Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains detailed information and literature about Conservation Agriculture to improve the knowledge base of those interested in this concept of sustainable agriculture. It will provide technical staff as well as policy-makers with information and arguments that will help to support, promote and introduce Conservation Agriculture.[System requirements: Pentium PC process
The International Forum on Assessing Sustainability in Agriculture(INFASA) was established by IISD and the Swiss College of Agriculture in 2006. INFASA aims to advance sustainable agricultural production by facilitating an ongoing strategic dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, producers, food industry leaders and consumers.INFASA debuted with a Symposium in Bern, Switzerland, in March of 2006.The Symposium inclu
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe objective of these training modules are to raise awareness of Conservation Agriculture benefits and to provide material for technical training for promoters who are much in demand at training, seminar and field days. This CD-ROM provides practical information about the different principles of conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture. The training guide cons
Series: Policy assistance seriesThis publication is part of a three-volume diagnostic study on lessons learned and implications for agriculture and food security in the context of rapid growth in selected Asian economies. This first volume is a synthesis of the main findings and conclusions of the five country case studies supplemented by additional information and insights on the issue discussed from other sources and FAO's own experie
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?
Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersWorkplace safety and environmental sustainability can be promoted by agreed standards, certification and labelling. Relevant standards for cash crops in developing countries are reviewed here, including organic agriculture, fair-trade labelling, Social Accountability- 8000, the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Programme, the Ethical Trading Initiative, ISO-14001 and EurepGap.
Series: World Soil Resouces ReportsThis report includes a review of current understanding and knowledge of the biological management of soil ecosystems through a set of case studies from different production systems and socio-economic conditions, in the areas of indicators and assessment of soil health, adaptive management and innovative technologies.
Sustainability of economic development in Pakistan is heavily dependent on sustainable agricultural development. In this report, IUCN-Pakistan, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and the Pakistan Institute for Development Economics review the achievements of Pakistan's agriculture, and looks into the appropriateness of various policies in terms of sustainable development of agriculture and the health of the rural economy. The Pakistan ...
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media SeriesConservation Agriculture aims to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained agricultural production. The purpose of these training modules is to support the promotion of Conser
Seminar summary report, Cordoba, Spain, 1999This summary report outlines the seminar approach and the problems relating to the development of irrigation, summarises key papers and working group reports, provides an account of field visits, and lists the main seminar recommendations.
This book is part of the study 'Policies that Work for Sustainable Agriculture and Regenerating Rural Economies' and analyses the evolution of the relations between Bolivian national politicies to farming and rural development, with an emphasis in the period of the structural reforms from 1993. In addition to a historical, legal and political context, the investigation includes the field work in two rural municipalities.
Seminar summary report, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1997This summary report outlines the seminar programme, the papers presented and the key themes addressed by the working groups. It concludes with a summary of the seminar recommendations and the follow-up actions needed, such as participatory rural appraisal studies and the development of strategies for implementing mechanisation.