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26 September 2014

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

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. There are large number of agroecological projects taking place across Kenya.

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty.Innovation is one of the keys to increasing food yields and improving the long term sustainability of our food system.

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Homegardens are a form of mixed farming practiced on small plots of land usually surrounding or close to the home, and typically focused on subsistence food production.

25 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. The gender gap is widely acknowledged in agriculture.

24 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Farmer field schools (FFS) are an educational forum for farmers to learn and share practical knowledge related to farming based on a central learning garden.

23 September 2014

Today, governments and businesses will gather in New York to launch a new climate initiative; The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA). But look a little deeper into GACSA’s strategy and who’s signed up to it, and things look a little less smart.

23 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Erosion: an estimated 24 billion tonnes of soil is lost from farm land every year.

21 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a farming technique that requires very little digging of the soil, the use of cover crops to increase soil fertility, and reducing chemical inputs.

20 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. The United Nations estimates that up to 75% of plant varieties were lost in the last century. Biodiversity matters because lesser known plants can hold the key to future food production.

19 September 2014

The exceptional level of grassroots engagement and energy, and the huge turnout at the polls yesterday, is an all-too-rare example of people realising their power.  This is something to be celebrated and held on to.

18 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Agroforestry is a farming system where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, bamboos) are grown together with agricultural crops and/or animals.

18 September 2014

On September 21st, the eve of an historic summit on climate change in New York, hundreds of thousands of people across the world will take to the streets to demand #ActionNotWords from global leaders.

16 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Small-scale farmers often live on some of the most marginal and vulnerable land in the world.

16 September 2014

As the big decision on Scottish independence draws close, thoughts are turning to what comes next - whatever the outcome. 

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