Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences

Title Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences
Contributor ActionAid
Author
Content This document summarises case studies from ten countries through ActionAid’s approach to climate resilient sustainable agriculture, which incorporates agroecology in a human rights framework. Based on these experiences ActionAid recommends to increase investment in agroecology, as part of a comprehensive human rights based approach:

  • In particular in ensuring public agriculture research works with nature, taking cognisance of the natural ecological functioning;
  • That public agriculture scientists are encouraged to work with farmers to define their research priorities, disaggregating the priorities of male and female farmers;
  • That extension agents are trained on sustainable agronomic practices and farm management, which can have significant benefits in terms of building resilience, adapting to climate change, and improving production and food security;
  • Of course, all this needs to be underpinned by support for smallholder farmers’ organisations, including women farmers’ unions, to both engage effectively with markets and with government to influence public policy in their favour.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2014
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, CHINA, MYANMAR, NEPAL
Africa MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA
South America BRAZIL, Nicaragua
Link https://ag-transition.org/wp-content/pdf/2014-CRSA_Experiences-September_2014_SMALL.compressed.pdf

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Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia

Title Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia
Contributor La Via Campesina
Author Irma Yanny, James S.L.Tadeo, Raphael M. Baladad
Content In a first part, this publication gives technical feedbacks and analysis on Sustainable Rice Based Farming Systems in the Philippines. The book concludes that Organic farming is undeniably, one of the best broad-based development strategies that can be employed to revitalize the agriculture sector. With that said and given that most Southeast Asian countries are dependent on rice, effective organic rice farming can help address not only rural poverty but food security woes across the region.

In a second part, it highlights the main results of a regional exchange on agroecology that took place in the Philippines between South East Asian members of la Via Campesina (from Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor Leste).

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2013
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, South Corea, Taiwan, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE, Vietnam
Link http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/publications-mainmenu-30

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Learning in the field : Isang Bagsak helps people chart their own future

Title Learning in the field : Isang Bagsak helps people chart their own future
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Author IDRC
Content A new form of peer learning, developed jointly by researchers and development practitioners in Africa and Asia, uses face-to-face meetings, field practice, and Internet links to learn from each other about participatory approaches to research in natural resource management. Available also in French and Arabic.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, VIET NAM
Africa UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34218/1/126867.pdf

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Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners

Title Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners
Contributor ActionAid
Author Action Aid
Content It is based on the identification of the major risks and challenges local communities face, and/or are likely to face in the near future, and on the design and implementation of site-specific adaptation strategies aimed at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the resilience of the smallholder production systems. SEE ALSO http://www.actionaid.org/publications
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, NEPAL
Africa KENYA, SENEGAL, SOUTH AFRICA
South America BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/8nrpcqs

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Agroecology and Advocacy: Innovations in Asia

Title Agroecology and Advocacy: Innovations in Asia
Contributor Asian Farmers’ Association, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Author Asian Farmers’ Association, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Content The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Development and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy have produced a new report documenting successful approaches in three countries: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia. The three case studies presented in this report represent successful approaches, both in terms of the techniques they have applied, and because of the active involvement of farmers’ organizations in changing the policies needed to ensure their success.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES
Link http://tinyurl.com/cbrnskl

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Agroecology, best practices

Title Agroecology, best practices
Contributor Agrisud International
Author Agrisud International
Content Agroecology best practices
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDIA, LAOS, SRI LANKA
Africa ANGOLA, CONGO DEM, GABON, MADAGASCAR, MAURITANIA, MOROCCO, NIGER, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL
South America BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/8vgqbts

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Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Title Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Contributor Third World Network
Author Hira Jhamtani
Content This paper describes key principles and approaches of sustainable agriculture, particularly at local community level, as a key alternative to GM crops and industrial agriculture systems. This is followed by an account of the successes of sustainable agri-culture practices in some parts of developing countries, illustrated by three case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end05.pdf

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