1. Dams and alpacas in the Peruvian Andes

    In addition to severe losses in the mountain soil’s fertility, climate change is easily visible in the Peruvian Andes: the glaciers which feed all the rivers, and the snow on... (comment match)

  2. Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

    The paper contains 12 different case studies and chapters on agroecology; other sustainable farming methods;  agroecology and resilience to climatic changes; evidence of the food security potential of agroecological systems; the scaling... (comment match)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  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. 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)

  8. The Mother of Our Breath

    Women have been the nurturers of the family and providers of food on land, while men have been providers from the sea. Children are expected to help their parents and... (comment match)

  9. "We are a political and economic force"

    About 23 years ago, in Santiago del Estero, a province in the north of Argentina, the Peasant Movement of Santiago del Estero Via Campesina (MOCASE -VC) was established. One of... (comment match)

  10. 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)