Agroforestry for Food Security in Malawi

Content Malawi faces myriad of environmental, social, and human health challenges, including food insecurity, land degradation and deforestation. An agroforestry program promotes tree planting to increase crop yields in previously depleted soils, reverse deforestation, and empower women.
This case study is part of a series of 33 case studies with a focus on Agroeocology produced by the Oakland Institute and co-published with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).

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Author Oakland Institute
Contributor Oakland Institute
Year Published 2015
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country MALAWI
Link http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Food_Security_Malawi.pdf

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Building, defending and strengthening agroecology

Content This publication is based on a research conducted on the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives.
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Author Colin Anderson, Csilla Kiss, Michel Pimbert
Contributor Center for Agroecology Water & Resilience, ILEIA
Year Published 2015
Type of Initiative Article
Link http://www.agroecologynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Farming_Matters_Special.pdf

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Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

Abstract It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world’s food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world’s farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast? If small farmers continue to lose the very basis of their existence, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.

GRAIN took an in depth look at the data to see what is going on and the message is crystal clear. We need to urgently put land back in the hands of small farmers and make the struggle for agrarian reform central to the fight for better food systems.

 

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Contributor GRAIN
Year Published 2014
Link http://ag-transition.org/?p=3450

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