¿Loco? ¡De ninguna manera!

Title ¿Loco? ¡De ninguna manera!
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content Aunque difícilmente se alcanza lo suficiente para satisfacer la demanda nacional, la producción de arroz en el Perú es alta, lo que refleja un sistema de producción aparentemente eficiente. Trabajando en conjunto con otros agricultores, y no siempre con el sistema nacional de investigación y extensión, las iniciativas de los agricultores están demostrando que una manera mucho más eficiente de producir arroz posible.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
South America PERU
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/el-sica/loco-de-ninguna-manera

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El Sistema Intensivo del Cultivo de Arroz (SICA)

Title El Sistema Intensivo del Cultivo de Arroz (SICA)
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content Testimonio de 10 años de experiencia en el Perú.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
South America PERU
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/el-sica/testimonio-peru

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Crazy? Not at all!

Title Crazy? Not at all!
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content Although hardly enough to meet the national demand, rice yields in Peru are high, reflecting an apparently efficient production system. Working together with other farmers, and not always with the national research and extension system, farmers’ initiatives are showing that a much more efficient way is possible.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
South America PERU
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/sri/sri-in-peru

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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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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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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina

Title Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina
Contributor Comunidad Andina
Author Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina
Content Las experiencias de producción familiar agroecológica en diferentes regiones del mundo han evidenciado que es una opción viable para promover la seguridad alimentaria y, al mismo tiempo, conservar la biodiversidad de nuestros países. En los países andinos, los pequeños productores junto con los
movimientos agroecológicos han cumplido un rol importante para la promoción y sostenimiento de este tipo de iniciativas, como una propuesta con potencial para atender la precaria situación prevaleciente en el campo. Con el propósito de difundir estas iniciativas agroecológicas en la Comunidad Andina, los gobiernos nacionales, junto con la Secretaría General de la CAN, ejecutaron el Proyecto “Promoción de la Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina”.  La presente publicación presenta un resumen de los principales resultados de este trabajo.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
South America BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU
Link http://www.comunidadandina.org/public/revista_agroecologia.pdf

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Agricultura sostenible: Ideas básicas y experiencias

Title Agricultura sostenible: Ideas básicas y experiencias
Contributor ETC Andes, ILEIA
Author ETC Andes, ILEIA
Content This little book is a example of a new understanding of agriculture and its role as an activity ecologically, economically and socially viable for rural producers. It is also an anthology that selects and synthesizes articles published in LEISA Magazine, which are always concrete experiences from the field.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language Español
South America PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/7fzzc35

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Revalorización y conservación de la diversidad biocultural andina

Title Revalorización y conservación de la diversidad biocultural andina
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author ETC Andes, ILEIA
Content BioAndes was a regional programme carried out in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru with the objective of “strengthening the capacities of local actors in the sustainable management of the region’s biodiversity”. Having run for 5 years, they were interested in presenting a detailed document to the national and regional authorities. With the help of many of those directly involved in the programme, ILEIA carried out a systematisation process, and presented the results as a 100-page document.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language Español
South America BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/7pttyor

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