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  • Four young Ethiopian men standing in a field of cabbages

    Africa’s evolving food systems

    Most rural Africans now live and farm in liberalised markets, which most African and international policy forums assume to be the best basis for economic activities. But there is considerable debate about these developments, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa

    20 November 2019 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • A small farm near the Scottish town of Crief

    Understanding the role of small farms in Europe (SALSA)

    IIED and partners are working to better understand why small farms matter not just in Africa but in Europe’s own countryside

    6 November 2018 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • A man from Malawi holds cotton in his hands

    IIED webinar: Incentive-based contract farming and agricultural commodities exchanges

    Join our webinar on 3 October 2018 to discuss experiences of supporting farmers in contract farming arrangements

    17 September 2018 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Women farmers in Senegal face challenges over land ownership. A recent workshop looked at how more equal land access could be achieved (Photo: vredeseilanden, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Getting to the root of gender equal land governance

    A workshop in Senegal revealed that issues over equal access to land for men and women may not be as simple as they at first seem

    23 September 2015 | Blog | Gender
  • Women harvesting brinjal near the Indian city of Gorakhpur. Peri-urban agriculture helps to ensure local food supplies, especially of fruit and vegetables (Photo: Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group)

    Farming on the city's periphery to enhance resilience

    Farming land on the edge of the Gorakhpur, India, can help boost the city's flood defences, support livelihoods and reduce migration, finds guest blogger Nivedita Mani

    9 June 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • ON AIR: a local farmer joins a broadcaster in the studio of KRC.FM (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Radio and text messages keep farmers in the loop in Rwenzori

    An innovative partner project in rural Uganda is using dialogue via radio and SMS messages to help farmers solve problems

    19 March 2015 | Blog | Communication
  • Rains in Dlonguebougou begin with huge duststorm, big wind, howling, dust then darkness. Then heavy rain (Photo: Camilla Toulmin/IIED)

    Eight insights from 30 years of visits to a village in Mali

    Over the past three decades IIED director Camilla Toulmin has visited Dlonguebougou, a village in drought-prone central Mali, every two to three years. She charts the changes she has seen

    18 July 2014 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value (Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit)

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Sourcing gender

    Designing business models that reach and benefit poor women working in agriculture can be a challenge for businesses.But is that surprising?

    17 November 2010 | Blog | Gender
  • Less erosion, less warming

    I recently met with a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament to discuss the potential for mitigation in the agricultural sector under IIED’s work on the economics of climate change in the agricultural sector. Agriculture produces 10–12 per cent of total global emissions but also has considerable mitigation potential — 70 per cent of which is in developing countries — and I expected the Honourable Member, a well known climate change champion, to back the cause. But he did not seem entirely convinced. Why should decision makers listen? What’s in it for them?

    11 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • More people, more trees

    More people, more trees. This is the name of a new video, part-funded by IIED, which shows two decades of progress in addressing soil erosion in Burkina Faso and Kenya that have significantly improved rural livelihoods and farm productivity.

    29 October 2010 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
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