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Interview: “Pastoralist women have the capacity to lead”
December 19th, 2016

“After my university education I felt I had to work for change in my community.” Paine Eulalia Mako is a Masaai and a pastoralist in Tanzania. She works to connect grass roots and national level campaigns for pastoralists’ land rights. Much of her work is about empowering women to take the lead and claim what … Read moreInterview: “Pastoralist women have the capacity to lead”

Editorial: Women showing the way with agroecology
December 22nd, 2015

Around the world, women forge change in their communities using agroecological approaches. Yet, surprisingly little has been written about this subject. This issue of Farming Matters shows how women can transform a situation of exclusion, crisis and social vulnerability, into a positive spiral of innovation, solidarity, and personal growth. Many innovations led by women are … Read moreEditorial: Women showing the way with agroecology

Women drive alternative economies in the Himalayas
December 22nd, 2015

In the Himalayas, male outmigration and the effects of climate change create challenges for rural women. Many of them develop innovative farming practices based on agroecology, push alternative economies and create niche markets. Women in India, Nepal and China show how agroecology can be a strategy to adapt to changing circumstances, and to drive positive … Read moreWomen drive alternative economies in the Himalayas

Four rural women leaders: The land is our life
December 22nd, 2015

In this interview, and four short videos, we asked four rural women leaders and activists from Asia and Africa about the role of women in agroecology. What we found were stories of race, caste, patriarchal systems, land grabbing, statelessness and, as an overriding theme, the lack of land ownership for women. These women are part … Read moreFour rural women leaders: The land is our life