Social Farming

Social farming, delivered on family farms across Northern Ireland and Ireland, has started on a journey to realise its’ potential as a valuable and cost effective option that provides a range of benefits which connect people and ultimately improves lives. The Social Farming Across Borders (SoFAB) Project has raised awareness...

Family Farmers: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

This infographic explains why Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector.  Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development. 
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revista Vitrina Rural n°7, octubre 2014

Este número de Vitrina Rural, incluye artículos sobre: Una nueva ExpoMundoRural Nuevas oportunidades de comercialización generan ferias de INDAP Alianzas productivas que amplian mercados Antofagasta y Salta estrechan vínculos Oportunidades de exportación para la agricultura familiar ExpoMundoRural da paso a conferencia internacional Paulo Freire y los campesinos chilenos Reforma educacional en el área técnico profesional Felipa Condori: tejiendo historias...
2014 - Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP)

Rights First, Rights Forever: Small-scale Fisheries and Fishing Communities from a Human-rights Perspective - A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report

The SSF Guidelines hope to promote a human-rights-based approach to fisheries development and management as well as the use of aquatic, coastal, riparian and lakeshore space. The vicissitudes of the process leading to the adoption of the SSF Guidelines, as well as various aspects of small-scale fisheries and fishing communities...

FAO’s Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools give children a voice

Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These schools follow a “living classroom” approach in which the students or children out of school observe the crops throughout the...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The daily life of a smallholder farming in West Africa

The Traoré family in West Africa is prevented from realising its full potential. Reasons are poorly functioning markets, insufficient opportunities for education, training and information, the effects of climate change and poor access to land and water.
2014 - EDA-DFAE-FDFA - Swiss Foreign Ministry

The Role and Use of Water in Agriculture in the Western Balkans: The Case of Macedonia

This thesis examines the role and demand for water in Macedonia from an economic perspective with an emphasis on agricultural use. The first paper provides an overview of the Macedonian agricultural sector and assesses the productivity growth in the period 1999-2010. In the study period, the sector experienced an average...
North Macedonia

Revista de agroecología Leisa, diciembre 2014: Nutrición y agricultura familiar

En este número se publican artículos que se refieren al valor de la pequeña escala de producción, desde lo ambiental –conservación de los recursos naturales– y lo nutricional, especialmente para el caso de aquellos países que son centros de origen de la agricultura y donde el conocimiento acumulado de siglos...
Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Cuba - Peru
2014 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes

Comunicación para el desarrollo

Esta presentación, desarrollada por Carolina Martínez del Proyecto Estratégico de Seguridad Alimentaria (PESA), describe la comunicación y los productos desarrollados por este programa, como materiales de comunicación, ferias, giras y diplomados.
2014 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Del productor al consumidor

Una alternativa comercial para la agricultura familiar
El Proyecto Regional Andino Mercados Campesino de Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras –AVSF ha sido un proyecto financiado por la Unión Europea que ofrece un marco de trabajo común a nivel de 3 países andinos, su objetivo ha sido generar conocimientos, capacidades y políticas públicas para el desarrollo de sistemas...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2014 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (AVSF)

Redar Perú presentó con éxito el Panel de Resiliencia Andina frente al Cambio Climático

Respondiendo a la necesidad de resaltar la importancia del desarrollo rural del país, la Red de Agroindustria Rural del Perú (Redar Perú) expuso cinco casos de éxito en nuestro país, iniciativas que a su vez viene apoyando con capacitaciones. La Dra. Sonia Salas Domínguez, presidenta de esta organización, fue la encargada...
2014 - Red de Agroindustria Rural del Perú (REDAR-Perú)

Palabras, sonidos, imágenes y sabores del proceso de comunicación: Ecuador AIAF 2014

Esta presentación, desarrollada por Zavier Escobar del Centro Andino para la Formación de Líderes Sociales (CAFOLIS), Ecuador, describe el proceso de conformación del comité nacional del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar en Ecuador, además del Programa de Sistematización Participativa que surgió en el marco del AIAF.
Ecuador - Mexico
2014 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

Deep roots

The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) has uncovered well-grounded resolve to place family farmers as protagonists in addressing a number of challenges we face, from eradicating hunger and poverty to conserving natural resources. Nothing comes closer to the sustainable food production paradigm than family farming. The diverse set of...
Albania - Australia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - China - Costa Rica - Croatia - Finland - France - Hungary - India - Japan - Kenya - Madagascar - Malaysia - Nepal - Netherlands (Kingdom of the) - New Zealand - Norway - Philippines - Senegal - Serbia - Slovenia - South Africa - Thailand - Uruguay
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revista de agroecología Leisa, septiembre 2014: El paisaje y la agricultura familiar campesina

La visión integral del espacio rural que presentan algunos de los artículos publicados en este número de LEISA están basados en experiencias con una visión igualmente integral de la gestión y donde se comprueba, como es el caso de la conservación del bosque para una producción sostenible de yerba mate...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Mexico - Peru
2014 - Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes

Газетная статья
Access to credit and determinants of technical inefficiency of specialized smallholder farmers in Chile

Access to credit and credit constraint are critical determinants of competitiveness in agriculture; they have an impact on the technical efficiency of farms. The objective of this study was to analyze how credit variables influence the technical efficiency of two groups of specialized smallholder farmers in Chile. The translog stochastic...
2014 - University of Göttingen

Business Operations of Agrodealers and Their Participation in the Loan Market in Nigeria

The weaknesses in the financial and technical capacity of Nigeria’s agrodealers came to light when many of them could not provide the financial backing for their role in distributing inputs under the growth enhancement support scheme. They are also not adequately equipped, organized, or buoyant enough to be able to...
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Classifying agricultural holdings in Nicaragua

Proposal of a typology based on the IV Agricultural Census
Historically, economic development and growth in Nicaragua have strongly relied on agriculture. Depending on the periods, different value chains mostly oriented toward exports, have played a major role in agricultural growth and in the Nicaraguan economy: cattle and indigo before 1890, coffee from 1890 onward, agroindustrial crops (banana, cotton, and...
2014 - World Agricultures Watch (WAW)

Organic Farming in Estonia

Organic food is growing in popularity worldwide. Organic market growth has been faster than production growth in recent years. There were 43.1 million hectares of organic land and 2 million organic producers in the world in 2013, of which 11.5 million hectares and 330,000 farmers were in Europe. The world...

Declaración de Santiago de Chile

Reunión sobre Mujeres en el Año de la Agricultura Familiar 2014
En Santiago de Chile, durante la “Reunión sobre Mujeres en el Año de la Agricultura Familiar 2014”, en el marco de la Declaración Final de Santo Domingo sobre Política para las Mujeres Rurales, Autonomía Económica, Igualdad de Derechos y Lucha contra el Hambre del evento paralelo en la XII Conferencia...
2014 - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Organic farming A guide on support opportunities for organic producers in Europe

This publication is an informative document intended for organic farmers, processors and retailers. It aims at presenting support measures under the common agricultural policy (CAP) and within the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in favour of organic producers and gives an overview and useful references on the rules applicable...
European Union
2014 - Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission)
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