Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Title Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Content This paper looks at how ecological agriculture 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.
Year Published 2012
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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The Rwenzori Experience

Title The Rwenzori Experience
Contributor Third World Network
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
Content Environment and Development Series No. 15.
This booklet is a portrait of a unique participatory learning project involving farming communities in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda. The project brought rural households together in ‘Farmer Family Learning Groups’ (FFLGs) with the aim of enhancing community food security.
This booklet looks at the guiding principles behind the project, how it has worked in practice, the successes achieved and the challenges faced.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa UGANDA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end15.pdf

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Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Title Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching
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.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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Seeds of Freedom

Title Seeds of Freedom
Contributor African Biodiversity Network, Gaia Foundation
Author
Content A new 30-minute film produced by The Gaia Foundation and the Africa Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.
Narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, Seeds of Freedom is set to explode pervasive myths about agriculture, development and Africa’s ability to feed herself. At the heart of the film the story of seed and its transformation from the basis of farming communities’ agri-culture, to the property of agri-business.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published
Language English
Link http://seedsoffreedom.info/

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Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out

Title Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out
Contributor Focus on the Global South
Author Focus on the Global South
Content Three case studies from India, Philippines and Thailand on Clean Development Mechanism:

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
Link http://www.focusweb.org/content/whose-%E2%80%9Cclean%E2%80%9D-development-communities-speak-out

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Women Adapting to Climate Change through indigenous knowledge and Practices

Title Women Adapting to Climate Change through indigenous knowledge and Practices
Contributor Surplus People Project
Author
Content Katrina Kotze is part of the Melkkraal community in the Hantam Karoo Region of the Northern Cape Province in South Africa. This community struggle with access to water and ownership of land.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa SOUTH AFRICA
Link http://tinyurl.com/cac43jz

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