Title “A revolution of thought is necessary” – Interview with Cantave Jean-Baptiste Contributor ILEIA Author Steve Brescia Content Interview > Cantave Jean-Baptiste is a Haitian agronomist and rural development practitioner with more than three decades of experience supporting sustainable agriculture and strengthening peasant organisations. He is Executive Director of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) in Haiti, and a founding member of Groundswell International. Farming Matters asked Mr Jean-Baptiste how family farmers can build resilience in Haiti, a country where an estimated 80% of the population lives in poverty. Type of initiative Interview Year Published Language English North America HAITI Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/interview-cantave-jean-baptiste Title Food justice moving forward in the USA Contributor ILEIA Author Navina Khanna Content Opinion by Navina Khanna.
Navina Khanna introduces the food justice movement in the USA, and how from the corner shop to Capitol Hill, communities are making waves, and fighting for fairer policies in both corporate and governmental sectors.
Type of initiative Article Year Published Language English North America U.S., UNITED STATES Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/opinion-navina-khanna Title Agro-ecology: beyond food Contributor AgriculturesNetwork Author Cristian Timmermann, Georges Felix Content Some may view indigenous communities as being conservative and backwards. However, the Kabekwa in Costa Rica show that such communities can be adaptable and innovative. In response to changing circumstances, this community has been adapting its farming practices constantly, benefiting from it in multiple ways. Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published Language English North America COSTA RICA Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/agroecology-beyond-food Title Farmers in Focus: Advocate for sovereign seed systems Contributor AgriculturesNetwork Author Holly Whitesides Content Holly Whitesides and her husband are trying to go “against the grain” of industrial agriculture in the United States. They use their family farm and their work on saving seed to convince other farmers and groups of the importance of a sovereign seed stock. Type of initiative Interview Year Published Language English North America U.S. Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/farmers-in-focus Title Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There Contributor Third World Network Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching Content Environment and Development Series No. 14.
This paper looks at how ecological agriculture, by building healthy soils, cultivating biological diversity and improving water harvesting and management, can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Type of initiative Article Year Published Language English Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf Title Post-War Reconstruction using Sustainable Agriculture in Chalatenango, El Salvador Contributor agroecology.org Author Ariane de Bremond Content Ex-combatants and returned refugees formulate ecologically sustainable agricultural development plans in post-war El Salvador. Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published 1990 Language English North America EL SALVADOR Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Chalatenango.html Title Planning an Urban Market Garden in Toronto, Canada Contributor agroecology.org Author Jacinda Fairholm, Lauren Baker, Vera Top Content This case study outlines the plan for a 0.5 acre garden in downtown Toronto. This market garden was part of Field-To-Table’s Urban Agriculture initiative and will complement ongoing rooftop and sprout growing. The Urban Agriculture Initiative sells vegetables and sprouts to the Field-to-Table Good Food Box, an alternative distribution mechanism available to all Torontonians. Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published 2001 Language English North America CANADA Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/urbanmarketgarden.html Title Pathways to resilience Contributor USC Canada Author USC Canada Content A document looking at the key elements of a resilient agricultural system. Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published 2008 Language English Africa NIGERIA, ZAMBIA North America HONDURAS Link http://usc-canada.org/UserFiles/File/Pathways-to-Resilience.pdf Title What we need is 40 acres and a mule Contributor Food First Author Brent Walker Content The case of Brent, a urban famer. The urban agriculture movement, sweeping across urban areas, from West Oakland to Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago to the Bronx and beyond, is a call to reclaim post-industrial abandoned lots, under-serviced public parks and vacant lots to grow fresh food for the people. The movement is often called “food justice” , representing the idea that healthy food for our people is a human right, not a privilege. Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published 2012 Language English North America UNITED STATES Link http://www.foodfirst.org/en/urban+farming Title Agroecology and the struggles for food sovereignity in the Americas Contributor International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Author Avery Cohn, Corrina Steward, Jonathan Cook, Margarita Fernández, Rebecca Reider Content This publication originated at an international workshop held at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, USA, April 15-17, 2004. It was published jointly, in Spanish and English, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (Yale F&ES). Type of initiative Case Studies Year Published 2006 Language English Link http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/14506IIED.pdf
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