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8 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa. Uganda has over 180,000 organic farmers, the second highest number of producers in the world after India (340,000). 

8 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in African: The Tigray project is a sustainable development project that started in Tigray, northern Ethiopia in 1996.

7 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa. Community Seeds Banks emerged about 30 years ago as a response to biological diversity loss,  increasing corporate control over  seeds and the impact of natural disasters and climate change on crop production.

7 October 2014

This autumn will see the launch of a new phase of WDM’s energy and climate change campaign, which will be a campaign for energy justice. Find out more in our new briefing.

7 October 2014

The World Bank was set up in 1944 to provide loans for countries to help people out of poverty. Yet in its 70 year history, it’s had no shortage of controversy.

6 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa. Resilience is the capacity for people, their communities and the environment to face sudden changes or disasters and to recover from these shocks.

3 October 2014

At WDM we’re more and more thinking about how we can make links with other groups and play our role in building a strong movement for economic justice. Right now, an inspiring campaign founded by a group of homeless young mums has got some pointers.

2 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa. Some quotes.

2 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa: Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) is a decentralised and participatory approach to breeding and creating different types of plants.

2 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Organic farming uses crop rotations, manure and compost to improve soil fertility and avoids using pesticides and chemical fertilisers to improve crop yields.

2 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Ngitili is a word for ‘enclosed fodder reserve’ in Sukuma, a regional language of Tanzania

30 September 2014

Stop the corporate power grab
11 October 2014

Call to action:
TTIP is a so-called ‘free trade’ deal currently being negotiated by the EU and US. This deal will give big business more power over our society, our environment, our public services, and our democracy.

29 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Mulching is a key technique in agroecology

29 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Likoti means ‘holes’ in Sesotho (one of 11 official Lesotho languages)

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty: Agriculture currently employs about 65% of Africa’s population

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