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Giving new life to peasant seeds in Ecuador
April 16th, 2016

In the Ecuadorian provinces of Bolivar, Chimborazo, and Cotopaxi, family farmers are building new capacity to conserve and use the biodiversity on their farms. By participating in action research they gain a greater understanding and control of their plant genetic resources. This results in increased resilience to climatic and other shocks and takes them further … Read moreGiving new life to peasant seeds in Ecuador

Realising the potential of peasant seeds
March 30th, 2014

In the Ecuadorian provinces of Bolívar, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi, family farmers are building new capacities to conserve and use the biodiversity on their farmland. They are gaining greater access to and control over their biological resources, increasing their resilience and food sovereignty. The key: individual farmers who are passionate about plants and seeds. Agrobiodiversity enables … Read moreRealising the potential of peasant seeds

Local food systems: Tzimbuto and Canasta Utopia
June 22nd, 2013

In December 2012 Farming Matters ran an article about “Development 3.0”, highlighting the importance of showcasing peoples’ experiences as an inspiration for social change. The Canastas Comunitarias, a movement started by families to address their concerns over food prices (and presented in vol. 28.3 of our magazine) provides a clear example of this approach. Today, … Read moreLocal food systems: Tzimbuto and Canasta Utopia