Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming

Title Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Ariel Djomakon, Lucile Gentil, Moubarakatou Tassou
Content Three young authors associated with the Africa Family Farming Workshops write about the importance of creating a dialogue between family farmers, scientists and policy makers. The Africa Family Farming Workshops is an interdisciplinary, regional think-tank that facilitates innovative collaboration.
Type of initiative Report
Year Published
Language English
Africa BENIN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/think-thanks-for-family-farming

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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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La Durette, a pilot agroecological farm

Title La Durette, a pilot agroecological farm
Contributor GRAB (Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique)
Author François Warlop
Content La Durette is a pilot farm in agroecology located in Avignon, France. Its aim is to set up innovative mediterranean agricultural systems, mixing crops under agroforestry in various designs – mainly fruits and vegetables, and integrating animals into the systems. 

The 5-hectares farm will be managed by 2 farmers from 2015 on, in order to see if such innovative complex systems are easy to manage, and still competitive.

Type of initiative Research
Year Published
Language Français
Europe FRANCE
Link http://www.grab.fr/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dossier-Durette-oct-13.pdf

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Escuelas de Agroecologia en Colombia

Title Escuelas de Agroecologia en Colombia
Contributor Fundaexpresion
Author El estudio es parte de una consultoría realizada para ECOFONDO entre Febrero y Junio de 2011, para conformar un programa de ESCUELA NACIONAL AMBIENTAL
Content

El informe recoge los principales hallazgos de una caracterización de algunas de las más importantes experiencias populares de formación en Agroecología existentes en Colombia.

Type of initiative Training Initiatives
Year Published
Language English, Español
South America COLOMBIA
Link http://tinyurl.com/7edb95j

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Declaration of Sashe

Title Declaration of Sashe
Contributor La Via Campesina
Author La Via Campesina
Content From the 1st encounter of the agroecology trainers in the African region. 47 people from 22 organizations in 18 countries (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Angola, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Central African Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Portugal, USA, France, and Germany). They met at the Shashe Endogenous Development Training Centre in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe to plan how to promote agroecology in Southern, Eastern & Central Africa.
Type of initiative Training Initiatives
Year Published 2011
Language English
Link

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