by Fetien Abay, Edson Gandarillas, Pratap Shrestha, Ann Waters-Bayer & Mariana Wongtschowski An interesting article from PROLINNOVA on the current innovativeness of local people: not how their ancestors developed local varieties and breeds, but rather the current dynamics of indigenous knowledge (IK): how farmers, on their own initiative, develop new ways of using and managing […]
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has launched is book, Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, which is a synthesis of major successes in agricultural development spanning the past 50 years. The book, commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, looks at large-scale projects, policies, and investments that have had a positive […]
Traditional knowledge surrounding the cultivation of Peru’s giant maize has been designated ‘cultural heritage’. Read the whole article.
A 2009 publication by Fetien Abay, Edson Gandarillas, Pratap Shrestha, Ann Waters-Bayer & Mariana Wongtschowski. The article focuses on how the innovativeness of local people in managing agrobiodiversity changes over time. It looks at the current dynamics of indigenous knowledge (IK): how farmers, on their own initiative, develop new ways of using and managing genetic […]
Over the last thirty years the farmers in these networks have demonstrated their capacity to share information and knowledge. Their commitment to agroecological agriculture has resulted in a body of agrarian demands specific to sustainable peasant agriculture. It is now common among these farmers to hear the term food sovereignty. However, because most of these […]
Throughout the world, public funded research shapes the choices that are available to farmers, food workers, consumers, and the environments in which they live and work. There is an increasing need to explore ways of democratising the governance of science and technology, ensuring that it continues to serve the public good rather than narrow economic […]