Ser tambero familiar y cuidador del pastizal en las cercanías de la ciudad

Title Ser tambero familiar y cuidador del pastizal en las cercanías de la ciudad
Contributor Leisa-America Latina
Author Anahí Musso, Bárbara Heguy, Lorena Mendicino, María C. Vecchio, María Isabel Lissarague
Content En los últimos años los servicios intangibles que brindan los pastizales de Sudamérica tomaron importancia, principalmente los rioplatenses de la Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay y sur de Brasil. Los pastizales rioplatenses de la Argentina pertenecen en parte a la subregión conocida como Pampa Deprimida. Una porción importante de este paisaje ha sido fuertemente afectada por el proceso de agriculturización. Paradójicamente, en la región argentina existen áreas ubicadas en los alrededores de los grandes cascos urbanos que aún conservan superficies importantes de tierras cubiertas por pastizales naturales manejados por pequeños productores familiares.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
South America ARGENTINA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/biodiversidad/ser-tambero-familiar

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From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances

Title From farmer-pastoralist conflicts to profitable alliances
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Charles Kacho
Content 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 and pastoral communities. Farmer-pastoralist alliances are helping to resolve the conflicts by transforming the relationships between these families.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa CAMEROON
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/dialogue-and-collaboration

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“We are a political and economic force”

Title “We are a political and economic force”
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Author Teresa Gianella
Content 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 its leaders is Deo Sumaj, an impressive peasant woman of the Vilela indigenous people. “Peasant family farming could provide many answers to the crises that humanity faces.”
Type of initiative Interview
Year Published
Language English
South America ARGENTINA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/interview-deo-sumaj

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Farming for nutrition: – back to the future

Title Farming for nutrition: – back to the future
Contributor ILEIA
Author Edith van Walsum
Content Nutrition has become one of the buzz words of the year, like resilience, and landscapes. What they have in common is that they refer to complex situations with political forces competing over the backs of rural and urban communities. The nutrition challenge is clear – with a billion hungry people on this planet and another two billion overweight – it is time to act. Persistent hunger and undernutrition are inexcusable in a world of plenty. But the crucial question is: who should act and how?
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/editorial

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Food fairs revive local food and nutrition

Title Food fairs revive local food and nutrition
Contributor ILEIA
Author Bernard Guri, Patricia Dianon
Content Food fairs are an important tool and space to promote food sovereignty as they take place in local public spaces and within people’s own socio-cultural settings. One excellent example was a food fair in Ghana, organised by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD). Women farmers exhibited traditional crops and foods, emphasising their importance for local and national food and nutrition security. The fair reminded community and political leaders of the value of neglected traditional foods. Some years later, it can be seen how this and subsequent food fairs helped to ensure the improved integration of traditional foods and agroecological farming into national food security plans.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa GHANA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/promoting-traditional-food

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Una iniciativa institucional para preservar la biodiversidad

Title Una iniciativa institucional para preservar la biodiversidad
Contributor Leisa-America Latina
Author Olga Monagas, Tulio Carmona, Yony Carmona
Content El Centro de Resguardo es un espacio donde se establecen y reproducen plantas medicinales y aromáticas, asociándose especies silvestres y cultivadas, y donde además se registran los conocimientos populares sobre sus usos.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language Español
South America VENEZUELA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/biodiversidad/iniciativa-institucional-preservar-biodiversidad

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The Mother of Our Breath

Title The Mother of Our Breath
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org
Author Robert V. Bishop and ILIEA
Content 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 other elders in their different tasks. This is the story of the Paulauan traditional family farming system in the western most regions of the Caroline Islands in the Republic of Palau.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia Taiwan
Oceania PALAU
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/palau-family-values

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Guinea pigs – small livestock with big potential

Title Guinea pigs – small livestock with big potential
Contributor
Author
Content The right to food sovereignty is a part of the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s constitution, but what does this actually mean for family farmers? The truth is that many people in rural areas are far from having access to adequate food and nutrition, with 37% of children under five reported to be suffering from stunting caused by malnutrition. Amongst the institutions and initiatives that aim to improve food security and sovereignty, the cuy (or guinea pig) project stands out for the inroads it has made towards improving food and nutrition at the family level.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
South America BOLIVIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/guinea-pigs

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Youth and agriculture: German youth struggle for land

Title Youth and agriculture: German youth struggle for land
Contributor ILEIA
Author Paula Gioia
Content ‘Land grabbing’ has grabbed people’s attention in recent years, but this phenomenon is not restricted to developing countries. In the heart of Europe, young German farmers like Paula Giola are also struggling to retain and regain access to farmland.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Europe GERMANY
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/german-youth-land-struggle

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Peasant to peasant: The social movement form of agroecology

Title Peasant to peasant: The social movement form of agroecology
Contributor ILEIA
Author Nils McCune
Content After the electoral defeat of the Sandinistas in 1990, former land owners returned to Nicaragua from the USA. They began to take back their former estates through legal and less than legal manoeuvering, driving many rural people off the land they had been cultivating. This ‘agrarian counter-reform’ as it became known, left many hundreds of people landless in its wake during the 1990s and early 2000s. Now a national union has adopted agroecology and is leading the way for peasant farmers to collectively work their way out of poverty and towards a more resilient model of agriculture.
Type of initiative
Year Published
Language English
South America Nicaragua
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/peasant-to-peasant

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