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Towards stronger family farms – the close of the IYFF
December 24th, 2014

New report by FAO and ILEIA synthesises main recommendations of the International Year of Family Farming. When 2014 was proclaimed the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the United Nations shone a spotlight on the essential contributions of family farmers to food security, community well being, the economy, conservation, biodiversity, sustainable resource use, and climate … Read moreTowards stronger family farms – the close of the IYFF

Seeds & FFSs
September 25th, 2013

Farmers are the guardians of biodiversity. Centuries before the introduction of modern agriculture farmers were breeding and selecting thousands of crop varieties, and thereby promoting agricultural biodiversity. SEARICE, a regional organisation based in the Philippines, works with farmers in Asia to bring back the rich variety of seeds in farming. Using the Farmer Field School … Read moreSeeds & FFSs

Farm Experience Internship: connecting students and farmers
July 7th, 2013

ILEIA is supporting a new initiative at Wageningen University Often, there is little contact between agricultural students and farmers. In an effort to bridge this gap, ILEIA is supporting a new initiative at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The Farm Experience Internship is a summer course for students. Part of it entails living and working … Read moreFarm Experience Internship: connecting students and farmers