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  • 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

  • Analysis of aquaculture development in Southeast Asia: a policy perspective

    Analysis of aquaculture development in Southeast Asia: a policy perspective

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersNo. 509This paper shows that the rapid expansion of aquaculture in Southeast Asia occurred in response to market demand and profit opportunities with little government involvement. Governments were more enabling than pro-active; they endorsed aquaculture as a source of livelihood or export earnings, but did not provide generous incentives to farmers. It is only recently, that, motivated

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Governance, coordination and distribution along commodity value chains. Rome, 4-5 April 2006 (En)

    Governance, coordination and distribution along commodity value chains. Rome, 4-5 April 2006 (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade ProceedingsSignificant changes are taking place in the value chain for many agricultural commodities, particularly those fresh products destined for supermarket shelves. The changing patterns of these value chains in agriculture affect equity between producers and buyers and equity among producers themselves, alter the allocation of resources in agriculture and have implications for domestic as well as

  • Land registration in Mali - No land ownership for farmers? Observations from peri-urban Bamako

    Land registration in Mali - No land ownership for farmers? Observations from peri-urban Bamako

    Registration of land rights is a recurring theme in the debate on land policy in Africa. Several legal mechanisms have been put in place with the aim of making the procedure of registration and land titling more transparent. However, on the ground the process has produced many transformations which raises the question of the efficiency of these procedures. This paper examines the procedures for accessing land ownership through titling and shows ...

  • People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    Domestic animal diversity is being lost at an alarming rate. Worldwide, local livestock breed are being crossed or replaced with higher-yielding animals. In collaboration with livestock communities, research centres, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, FAO identified and documented 13 case studies, presented in this publication, on how communities manage their local animal genetic resources.These cases studies

  • 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 ...

  • Conflicts between farmers and herders in north-western Mali

    Conflicts between farmers and herders in north-western Mali

    This study was carried out by the Helvetas Mali development programme whose aim was to improve relations between farmers and herders in a context of pressure on natural resources and growing competition over their use in the regions of Kaarta and Fuladugu, Mali. The Pastoral Charter and other legal frameworks are discussed, as well as mechanisms for conflict resolution and participation.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    This paper examines the impact of the promotion of agri-business on small holder farmers in the Niayes area of Senegal. The Niayes area was chosen because of the development of commercial farming in the region and because the expansion of peri-urban areas has created growing markets for agricultural produce. This work is part of IIED’s programme on transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms which aims to feed into ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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?

  • Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    This publication focuses on women’s roles in saving and reproducing seed in the drylands of the Deccan Plateau, in South India. Detailed farmers’ accounts of why seed-saving is essential emphasise the interconnectedness between self-reliance in seed, crop diversity and nutrition. By extension, the realms of food culture and religious rituals (which entail the use of traditional crops) are also linked to seed autonomy. What is most significant ...

  • Market for non-traditional agricultural exports, (The) (En)

    Market for non-traditional agricultural exports, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThe last decade has witnessed a steady decline in the dollar values of many of the traditional agricultural export crops from developing countries and has highlighted the risks of depending upon a very narrow export base for foreign exchange earning. Breaking the dependence upon the traditional primary commodities and diversifying into higher value or added value exports is not easy. Thi