This excellent infographic sums up two potential food systems of our future.
Last week, representatives of over 20 organizations gathered in Seattle and Bellingham for several days of dialogue, action, and celebration of the growing food sovereignty movement.
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is an alliance of civil society and farmer organizations across Africa dedicated to promoting a strong, united voice of African-driven solutions of food sovereignty, agroecology, and social justice.
If you aren’t familiar with agroecology, this infographic is a great introduction.
The African Center for Biodiversity has released a new report about the effects of the Green Revolution. Unmistakably, interventions pushing for high tech solutions such as genetically modified seeds, increased pesticide use and increased use of synthetic fertilizers in Africa for enhancing soil fertility is a short term fix, and actually harmful in the long term.
Photo Credit: Food First Roland Bunch, a researcher and activist for Food First, published a report focused on fact that in Sub-Saharan Africa smallholder farmer’s lands have gotten smaller on average due to population increase and growing amounts of wasteland. This decrease in the size of farms has resulted in the decline of the practice […]
On April 30, 2016, The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) released a report on the the impacts of the Green Revolution on small-scale farming and related socio-ecological contexts. The research is part of a three year multi-country initiative that engages farmers, farmer associations, farmer support organizations, extension workers, scientists, donors, and government officials. Following initial […]
The Agroecology Fund and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) hosted a learning exchange summit from May 10-13, 2016. Farmers and farmer advocates convened in Masaka, Uganda, with the collective vision to “amplify agroecology solutions.” Attendees documented the summit using the hashtag #AgroecologyVoices. The Agroecology Fund is a multi-donor fund committed to supporting […]