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  • This briefing note highlights the process and the most relevant results of the Participatory Plant Breeding efforts, which were conducted over the 2019-2023 period in the Farmer Field Schools in Zimbabwe. The note focuses on sorghum and pearl millet. BackgroundThe Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program aims at improving farmers’ access and use of crop diversity, strengthening […]

  • his briefing note highlights the process and the most relevant results of the Participatory Plant Breeding efforts, which were conducted over the 2019-2023 period in the Farmer Field Schools in Uganda. The note focuses on groundnut and beans. BackgroundThe Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program aims at improving farmers’ access and use of crop diversity, strengthening farmers’ […]

  • This briefing note highlights the process and the most relevant results of the Participatory Plant Breeding efforts, which were conducted over the 2019-2023 period in the Farmer Field Schools in Zambia. The note focuses on sorghum and groundnut. BackgroundThe Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program aims at improving farmers’ access and use of crop diversity, strengthening farmers’ […]

  • Plantas alimenticias locales para la nutrición Este documento presenta los principales hallazgos a nivel de hogares de la encuesta inicial realizada entre 2019 y 2021, durante la segunda fase del programa Siembra de Diversidad = Cosecha de Seguridad (SD=HS) (2019-2023). Los resultados de la encuesta inicial se complementan con los principales hallazgos de los ejercicios […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • Plantas alimenticias locales para la nutrición Este documento presenta los principales hallazgos a nivel de hogares de la encuesta inicial realizada entre 2019 y 2021, durante la segunda fase del programa Siembra de Diversidad = Cosecha de Seguridad (SD=HS) (2019-2023). Los resultados de la encuesta inicial se complementan con los principales hallazgos de los ejercicios […]

  • Evaluation of pilot phase (2021-2023) The Gender Journey Module (GJM) was developed by Oxfam Novib and Oxfam in Laos for this specific context (Gender Journey Module). Main objective of the GJM is to help facilitators and farmers to reflect on gender issues and promote women’s leadership and the equal participation of women and men in […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • The article on the SD=HS program in Uganda was featured in the Vice-Versa Global Communities in Uganda’s West Nile sub-region are taking innovative approaches to ensure food and nutrition security. Through initiatives like farmer field school (FFS), community seed banks, kitchen gardens, and cooking demonstration classes, they are rediscovering and utilizing Local Food Plants (LFPs) […]

  • By Nout van der Vaart and Bram de Jonge, Oxfam Novib Summary of GB10 plenary session and main discussions held From November 18-25, a team of SD=HS representatives participated in the 10th session of the Governing Body (GB10) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). The session, held at […]

  • Sowing Diversity= Harvesting Security Phase II (2019-2022) The case studies presented under the Sowing Diversity equals Harvesting Security (SD=HS) Program in Laos from 2019-2022 showcase successful initiatives and outcomes in different provinces. The program has contributed to food security and economic well-being in the region. There are a total of six case studies that highlight […]

  • Module: Analysis of the seed market and crop selection In this module, facilitators play a crucial role in guiding Farmer Field Schools (FFS) to gather and analyze information. This information will be essential in helping FFS members make informed decisions about whether to focus on a specific seed crop that not only has business potential […]

  • New Book One hundred local food plants for improving nutrition is the title of the new book published by Oxfam, written by Gisella Cruz-Garcia, Konstantina Maria Togka, Hilton Mbozi and Bert Visser. This book will become the best friend for those who are keen to improve their nutrition, and help others to do that, with […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented by the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • Experiences from SD=HS FFS on seed production and marketing Within the program, the implementation of Farmer Field Schools on seed production and marketing is one of four program approaches focused on facilitating crop diversity, improved seed availability and access to adapted seeds and varieties that meet the diverse socio￾cultural needs of smallholder farmers and indigenous […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • Local food plants for nutrition This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools (FFS). […]

  • Local Food Plants for NutritionSeries #2 This document shares the plant species findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline survey are complemented by the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field […]

  • Local Food Plants for NutritionSeries #1 This document presents the main household-level findings of the baseline survey conducted between 2019-2021, during the second phase of the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) programme (2019-2023). The results of the baseline are complemented with the main findings of the diagnostic exercises conducted by SD=HS’ Farmer Field Schools […]

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