Farming Matters Special Issue: Genetic resources access and benefit sharing for family farmers?

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Access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources is a crucial but very complex, political and legalistic matter. Does the formal system work for family farmers? As we see in this special issue of Farming Matters, co-produced with Bioversity International, it poses many challenges. At the same time, farmers around the world are leading successful […]

Call for contributions: ABS of plant genetic resources for farmers and agroecology?

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Call for articles: “Making access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources work for family farmers and agroecology”: in a forthcoming special issue of the magazine “Farming Matters,” ILEIA in collaboration with Bioversity International will explore if and how access and benefit sharing related to plant genetic resources can work for family farmers and agroecology. The publication will primarily be based on experiences of family farmers from around the world and aims to inform farmers and practitioners, researchers, civil society, and policy makers. Send your contribution before 15 August 2015

Call for articles: Family farmers breaking out of poverty

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Call for articles: The June 2014 issue of Farming Matters will focus on how agroecological approaches strengthen the resilience of family farmers and help them alleviate poverty.

International Year of Family Farming

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The goal of the 2014 IYFF is to place family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development

Agricultural Transition

The planet continues drifting on the waves of international meetings while powerful peasant movements are organising. The present levels of human and nature pollution brought about by an agro-industrial model are not sustainable on the long run. A transition is needed that takes into account what farming is and who the farmers are. New tools […]