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Editorial: Agroecology getting to the root causes of climate change
June 26th, 2017

This issue of Farming Matters addresses the intersection of agroecology, food sovereignty and the climate crisis. Climate change is a political problem that highlights the need for systemic change to the way food is produced, processed and distributed. From agroecological practices that build resilience, to social movements that resist land grabbing, the articles presented here not only argue for changes … Read moreEditorial: Agroecology getting to the root causes of climate change

About climate, meat & markets: high time to move towards agroecology and  food sovereignty
June 26th, 2017

As temperatures rise across the globe, meat and dairy have been found to be a major culprit. Still, the industrial meat industry actively facilitates the growth in consumption rates. We can only solve the climate crisis if we take meaningful steps towards agroecology and food sovereignty. Our global food system is one of the biggest drivers of … Read moreAbout climate, meat & markets: high time to move towards agroecology and  food sovereignty

Opinion: No agrobiodiversity without peasants
March 30th, 2014

Governments and intergovernmental agreements on agrobiodiversity do not improve farmer and indigenous rights, the team of GRAIN argues. The peasants who are keeping agrobiodiversity alive are under threat from the rapid expansion of industrial farming. We need to fight for food sovereignty to preserve local agrobiodiversity. As this issue of Farming Matters illustrates so impressively, … Read moreOpinion: No agrobiodiversity without peasants