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Corporations vs. Communities: a Tale of Two Meetings

In 2015 it shouldn’t be a radical notion to want to move beyond colonialism and make sure farmers can keep control of the resources needed to grow food to feed their communities.

Agroecology: An Idea and Practice Coming of Age

In February, at the International Forum for Agroecology in Nyeleni, Mali, a turning point came in the dissemination of ideas and practices of what is called ‘agroecology’.

Gaining ground: Senegalese agriculture relocalises

In 2015, the International Year of Soils, the West African country of Senegal can be heralded as a leading example of increased food security and improved public health.

The Top 6 Wins for the Save Seed Sharing Campaign

In January, Shareable, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and the Richmond Grows Seed Library launched the U.S.-based Save Seed Sharing campaign.

Conflicts in the food, energy, land and water nexus

Shortage of one resource (land) can partly be compen­sated with another (water), but what happens if all of them are scarce? We see today that the market does not distribute scarce re­sources to those who are poor: if resources become scarcer the poor will be further …

Lessons from a California Drought

It has been much debated whether climate change has been at work across California – and the western United States more generally.

SOS: Save our Seeds

Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed library?

What is Food Security?

Food Security means that all people at all times have physical & economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate foods, which are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner, and that people are able to make informed decisions about …

Helping Young Farmers Farm

Young people across the country are striving to enter careers in farming. But the challenges they face are immense.

Land Concentration, Land Grabbing and People’s Struggles in Europe

This report, involving 25 authors from 11 countries, reveals the hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land.

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