Association and Cooperation in Agriculture, Sustainable Development Way of the Rural Space in Romania

Analyzing the current situation of the agriculture in Romania, we can observe a fragmentation of the landed property, so that, the subsistence and the semi-subsistence farms hold 60% of the total agricultural areas utilized (13.2 million ha of agricultural land), and the commercial farms 40%. Concerning the number of farms,...
2014 - University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca

Las compras públicas

¿Una oportunidad para los pequeños productores?
El presente texto muestra los diversos esfuerzos que se realizan por lograr que los productores rurales accedan a la compra pública en Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. El análisis se enfoca en los principales cambios normativos, el tipo de programas en marcha para la compra pública de alimentos, la efectividad de...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Ecuador - Peru
2014 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios sin Fronteras (AVSF)

Specialization or diversification?

Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel
This report is based on the main lessons and recommendations from three case studies analysing the strategies, aspirations and constraints of the various types of farmers living around the dams of Bagré (Burkina Faso), Sélingué (Mali) and Niandouba/Confluent (Senegal). This document aims to contribute to the reflections national and regional...
Burkina Faso - Mali - Senegal
2014 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Extensión rural y asistencia técnica en el sector campesino

Eperiencias del periodo 1997-2003, lecciones y propuesta
Uno de los principales mecanismos para enfrentar la carencia de asistencia técnica es el empleo de extensionistas o promotores rurales calificados. Para una población de 1,2 millones de unidades productivas en la zona andina, se calcula que se requerirían cerca de 12.000 extensionistas, como mínimo. Frente a esta demanda, sumando todos los extensionistas...
2014 - Soluciones Prácticas

Roadmap per strengthening forest and farm producter organizations

Policy brief
The aim of this policy brief is to spread the word about forest and farm producer organizations and their increasing role in helping smallholders improve their economic and social well-being while managing their resources sustainably. The brief sets out a roadmap by which an international partnership can boost support for...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Smallholder farming and crop variety choice

Wheat variety choice in Pakistan
Zinc is an important nutrient for human health, especially for the growth of children (Caulfield and Black 2004). In 2011 Pakistan’s National Nutrition Survey found that zinc deficiency is high (47 percent) among children under-five years of age and women of child-bearing age. Nearly 42 percent of non-pregnant women, 48...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Action Plan for the future of Organic Production in the European Union

Organic production is an overall system of farm management and food production that combines best environmental practices, a high level of biodiversity, the preservation of natural resources and the application of high animal welfare standards, and a production method in line with the preference of certain consumer for products using...
2014 - European Union - EU Commission

Lessons in supporting family farming

Stories from Swaziland
Many rural development initiatives attempt to improve the lives of family farmers. Some succeed, some fail – but all of them can offer valuable lessons for the future. In a two-phased documentation workshop, farmers, field workers and other experts working in IFAD-funded projects in Swaziland described, analysed and wrote down...
2014 - Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture ( ILEIA)

La Coordination Togolaise des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs Agricoles (CTOP) rend visite aux exploitations familiales agricoles sénégalaises

La Coordination Togolaise des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs Agricoles (CTOP) qui a mis en place le Projet d’appui au développement agricole au Togo (PADAT), a effectué une visite d’échange et d’étude au Sénégal, sur les services économiques aux organisations de producteurs, du 7 au 16 mai 2014. Cet article rend compte...
Senegal - Togo
2014 - Fédération des ONG du Sénégal (FONGS – Action paysanne)

Défis, propositions et engagements des organisations des organisations de producteurs et de la société civile pour la promotion de l'agriculture familiale en Côte d’Ivoire

Le présent document porte sur l’analyse des défis de l’Agriculture familiale en Côte d’Ivoire, la proposition de mesures politiques en vue de soutenir les systèmes alimentaires auxquels elle donne vie, ainsi que les engagements des acteurs de la société civile, les organisations de producteurs en première ligne, pour contribuer à...
2014 - INADES-Formation

Ghana Agriculture Production Survey (GAPS): 2011/2012 Minor Season Survey

Report on Data Quality and Key Indicators
Since 1999, the Statistics, Research, and Information Directorate (SRID) of Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has been collecting data and administering surveys using a Multi-Round Annual Crop and Livestock Survey (MRACLS) system to inform agricultural policy formulation and implementation. MRACLS provides information on agricultural production by giving estimates...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

“New Success Factors” - The organic cave

Documentaries on the Best Practices in Rural Development carried out by young farmers that have been granted support under EU Rural development policies.
2014 - Rete Rurale Nazionale - Italy

Red de políticas públicas y desarrollo rural en América Latina (Red PP-AL)

Su objetivo es ayudar el mundo rural y los tomadores de decisión a posicionarse con relación a los diversos instrumentos de desarrollo rural. La Red PP-AL es un dispositivo de investigación colaborativa que analiza y acompaña las dinámicas de las políticas públicas de desarrollo rural en América Latina y el Caribe. Reúne...
2014 - Centro de Cooperación Internacional en Investigación Agronómica para el Desarrollo (CIRAD)

A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector

The EU Forestry Strategy was adopted in 1998, following a Resolution of the European Parliament calling for the Commission to put forward a proposal for such a strategy and a Communication from the Commission which highlighted the challenges facing the EU forests, the policy and legal framework for forests and...

Barriers to trade for smallholder farmers in Tanzania

A review and analysis of agricultural related market policies in Tanzania
The study noted that, small-scale farmers are placed at the centre of almost all agricultural policies and strategies, ranging from the Vision 2025 to the National Strategy for economic Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP) or in Kiswahili, MKUKUTA and individual policies and projects. Statements such a ensuring food self-sufficiency...
United Republic of Tanzania
2013 - PELUM Tanzania

School Farm Community Supported Agriculture: What we do!

A short film giving a glimpse of the beautiful School Farm Site and a little insight into our hopes and dreams for the land. Don't be deceived though! Perhaps we should have included some footage on a really muddy, wet, cold day of the hard work which goes on to keep...
European Union
2013 - School Farm Community Agriculture

Determinants of Indonesian shallot growers’ bargaining power in the Agrifood Transformation Era

A case in Brebes, central Java
The objective of this article is to identify the determinant of farmers’ bargaining power and analyse factors that explain the variation in bargaining power. A detailed set of variables covering farmers’ characteristics, assets, transaction types and information obtaining methods is used in the analysis. The emphasis in this article is...
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

'Schools without walls': Agro-pastoralist field schools in the Horn of Africa

This video shows how members of Arbale Pastoral Field School in Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia are applying knowledge gained to implementing community managed disaster risk reduction action plans for the protection of vast areas of communal grazing lands.
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Situación de las mujeres rurales pobres en honduras y su acceso a la tierra y el crédito

Con el propósito de aportar evidencias concretas que respalden las acciones y mensajes de la campaña “Cosechemos justicia para las mujeres del Campo”, se ha realizado este estudio que aporta datos cuantitativos y cualitativos sobre la realidad de las mujeres rurales y el apoyo que brinda el Estado de Honduras...
2013 - Plataforma Agraria

Time to recognise African smallholder farmers as entrepreneurs

Our farmers are entrepreneurs, just like their counterparts in the telecoms industry. Yet they face even greater risks in getting their goods to market. This is particularly true of our smallholder farmers, most of them women, who cultivate plots about the size of a football field or two. She typically...
2013 - Africa Progress Panel (APP)
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