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  • Mary Tiffen headshot

    Remembering Mary Tiffen, a drylands pioneer

    Gill Shepherd reflects on the life of the late Mary Tiffen, who conducted groundbreaking research on the African drylands over three decades

    1 June 2020 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A man and woman standing in a field

    Difficult choices: balancing competing priorities on Burkina Faso farms

    The SITAM project looked at how to support progress towards sustainable intensification of agriculture in three African countries. This case study looks at how farming households in eastern Burkina Faso are balancing different priorities as they try to increase their productivity

    26 April 2020 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Elephants roam the plain in Kenya

    Livelihoods Insurance from Elephants (LIFE) in Kenya and Sri Lanka

    IIED is working to facilitate private markets to insure small-scale women and men farmers for damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants. This will provide support for insurance in two countries, Kenya and Sri Lanka

    26 October 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  •  A cup of coffee. We are drinking more coffee: the International Coffee Organisation says world coffee consumption has been rising by an average of 2.3 per cent per year (Photo: Benedicto de Jesus, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    A new kind of brew: smallholder coffee and carbon

    Has shade coffee shed new light on the multiple benefits from improved agricultural systems? Ina Porras blends together a number of thoughts after a side event at the Global Landscape Forum

    8 December 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Book charts path from harmful land grabs to people-centred investment in Africa

    The time is ripe for a new approach to the large-scale land deals that ultimately connect millions of consumers and savers in rich nations with millions of poor rural farmers in Africa, says a new book by one of the world’s leading experts in such deals.

    15 July 2013 | News | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Farmers sort tomatoes in Ethiopia.

    How small-scale farmers make markets work for them

    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.

    28 November 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • People point to a computer screen.

    ELLA - sharing Evidence and Lessons from Latin America

    Read how ELLA’s online Learning Alliances are sharing Latin American experience with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    12 November 2012 | Blog |
  • Focus on small-scale farming: food or jobs?

    The latest ‘provocation’ from IIED and Hivos, held in The Hague last week (24 May), began by asking what the development community can do to support rural youth. And for consultant Felicity Proctor, the answer is clear: “we need to move from agriculture and talking about food security and productivity to enterprise, business and a decent living for many of the rural populations.”

    31 May 2012 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Boys herd family cows in Wakesi, Kenya while dark grey storm clouds gather behind.

    Looking beyond land to support rural youth

    This was one of the conclusions of participants at a provocative seminar ‘Rural youth today, farmers tomo

    30 May 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Small-scale producers in the globalised market

    The Latin American Learning Network members of the Knowledge Programme ‘Small producer agency in the globalised market’ convened in Lima from 12 to 16 September. They organised and participated in a series of meetings and events in conjunction with various prestigious organisations. The highlight of the programme was the International Forum ‘Small-scale producers: Actors in Globalised Markets and Food Security?’ on 14 September, organised by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

    23 September 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 3: Making markets work for the poor - contents and discontents

    The third in a series of six seminars on markets and small-scale farmers took place in Paris, France on 30 March 2011.

    9 March 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 2: Rights-based versus market-based development

    The second in a series of six seminars on markets and small-scale farmers took place in Stockholm, Sweden on 3 March 2011. Watch video of the event.

    10 February 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 1: Producer agency and the agenda to make markets work for the poor

    The first of a series of ‘provocative seminars’ on smallholders and the ‘pro-poor markets’ agenda took place in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 28th September 2010. Local and international participants gathered to discuss a series of questions put forward by ‘provocateurs’ from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    9 November 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Uganda meeting

    Making markets work for small-scale farmers? A series of ‘provocation’ seminars

    IIED, Hivos and collaborating institutions organised a travelling series of ‘provocation’ seminars to challenge conventional wisdom on how to include smallholders in markets and bring fresh perspectives to the discussion on what works and why.

    16 September 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
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