The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community. It will also focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community. How and why does it achieve this? What concrete examples do we have that show the links? Have you come across families or villages that succeed in having a healthy diet whereas others in similar circumstances do not? They also want to look at nutritional challenges. Do farming families face (hidden) hunger or malnutrition? Is this problem declining or increasing? What are the deeper causes and how can they be addressed? What are your observations about changing food patterns due to changing lifestyles, and the nutritional consequences?
Lastly, they are interested in stories about efforts to (re)create food cultures, to (re) build respect for local food as an intrinsic part of an agroecological lifestyle, and to (re)create more direct linkages between food producers and consumers.
Find out more: Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming
Deadline for submissions for the articles for the December 2014 issue will be 1 September 2014.