Democratising the Governance of Food and Agricultural Research

Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems (Part III: Chapter 7 only) The latest chapter of an on line multimedia book in the making “Towards Food Sovereignty. Reclaiming autonomous food systems” focuses on the need to transform agricultural research. It also addresses the politics of knowledge associated with conservation and natural resource use as well […]

Ecological and Organic Agriculture: Yields

The world is facing a global food crisis. Can ecological agriculture  be productive enough to meet the world’s needs? While many agree that ecological agriculture is desirable from an environmental and social point of view, there remain fears that ecological and organic agriculture produce low yields. Read the original article on this topic at Pambazuka […]

Sustaining Local Food Systems, Agricultural Biodiversity and Livelihoods

- a project of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The decentralised management of agricultural biodiversity by farmers and their communities is increasingly seen as a prerequisite for sustaining food systems, livelihoods and environments. ( The term “farmers” is used here to include people who grow crops and harvest tree products as well […]