Perspectives: The vitality of everyday food
April 18th, 2017

A great deal of energy has been invested in attempts to influence the thinking in science and government on the problems of industrial food and the benefits of agroecology and food sovereignty. Meanwhile, people everywhere take responsibility for creating the changes they want to see through daily food practices in their families, neighbourhoods and social … Read morePerspectives: The vitality of everyday food

Development 3.0: Development practice in transition
December 23rd, 2012

Following over a half-century of “technology transfer” and “participation”, the paradigm of agricultural modernisation appears to have reached a limit. Directly related to growing concerns over the world’s food systems, there is a sense of welcomed change taking place. At the centre lays a commonly neglected resource: the creativity embedded in peoples’ daily practices and … Read moreDevelopment 3.0: Development practice in transition

Theme overview: Partnerships for learning
December 22nd, 2010

Mobilising our greatest resource for continuity and change: People The establishment of strong and efficient partnerships can contribute enormously to family farming, in many different ways. All efforts to enhance learning, however, must ensure that local people remain in control of the process. External agents need to be very aware of the role they want … Read moreTheme overview: Partnerships for learning