From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances

Content The area around Wum in the Northwest Province of Cameroon is notorious as a conflict hotspot. As pressure increases on available land, conflicts occur more frequently between sedentary family farmers and pastoral communities. Farmer-pastoralist alliances are helping to resolve the conflicts by transforming the relationships between these families.
Author Charles Kacho
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CAMEROON
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/dialogue-and-collaboration

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Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field

Content Family farmers and the many ways in which they contribute to food security, healthy landscapes and thriving rural communities can be supported in a number of ways. These are some initiatives from around the world.
Author ILEIA
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Article, Case Studies
Country NEPAL
Country KENYA, LIBERIA
Country Guatemala
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/locally-rooted

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Ten qualities of family farming

Content Even in the International Year of Family Farming there is confusion about family farming. What is it, and what distinguishes it from entrepreneurial farming or family agribusiness? The confusion tends to be highest in places where the modernisation of agriculture has led society further away from farming. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg takes us into the world of family farming, which he says is considered to be “both archaic and anarchic, and attractive and seductive.
Author Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Article
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/theme-overview

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Learning for rural change: 18 stories from Sudan

Content A great variety of rural development initiatives are taking place in the Republic of Sudan. In this book, the outcome of a documentation and communication training in Khartoum in 2013, practitioners describe and analyse some of the most promising experiences.

The articles provide lessons and challenges relevant for professionals in the field of agriculture and rural development. The book is divided into four themes: water management & crop production, livestock, women empowerment and approaches to sharing knowledge. The hope is that this book serves as a source of inspiration for future initiatives.

Author Janneke Bruil, Laura Eggens, Leonardo van den Berg
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country SUDAN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/pubs/learning-for-rural-change

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Dams and alpacas in the Peruvian Andes

Content In addition to severe losses in the mountain soil’s fertility, climate change is easily visible in the Peruvian Andes: the glaciers which feed all the rivers, and the snow on the mountaintops, are noticeably getting smaller, less and less water is flowing down into the valleys. The water harvesting approach is proving susccessful to cope with this problem and strenghthen local organizations.
Author Fernando Camiloaga Jiménez
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Year Published 2012
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country PERU
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/from-desertification-to-vibrant-communities/dams-and-alpacas

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Establishment and Agronomic Productivity of Silvopastoral Systems with Pelibuey Sheep in Yucatan, Mexico

Content Generate scientific knowledge to allow for the use of leguminous trees into degraded grass pastures for a sustainable animal production in the North-Central region of Yucatan.
Author Jose G. Escobedo
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country MEXICO
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Pelibuey_sheep%20.html

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Strengthening people-led development

Content A joint effort of local communities, NGOs and donors to redefine participation. Readers can find in the successful examples of participatory methods presented, a source of motivation and inspiration.
Author Anja Mertineit, Emmanuel Yap, Jorge Chavez-Tafur, T. M. Radha
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country BANGLADESH, INDIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/library/61529

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