Food and agriculture blogs
11 March 2013
Land tenure relations are changing fast, but no one is asking how these drastic changes will transform the lives of Ugandans who depend on land for their identity, social status and livelihoods.
6 December 2012
Tipping the Balance, a new report, has discovered that current popular policies can tip the balance away from small farmers. How can we ensure small holder farmers get a better deal?
6 December 2012
Agricultural investment policies favour big businesses, a new report shows. We must reshape them so investments meet local people's needs.
28 November 2012
Our new book shines light on how small-scale farmers are making their choices — about how to modernise appropriately, and about balancing costs, risks, benefits and uncertainties.
7 November 2012
How far have researchers progressed in including smallholder farmers and NGOs in setting research objectives and making decisions?
15 October 2012
The Food and Agriculture Organization's 2012 World Food Day focuses on co-operatives.This time around co-operatives need to be what the small-scale farmers actually want. Sometimes that means something quite informal.
24 September 2012
Women are routinely excluded from REDD decision-making processes, but if they’re excluded then they can’t benefit equally from its work.
17 September 2012
The role of markets and the green economy, and the risks of monetising nature were two key themes that emerged from the Conference.
13 September 2012
Chen promotes new agricultural techniques in China, but he dreams of farming in Senegal because he wants to share his skills and do something meaningful.
6 September 2012
New deals between flower-growers in Kenya and big retailers such as Walmart offer African farmers a chance to expand.