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SECURING SEED SUPPLY
June 20th, 2007

LEISA Magazine | 23.2 | June 2007 A secure supply of quality planting material is essential in small scale agriculture. In this issue of the LEISA Magazine we present articles from around the world, in which communities describe how they have used various methods to secure their own seed supply. Examples include efforts to conserve … Read moreSECURING SEED SUPPLY

HOW FARMERS ORGANISE
March 13th, 2007

LEISA Magazine | 23.1 | March 2007 The vast majority of articles published in the LEISA Magazines describe situations where communities working together formally or informally are a key part of the experience. The benefit of strength in numbers is not a new concept, and for many farmers and communities in rural areas, working together … Read moreHOW FARMERS ORGANISE

ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES AT WORK
December 2nd, 2006

LEISA Magazine | 22.4 |December 2006 In this issue of LEISA Magazine we present some examples of intensified agricultural production based on ecological processes. These show how production can be intensified in a much more natural way, by changing our perceptions about agriculture and increasing our knowledge of ecological processes. At the same time negative … Read moreECOLOGICAL PROCESSES AT WORK

BUILDING KNOWLEDGE
September 15th, 2006

LEISA Magazine | 22.3 |September 2006 In this issue of the LEISA Magazine we look at how knowledge about LEISA concepts is currently generated, shared and used by a variety of people working towards improved livelihoods in rural areas. We argue that the generation of knowledge is a process which is and needs to be … Read moreBUILDING KNOWLEDGE

CHANGING FARMING PRACTICES
June 11th, 2006

LEISA Magazine | 22.2 | June 2006 The conversion process from present practices to more sustainable farming systems can be rather complex. It is not a simple task for small-scale farmers. Efforts to improve farming practices, therefore, need careful planning and implementation. For that reason, it is crucial that we explore and analyse ongoing conversion … Read moreCHANGING FARMING PRACTICES

DOCUMEMTATION FOR CHANGE
March 23rd, 2006

LEISA Magazine | 22.1 | March 2006 More than just describing a case, the aim of a documentation process is to build new knowledge. There is still a lot to learn about the techniques, methods, interactions and science involved in ecological agriculture. LEISA, as a concept, is constantly evolving and changing, as a response to … Read moreDOCUMEMTATION FOR CHANGE

PRACTICE AND POLICY
December 20th, 2005

LEISA Magazine | 21.4 | December 2005 For rural people, managing biodiversity has always been a central part of their livelihood strategies. A diverse range of organisms contribute in different ways to agriculture and rural livelihoods – either directly, by providing food, medicines, timber, fuel, fodder, organic fertilizer, or cash income – or indirectly by … Read morePRACTICE AND POLICY

SMALL ANIMALS IN FOCUS
September 20th, 2005

LEISA Magazine | 21.3 | September 2005 For most small scale farmers, for whom it is important to make optimal use of available resources, livestock still has an essential role to play. In this issue of the LEISA Magazine, we take a closer look at how livestock can be integrated into diverse farming systems and … Read moreSMALL ANIMALS IN FOCUS

MORE THAN MONEY
June 18th, 2005

LEISA Magazine | 21.2 | June 2005 Agriculture has a fundamental role to play in supporting and shaping our present-day societies. It has far greater value to humans than the market price for the final produce: Agriculture could potentially form the basis for strong rural communities and their economic activities, provide healthy food and maintain … Read moreMORE THAN MONEY

ENERGY ON THE FARM
March 15th, 2005

LEISA Magazine | 21.1 | March 2005 In this issue we take a closer look at the ways small-scale farmers have managed to make more efficient use of the energy sources available to them. Agriculture is about converting solar energy into biomass products such as food, fodder, fibre and fuel. Small-scale farmers manage this process … Read moreENERGY ON THE FARM