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  • Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    This publication can introduce but a fraction of the energy and results inspired by the Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from womens groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments. Trees are more significant than many of us might imagine. They commemorate births and lives lived. They beautify slums, farms and grand avenues. They provide ...

  • Review of experiences of establishing emerging farmers in South Africa (A). Case lessons and implications for farmer support within land reform progra

    Review of experiences of establishing emerging farmers in South Africa (A). Case lessons and implications for farmer support within land reform progra

    Capacity development in food and agriculture policies # 3At the end of Apartheid in 1994, about 82 million hectares of commercial farmland (86% of all farmland) was in the hands of the white minority. Over thirteen million black people lived in crowded former homelands under extreme poverty. Since 1994, the Government of South Africa has initiated several land reform programs in order to address the racial imbalance in land holding and

  • Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    FAO Foresty Papers # 157Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to increased human encroachment on previously wild and uninhabited areas. With a focus on large herbiv

  • Plant breeding and farmer participation

    Plant breeding and farmer participation

    This book complements the traditional approach to plant breeding by addressing a number of issues specifically related to the participation of farmers in a plant breeding programme, and provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social scientists, students and practitioners interested in learning more about its use, with the hope that they ...

  • Rural transport and traction enterprises for improved livelihoods

    Rural transport and traction enterprises for improved livelihoods

    This booklet focuses on promoting transport and traction services as viable diversification enterprises for smallholder farmers and other in rural areas. It considers the benefits that can arise from such enterprises, not only for smallholders themselves, but also to local communities in overall terms through increased productivity, improved and faster marketing, better mobility and reduced drudgery.

  • Peasant seeds, the foundation of food sovereignty in Africa

    Peasant seeds, the foundation of food sovereignty in Africa

    Nyéléni, a legendary Malian peasant who excelled in cultivating the land, gave her name to a global forum on food sovereignty organised in Sélingué, Mali, in February 2007. The Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali (CNOP) organised a preparatory workshop in Bamako on the privatisation of seeds in West Africa. This workshop, organised together with the European organisations BEDE and IIED, provided an opportunity for an ...

  • Rural transport of food products in Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Rural transport of food products in Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe agrifood transport sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key component of the food supply chain, making a significant contribution to gross domestic product in these countries. Well-developed, efficient food transport systems are crucial to the survival of thousands of people, and pivotal to the success or failure of key economic sectors such as agriculture and other major national

  • Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    In recent years, the poverty rate among fruit farmers in the rural Mekong Delta has declined more rapidly than among all rural households in the region and in Vietnam. This is despite huge fluctuations in export markets for fruit in the last decade. The findings from this case study in three rural settlements in Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces suggest that the main driver of rural development is a positive reciprocal relationship between ...

  • People, forests and trees in West and Central Asia. Outlook for 2020 (En)

    People, forests and trees in West and Central Asia. Outlook for 2020 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersIn West and Central Asia, governments, the private sector, communities, farmers and civil society organizations are making substantial efforts to improve the management of forest and tree resources. However, most countries face enormous challenges in this regard. This publication, the main report of the Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA), provides a long-term perspective of changes in th

  • People, forests and trees in West and Central Asia. Outlook for 2020 (Russian version) (Ru)

    People, forests and trees in West and Central Asia. Outlook for 2020 (Russian version) (Ru)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersIn West and Central Asia, governments, the private sector, communities, farmers and civil society organizations are making substantial efforts to improve the management of forest and tree resources. However, most countries face enormous challenges in this regard. This publication, the main report of the Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA), provides a long-term perspective of changes in th

  • Senekelaw ka kuma - Paroles de paysans

    Senekelaw ka kuma - Paroles de paysans

    This video film focuses on an unprecedented event in West Africa: the organisation of a 'Citizens Jury on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Future of Farming'. This citizens' space fo democratic deliberation was held in Mali and was organised by the local government,- the Assemblee Regional de Sikasso-, with the support of IIED.The video film describes the process whereby malian farmers considered expert evidence on the pros

  • Working with Farmer Innovators

    Working with Farmer Innovators

    For centuries, farmers have developed technological innovations, to produce improved crops, livestock, tools and machinery and manage their resources in a sustainable manner. Yet in many countries, this kind of intuitive experimentation remains untapped, and farmers receive scant credit for their contributions. This handbook is a training tool written and presented in a practical, hands-on style, the manual aims to show how stimulating and ...

  • Agroecology and the Struggle for Food Sovereignty in the Americas

    Agroecology and the Struggle for Food Sovereignty in the Americas

    This book seeks to: 1. examine the political, economic, cultural, and ecological dimensions of food sovereignty 2. generate and exchange technically informed and practically applicable knowledge 3. provide an interactive space for the formation of cross-cultural alliances between the U.S. and Latin America among academics and practitioners. It addresses a recurring question on how to build stronger relationships between academics and ...

  • Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure NotesFAO's Land Tenure Notes provide information on land tenure in a format that can be used by grassroots organizations that work with small farmers and others in rural communities. Fair and secure leasing arrangements that balance the interests of the tenant and the land owner can lead to improvements in access to land for farming, better agricultural production and improved access to food. This guide is intend

  • New actors and land acquisition around Lake Bazèga. Burkina Faso

    New actors and land acquisition around Lake Bazèga. Burkina Faso

    In Burkina Faso, undeveloped rural lands, especially fertile wetlands, are being appropriated by a new type of farmer known as the ‘new actor’. Supported by government policy in an attempt to modernize agriculture through agribusiness, these new actors are made up of officials from the public and private sectors and others from mainly commercial backgrounds. By making these new actors key players in rural land relations, the government ...

  • Trade reforms and food security. Country case studies and synthesis (En)

    Trade reforms and food security. Country case studies and synthesis (En)

    The linkage between trade-related policy reforms and food security is of vital concern to many developing countries. This volume summarizes the results of a study designed to show how trade and associated economic policy reforms have affected the agriculture sector and food security of farmers in a range of developing countries. The approach taken is to observe actual performance in fifteen countries that have undergone policy reform in the past ...

  • Addressing marketing and processing constraints that inhibit agrifood exports. A guide for policy analysis and planners (English)

    Addressing marketing and processing constraints that inhibit agrifood exports. A guide for policy analysis and planners (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsOne of the main objectives of the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) negotiated under the Uruguay Round is to improve the access of developing countries to foreign markets. Constraints in the domestic supply chains of many countries, along with weak marketing support and trade facilitation services, have prevented them, however, from exploiting the opportunities provided by the AoA and by other agr

  • Land Registration in Eastern and Western Regions, Ghana

    Land Registration in Eastern and Western Regions, Ghana

    Land Registration in Western and Eastern Regions, Ghana assesses the process of rural land registration in Ghana and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups. In Ghana, deeds registration has been in place since colonial times, and enables right holders to record their land transactions. However, very little rural land has actually been affected by this registration process. The research shows a general lack of awareness of the registration ...

  • Rural-urban marketing linkages. An infrastructure identification and survey guide (English)

    Rural-urban marketing linkages. An infrastructure identification and survey guide (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBy 2030, 60 percent of the world's population are expected to be living in urban areas. Population growth is not solely in larger metropolitan centres - the mega cities. The numbers of small and intermediate-sized urban centres are also increasing and have an important role as links in the marketing system. This guide provides a simplified aid to understanding the physical implications of marke

  • Small farmers economic organisations and public policies – A comparative study

    Small farmers economic organisations and public policies – A comparative study

    In Bolivia, small farmers economic organisations (organizaviones ecόnomicas campesinas – OECs) are increasingly being talked about as actors that could play a key role in channelling proposals and programmes for sustainable agriculture, in the context of market liberalisation and globalisation.But what are OEC’s? What is their function? How important are they to farming families? How do they influence production and marketing processes?