Roots of the Fast Track Land Reform

The Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) implemented during the 2000s in Zimbabwe represents the only instance of radical redistributive land reforms since the end of the Cold War. It reversed the racially-skewed agrarian structure and discriminatory land tenures inherited from colonial rule, whereby over 6,000 large-scale white farmers and...
2013 - Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Determinants of trust in the Indonesian potato industry

A comparison among groups of potato farmers
This study explores chain participation differences among three different groups of potato producers in Indonesia. The three groups include (i) participants in Farmer Field School (FFS) programs; (ii) farmers working with a large food processors, Indofood; and (iii) a random sample of potato producers. FFS programs provide growers with an...
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Szeliga’s farm

The farm is situated in Żurawica village, 7 km away from Przemyśl town in the south east of Poland. Marian Szeliga has been running his farm since 1979. He has three children: one doughter and two sons. His farm is the one of the most modern in the voivodeship. Marian...
2013 - Baltic Deal

Land Reform and Redistribution in Zimbabwe Since 1980

Although it is increasingly recognised that Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP), initiated in 2000, was redistributive (Moyo et al 2009; Scoones et al 2010), few studies have examined the qualitative character of this outcome and its prospects for progressive social and political transformation in a largely agrarian society....
2013 - Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Appui à l’organisation des acteurs de la pêche à Madagascar : le projet AD2M donne un « coup de pouce » aux plus vulnérables

L’absence de matériels de pêche (filets, pirogues, etc.) installe de nombreux acteurs de la filière à Madagascar dans une pauvreté chronique. Mais grâce au « micro projet coup de pouce » initié par le Projet FIDA Appui au Développement du Menabe et du Melaky (AD2M) et qui a mis à la...
2013 - Innovation environnement développement Afrique (IED Afrique)

Structure and Performance of Agriculture in Central Asia

The five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – became independent states in 1991-1992 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union (see Map 1). Immediately after assuming independence, the Central Asian countries embarked, together with the rest of the former Soviet Republics (the Commonwealth of...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan

Improving governance of forest tenure

A practical guide
The FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guides are part of FAO’s initiative to help develop capacities to improve tenure governance and thereby assist countries in applying the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. The FAO Governance...
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Газетная статья
Making seed systems more resilient to stress

While seed security is key to food security, concrete means for building resilient seed systems remain unexplored in research and practice. A new toolkit, the Seed System Security Assessment (SSSA), examines what actually happens to seed systems during crises and highlights specific features that foster or undermine resilience. Drawing evidence...

Газетная статья
Socio-ecological niches for targeting technology options to improve agricultural production in smallholder systems of western Kenya

Small-holdings in sub-Saharan Africa are prone to low crop yields. Problems contributing to low yield are mainly related to poor soil fertility and weed infestations compounded by inappropriate application of recommended technologies. Researcher-managed trials were done to determine fit for technologies to prevailing socio-economic conditions. The research was done as...

Análisis de Casos de Gestión Territorial y de Capacidades para el Desarrollo Rural en México

Construyendo país, desde el territorio
Entre las metas de la nueva administración federal, encabezada por el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, está: lograr un “México próspero”. En la SAGARPA estamos comprometidos en construir la gran reforma del campo para diseñar su nuevo rostro, que responda a las exigencias del entorno nacional e internacional, que destierre la...
2013 - Red para la Gestión Territorial para el Desarrollo Rural (RED GTD)

​The Barefoot Guide 2

Learning Practices in Organisations ​and Social Change
The Barefoot Guide 2 is a free, downloadable and practical resource for leaders, facilitators and practitioners involved in social change who want to improve and enrich their learning processes. But this is not just another book on organisational learning and social change. It is different in many ways. It is different in...
2013 - The Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI)

Répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle avec l’agro-écologie: pourquoi et comment?

Face aux impacts négatifs et aux limites de l’agriculture issue de la révolution agricoledu XXe siècle – connue sous le nom de « révolution verte » dans les pays du Sud etsouvent qualifiée d’agriculture « productiviste » –, de multiples démarches visent, à traversle monde, à mettre en oeuvre une...
2013 - Coordination SUD (Solidarité Urgence Développement)

Roots and tubers processing in the Caribbean

Status and guidelines
A lot rides on agriculture in the economies of the Caribbean. It has traditionally been the backbone for development. While economic development has seen efforts and resources diverted to other sectors, agricultural enterprises continue to be a pivotal element of the progression of manufacturing, culinary and tourism sectors amongst others....
2013 - Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Guía para organizar ferias y mercardos campesinos

Las ferias y los mercados campesinos del productor al consumidor son un circuito de comercialización que ayuda al consumo de productos sanos, frescos, al reconocimiento de la importancia del campo para la alimentación de la ciudad y a la generación de ingresos para la agricultura familiar sostenible. Por ello es...
2013 - Agrónomos y Veterinarios sin Fronteras (AVSF)

Zone cotonnière du Burkina Faso : les gagnants et les perdants d'une révolution agricole

Au Burkina Faso l'agriculture a connu des gains de productivité très conséquents, passant  en quelques décennies de l'abattis-brûlis à la culture continue. Les services liés à la production cotonnière et en particulier le crédit à l'équipement, ont joué un rôle majeur dans cette intensification des systèmes de production. Pourtant la malnutrition touche encore une part  importante de la...
Burkina Faso

Farmer to Farmer in Guatemala // New Seed (Semilla Nueva)

Building on principles of local leadership and the power of education, the Farmer to Farmer movement helps communities create their own agricultural extension networks. Farmers work with Semilla Nueva staff to try new growing technologies on their land. After they see results, we provide them the tools to teach these same...
2013 - Semilla Nueva

Market for Regional and Local Food

A total of 14 LAGs, led by the Dutch LAG 'Zuid Twente', from 7 Member States cooperate to exchange best practice examples of production, marketing, distribution and inter-regional trading of local / regional food products between partner countries Regional products are sold by an increasing number of farms and it has...
France - Greece - Hungary - Netherlands (Kingdom of the) - Poland - Portugal - Spain
2013 - EAFRD

Working with Smallholders

A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains
Agribusinesses operate in a rapidly changing world. Demand for agricultural crops is expected to double as the world’s population reaches 9.1 billion by 2050. Food production will need to provide sufficient carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for the estimated 870 million people who currently lack food security. Concurrently, rising incomes and...
2013 - IFC Sustainable Business Advisory

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

In this chapter we present our assessments of the current socioeconomic and biophysical vulnerability of the Ethiopian agricultural sector, mainly focusing on key indicators of socioeconomic vulnerability and selected food enterprises. General circulation model (GCM) projections to 2050 are used to uncover what the future holds for the agricultural sector...
2013 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Indigenous Knowledge, Practices and Customary Norms of Fire Management In Tanzania

A Study in Nine Villages
The FAO-Finland Programme is supporting Tanzania in its efforts towards developing and implementing national efforts on integrated fire management as a key factor to reduce deforestation and forest degradation. All stakeholders1 see the fire situation in Tanzania as complex, difficult, widespread and of significant concern. The detail of the fire...
United Republic of Tanzania
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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