Social security, poverty dynamics and economic growth in Angola’s smallholder agriculture

A case study of two communities in Huambo province
This paper is a condensed presentation of findings in the project “Land and Legal Plurality in Angola” as a part of the research collaboration programme between CEIC, Universidade Catholica de Angola and CMI, Norway. Fieldwork was done in August and September 2009 and 2010 in the municipalities of Kachiungu and...
2011 - Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Fondo de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Social

El Fondo de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Social (FONCODES) es un programa nacional del Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS) que trabaja en la generación de mayores oportunidades económicas sostenibles de los hogares rurales pobres extremos, facilitando la articulación entre los actores privados del lado de la demanda y...
2011 - Fondo de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Social (FONCODES)

Global Design and Conceptual Framework

Agriculture is at the nexus of global challenges, more or less acute in different zones: new ones, climate change, interlinked scarcities, biodiversities, but also pending ones such as food insecurity and poverty. The challenges are multiple, inter connected and apply differently according to the diversity of contexts and local specificities....
2011 - World Agricultures Watch (WAW)

L’amenagement d’un perimetre bocager au Sahel

Depuis 1990, avec l’appui de TERRE VERTE, l’AZN expérimente au sein de sa Ferme Pilote de Guié (FPG) un système d’aménagement des terroirs basé sur la réalisation de périmètres bocagers. A l’instar des périmètres maraîchers protégeant une zone pour y cultiver des légumes, l’AZN a développé la technique des périmètres...
Burkina Faso
2011 - Terre Verte

Manual de biogás

Esta publicación es un esfuerzo conjunto del Ministerio de Energía del Gobierno de Chile, La Organización de la Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y Agricultura, y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, con el fin de contribuir al uso y fomento de las energías renovables no convencionales...
2011 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Газетная статья
Asociatividad para la producción orgánica del cacao en las comunidades nativas de Condorcanqui - Amazonas

El presente artículo presenta una breve reseña de la situación socioeconómica de las familias productoras de cacao en la provincia Condorcanqui, en el departamento de Amazonas, Perú.   Los autores presentan la asociatividad y la certificación orgánica de la producción de cacao  como una estrategia de desarrollo rural que permite...
2011 - Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)

The Business of Food - Kenya: Shantytown Garden

On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of life for many Africans is often difficult, there are success stories to share and inspire others. This 13-part television series, produced in cooperation...
2011 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Healthy Harvests

The benefits of sustainable agriculture in Africa and Asia
This report argues that smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia can improve agricultural productivity, food security and livelihoods by adopting sustainable approaches that utilize resource-conserving technologies and that draw upon their own knowledge. Many thousands of communities in countries such as India, Cambodia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe and Kenya...
2011 - Christian Aid

Agriculture and Structural Transformation in Africa

Structural change during most of the first 5 decades of post-independence Africa has been productivity-reducing. It has been driven by negative diversification reflected in labor migrating from the underperforming, yet higher-productivity agricultural sector into an oversized, lowerproductivity service sector. In the aftermath of the failure of the first generation of...
2011 - Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE)


Sitio web donde se destacan las principales noticias de la actualidad en materia agropecuaria, agroindustrial, forestal y medioambiental de Bolivia y el mundo.
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011 - Notiboliviarural

Options Méditerranéennes. Régulation foncière et protection des terres agricoles en Méditerranée

Les terres agricoles subissent une pression croissante à la suite de l’étalement urbain et résidentiel, du développement du tourisme et de la modification des formes d’usages des espaces ruraux, et ce quel que soit le niveau de développement des pays. C’est dans la perspective d’apporter des connaissances utiles aux décideurs...
Algeria - France - Greece - Italy - Morocco - Tunisia
2011 - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture addresses Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to...

P4P Global gender strategy

This P4P gender strategy is informed by policy and review documents including: WFP’s current gender policy, which explicitly reaffirms WFP’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment to support partner countries in addressing food and nutrition challenges sustainably. Literature review and empirical research conducted by ALINe...
2011 - World Food Programme (WFP)

Communicating gender for rural development

Integrating gender in communication for development
Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Niger - Senegal
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Газетная статья
Development, territory and inequality in nowadays’ globalization.

Current conflicts in the family farming sector in Northeast Misiones, Argentina
In this paper we call into question the relationship between development, inequality and territory in the current context of globalization and within the framework of public policies designed, supposedly, to benefit those social actors with fewer resources. In order to do this, we focus on a case study in the...
2011 - Universidad Nacional de La Plata - CONICET

Газетная статья
Policies and practices of pastoralism in Europe

The shepherding of livestock on open pastures is an essential marker of pastoralist management. In modern Europe this practice still persists in various truncated forms. In many parts of the world, government policies undervalue or actively discourage pastoralism, especially mobile pastoralism. Europe is an exception to this trend. Backed by...

Investing in Women Smallholder Farmers

Smallholder farmers generally face many challenges. However, women smallholders face multiple constraints beyond those of men farmers. Women tend to be invisible to policy makers because they are not seen as ‘productive’ farmers. They often are expected to provide unpaid farm work, and bear a disproportionate burden of care and...
2011 - ActionAid International

Roadmap for Investment in the Seed Potato Value Chain in Eastern Africa

The document presents a roadmap for developing commercially sustainable quality seed in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It focuses on directing investments in five key areas along the seed potato value chains. The objectives of this strategic roadmap are to improve productivity, raise incomes of smallholder farmers, enhance food...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2011 - The International Potato Center

Los movimientos campesinos costarricenses vistos a través de tres casos de asentamientos del Instituto de Desarrollo Agrario (IDA)

Este estudio fue parte de una investigación realizada por FLACSO-Costa Rica, para el Instituto de Desarrollo Agrario (IDA) y que fue realizado a lo largo del año 2010, donde se combinaron métodos cuantitativos con métodos cualitativos, con el fin de caracterizar la situación de los asentamientos enmarcados en las gestiones...
Costa Rica
2011 - Cuaderno de Ciencias Sociales de Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)

The Business of Food - Senegal: Faith, Work and Fashion

On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of life for many Africans is often difficult, there are success stories to share and inspire others. This 13-part television series, produced in cooperation...
2011 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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