Publications | ELLA
15
Feb
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Acceso a tierra y estrategias de vida de los jóvenes rurales

Los territorios rurales atraviesan procesos de envejecimiento y una de las causas principales es la emigración de los jóvenes a los centros urbanos. Las razones para dejar el campo y la agricultura son en parte las barreras que enfrentan al insertarse social y productivamente en sus comunidades y el acceso seguro a la tierra es el factor clave.

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13
May
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Taxes and Transition: Formalising Small-Scale Farmers in Peru?

This Briefing Paper from IIED looks at the Peruvian government's attempts to formalise small-scale farmers, offering lessons applicable in Peru and beyond.

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6
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

A Land Title is not Enough: Ensuring Sustainable Land Restitution in Colombia

This report from Amnesty International provides a summary of the national and international legal human rights framework that should be underpinning the efforts of the Colombian state to return illegally acquired land to its rightful occupants and examines in detail the many obstacles that land claimants are still facing in their struggle to return home in a sustainable manner.

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3
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of over 30 partners, including the private sector, academia, multilaterals, and NGOs, this policy paper offers a compelling multi-stakeholder set of issues, recommendations and action items for governments and policy makers, the donor community, farmers, agribusiness, and civil society aimed at supporting global food security.

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15
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Land Governance in Brazil: A Geo-historical Review

This paper from the International Land Coalition examines the paradoxes of land governance in Brazil by putting them into their historical context, highlighting in particular the continuing subordination of peasant farmers’ interests to those of large landholders.

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4
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Policy Options for Agricultural Investments and Governance of Markets: In Support of Small-scale Farmers in Guatemala

This report from Oxfam argues that public policy in Guatemala gives preferential support to large-scale farming investments through tax breaks. The limited support given to small-scale producers in public policy is restricted to issues such as land, credit and the supply of inputs at subsidised prices; it rarely covers productive infrastructure.

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4
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America: Barriers and Opportunities in Mexico, Peru and Honduras

This report highlights Agricultural Value Chains Financing products and structures that various lead firms, agro-processors, banks, and non-bank financial institutions have designed and implemented to provide financing to producers either directly or through producer organizations, cooperatives, etc.

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28
Oct
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Smallholders at Risk: Monoculture Expansion, Land, Food and Livelihoods in Latin America

Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested, the authors of this Oxfam Briefing Paper argue.

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15
Oct
2014
BRIEFS

Alliances Towards a Common Goal: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Rural Development In Latin America

In Latin America, public-private partnerships have proven to be a successful tool for promoting rural development. Adequate coordination and involvement of stakeholders at the local level has been fundamental in achieving positive results.

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2
Oct
2014
GUIDE

Recognising the Diversity of Smallholder Farmers in Latin America: A New Era in Rural Development

New institutions, differential policy and public-private partnerships are just some of the mechanisms being used by Latin American governments to promote sustainable development among smallholder farmers.

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15
Sep
2014
BRIEFS

Harnessing the Potential of the Nonfarm Economy for Smallholders in Latin America

Latin American countries have implemented a range of strategies to boost the rural nonfarm economy, with positive impacts on local economic growth and poverty reduction.

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5
Sep
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.

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30
Jul
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Land Accumulation Dynamics in Developing Country Agriculture

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank examine the case of Paraguay to test hypotheses on the effects of land inequality in developing countries.

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25
Jun
2014
BRIEFS

Land Grabbing in Latin America: Opportunity or Threat?

In Latin America, government interventions in land grabbing processes provide some preliminary lessons on dealing with this phenomenon, while highlighting some serious threats.

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22
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Summary: Promoting Small-scale Sustainable Farming and Rural Development

This Learning Alliance guided members in an exploration of Latin American policies and practice promoting small-scale sustainable farming, and promoted exchange of experiences with other countries on key issues such as food security and integrating small-scale farms into large-scale agribusiness.

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22
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 1: Market Reforms: Success and Limitations

Participants discussed Latin American experiences with market reforms introduced during recent decades. With a focus on the impacts on small-scale farming, participants shared their own perspectives and assessed how Latin American experience and knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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21
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 2: Addressing the Limitations: Territorial Rural Development

Participants learn about the territorial approach to rural development applied in Latin America and exchange experiences from their own countries.

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21
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 3: Public Policies to Sustain Small-scale Farming

The Moderator aimed to share knowledge and foster debate on three main policy issues regarding sustainable small-scale farming. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such policies could be adapted to their own regions.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 1: Key Issues and Responses in Developing Countries

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 2: Strengthening Adaptive Capacity

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 3: Long-term Considerations

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve long-term considerations of climate change adaptation in arid and semi-arid lands in developing regions.

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13
May
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

The publications presented below represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to rural development and small-scale farming in Latin America.

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19
Apr
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Women's Land: Reflections on Rural Women’s Access to Land in Latin America

Strengthening women’s access to land and control over its use is not just a matter of agricultural development and food security, but a question of human rights and justice for women.

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18
Apr
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on small-scale farming in the Latin American context. Together, these organisations cover a wide range of themes, including institutional rural development, land access and use, market access, value chains, food security, and smallholder market integration, and a variety of issues related to rural life, such as access to finance, poverty fighting and infrastructure.

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13
Feb
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas 2013: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean

This report, a joint effort by FAO, ECLAC and IICA, provides information and analysis, both of the current situation and context of the agri-food sector and the outlook for 2013.

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4
Feb
2013
BRIEFS

Latin America’s Rural Family Farmers: Evolutions in Access to Markets and Rural Income Structure

Over time, the rural reality in Latin America has changed, with family farmers now more integrated in markets and significantly less dependent on agriculture for income. What does this mean for family farmers today?

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