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ILEIA - Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture
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ILEIA, the Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture, is an independent organisation that supports agroecological approaches and family farming.

ILEIA builds knowledge through documentation and systematisation, publishes Farming Matters magazine, and engages in advocacy in order to contribute to farmers' resilience and the improvement of their development options. All information produced by ILEIA is freely available to all who wish to use and/or reproduce it.

As the secretariat of the AgriCultures Network, ILEIA ensures coordination and coherence of network strategies and activities.

Read about our strategy for 2012-2016. Read more about our activities in our annual reports. ILEIA is recognised as an Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI).


Contact ILEIA - the AgriCultures Network secretariat:

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Tel: +31 (0) 317760010
Fax: +31 (0) 334632410
E: ileia@ileia.org
W: www.ileia.org

 

Read 'Farming Matters' online - Global edition of AgriCultures Network magazines.


Latest news

We are hiring - Two vacancies in ILEIA

ILEIA is looking for two new staff members to strengthen our small and dynamic team: 1) Coordinator – knowledge building and communication 2) Secretary. Deadline: 12 December 2014

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Towards Productive Landscapes: ETFRN News 56

The landscape approach has increasingly been promoted as a new perspective on addressing global challenges at a local level. In the face of increasing and competing claims to the land and the exhaustion of natural resources, planners, scientists and policymakers have come to realize the limitations of sectoral approaches. Integrated landscape level considerations have begun to supersede those restricted to, for instance, water, forests, farming and development programmes. Given this interest, and the potential impacts of such initiatives, it is important to learn from the many practical experiences in applying integrated landscape management throughout the world. This issue of ETFRN News 56, ‘Towards productive landscapes’, brings together 29 papers by practitioners from all over the world who highlight the successes and challenges of applying landscape approaches. Jointly, the articles explore: 1) the role of forests in mosaic landscapes; 2) governance arrangements at the landscape scale; and 3) key factors contributing to success in landscape management. This issue of ETFRN News results from a partnership between Tropenbos International (TBI) and the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA), part of the AgriCultures Network dedicated to landscapes.

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Policy brief: Lessons from the landscape – approaches that work: Ensuring equitable benefits for forest and farming families

This policy brief introduces some common lessons seen where landscape approaches have worked. And it offers suggestions to rural development professionals that can help to consolidate and scale up the successes, for the benefit of the land and the lives of those who depend on it.

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Agroecology Symposium at the FAO: a small step for farming families, a big step for policy makers

Agroecology Symposium at the FAO: a small step for farming families, a big step for policy makers

September 2014: "Agroecology can find a shelter under the FAO". These were the words of FAO’s General Director, José Graziano da Silva at the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition on the 18th and 19th of September 2014. Set in the headquarters of the FAO in Rome, with 400 participants from all over the world, da Silva stressed the potential agroecology has to end world hunger while supporting family farmers.

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Unravelling the 'landscape approach' – are we on the right track?

Unravelling the 'landscape approach' – are we on the right track?

September 2014: On 17 September 2014, ILEIA co-organised a seminar on understanding the 'landscape approach'. Edith van Walsum, ILEIA’s director, told the 225-strong audience about the key role of farmers in the landscape, and made a compassioned plea for family farmers and women to have not just a seat at the table, but an equal seat...

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Farm internships in the Netherlands

Farm internships in the Netherlands

September 2014: The Farm Experience Internship FEI is a practical period for students at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. This year as in 2013, ILEIA supported the initiative. More than 20 international students spent two weeks on organic farms in the Netherlands, living and working with the farmers and learning about their day-to-day and long term realities.

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Agroecology: A solution to the food crisis

(De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102 Amsterdam, from Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014)

Debut speech Dr. Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

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Expert Meeting: Vision 2030 - making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture

(Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, from Sep 12, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014)

How can agroecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030.

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Lessons in supporting family farming in Swaziland

In December 2013, family farmers, field workers and journalism students analysed and articulated their experiences from the field in a documentation process, facilitated by ILEIA.

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Learning for rural change in East and Southern Africa

Throughout 2011, 2012 and 2013, upon request from IFAD, ILEIA guided a documentation trajectory with agricultural field staff in East and Southern Africa. They reflected on their work with smallholder family farmers in the region, and articulated their insights.

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Farm Experience Internship 2014

(Wageningen, the Netherlands, from Aug 05, 2014 to Aug 27, 2014)

The Farm Experience Internship FEI is a practical period for students at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The FEI 2014 brings together different types of knowledge held by farmers and students, aiming to create bridges between university and farmers. ILEIA is one of the partners in this initiative.

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The future role of agroecology in the world

The future role of agroecology in the world

June 2014: The growing support for agroecology on the international political agenda was discussed on May 18th in Juazeiro, Brazil. Experts shared the various challenges they face in their respective countries when promoting agroecology.

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Unravelling the Landscape Approach

(Wageningen, the Netherlands, from Sep 17, 2014 to Sep 17, 2014)

Make better policies for people and the planet – Are we on the right track?

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Over 800 people gather to build the food movement in The Netherlands

Over 800 people gather to build the food movement in The Netherlands

February 2014: Vandana Shiva was one of the keynote speakers at a two day conference in Wageningen, the Netherlands. She joined over 800 other thinkers and doers who are working to transform the food and agriculture system in The Netherlands and Belgium.

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