially Important Food Plants of Pakistan

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...

Agricultural farm – from subsistence to progress

Dumbrava Roșie commune lies in the central part of Neamţ County, on the left shore of Bistriţa river, south-east of Piatra-Neamţ town. It is crossed by DN15 national road which links Piatra Neamț to Bacău. The settlement has all the characteristics of the north-eastern part of Romania, namely the majority...

Constituyen mesa campesina de la frambuesa

El grupo reunirá a agricultores, entidades privadas y públicas ligados a la frambuesa chilena, para abordar las problemáticas y desafíos de esta industria. Con la finalidad de contar con una entidad que reúna a los diferentes actores del sector de la frambuesa chilena, y permita generar un trabajo conjunto para potenciar...

Газетная статья
Les politiques d’appui à l’agriculture familiale au Brésil : quelques éléments de comparaison avec le Maroc

Au Brésil comme au Maroc, le secteur agricole est marqué par des différences extrêmes en termes de taille d’exploitation, ainsi que de niveaux d’équipement, de capitalisation et de techniques. L’article présente la politique brésilienne d’appui à l’agriculture familiale, et quelques éléments de comparaison avec les choix faits au Maroc. Les...

Nuovi fattori di successo 2015: "Liberi"- Azienda Agricola Paolo Maria Mosca

Documentaries on the Best Practices in Rural Development carried out by young farmers that have been granted support under EU Rural development policies.
2015 - Rete Rurale Nazionale

Beekeeping revitalization project takes off in Azerbaijan

A dynamic subtropical climate, abundant and diverse flora, and highly-valued native honeybees are just a few of the natural advantages that have made beekeeping a centuries-old tradition in Azerbaijan’s Caucasus Mountains. Yet despite these auspicious conditions, Azerbaijan’s beekeeping sector is performing below expectations and far from its full potential. Production levels...
2015 - FAO

Eurasian countries accelerate effort to reverse soil degradation trends

At least nine countries in the region stand united on the need to restore limited soil resources and stop alarming soil degradation trends. The “Izmir Communique’” and a related draft five-year implementation plan for the Eurasia region were adopted at the Second Plenary Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership earlier...
Kazakhstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Türkiye - Ukraine - Uzbekistan

From vision to action

IFAD's contribution to the institutionalization and political visibility of family farming in the expanded Mercosur
This paper provides a kind of memoir of the fifteen-year history of IFAD’s Regional Program for Mercosur. Its pages and headings contain matters related to the context of the region and the countries it comprises; to its changes, to a description of and to the role played by the various...
2015 - IFAD Mercosur CLAEH Program

Des « politiques duales » pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest ?

La mise en oeuvre de politiques spécifiques à l’agriculture familiale, à côté d’une politique agricole plus « classique », permettrait-elle de mieux soutenir les exploitationsfamiliales ouest-africaines ? La question des « politiques duales » fait débat. Plusieurs acteurs donnent ici  leur point de vue sur cette question.
2015 - Inter-Réseaux Développement Rural (IR)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC presents: ‘The Future of FOOD’ in Budapest

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine teamed up with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to produce a year-long series of stories and photos about food in 2014. Starting next week, Budapest will be host to an exhibition of photos and graphics from ‘ ‘The Future of FOOD’ looks at food from...

Sistematización Foro-Taller "Nueva Ruralidad, visión de territorio, una reflexión sobre desarrollo rural"

El desarrollo rural se encamina hacia esfuerzos colectivos enfatizados en los territorios que valorizan sus especificidades locales mediante acciones de empoderamiento comunitario. La nueva ruralidad hace referencia a las dinámicas del sector rural que se ajustan a las exigencias de un mundo globalizado, que le abre puertas al mundo de...
2015 - Consorcio de Gobiernos Provinciales del Ecuador (CONGOPE)

Países de CELAC ponen a la agricultura familiar en el centro de sus políticas públicas para erradicar el hambre

Este artículo destaca que fortalecer y dar sostenibilidad a la agricultura familiar como motor de desarrollo de los territorios rurales en América Latina y el Caribe fue el principal acuerdo de la II Reunión Ministerial de Agricultura Familiar de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños, CELAC. Durante la reunión, desarrollada...
2015 - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

From subsistence to competitiveness – the path of an agricultural farm

Lately, Romania registered an increase in demand on the vegetables and fruits market. Analysts say that consumers ask for vegetable and fruits which are produced in Romania, as they are considered healthier and more tasteful. A study published at the beginning of this year says that seven out of ten...

Dimitra Newsletter: Dimitra Clubs against Ebola

This edition opens with a critical issue: the Ebola crisis and how Dimitra clubs are helping contain the threat of the epidemic in Senegal. The Dimitra approach not only allows to inform and raise awareness in rural communities, but above all ensures a space for communication, where everyone can express...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Gambia - Ghana - Kenya - Niger - Senegal - Somalia
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Disappearing Family Farm

In the 21st century, few are able to step outside on a warm summer morning and hear hens clucking contentedly and cattle lowing in the field. Nor are they able to walk to the garden and pull up fresh carrots, harvest succulent lettuce and pick tomatoes from the vine. This...
United States of America
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