From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances

Title From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Charles Kacho
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa 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

Title Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author ILEIA
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.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Africa KENYA, LIBERIA
South America Guatemala
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/locally-rooted

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Ten qualities of family farming

Title Ten qualities of family farming
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
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.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/theme-overview

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Learning for rural change: 18 stories from Sudan

Title Learning for rural change: 18 stories from Sudan
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author Janneke Bruil, Laura Eggens, Leonardo van den Berg
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.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
Africa SUDAN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/pubs/learning-for-rural-change

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Dams and alpacas in the Peruvian Andes

Title Dams and alpacas in the Peruvian Andes
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Author Fernando Camiloaga Jiménez
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
South America 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

Title Establishment and Agronomic Productivity of Silvopastoral Systems with Pelibuey Sheep in Yucatan, Mexico
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Jose G. Escobedo
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
North America MEXICO
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Pelibuey_sheep%20.html

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Strengthening people-led development

Title Strengthening people-led development
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author Anja Mertineit, Emmanuel Yap, Jorge Chavez-Tafur, T. M. Radha
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH, INDIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/library/61529

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