Permaculture and International Development

A “Taster” workshop to share case studies of successful applications of permaculture design principles in international development work is being organised in the run-up to a 5-day training course in September 2018 entitled “Permaculture for Development Workers”, The workshop aims to stimulate discussion into the contribution of permaculture to international development and humanitarian initiatives.  It will Read more about Permaculture and International Development[…]

People’s knowledge transforming the food system

Everyday Experts – How Peoples Knowledge Can Transform the Food System  is a recently published open access edited book from the Centre of Agroecology Water and Resilience of Coventry University. The book explains how knowledge built up through first-hand experience can help solve the crises in our food system – at home and abroad.   It Read more about People’s knowledge transforming the food system[…]

Global Food Governance. Between corporate control and shaky democracy

Global Food Governance. Between corporate control and shaky democracy is a new policy brief from the Development and Peace Fondation (sef) that looks at the potentials of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) for innovative global policy making.  The author -Nora McKeon- looks at the characteristics, challenges and potential of the CFS as a Read more about Global Food Governance. Between corporate control and shaky democracy[…]

New report on sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation

 The promise of sustainable and inclusive agriculture transformation is a new publication produced by CAFOD and Christian Aid. Agricultural transformation has become a development priority for African governments and the international development community. In this report, CAFOD and Christian Aid show why agricultural transformation is fundamental to a permanent end to hunger and poverty in Africa but highlight Read more about New report on sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation[…]

Localised food systems discussed at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

The UK Food Group organised a successful session on “Localised food systems: ensuring UK policies strengthen healthy food provision and food sovereignty here and abroad” at this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference. Over 2 days the conference was attended by more than 950 farmers, growers, academics, scientists, economists and activists.  Our session was chaired Nora Read more about Localised food systems discussed at the Oxford Real Farming Conference[…]

Civil Society Mechanism panels and side events at the CFS44

Civil Society Mechanism Public panels and side events at the CFS44 The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations to the 44th UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organising the following events.  If you are attending the CFS44 make a note of the following: Public Panel 1: “The political situation and the future of Read more about Civil Society Mechanism panels and side events at the CFS44[…]

Multi-stakeholder action and food diversity from farm to plate in Zambia

Hivos, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government invite you to this official side event at the 44th committee for World Food Security meeting (CFS44): “MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ACTION & FOOD DIVERSITY FROM FARM TO PLATE – HOW CAN WE ALIGN GLOBAL RESEARCH ON DIVERSIFYING FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION WITH LOCAL PERSPECTIVES: Read more about Multi-stakeholder action and food diversity from farm to plate in Zambia[…]

Saving for a dry-day. The role of Self-help Groups in building resilience

Tearfund organised a learning event last September 5th to launch its publication Saving for a dry-day highlighting the results of six research studies commissioned to assess the impact of Tearfund’s approach to Self-Help Groups programming on people living in poverty in the Horn of Africa. Research was undertaken by a variety of external evaluators and Read more about Saving for a dry-day. The role of Self-help Groups in building resilience[…]

Extinction and Livestock International Conference

The Extinction and Livestock international conference is being held on 5th/6th October 2017 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, and will examine how we can transform our global food and farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals. World-class speakers will outline the big issues and suggest solutions. The conference will bring together diverse interests and Read more about Extinction and Livestock International Conference[…]