Course in Spanish “Pollination and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Fruit Crops” in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia – inscription now open until August 31st

Pouteria caimito (abiu in portugese)-  a tropical fruit tree native to the Amazonian region of South America

A course in Spanish language on pollination and conservation of genetic diversity in Native American fruit crops will be held in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia from 10-14th of October 2016. The course is organized by the Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea with headquarters in Málaga, Spain, and aims to facilitate training for both interested […]

Women forging change with agroecology – Farming matters new issue

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The December 2015 issue of Farming Matters presents stories about women from all over the world who are forging positive change through agroecology on their farms and in their communities. Many innovations led by women are based on agroecological principles such as increasing diversity, using fewer pesticides, or building new relationships with consumers. Through small […]

Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew: Daily Digestive 6 November 2015

ITM 2015 Daily Digest – 6 November. All photographs: Rahul Kumar, Sally Ride, Amanda Larimai, Eleazer Chyne/NESFAS

This last edition of the Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 Daily Digestive provides excerpts of the village visits that took place on 6 November and of the food festival that took place on 7 November, written by the local and international university students and graduates who volunteered their time to provide the coverage of the multitude […]

Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew: Daily Digestive 5 November 2015

ITM 2015 Daily Digest – 4 November. All photographs: Rahul Kumar, Sally Ride, Amanda Larimai/NESFAS

Day three of the Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew conference was a day of diverging opinions and reactions to both panelists and sessions. Issues included the role of women in the future of food, storytelling “as a process of reclaiming culture” and agroecology as an intercultural practice. In this Thursday 5 November edition , there is an attempt to address both the controversies and complimentary stories captured during the day, both by farmers and their allies.

New publication and video: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology

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A new publication and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives through the perspectives of food producers involved in the food sovereignty movement. Food producers say in their own words why agroecology is a key pathway towards better food systems and food sovereignty. •Download: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology. A […]

Upcoming event: Indigenous Terra Madre 2015

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The Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 meeting will be held in Shillong, Meghalaya (North East India) from 3rd to 7th November, 2015. International Mei-Ramew 2015 (IMR 2015) — Mother Earth in the local Khasi language — is the preferred name of the people of Meghalaya for the second edition of the Indigenous Terra Madre. It is a joint venture of the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, Rome, Italy; Slow Food International, Bra, Italy; and the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), Shillong, India. Forty one villages from Meghalaya have agreed to be co-hosting villages for ITM 2015/IMR 2015.