Knowledge, Action, Transformation

Seeds in the Hands of Farmers

Seeds in the Hands of Farmers

In this video, Henk Hobbelink of GRAIN contrasts the approaches to seed conservation that have emerged since the so-called ‘green revolution’. He advocates for on-farm, farmer-led conservation which secures the control of seed in the hands of small farmers.

Jardin Interior: Spaces for Transform...

Jardin Interior: Spaces for Transformation in Seville.

Urban spaces and urban food systems are continuously challenged, negotiated and remade by women and men, as groups and as individuals. Whilst much has been written about the radical potentials of urban agriculture, the reality is less clear. Urban gardens reflect broader social and economic trends as well as the individual and collective politics of […]

Landworker’s Demand post-Brexit...

Landworker’s Demand post-Brexit Policy Reform

It is with some concern that The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) looks forward at the possibilities for British food and agricultural policies post-Brexit. The task will require huge effort and ingenuity on behalf of political decision makers if it is to support producers, protect the environment and prioritize access to healthy, nutritious food for all. As […]

The People’s Manual – Via...

The People’s Manual – Via Campesina

La Via Campesina have published “The People’s Manual”, a partner guide to Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security. “The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security are a […]

Perspectives: Strengthening people’s ...

Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge

A new article collaboration between researchers at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) and the Food Sovereignty Alliance India calls for a shift in the paradigm around agroecology. The full article Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge is available here. The authors provide a critical perspective on the development of mainstream agriculture, which has largely been developed through […]

From Uniformity to Diversity – ...

From Uniformity to Diversity – IPES Food Report

The first major report of IPES- Food was released on June 2nd: ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’. The report is a useful resource capturing a vast analysis of the research around agroecological farming practice around the world. The report concludes that a fundamental shift towards diversified agroecological farming […]

Agroecology Learning Exchange –...

Agroecology Learning Exchange – Uganda

The Agroecology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) convened the Agroecology Learning Exchange in Uganda from May 10-13, 2016. About 90 people from six continents met for four days on an organic farm and agroecological training centre near Massaka, in central Uganda. The Agroecology Learning Exchange was designed as a […]

Community Supported Agriculture in Eu...

Community Supported Agriculture in Europe

A comprehensive overview of Community Supported Agriculture in Europe has been released by Urgenci – The International Network for Community Supported Agriculture.  The report aims to give insight into the state of Community Supported Agriculture across Europe, exploring the range of emerging food distribution systems, particularly direct marketing and producer or consumer led models, from […]

International Solidarity on April 17t...

International Solidarity on April 17th

The International Day of Peasant and Agrarian Struggle is remembered on April 17th each year, a day of solidarity to the struggle and persecution peasants and small scale farmers face around the world. April 17th 2016 marks 20 years since 19 peasant men and women were murdered by security forces in Brazil’s northern state of Para […]

A dreadful week of persecution agains...

A dreadful week of persecution against social movements around the world

From E.C.V.C. March 19th 2016. A dreadful week of persecution against social movements around the world:grassroots internationalism has never been more necessary Gathered in Bagnolet, France for our General Assembly, the European Coordination Via Campesina was and continuous to be profoundly shaken by the wave of deadly attacks and repression carried out against social movements […]