1. Ten qualities of family farming

    Even in the International Year of Family Farming there is confusion about family farming. What is it, and what distinguishes it from entrepreneurial farming or family agribusiness? The confusion tends... (comment match)

  2. Farmers in Focus: Advocate for sovereign seed systems

    Holly Whitesides and her husband are trying to go “against the grain” of industrial agriculture in the United States. They use their family farm and their work on saving seed... (comment match)

  3. 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)

  4. Agro-ecology: beyond food

    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. In response to changing circumstances,... (comment match)

  5. 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)

  6. Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field

    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... (comment match)

  7. From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances

    The area around Wum in the Northwest Province of Cameroon is notorious as a conflict hotspot. As pressure increases on available land, conflicts occur more frequently between sedentary family farmers... (comment match)