• Paddy that survives the flood

    August 11th, 2009 | News

    Anitha Reddy, Deccan Herald, 11 August 2009 In an era when yield performance of crops is the only factor taken into consideration, Varada basin farmers are striving to conserve strains that they have inherited and retained over four decades… Continue reading here

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  • Farming diversity

    Farming diversity

    May 13th, 2009 | News, Publications

    LEISA Magazine, volume 25: 1 – Farming diversity Diversity is at the very heart of small-scale farming. It is found in different kinds of landscapes, consists of different ways of life, and is reflected in the large variety of crops being grown and many different kinds of agriculture being practised. Then why is it that […]

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  • A contribution from the central Andes to an indigenous view of adaptation to climate change

    April 16th, 2009 | Events

    A contribution from the central Andes to an indigenous view of adaptation to climate change: “Cambio climático y sabiduría andina. Encuentro de Núcleos de Afirmación Cultural Andina.” Urpichallay. Marcará. Abril, 16,17 y 18, 2009. Convocan: Urpichallay y Pratec. View summary and programme (cambio_clima_y_sabiduria_andina_urpi.pdf, 19 kb)

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  • Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development

    Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development

    February 18th, 2009 | NGOs, Organisations, Websites

    Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 in Nepal. It is committed to capitalize on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to improve the livelihoods of resource poor and marginalized people. In the past ten years of partnership for development-oriented research in […]

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  • Towards food sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems

    January 14th, 2009 | Publications

    Towards Food Sovereignty is an online book with linked video and audio files. The first four chapters, available here, begin to describe the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems, and the policy reversals needed to democratize food systems. The video and audio clips show farmers, indigenous […]

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