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Apple-producing family farms in South Tyrol - An agricultural innovative case study








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    Accelerated vocational training in agriculture curriculum of module on apple harvest and post-harvest practices 2021
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    This curriculum was prepared under the project "Upgrading the Technical Agricultural Education System in Lebanon, OSRO / 601 / LEB / NET". In line with the strategic objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organization, in particular, Strategic Objective No. 3: “Rural Poverty Reduction” and Strategic Objective No. 5: “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”, prepared by FAO - in cooperation with AVSI and WARD and according to Ibrahim Al-Hariri and Dr. Hussein Hassan. (2018). A guide to reducing post-harvest food losses in the apple production chain in Lebanon. Beirut: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture. This curriculum aims to train young people and familiarize them with areas related to the operations of harvesting and post-harvesting of apples through its application in technical and vocational training and education for the age group of 14-25 years. At the end of this training, the trainee will be able to familiarize himself with the apple harvesting process, learn about the methods of transporting, packing, and cooling the apple product, in addition to practices done to reduce the causes of food losses in the apple production chain.
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    Innovations in financing mechanisms for demand-driven agricultural advisory services
    The Chile case, 1978–2014
    2018
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    The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) of FAO has commissioned a series of case studies on the reform of extension systems in the past decade and the shift towards innovative financing systems for extension. The studies have focused on the relations between the empowerment of farmers and their organizations, their new roles in the advisory systems and the innovative financial mechanisms in extension required to achieve effective pluralistic and demand-led extension and advisory systems, with quality services being relevant for male and female smallholder producers. Four case studies of different modalities of innovative financing mechanisms were undertaken: Danish Agricultural Advisory Services, evolution of the Danish model. The study describes the historic development of the Danish Agricultural Advisory Services (DAAS). This is the case of a national advisory system owned and managed by the farmer organizations and financed with public subsidies combined with farmer/user payments, gradually developed to full user payment. Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Support programme (PSAOP) from Senegal is the case of reforms towards decentralized demand-led services with structures, procedures and finances for farmers’ demand, negotiation and contracting of advisory services. The farmer organizations were the main drivers of this reform process. Both the supply and demand side are supported with public funding. Financing advisory services for family farmers in Chile. The study describes the programmes of the Institute for Agricultural Development (INDAP) from Chile (1978-2014). The case shows the development of a pluralistic system for extension and advisory services. The system uses competitive grants provided by Government combined with users’ financial contribution to cover the costs of the services. Nariño Dairy Products Cooperative (COLACTEOS) in Colombia is a case of producers’ cooperative-based advisory services as embedded services fully financed through their own processing and marketing activities. A team of advisors is hired by the cooperative for regular services; while other services are contracted on a short term basis. Furthermore, a synthesis was established with a conceptual framework for analysis used to develop a synthesis of the experiences from the four case studies. The synthesis also supplements the cases with a literature review on other cases of similar financing mechanisms and drawsconclusions and recommendations.
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    Accelerated vocational training in agriculture curriculum of module on fruit production: apple 2021
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    This curricula was prepared under the project "Upgrading the Technical Agricultural Education System in Lebanon, OSRO / 601 / LEB / NET". In line with the strategic objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organization, in particular, Strategic Objective No. 3: “Rural Poverty Reduction” and Strategic Objective No. 5: “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”, prepared by FAO - in cooperation with AVSI and WARD This curriculum aims to train young people and introduce them to fields related to apple production through its application in technical and vocational training and education for the age group of 14 to 25 years. At the end of this training, the trainee will be able to identify the resources related to the cultivation of apples and their varieties, and the related agricultural practices.

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