Content Interview > Cantave Jean-Baptiste is a Haitian agronomist and rural development practitioner with more than three decades of experience supporting sustainable agriculture and strengthening peasant organisations. He is Executive Director of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) in Haiti, and a founding member of Groundswell International. Farming Matters asked Mr Jean-Baptiste how family farmers can build resilience in Haiti, a country where an estimated 80% of the population lives in poverty. Author Steve Brescia Contributor ILEIA Year Published 2014 Type of Initiative Interview Country HAITI Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/interview-cantave-jean-baptiste Content Opinion by Navina Khanna.
Navina Khanna introduces the food justice movement in the USA, and how from the corner shop to Capitol Hill, communities are making waves, and fighting for fairer policies in both corporate and governmental sectors.
Author Navina Khanna Contributor ILEIA Year Published 2014 Type of Initiative Article Country U.S., UNITED STATES Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/opinion-navina-khanna Content 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, this community has been adapting its farming practices constantly, benefiting from it in multiple ways. Author Cristian Timmermann, Georges Felix Contributor AgriculturesNetwork Year Published 2013 Type of Initiative Case Studies Country COSTA RICA Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/agroecology-beyond-food Content 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 to convince other farmers and groups of the importance of a sovereign seed stock. Author Holly Whitesides Contributor AgriculturesNetwork Year Published 2013 Type of Initiative Interview Country U.S. Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/farmers-in-focus Content Environment and Development Series No. 14.
This paper looks at how ecological agriculture, by building healthy soils, cultivating biological diversity and improving water harvesting and management, can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching Contributor Third World Network Year Published 2012 Type of Initiative Article Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf Content Ex-combatants and returned refugees formulate ecologically sustainable agricultural development plans in post-war El Salvador. Author Ariane de Bremond Contributor agroecology.org Type of Initiative Case Studies Country EL SALVADOR Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Chalatenango.html Content This case study outlines the plan for a 0.5 acre garden in downtown Toronto. This market garden was part of Field-To-Table’s Urban Agriculture initiative and will complement ongoing rooftop and sprout growing. The Urban Agriculture Initiative sells vegetables and sprouts to the Field-to-Table Good Food Box, an alternative distribution mechanism available to all Torontonians. Author Jacinda Fairholm, Lauren Baker, Vera Top Contributor agroecology.org Type of Initiative Case Studies Country CANADA Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/urbanmarketgarden.html Content A document looking at the key elements of a resilient agricultural system. Author USC Canada Contributor USC Canada Type of Initiative Case Studies Country NIGERIA, ZAMBIA Country HONDURAS Link http://usc-canada.org/UserFiles/File/Pathways-to-Resilience.pdf Content The case of Brent, a urban famer. The urban agriculture movement, sweeping across urban areas, from West Oakland to Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago to the Bronx and beyond, is a call to reclaim post-industrial abandoned lots, under-serviced public parks and vacant lots to grow fresh food for the people. The movement is often called “food justice” , representing the idea that healthy food for our people is a human right, not a privilege. Author Brent Walker Contributor Food First Type of Initiative Case Studies Country UNITED STATES Link http://www.foodfirst.org/en/urban+farming Content This publication originated at an international workshop held at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, USA, April 15-17, 2004. It was published jointly, in Spanish and English, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (Yale F&ES). Author Avery Cohn, Corrina Steward, Jonathan Cook, Margarita Fernández, Rebecca Reider Contributor International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Type of Initiative Case Studies Link http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/14506IIED.pdf
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