1. Farming Matters

    However we look at it, the System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is a major success story. While researchers are still debating its relevance, more and more people are getting... (comment match)

  2. Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers

    A recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture has raised concerns that small-scale producers are being marginalized. This report takes a new look at the... (comment match)

  3. Seeking convergence on agroecology- a conference impression

    Whoever thought that agroecology is only gaining momentum as an agricultural practice, science and movement in Latin America, is wrong. A two day conference in June 2013 clearly depicted the... (comment match)

  4. Learning routes: Experiences in Marocco and Egypt

    In 2013, two learning routes took place on the themes of farmer organisations in Morocco and water management in Egypt. ILEIA joined both Learning Routes, carrying out preparatory analysis of the... (comment match)

  5. Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming

    Three young authors associated with the Africa Family Farming Workshops write about the importance of creating a dialogue between family farmers, scientists and policy makers. The Africa Family Farming Workshops... (comment match)

  6. When family farmers lead their own development

    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... (comment match)

  7. Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources

    Access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources is a crucial but very complex, political and legalistic matter. Does the formal system work for family farmers? As we see in... (comment match)

  8. Agroecology. The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

    A publication launched by the African Alliance for Food Sovereignty, showcasing the huge potential of Agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy... (comment match)