Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences

Title Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences
Contributor ActionAid
Author
Content This document summarises case studies from ten countries through ActionAid’s approach to climate resilient sustainable agriculture, which incorporates agroecology in a human rights framework. Based on these experiences ActionAid recommends to increase investment in agroecology, as part of a comprehensive human rights based approach:

  • In particular in ensuring public agriculture research works with nature, taking cognisance of the natural ecological functioning;
  • That public agriculture scientists are encouraged to work with farmers to define their research priorities, disaggregating the priorities of male and female farmers;
  • That extension agents are trained on sustainable agronomic practices and farm management, which can have significant benefits in terms of building resilience, adapting to climate change, and improving production and food security;
  • Of course, all this needs to be underpinned by support for smallholder farmers’ organisations, including women farmers’ unions, to both engage effectively with markets and with government to influence public policy in their favour.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2014
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, CHINA, MYANMAR, NEPAL
Africa MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA
South America BRAZIL, Nicaragua
Link https://ag-transition.org/wp-content/pdf/2014-CRSA_Experiences-September_2014_SMALL.compressed.pdf

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Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

Title Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology
Contributor Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Author EAA, Edited by Peter Prove, Sara Speicher
Content 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 up of agroecological innovations, with challenges and opportunities; the approaches that can be used for scaling up agroecology ; conclusions and way forward.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Paper
Year Published
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, SRI LANKA
Africa Zimbabwe
South America BRAZIL, PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/EAAagroecology2012

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Strengthening people-led development

Title Strengthening people-led development
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author Anja Mertineit, Emmanuel Yap, Jorge Chavez-Tafur, T. M. Radha
Content A joint effort of local communities, NGOs and donors to redefine participation. Readers can find in the successful examples of participatory methods presented, a source of motivation and inspiration.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH, INDIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/library/61529

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Bamboo binding in Bangladesh

Title Bamboo binding in Bangladesh
Contributor LIBRD
Author Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development
Content The community of Sonatoni and Ghorjan union of Sirajgoni district  is living on the bank of Jamuna river. The river faces continuous threat of erosion; village and households are at risk of disappearance. Since 2010 the community has been using local knowledge of Bamboo binding with the aim to redirect the water of Jamuna river and hinder the river erosion
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH
Link http://www.cbmsouthasia.net/2011/08/26/bangladesh-bamboo-binding-on-jamuna-river/

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