New Publications -Training manuals.

Training manual on agricultural water management Traditional knowledge and local institutions support adaptation to water-Induced hazards in Chitral, Pakistan (2009)  Good Practices for Community Resilience, Practical Action Bangladesh (2009)

Recognising and enhancing local innovation in managing agricultural biodiversity

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 […]

Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development.

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 […]

Farming of giant maize made 'cultural heritage' in Peru

Traditional knowledge surrounding the cultivation of Peru’s giant maize has been designated ‘cultural heritage’. Read the whole article.

Recognising and enhancing local innovation in managing agricultural biodiversity

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 […]

Grassroots Voices: Linking farmers' movements for advocacy and practice

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 […]