Prosopis africana is very important for farming and pastoralist communities in the West African Sahel. The species extends from the relatively humid Sudanian and Guinean ecozones in the south to the drier Sahelian ecozone in the north, but it is disappearing in many regions due to overexploitation and the increasingly hotter and drier climate in the region. In the semi-arid West […]
In Northeastern Spain, artisanal Galician fisheries utilize a number of strategies in their fishing activities and livelihoods. These include: drawing upon a diversity of species fishing in a diversity of locations utilizing a diversity of fishing gear The seasonal income that fishing provides supplements the incomes of a range of people in other professions ranging […]
Family fishery operations are able to maintain flexibility through employing a number of different strategies. These include diversification of target species, gear types and fishing areas, buffering income uncertainties with supplier credits, diversifying into other types of employment or wage labor, and drawing upon community networks for cheap and unpaid assistance during times of need.
Small-scale farmers and indigenous peoples have developed new tools and strategies to cope with their harsh environments – resilient crop varieties, genetically diverse seed systems and resource-conserving technologies. Many of these could prove vital in the effort to adapt agriculture to climate change. Through participatory action-research, tools development and capacity building, Within the global project […]
The women of Alimentos Nutri Naturales created a local initiative to address food security, malnutrition, rural poverty and dependence on imported foods by sustainably producing and successfully marketing Maya nut products.