The West African part of the action-research programme – Democratising Agricultural Research for Food Sovereignty – has made a conscious effort to include members of both advocacy and practitioner movements.
In 2010, Detroit launched a 24-month visioning process intended to engage a high percentage of Detroit’s 700,000 residents in the crafting of a 50-year framework for Detroit’s future. Instead of focusing on bad things to be removed, this process focused on building on Detroit’s many assets.
Traditionally, smallholder farming communities worked together, sharing localized innovations and best practices with one another in a horizontal and collective spread.
There is a common misconception that you can’t talk about climate change in rural communities because the issue is considered too polarizing.
Why are most meetings, conferences and other deliberative processes so bad?