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Solidaridad works to close gender gap among farmers in Bangladesh05 Apr 2017

Solidaridad South & South-East Asia produce a recent publication that highlighted the achievements of Bangladesh female farmers in the community.

CSAM New Case Study on Stakeholder Mapping for Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machines in the Dry Zone of Myanmar05 Apr 2017

This case study maps out the key stakeholders of custom hiring of agricultural machinery in the Dry Zone of Myanmar, their activities and impact.

CAPSA’s fact sheet No. 21/2017 on Promoting Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machines for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone15 Mar 2017

Custom hiring is a useful approach to address labour scarcity, extreme and harsh climatic events, shorter time windows for completing critical agricultural activities, and the lack of financial resources and necessary technical skills to purchase and operate required machinery. Greater information dissemination and enhanced awareness among stakeholders can increase the popularity and adoption of custom hiring.

Second call for proposals - ALiSEA Small Grant Facility14 Feb 2017

Agro-ecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) has launched the second call for proposals of Small Grant Facility. This SGF is not aimed at implementing new projects but rather emphasizes on knowledge sharing, increasing visibility of existing initiatives and scaling-up best practices.

How SEWA improved livelihood of the small and marginal farmers in Gujarat, India through four Risk Mitigating Mechanisms08 Dec 2016

Agriculture in Gujarat forms a vital sector of the state’s economy. The state’s agricultural productivity is low. The yields are poor and in most cases do not even approaches the low level of average yield for the country. Low yields result from poor soils, inadequate rainfall, frequent droughts and floods, bad drainage, and undeveloped irrigation facilities.

FAO - Family Farming Knowledge Platform22 Nov 2016

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP) was launched by the Advocacy Unit of the FAO Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC) in June 2016 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  The Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications.