Women forging change with agroecology – Farming matters new issue

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The December 2015 issue of Farming Matters presents stories about women from all over the world who are forging positive change through agroecology on their farms and in their communities. Many innovations led by women are based on agroecological principles such as increasing diversity, using fewer pesticides, or building new relationships with consumers. Through small […]

Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew: Daily Digestive 6 November 2015

ITM 2015 Daily Digest – 6 November. All photographs: Rahul Kumar, Sally Ride, Amanda Larimai, Eleazer Chyne/NESFAS

This last edition of the Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 Daily Digestive provides excerpts of the village visits that took place on 6 November and of the food festival that took place on 7 November, written by the local and international university students and graduates who volunteered their time to provide the coverage of the multitude […]

Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew: Daily Digestive 5 November 2015

ITM 2015 Daily Digest – 4 November. All photographs: Rahul Kumar, Sally Ride, Amanda Larimai/NESFAS

Day three of the Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew conference was a day of diverging opinions and reactions to both panelists and sessions. Issues included the role of women in the future of food, storytelling “as a process of reclaiming culture” and agroecology as an intercultural practice. In this Thursday 5 November edition , there is an attempt to address both the controversies and complimentary stories captured during the day, both by farmers and their allies.

Call for papers: Women and Agroecology

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The December 2015 issue of Farming Matters will focus on women’s role in promoting agroecology and how it has helped them achieve their goals. The magazine will take a closer look at what motivates women to inspire progress in farming and food. Deadline: 1 September 2015. Read the full Call for articles and the Guide […]

Call for Applications for 2015 AWARD Fellowships

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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, […]

Women, seed banks and climate change

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Grain and seed banks run by women, in Sunderbans, make the difference between starvation and food security for millions in one of the worst climate hotspots of the world.