Crop wild relatives – a key asset for sustainable agriculture

Crop Wild relatives are essential components of natural and agricultural ecosystems and hence are indispensable for maintaining ecosystem health. Their conservation and sustainable use is very important for improving agricultural production, increasing food security, and maintaining a healthy environment.

Call for Applications for 2015 AWARD Fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, […]

Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

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.

The many faces of resilience.

This latest issue focuses on building resilience in family farming.

Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty

15 – 17 February 2015, NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change. Abstracts for oral and poster […]

Call for articles: Family farmers in living landscapes

Farming Matters informs readers about sustainable, small-scale farming. It offers discussions, background to the news, opinions, research findings, and practical examples of how sustainable, small-scale farming contributes to providing food security, social justice, a healthy environment and development. Farming Matters is for policy makers, researchers, practitioners, educators, farmers, and everybody else interested in agriculture and development.