Recently Added Initiatives and Reports

  • Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change

    beanss The white paper, Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming, is issued by Rodale Institute, an independent nonprofit agricultural research institute based in the U.S. It focuses on the regenerative organic agriculture’s role in reversing both climate issues and food insecurity. (more…)

  • Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

    Cattura The cases, the research and the studies to which this Report refers clearly show that in Africa, Asia and Latin America there are many Ngos and farmer-led initiatives promoting agroecological production that have demonstrated a positive impact on the livelihoods of millions of people living in small farming communities. (more…)

  • Mainstreaming Agroecology: Implications for Global Food and Farming Systems

    MainstreamingAgroecologyEd3 The Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (UK) has just released a Discussion Paper on the principles and practices of agroecology and how mainstreaming them can potentially meet the challenges facing agriculture and food production. (more…)

  • Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field

    3511938961_6000ef7182 Family farmers and the many ways in which they contribute to food security, healthy landscapes and thriving rural communities can be supported in a number of ways. These are some initiatives from around the world.

  • Scaling-up agroecological approaches: what, why and how?

    ScalinUPAgroecology_OXFAMSImmagine A very useful discussion paper to contribute to ongoing debates on agroecological approaches and their centrality for achieving truly more sustainable agricultural and food systems; to provide key evidence and arguments for supporting advocacy work of CSOs calling for the scaling-up of agroecological approaches in various social and political arenas at national and/or international levels.

  • Agro-ecology: beyond food

    Costa-Rica Some may view indigenous communities as being conservative and backwards. However, the Kabekwa in Costa Rica show that such communities can be adaptable and innovative. (more…)

  • When family farmers lead their own development

    sharing-lessons Steven Kiranga Gichanga is a family farmer in Mugaari, a village in Kenya. He was trained in goat rearing but could not afford a goat to get started. He was also trained in bee keeping but could not afford a bee hive either. After a community reflection (more…)

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