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  • On March 30 2021, some sixty farmers, breeders, researchers, and representatives of donor organisations and NGOs came together to seek common ground for strengthening plant breeding and seed system functioning. Farmers set the stage by speaking about their breakthroughs and challenges in Participatory Plant Breeding, the appreciation they have for their partnerships with breeders, the […]

  • Tsungai Bwerazuva Champion Farmers Seeds Cooperative Company is a farmer-led enterprise that produces and sells high quality and certified seed of highly-adaptable, high-yielding and drought tolerant varieties of sorghum, groundnuts, maize (hybrid and open pollinated), sugar bean, cowpea and pearl millet – all of which are very important for the food and income security of […]

  • Guatemala como país megadiverso, cuenta como parte de su agrobiodiversidad con especies útiles para la alimentación que, por su bajo costo, sabor característico y alto contenido nutricional son una alternativa para contribuir a la seguridad alimentaria de las comunidades indígenas de la Sierra de de los Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango. El consumo de tallos, hojas, raíces y […]

  • The spread of Covid-19, and the measures taken by authorities to contain it, meant an abrupt end to our ways of working. We shifted to internet and mobile phone connectedness, strengthened responsibilities of our partner organisations, and increased South-South communications directly between our partners, including cross-country exchange of experiences. In this Briefing Note we provide […]

  • The growing recognition of food justice as an element of food studies inquiry has opened a productive vein that allows for analyzing the effects of oppression on traditional foods of Indigenous peoples. Writing together with Lisa Price and Nemer Narchi in the open-access “Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems”, SD=HS’s Gisella Cruz García provides a preliminary […]

  • La Sierra de los Cuchumatanes se ubica en el departamento de Huehuetenango al norte de Guatemala, la cual es habitada por comunidades lingüísticas Mam, Chuj, Q´anjob´al, Akateko, Awakateko, Chalchiteko, Popti y K´iche´, de los cuales el 65% vive en pobreza y extrema pobreza; existe un analfabestimo del 60%, y el 77% de los niños menores […]

  • Publicado en setiembre 20204 horas y 43 minutos de video presentaciones La malnutrición es un problema muy grave enfrentado por los pequeños agricultores y los pueblos indígenas. La agrobiodiversidad es la clave para diversificar y mejorar la calidad nutricional de sus dietas. Este curso ha sido diseñado para ayudar a futuros capacitadores a organizar y […]

  • Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have a long history in development rhetoric yet in general have not fulfilled the promises they have made in the form of increased economic gains (except for industry actors themselves), efficiency, and improved provision of traditionally “public goods.” Noting that food, biological diversity, and small-scale farmers are intersectional areas critical to ending […]

  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030 adopted by the global community in September 2015 are applicable to all countries with the commitment “that no one is left behind.” As an agenda for “people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership”, Agenda 2030 provides a vision for people and planet-centered, human rights-based, and gender-sensitive sustainable […]

  • El objetivo de este documento preliminar es servir de guía para la implementación de la línea de base en nutrición y plantas alimenticias locales, lo que corresponde al trabajo en nutrición del Programa “Sembrando Diversidad = Cosechando Seguridad” (en adelante, SD=HS, por sus siglas en inglés). Hacia la finalización del programa se llevará a cabo […]

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