Sustainable food experts call for research regime change

Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Intensification … Read a write up and a discussion paper from the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS)

Education for change – a call for articles for “Farming Matters”

Call for contributions to September’s issue of Farming matters and that will deal with the role of education in changing the mindsets of rural communities

ILEIA seeks for contributions that describe innovative education in rural areas. Who are involved? What is being taught? What teaching methods are used? What lessons are learned? And what makes these experiences valuable?

And changes are needed at different levels …

The “Idle No More” movement going on in Canada

The was on Terra video

Video: First nations people are calling on the government to respect treaty rights with regards to environmental destruction for industrial development. And who is Indigenous?

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 […]

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape – Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments

All over the world, efforts are being made to preserve landscapes facing fundamental change as a consequence of widespread agricultural intensification, land abandonment and urbanisation. The ‘cultural landscape’ and ‘resilience’ approaches have, until now, largely been viewed as distinct methods for understanding the effects of these dynamics and the ways in which they might be […]

Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability

From the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) A unique report is now available online – unique because it is a hard-hitting consensus among very diverse and respected leaders.  Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability was released by the U.N. Division for Sustainable Development as a major strategic input to its landmark “Sustainable Development in the 21st […]