Agricultural Transition

Title Agricultural Transition
Contributor The More and Better Network
Content Viable forms of farming exist and evolve in different parts of the world and many transitions are being successful. Twelve steps are proposed, together with their supportive policies to accompany and trigger transitions towards forms of crafting the living world in the rural and the urban that are more adapted to the third millennium.
Link https://ag-transition.org/?p=1868

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Asia at a Crossroads

Title Asia at a Crossroads
Contributor ActionAid
Content This paper seeks to address fundamental questions about the agriculture sector in Southeast Asia and China and to begin to sketch what a way forward – a way towards the “green economy” – may look like.
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/asia_at_the_crossroads_full_report_2012.pdf

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What Works for Women. Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security

Title What Works for Women. Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
Contributor ActionAid
Content What changes do we need to empower women smallholders and achieve food security? The report tries to answer.
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/what_works_for_women_-_final.pdf

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Safe and Just Space for Humanity

Title Safe and Just Space for Humanity
Contributor Oxfam
Content This Discussion Paper sets out a visual framework for sustainable development – shaped like a doughnut – by combining the concept of planetary boundaries with the complementary concept of social boundaries.
Link http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/dp-a-safe-and-just-space-for-humanity-130212-en.pdf

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Resolving the Food Crisis Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007

Title Resolving the Food Crisis Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007
Contributor Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Content The purpose of the report is to look beyond the proclamations and communiqués to assess what has really changed since the food price crisis erupted.
Link http://iatp.org/files/2012_01_17_ResolvingFoodCrisis_SM_TW.pdf

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What we need is 40 acres and a mule

Title What we need is 40 acres and a mule
Contributor Food First
Author Brent Walker
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
North America UNITED STATES
Link http://www.foodfirst.org/en/urban+farming

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Agriculture of the Hor/Arbore

Title Agriculture of the Hor/Arbore
Contributor Christensen Fund
Author Wolde Gossa Tadesse
Content This paper describes factors that drive the sustainability of Hor/Arbore.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
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Agroecology and why it is the solution to hunger and food security

Title Agroecology and why it is the solution to hunger and food security
Contributor Transnational Institute
Author Miguel Altieri, Transnational Institute
Content Miguel Altieri talks about the problems of the dominant, industrial-chemical agricultural system and the importance of small scale, agroecological farming as an alternative to meet the needs of food security and protect the environment.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published 2012
Language English
Link http://www.tni.org/multimedia/miguel-altieri-agroecology-and-why-it-solution-hunger-and-food-security

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What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?

Title What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?
Contributor Transnational Institute
Author Olivier De Schutter
Content Olivier explains the principles of agroecology and why it is so important for transitioning away from fossil fuel technologies which dominate the industrial food system at present. In practice small scale, locally independent models are best for implementing it. However, if governments support the adoption and spread of agroecological principles it can be scaled up to meet the needs of food security around the world.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published 2012
Language English
Link http://www.tni.org/multimedia/olivier-de-schutter-what-agroecological-farming-and-why-should-it-be-upscaled

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What Cuba can teach us about food and climate change

Title What Cuba can teach us about food and climate change
Contributor Future Tense – Slate Magazine
Author Raj Patel
Content After the Cold War, Cuba faced many of the agricultural challenges that the rest of the world is now anticipating.With no fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide, and no means to import substitute chemicals, its community landed on “agro-ecology.”
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
North America CUBA
Link http://tinyurl.com/7hctldb

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