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Blog article
Community Supported Agriculture is a Safe and Resilient Alternative to Industrial Agriculture in the Time of Covid-19

The international campaign we are all engaged in to reduce our tragic losses to the Covid-19 crisis is just a rehearsal for the big campaign that lies ahead – to preserve and build sustainable local and territorial food systems that connect producers and consumers and provide healthy, nutritious food for...
2020 - Urgenci

Blog article
Agricultura, saúde e escolhas alimentares

O acesso à alimentação diversificada, com produtos frescos, de qualidade e em quantidade suficiente tem impacto positivo sobre a saúde. Em conformidade com o Guia Alimentar para a População Brasileira do Ministério da Saúde, os alimentos in natura e minimamente processados devem ser a base de uma alimentação nutricionalmente balanceada, saborosa, culturalmente referenciada e...
Brazil
2020 - Núcleo de Estudos, Pesquisa e Extensão em Agroecologia (NEA)

Website
Pensar la Pandemia: Observatorio social del Coronovirus

CLACSO inaugura un observatorio para interpretar el fenómeno de la pandemia global. Con la convicción de que las ciencias sociales y las humanidades cumplen un rol central, CLACSO pone al servicio de la sociedad un conjunto de reflexiones sobre un acontecimiento que afecta todas las dimensiones de la vida en común. El conocimiento científico es...
2020 - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

Video
Struggle for recognition of traditional seed in Brazil

In August last year, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) hosted a discussion on farmer seed systems, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. From Brazil, we were joined by two activist farmers, Severina da Silva Pereira from Paraiba and Sebastião Augusto Estevão from Minas Gerais, and researcher Gabriel Fernandes of the National Biodiversity...
Brazil
2020 - African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Blog article
Timely harvest

Timely harvest is important to avoid losses. This is an important lesson that farmers in Benin learnt from videos on improved harvest and post-harvest practices for maize and cowpea as part of training programmes organised by Iles de Paix (Islands of Peace), a Belgian NGO.
Benin
2020 - Access Agriculture

Guidelines
Contribution aux politiques nationales pour une transition agroécologique au Sénégal

Dynamique pour une transition agroécologique au Sénégal
Au Sénégal, l’agriculture est confrontée au triple défi de la croissance démographique, du changement climatique et de la dégradation des ressources productives (eau, sols, forêts). Dans ce contexte, lemodèle actuel d’intensification agricole n’apportera pas de réponses durables. Les systèmes de production conventionnels paraissent performants à court terme, mais ils sont...
Senegal
2020 - DyTAES - Dynamique pour une transition agroécologique au Sénégal

Website
Organic Farm Knowledge platform

Organic Farm Knowledge hosts a wide range of practical knowledge and tools for organic farmers and advisers helping improve farming practices. It is also a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning, promoting the exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers, and scientists to increase productivity and quality in organic farming...
2020 - IFOAM Organics

Statement
Declaración del Grupo de Trabajo Agroecología Política

Agroecología, pandemia global y los caminos de la vida
La gravísima situación que tanto el mundo como toda nuestra región latinoamericana está enfrentando, responde a un conjunto complejo de presiones enmarcadas en el proyecto de modernidad, instalado como estructura dominante que asocia manifestaciones de una crisis sin precedentes, que va más allá todavía de las desigualdades generadas por el...
2020 - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

Journal article
The 10 Elements of Agroecology: enabling transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food systems through visual narratives

The magnitude and urgency of the challenges facing agriculture and food systems demand profound modifications in different aspects of human activity to achieve real transformative change and sustainability. Recognizing that the inherent complexity of achieving sustainability is commonly seen as a deterrent to decision-making, the Food and Agriculture Organization of...
2020

Report
Reducing food loss on the farm

This document presents the results of the EIP AGRI Focus Group (FG) ‘Reducing food loss on the farm’, identifying the principal on-farm practices and technologies that can minimise such losses. Addressing these losses is a major societal challenge and forms a key pillar of the UN’s Strategic Development Goals (SDGs)....
European Union
2020 - Eip Agri

Blog article
Rural entrepreneurs use videos to become changemakers

Mori Gouroubera from Benin, Boazi Winston from Tanzania and Neeraj Kumar from India are budding entrepreneurs. Although they come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds, they are closely bound by a common link. All three of them are part of a network of passionate young entrepreneurs spanning Africa and Asia,...
Benin - India
2020 - Access Agriculture

Website
300 million Hindi speaking farmers to benefit from new video platform

In honour of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June), Access Agriculture is proud to announce the launch of the Hindi version of its video platform www.accessagriculture.org/hi, which offers a rich resource of multilingual training videos on agroecological principles and rural entrepreneurship for the Global South. Access Agriculture,...
India
2020 - Access Agriculture

Video
Increasing production of local chickens

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agrirulture

Manual
Projeto HORTMOBI

semeando autonomia
Baseado nos saberes e nas trocas de experiências e convivências dentro do contexto rural da Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região foi apontada pelas Mulheres Organizadas Em Busca de Igualdade (MOBI) a demanda de produção de alimentos para consumo próprio. Além da própria demanda do grupo enquanto...
Brazil
2020 - Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região (COOPFAM )

Blog article
Deciphering the Biodiversity–Production Mutualism in the Global Food Security Debate

Increasing demands for agricultural commodities are resulting in more intensely managed landscapes. This is at odds with biodiversity conservation and largely ignores farmland biodiversity’s supporting function for high and stable yields. An overhaul of agroeconomic models to account for the biodiversity-production mutualism is urgently needed to answer a question of utmost...
2020

Article
El boom de ventas de los bolsones de frutas y verduras durante la cuarentena

Crecen los pedidos a las cooperativas agroecológicas
Los pedidos a los productores de la economía popular aumentaron entre el 40 y el 80 por ciento, dependiendo de la organización. El caso de Mercado Territorial, una comercializadora que creció aliada a la Universidad de Quilmes, con una consigna que hoy cobra un valor extra: que la construcción de...
Argentina
2020 - Pagina 12

Blog article
Trying it yourself

Helping to write a script for a farmer training video on vermiwash triggered my interest in trying it out myself, as I began to wonder if ideas from tropical India could work in temperate Belgium.  
India
2020 - Agroinsight

Blog article
Learning to teach

A really good teacher will teach you both subject matter and how to explain it to others. Elías Sánchez mentored thousands of Central Americans in organic agriculture. He started his adult life as a rural schoolteacher because he wanted to help people. But he soon realized that rural people needed...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2020 - Agroinsight

Blog article
Eating bricks

In Belgium we have an expression: “all Belgians are born with a brick in their stomach”, meaning that all citizens aspire to build their own house someday. But when bricks are literally eaten, something has gone seriously wrong.  
Belgium
2020 - Agroinsight

Video
Housing for pigs

Farmers in Uganda started taking care of pigs in their sties because of problems with the pigs that were free roaming. Farmers would not know where the pigs had gone and what they had eaten or whether they had contracted any disease.
Uganda
2020 - Access Agriculture
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