Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming

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.
Author Ariel Djomakon, Lucile Gentil, Moubarakatou Tassou
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Report
Country BENIN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/think-thanks-for-family-farming

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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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La Durette, a pilot agroecological farm

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.

Author François Warlop
Contributor GRAB (Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique)
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Research
Country 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

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.

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
Contributor Fundaexpresion
Type of Initiative Training Initiatives
Country COLOMBIA
Link http://tinyurl.com/7edb95j

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Declaration of Sashe

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.
Author La Via Campesina
Contributor La Via Campesina
Type of Initiative Training Initiatives
Link

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