A ‘green revolution’ that may save Filipino coconut farmers

Title A ‘green revolution’ that may save Filipino coconut farmers
Contributor Rappler
Author Rappler
Content In agroforestry, farmers plant more than one type of crop and in different heights – a concept called multi-storey cropping. Like in the Marjes’ farm, you’ll find coconut trees or tall fruit trees watching over everything.
In lower levels are shorter fruit trees, coffee or cacao trees, and herbal plants. On the ground are pineapples, tuber and root crops like cassava, potato, and peanut.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Asia PHILIPPINES
Link http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/environment/120326-agroforestry-intercropping-coconut-farmers-quezon

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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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Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers

Title Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers
Contributor Oxfam International
Author Bill Cotula, Chan Man-Kwun, Cotula Lorenzo, Lorenzo Chan, Man-Kwun, Vorley, Vorley Bill
Content A recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture has raised concerns that small-scale producers are being marginalized. This report takes a new look at the role of public policy and market governance in ensuring inclusive sustainable development. It also foucses on elements that can contribute to gender-equitable results. Four country case studies, conducted in Guatemala, Nigeria, Tanzania and the Philippines supports this work.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Report, Research
Year Published
Language
Asia PHILIPPINES
Africa NIGERIA, TANZANIA
South America Guatemala
Link http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/tipping-the-balance-policies-to-shape-agricultural-investments-and-markets-in-f-254551

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Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

Title Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology
Contributor Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Author EAA, Edited by Peter Prove, Sara Speicher
Content The paper contains 12 different case studies and chapters on agroecology; other sustainable farming methods;  agroecology and resilience to climatic changes; evidence of the food security potential of agroecological systems; the scaling up of agroecological innovations, with challenges and opportunities; the approaches that can be used for scaling up agroecology ; conclusions and way forward.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Paper
Year Published
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, SRI LANKA
Africa Zimbabwe
South America BRAZIL, PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/EAAagroecology2012

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Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out

Title Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out
Contributor Focus on the Global South
Author Focus on the Global South
Content Three case studies from India, Philippines and Thailand on Clean Development Mechanism:

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
Link http://www.focusweb.org/content/whose-%E2%80%9Cclean%E2%80%9D-development-communities-speak-out

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The Agro-ecological Village Development Model: Experiences in the Philippines and China

Title The Agro-ecological Village Development Model: Experiences in the Philippines and China
Contributor REAP-Canada
Author Claudia Ho Lem, Roger Samson
Content An agro-ecological approach to rural development in the Philippines and China, devloped by Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada).
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2004
Language English
Asia CHINA, PHILIPPINES
Link http://www.reap-canada.com/online_library/IntDev/3%20AEV%20Development%20.pdf

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The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba: social process methodology in the construction of sustainable peasant agriculture and food sovereignty

Title The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba: social process methodology in the construction of sustainable peasant agriculture and food sovereignty
Contributor Journal of Peasant Studies
Author Adilén María Roque Jaime, Braulio Machín Sosa, Dana Rocío Ávila Lozano, Peter Michael Rosset
Content The Cuban experience demonstrates that we can feed a population well with a small- or medium-sized farm model based on appropriate ecological technology, and in doing so we can become more self-reliant in food production.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published 2000
Language English
Asia PHILIPPINES
North America CUBA
South America BRAZIL
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2010.538584

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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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Impact Analysis of Organic Farming in Rice Agroecosystems in the Philippines

Title Impact Analysis of Organic Farming in Rice Agroecosystems in the Philippines
Contributor
Author Teodoro C. Mendoza
Content Paper presented during the 1st RDA/ARNOA International Conference on Asian Organic Agriculture held at Suwon and Cheonan/Korea on November 12-15, 2002.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2002
Language English
Asia PHILIPPINES
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J064v24n02_09

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