Executive summary on the Public Consultation "The role of family farming, key challenges and priorities for the future"

The European Commission launched on 5 August 2013 an on-line public consultation with the aim to understand citizens' experiences and perceptions on family farming. The survey also looked at some of the challenges and priorities faced by family farming (FF).  All citizens, organisations and public authorities in the European Union and beyond interested in the...
2013 - European Commission

Land law and agricultural production in the Eastern Caribbean

A regional overview of issues and options
The report highlights commonalties and differences among prevalent land tenure, land use and land administration problems and practices affecting agriculture in the OECS, as well as policy and legislative responses to those problems. Recommendations for amending, updating or harmonizing existing national laws, as appropriate, are also proposed. A key message...
Antigua and Barbuda - Dominica - Grenada - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Informe Final. Seminario sobre Políticas Agroambientales Brasileras para la Seguridad Alimentaria y el Combate al Hambre

El evento tuvo como objetivo evaluar y enriquecer el diagnóstico de políticas públicas agroambientales destacadas del país como herramienta para la reducción de la pobreza rural y la inseguridad alimentaria del Brasil, a partir del estudio de identificación y sistematización realizados en el marco del Proyecto.
2013 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Capturing and disseminating lessons learned from integrated natural resource management projects in the Middle East and North Africa

This report documents a process to encourage learning and sharing practical knowledge between Global Environmental Fund (GEF) recipients of national Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) development grants to address land degradation, climate change, biodiversity and international water issues in six countries. The goal of the process is to help disseminate...
Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Jordan - Morocco - Tunisia - Uzbekistan - Yemen
2013 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Feeding and management strategies to improve livestock productivity, welfare and product quality under climate change

Most of world’s rural population depend on livestock for their livelihood, especially in the Mediterranean, African and many Asian countries. To reduce poverty, fight hunger and ensure global food security, there is an urgent need to increase livestock production in sustainable ways. However, livestock production systems in those areas are...
Algeria - France - Italy - Morocco - Romania - Tunisia
2013 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)ood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, April - June 2013

Numerous activities have been planned this year to celebrate the International Year of Quinoa, and we are now preparing for the International Year of Family Farming. Both events serve to raise awareness about the need to protect and strengthen Latin America's traditional agricultural production systems and promote them among governments...
Antigua and Barbuda - Guatemala - Jamaica - Mexico - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Uruguay

Le rural et l'agriculture au Maroc

Entre inégalités territoriale et sociales
L’agriculture et le rural se placent au centre des politiques publiques marocaines. A une époque où les pays choisissaient de fonder leur développement sur l'industrie pour ses effets multiplicateurs sur l'économie, le Maroc a décidé, de donner la priorité à l'agriculture et plus particulièrement à l’agriculture irriguée. Ce choix, mis...

Promotion des Foyers Améliorés Erythréens dans les communes riveraines du Parc national de la Pendjari au Bénin (ProFAEBPromotion des Foyers Améliorés Erythréens dans les communes riveraines du Parc national de la Pendjari au Bénin (ProFAEB)

Objectif général : Réduire la déforestation et la dégradation des terres par l’amélioration des rendements énergétiques dans les ménages et la promotion des activités agricoles durables face aux changements climatiques autour des réserves protégées du Nord Bénin. Objectifs spécifiques: 1- Promouvoir une technologie améliorée (FAE : Foyers Améliorés Erythréens) pour...
2013 - Ecobenin

Great Insights: Family Farming and Food Security

In this issue of GREAT insights we have asked the ‘custodians’ of the UN Year of Family Farming and the AU Year of Food Security, the Director General of the Food Agriculture Organization and the AU Commissioner for Agriculture, what outcomes they expect from these international processes, particularly in terms of the...
Italy - South Africa

Advancing agroforestry on the Policy Agenda

A guide for decision-makers
These guidelines were developed from a mix of workshops, structured interviews with experts, and detailed national case studies from both the developed and developing world. According to the lessons learned, there are four critical conditions that encourage agroforestry: it should be beneficial to farmers and other land users; there must...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis - Burundi

Heavier and more frequent rains can damage crops and would undoubtedly increase susceptibility to erosion and landslides, especially given the extreme topographical relief in Burundi. Roads and buildings could be damaged, and siltation could negatively affect hydropower infrastructure. People resettled close to lake edges or near lowlands and marshes are...
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Союз органического земледелия

Союз органического земледелия является добровольным, самоуправляемым, основанным на членстве общественным объединением граждан и юридических лиц, общественных объединений, созданном на основе совместной деятельности для защиты общих интересов и достижения уставных целей. Союз является независимой, политически не ангажированной общественной организацией в сфере органического земледелия. Основой Союза является некоммерческое партнерство его членов, которое...
Russian Federation
2013 - Союз органического земледелия

Ruta de trabajo del modelo óptimo del Programa de Alimentación Escolar, con énfasis para la incorporación de la Agricultura Familiar

Para el caso de Guatemala se implementó el Proyecto GCP/RLA/180/BRA “Fortalecimiento de los Programas de Alimentación Escolar en el Marco de la Iniciativa América Latina Sin Hambre 2025”, ejecutado por la Organización de la Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación –FAO-, es un programa para la articulación de...
2013 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Promoting empowerment and knowledge through smallholder farmers’ associations in Malawi

The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi has used its multi-tiered membership structure to build a ‘knowledge chain’, spreading conservation agriculture techniques to more than 37,000 farmers. Combining this effort with support for adult literacy is empowering farmers (particularly women) to both gain and use new knowledge.
2013 - National Smallholder Farmer’s Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

BLACK GOLD: The Secrets of Compost

'Black Gold' is the first in GardenAfrica's series of 11 films which will form 'The Living Classroom'. Shot on location in Swaziland, we learn how to 'waste nothing and reinvest our surplus' to make a truly wonderful compost to feed our plants ... which in turn feed our families.
2013 - GardenAfrica

De promesas a prioridades

Poniendo a la agricultura familiar y campesina al centro de un sistema de producción de alimentos justo en América Latina y el Caribe
A pesar del crecimiento del sector agropecuario en América Latina y el Caribe, ocho de cada 10 productores y productoras, que conforman la base de la producción interna de alimentos, se encuentran excluidos de los beneficios de este crecimiento. Los esfuerzos gubernamentales para fortalecer la agricultura destinan recursos públicos a...

Contribution des femmes rurales à la sécurité alimentaire au Cameroun:quels apports du conseil à l’exploitation familiale ?  

En Afrique subsaharienne, les nouveaux dispositifs de vulgarisation basés sur des approches participatives promus par les structures publiques et privées jouent un rôle clé dans  l’amélioration de la productivité et de la sécurité alimentaire des exploitations agricoles familiales. L’objectif de cette étude est de déterminer le rôle des dispositifs d’appui-conseil étudiés dans l’accompagnement...

Los "Puntos verdes" para el trueque y comercialización de excedentes de la agricultura urbana, periurbana y rural beneficiando a la seguridad alimentaria local

La agricultura familiar está cada vez más expuesta a los impactos del Cambio Climático, debido a la utilización de áreas marginales y/o ecológicamente sensibles. Sin embargo, la Agricultura Familiar, por su vinculación al territorio y su gran potencial en la incorporación de mejores tecnológicas productivas, podría contribuir de manera importante...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2013 - Asociación ECO Feria Cochabamba

Market oriented farming

An overview
Farm management, for many extension workers, presents a challenge as their experience and practice is largely on production and technology transfer. This requires advice in marketing and business management as a way to increase farm income. What do we mean by farm management? Briefly it is a process of decision-making...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dimitra Newsletter: Social mobilization and good governance

A warm welcome to Dimitra newsletter 23, which outlines the project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the Dimitra listeners’ clubs. These successes are producing growing recognition for the Dimitra approach and a strong increase in the number of partnerships. This issue also presents...
Benin - Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Mali - Niger - Togo
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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