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ileia_NL : RT @LouisBolk: @voedselanders 60 workshops over #voedsel, #agroecologie en ketens, op 12&13 feb. in #wageningen. Wij doen ook mee: https://…
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ILEIA - Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

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

ILEIA has over 30 years of experience in building knowledge through the documentation and systematisation of concrete practices and disseminating these in Farming Matters magazine. ILEIA supports social movements and engages in advocacy in order to contribute to an enabling environment for family farming based on agroecology. 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:

How to get there: Download travel directions.

Tel: +31 (0) 317760010
Fax: +31 (0) 317760200
E: ileia@ileia.org
W: www.ileia.org

 

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


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Food4All Festival Wageningen

(Wageningen, the Netherlands, from Nov 23, 2015 to Nov 26, 2015)

The fourth edition of the Food4All Festival will take place on different locations in Wageningen (NL) between the 23rd and 26th of November. Join us for an interesting selection of documentaries, inspiring lectures and a delicious FoodWaste dinner. The festival, co-organised by ILEIA, highlights the problems of our food system, while at the same time promoting hopeful alternatives.

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Panel discussion: 8 female leading activists from Asia and Africa

(Leeuwenborch, C63, Wageningen, the Netherlands, from Nov 05, 2015 to Nov 05, 2015)

Stichting Otherwise, Boerengroep, RUW Foundation and ILEIA proudly host in Wageningen eight renowned women farmers and activists from Senegal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Philippines.

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Building, defending and strengthening agroecology

Building, defending and strengthening agroecology

September 2015: A new multimedia publication explores the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. They are produced by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience of Coventry University and ILEIA, the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture.

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Youth and women farmers in Brazil impress the AgriCultures Network

Youth and women farmers in Brazil impress the AgriCultures Network

On August 31 and September 1 2015, representatives from the Senegalese, Indian, Peruvian and Dutch members of the AgriCultures Network visited two farms of a network of 14 rural workers' unions in the state of Paraíba, called 'Polo da Borborema'. AS-PTA, a member of the AgriCultures Network has been working on agroecology in the region since 1993. The international visitors spent one day with women farmers and one day with youth.

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Agroecology around the world and the ecology encyclical - International Seminar

(Federal University of Campina Grande Auditorium, Brazil, from Sep 03, 2015 to Sep 03, 2015)

Being widespread around the world, the agroecological proposal reinforces the leading role of peasants, family farmers, indigenous people and traditional communities in the construction of solutions for the planetary crisis we are faced with. The Seminar will be an opportunity for challenges for advancing agroecology and on the meaning of Pope Francis's Ecology Encyclical Laudata St.

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Future farmers in Europe

A compilations of films from "Future farmers in the spotlight".

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Agroecology: gaining strength in the Netherlands

Agroecology: gaining strength in the Netherlands

July 2015: Like in many other parts of the world, the Netherlands is a country with two realities. On the one hand, for decades policies have been pushing for further industrialisation of agriculture and food. Many farmers find themselves squeezed between the demands of suppliers and supermarkets, and a large number of Dutch farmers have closed business in the past decade. At the same time peasants, citizens and social movements are rising and building agroecological alternatives, creating more autonomy from existing power structures.

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Impressions from Save our Soils congress in Amsterdam

Impressions from Save our Soils congress in Amsterdam

June 2015: On 26 June, in the framework of the United Nations International Year of Soils, the Celebrate Soil, Celebrate Life! congress in Amsterdam aimed to raise public awareness of the central importance of living soil. Positively, the call for a paradigm shift was loud. But more concrete solutions could have been offered.

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Training weekend: Activating for Food Sovereignty - from our Daily Lives to Global Change

(Boerderij Buitenverwachting, Vlietkade 2, Hoogmade, the Netherlands, from Jun 05, 2015 to Jun 07, 2015)

FIAN, ILEIA, Otherwise, TNI, Toekomstboeren and the Wageningen University Rural Sociology Chairgroup welcome you to participate in the training weekend ‘Activating for Food Sovereignty: from our Daily Lives to Global Change’, an inspiring exchange on alternatives to our current food system.

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Soil, the substance of transformation

Soil, the substance of transformation

April 2015: A compelling title for the Global Soil Week that was held this week in Berlin, 19-23 April, 2015. Madeleine Florin participated and represented ILEIA. The organisers did an excellent job as the event created plenty of space for participation by everyone and it was refreshingly diverse. More than 600 people representing 80 different countries were bound together by a belief in the importance of sustainable soil management.

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“Enable small scale farmers to contribute to food security” says ILEIA to Dutch minister

“Enable small scale farmers to contribute to food security” says ILEIA to Dutch minister

April 2015: “With policies that respond to their needs, small scale farmers hold the key to achieving food security globally. And this requires a shift away from the emphasis on industrial agriculture and integration in global value chains”. This is the main message of ILEIA’s contribution to an ongoing policy consultation by the government of the Netherlands.

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Joining forces and knowledge for healthy soils in the Netherlands

Joining forces and knowledge for healthy soils in the Netherlands

March 2015: On the 19th and 20th of March 2015, ILEIA, together with other Dutch organisations, organised a two day gathering about soils. Hanna Kool, an intern at ILEIA, was part of the organising team and shares her impressions here.

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Global dialogue on family farming, Rome, 27-28 October, 2014

This report, drafted by ILEIA, highlights the most important contributions made during the Global Dialogue on Family Farming in October 2014.

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Nyéléni declaration: agroecology for food sovereignty!

Nyéléni declaration: agroecology for food sovereignty!

March 2015: At the end of February, around 300 peasants, fisherfolk, pastoralists, indigenous people and consumer group representatives from all continents gathered in the town of Sélingué in Mali with the aim to articulate their vision of agroecology.

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