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USA
June 26th, 2017

Some years ago, Californian farmer, Mas Masumoto faced a life changing decision – the heritage peach trees his father had planted were still producing beautiful, juicy peaches but they weren’t the perfect looking red variety the supermarkets wanted.  A bulldozer arrived to rip them out, but at the last moment, Mas had a change of … Read moreUSA

Burkina Faso
June 26th, 2017

Tindano Pabadou leads a women͛s growing co-operative in the village of Bassieri, in the far east of Burkina Faso. The women here speak their minds and make decisions about how to share the harvest and spend the money it brings. Tindano has even paid for a new house for her family with the proceeds from … Read moreBurkina Faso

Advancing justice after climate disaster in the Philippines
June 26th, 2017

On Sicogon Island in the Philippines, farmers and fisher folk were displaced from their land and fisher folk were displaced from their land and livelihoods after the Typhoon Yolanda. Opportunistic land grabbing after a climate disaster is yet another example in which those least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences. Super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan … Read moreAdvancing justice after climate disaster in the Philippines

Perspectives: Agroecology as an alternative vision to Climate-smart Agriculture
June 26th, 2017

Taken together, agroecology and food sovereignty represent an alternative paradigm to Climate-smart Agriculture and conventional development. This article focuses on the more transformative elements of agroecology and food sovereignty to clearly identify overlaps and divergences with Climate-smart Agriculture and highlight its incompatibilities with conventional development. Five years ago agroecology was barely recognised within official circles, but today … Read morePerspectives: Agroecology as an alternative vision to Climate-smart Agriculture

Interview with Shalmali Guttal: “Small scale food producers are at the frontline”
June 26th, 2017

Shalmali Guttal is the executive director at Focus on the Global South. She researches, writes and advocates for ecological and social justice in Asia. In this interview, Shalmali explains how the economic growth-obsessed model of development is worsening the climate crisis, particularly for small scale food producers. She highlights that, for advancing justice, the most … Read moreInterview with Shalmali Guttal: “Small scale food producers are at the frontline”

Movement building at the heart of Haitian peasants’ response to climate change
June 26th, 2017

Social movements in the Haitian countryside are dealing with the politicised challenge of climate change through methods that reach back to a rich agrarian tradition and weave in contemporary grassroots solutions. Deep in the Central Plateau, the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) is leading the way towards a new Haiti centred on food sovereignty and … Read moreMovement building at the heart of Haitian peasants’ response to 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

Farmers in focus: Surrounded by coal mines
June 26th, 2017

Wendy Bowman is an 83 year old farmer determined to keep farming and to protect the community’s health, land and water from encroaching coal mines. My name is Wendy Bowman. I farm in Camberwell, a small village in NSW, Australia, surrounded on three sides by coal mines. In 2010, Chinese-owned Yancoal proposed to extend an existing open … Read moreFarmers in focus: Surrounded by coal mines