To promote family farming means to stimulate economic development in the region and fight against hunger and poverty. For that reason, the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO RLC, publishes the Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, a quarterly publication that seeks to disseminate information on family farms through interviews systematization of good practices and presentation of various information about the reality of family farming in the region. The last issue of the newsletter shows the COMET-LA project as an example of good practice.
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Civil and scientific organisations are looking for local solutions to environmental problems to which Latin America is facing. Good practises carried out with local communities are being studied in Colombia, México and Argentina.
(Córdoba, España, 13-15 de febrero de 2012)
The Nobel Prize in Economic Policy and inspiring COMET-LA, Elinor Ostrom, died after fighting against cancer on June 12, 2012 at the age of 78. The COMET-LA members are deeply touched by his loss.
The day of her death, the last article of Professor Ostrom, "Green from the Grassroots",was published by Project Syndicate.
During the meeting we will work with local communities in workshops to characterize the situation of socio-ecological systems in each case of study.
Scientistsandlocalcommunitiesanalyze the relationshipbetween natural resourcesandthepeople from the territoryto identifysustainablemanagement models.