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Non-timber forest products utilization in Vietnam: Who collects, who consumes, who sells?

In this study was analysed collection and utilization of non-timber forest products in rural areas of central Vietnam. This is an important issue for better understanding of household-forest interactions in rural areas near natural reserves, particularly in developing countries with rapid economic growth. This research aim was to (i) document...
Viet Nam
2014 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Policy options to enhance markets for nutrient-dense foods in Tanzania

There is an urgent need to reduce alarming rates of undernutrition in Tanzania. This report analyses options for policies and interventions to improve the functioning of markets that deliver nutrient-dense foods. Currently, a set of constraints inhibit businesses from making nutrient-dense foods that reach the poor. These constraints affect businesses...
United Republic of Tanzania

Family farming in the European Union

Family farming is the most common operational farming model in Europe – representing 97 % of the European Union’s (EU) 12 million farms. Thus it is of great importance in the EU. It covers a diverse range of situations, including farms of all sizes. While there are obvious differences across...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Malta - Netherlands (Kingdom of the) - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Les exploitations agricoles familiales du Sénégal sont très productives

Etude de la productivité des exploitations agricoles familiales au Sénégal basée sur les données de l’Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANDS) sur les zones de production et sur celles issues des enquêtes du projet de caractérisation et de typologie des exploitations agricoles familiales au Sénégal (EXFAM) menée...

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Reappraising the multiple functions of traditional agriculture within the context of building rural development investigative skills

The productivist and reductionist vision of industrial agriculture in the twentieth century prevented the analysis of the other multiple functions of traditional agriculture, such as those corresponding to the ecological and cultural dimensions. In the current rural crisis, which entails food insecurity, environmental uncertainties, deterioration of the social fabric, a...
2014 - Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Family farming in Jordan

In the Near East and North Africa, population growth, urbanization, a fragile resource base, climate change and low productivity exacerbate the fight against hunger and malnutrition. But the introduction of ‘Farmer Field Schools’ in the Jordan Valley and across the country has helped family farmers boost their production, income and...
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

“No Tree, No Bee – No Honey, No Money”

The management of resources and marginalisation in beekeeping societies of South West Ethiopia
The paper analyses the impact of the two most prominent elements of a traditional societ y in South West Ethiopia: institutionalized traditional beekeeping as main cash income source and high segregation of a society through a caste system, which marginalizes especially a certain huntergatherer group. Beside the high ecological value...
2014 - United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

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)
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