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Agroecological training on biofertilisers improves women’s livelihoods in Togo.

In the Plateaux region of Togo, the natural richness of the soil means that farming is the primary livelihood of those who live there. In the Kpélé Prefecture, in the south-west, the relatively mild climates and good rainfall should make it perfect for agriculture. However, the farming communities have witnessed...
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Combating climate change with Agroecology

Climate change remains the most significant challenge facing farmers in Benin. Irregular and unpredictable rains, coupled with prolonged droughts and increased incidents of high winds, are decimating crop production across many regions. 
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Bio gardening innovations: Food forests in Kenya are using modern forestry techniques to create food sovereignty and security

The holistic gardening project in Emuhaya, Western Kenya, is attracting local and international acclaim. Bio Gardening Innovations (BIOGI) is equipping smallholder farmers to break away from monocultures and create thriving, overflowing “food forests” on their farmland.
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

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A pathway to food security: Tackling the Issue of Land Rights as a Pathway to Food Security in Uganda

Amplifying the voices of women farmers is proving an effective way to help tackle gender inequality and promote agroecology, helping small-scale farmers take back power over their land.
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

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Strengthening harvests: Soil and water conservation practices strengthen harvests in Tanzania highlands.

High rainfalls in mountainous agricultural regions trigger a need for intervention to help farmers confront food insecurity and restore and protect their soil. 
United Republic of Tanzania
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Nigusi Memarta Afari Mebata:the king and his rules shall pass, but the ways of the Afar shall last forever

There are 1.8 million Afar in Ethiopia, making them one of the largest groups of mobile pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa. 
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

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Changing the fortunes of farmers and families in Muranga's County, Kenya

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK) saw that by providing the right skills, information and support, they could help small-scale farmers move away from subsistence farming and into thriving livelihoods that improve their local communities and the landscapes they live in
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

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Sustainable land management: Restoring community farmland in Uganda

KAFSCUL (Karamoja Agro-Farm Systems Consults), a private organization in Uganda, has been working with small-scale farmers in Jie County to improve soil fertility and make farmland more resilient to adverse weather conditions. 
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM)

The Society’s objectives are to encourage and support the development, experimentation, evaluation, and application of participatory mapping methods globally in order to foster interaction and research in this scientific field, and to coordinate with other organizations in the study of participatory processes, mapping, and quantitative analyses. The Society places a...
nd - International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM)

Case study
Bringing life back to the land:

Zimbabwean farmers revive stagnant farms through agroecology
The Shashe farms in the Runde catchment area of Zimbabwe extend across three villages. Since 2010, over 500 families from the region have worked alongside ZIMSOFF (Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum) and AZTREC (Association of Zimbabwe Traditional Environmental Conversationists) to revive arid cattle-ranching land into rich, abundant food forests.
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Agroecology: an effective approach to prisoner rehabilitation

Agricultural communities in Kenya are rehabilitating prisoners through agroecology in a bid to reduce reoffending and revive local independent coffee farms.
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
Strengthening the productive potential of farmers

Strengthening the productive potential of men and women farmers in arid and poor areas of the Sahel: The case of efficient and accessible agroecological practices in the county of Loga, Niger
n.p. - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Agroecology – Our land is Our Life

The book brings together ten case studies from six countries that demonstrate the benefits of agroecology: bringing the soil back to life, conserving biodiversity, and leaving no one behind. The book explains why land is so important to Africans. Land in Africa has a myriad of dimensions, including the cultural and the...
2022 - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Access Agriculture Panorama No. 18 - January 2022

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
2022 - Access Agriculture

Sustainable Intensification Practices Reduce Food Deficit for the Best- and Worst-Off Households in Ethiopia and Mozambique

An adequate food supply is widely recognized as a necessary condition for social development as well as a basic human right. Food deficits are especially common among semi-subsistence farming households in eastern and southern Africa and farm productivity is widely regarded as the locus for enhancing household food outcomes. However,...
Ethiopia - Mozambique

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

Introductory booklet
In this booklet, LVC dig further into UNDROP, exploring its main ideas and showing how it can be used by peasants and rural communities in their daily lives and struggle for food sovereignty, agroecology, climate justice, agrarian reform and human rights.
2022 - La Via Campesina (LVC)

Romanian National Rural Development Network Newsletter - 2/2021

Romanian National Rural Development Network Newsletter - Topics include discussions on transition period call for projects; survey on LEADER impact on balanced development;19meeting of NRNs, EU and national news, and many many more
2021 - Romanian National Rural Development Network

Newsletter article
Yemaya Recommends: Gender, Covid-19 and Food Systems: Impacts, Community Responses and Feminist Policy Demands, October 2020

A report of the CSM Women’s Working Group, authored by Jessica Duncan and Priscilla Claeys, 35 pages, English. This powerful statement opens the report: “We won’t go back to normality, because normality was the problem”. The report, authored by Jessica Duncan and Priscilla Claeys, truly imbibes this statement in its ethos,...
2021 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Technical paper
Low-carbon dairy farm: reducing the climate impact of milk production in the mountains

The Low Carbon Dairy Farm consists of conducting an environmental and technico-economic diagnosis on each farm and identifying potential actions to improve its carbon footprint. The objective is to build a progression strategy in collaboration with the farmer, so that the action plan fits the realities of the farm and...
2021 - Euromontana: the European Association for Mountain Areas

Technical paper
Guidance on realizing real water savings with crop water productivity interventions

This technical document contains clear and practical guidelines on how to implement ‘real’ water savings in agriculture through interventions for enhancing crop water productivity. A distinction is made between real water savings and ‘apparent’ water savings. Apparent water savings record reductions in water withdrawals but do not account for changes...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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