This week, from 11-18th September, indigenous mountain farmers from 20 communities in 10 countries are meeting in Tajikistan to assess the impacts of climate change and identify responses needed.
The second annual meeting of China’s “National Farmers’ In-Site Breeding and Seed-Sharing Network” was held on January 11-13 2015, in Guangxi. It brought together farmers from several provinces, leading crop scientists, policy makers and China’s Soybean Industry Association.
Governments in industrial countries regularly put pressure on developing countries to introduce stringent plant variety protection (PVP) regimes and to adhere to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention, without duly considering its consequences on the enjoyment of human rights of vulnerable groups such as small-scale farmers and in particular women.
In this short film, smallholder farmers from India, Kenya and Peru explain the challenges they face due to climate change, and how they are responding.
Article in Langscape Magazine explores these concepts in the context of the SIFOR project.
Article by Claudia Múnera, originally published by The Daly News | March 17th 2014
Research in Nicaragua suggests that recognising the value of biocultural heritage is key to protecting forests from economic pressures.