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Locally rooted, globally connected

These sections of the magazine highlights activities, ideas and initiatives from the field and members of the AgriCultures Network.

Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology. Here is our latest update.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Faced with many challenges, women find creative find solutions to improve their lives through agroecology. The experiences here highlight initiatives in which women have successfully organised themselves to strengthen their food systems, their livelihoods and their autonomy.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Farming communities worldwide relate to water in myriad ways. The experiences here highlight grassroots initiatives focused on equitable use and distribution of water, community restoration of degraded ecosystems and innovative water saving techniques.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology. Here is our latest update.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology, drawing lessons from farmers’ fields, sharing knowledge, and working with social movements for policy change. Here are some of our latest updates.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

There are many benefits from strong rural–urban linkages. Amongst others, consumers access healthy, ecologically produced food and build connections with producers, while farmers access fair markets that value their way of life. As seen here, it is for these reasons that both farmers and consumers work together to strengthen the connections between rural and urban.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Farmers worldwide know that their choice of practices is key to the health of their soils. And this, in turn, is key to producing healthy food. But healthy soils, in many cases, are not the norm and so farmers must restore degraded lands. Here we see four different examples that offer a range of practical techniques that are successfully building healthier soils.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology, drawing lessons from farmers’ fields, sharing knowledge, and working with social movements for policy change. Here are some of our latest updates.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network (AN) are working together to advance family farming and agroecology, drawing lessons from farmers’ fields, sharing knowledge, and working with social movements for policy change. Read our latest news.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Improving family nutrition is the primary goal of family farmers, though how they strive to do so varies considerably. As we see here, increasing crop diversity on their farms and growing more traditional varieties are two ways, but increasing livestock production is another that can also have huge impacts.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology by drawing lessons from farmers’ fields, sharing knowledge, and working with social movements for policy change. Read our latest news.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and innovations from the field

Landscapes are rich melting pots of biological and cultural diversity which, in many cases, are under threat. Here, from across the globe, we see four examples of farming communities taking initiatives to resist the destruction of their environment, assert their rights and improve their landscapes.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Members of the AgriCultures Network are working together to advance family farming and agroecology by drawing lessons from farmers’ fields, sharing knowledge and working with social movements for policy change. Read our latest news.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Cultivating resilience is a practice that we see arising in many corners of the world. A seed is sown, it is watered and tended, and a stronger farming system emerges. Here, from four different continents, we see diverse examples of such development and how they are helping family farmers.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

With the International Year of Family Farming in full swing, members of the AgriCultures Network are actively involved in a number of initiatives that strengthen family farmers and agro-ecology. Here are a few updates.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

All over the world we can find positive experiences where family farmers are working to maintain agricultural biodiversity, or are benefitting from it. Here are a four cases where farmers are making a conscious effort to conserve and market diverse crops.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

In the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the AgriCultures Network will be buzzing with activity. The magazines within our network will be exploring aspects of family farming, such as their role in promoting biodiversity and nutrition.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Family farmers and the many ways in which they contribute to food security, healthy landscapes and thriving rural communities can be supported in a number of ways. These are some initiatives from around the world.

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Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Efforts to improve educational content and access in rural areas vary widely. Here we show just a few initiatives to develop a broader and more inclusive approach, focusing on the curricula, on the tools used or the target groups.

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Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network

Since their publication in 2011, ILEIA’s learning modules on sustainable small-scale agriculture, Learning AgriCultures, have been distributed and used around the world. With the International Year of Family Farming approaching, this series is more relevant than ever. With themes ranging from technical topics to economic and social issues, the modules are invaluable for anyone who wants to increase his or her theoretical and practical understanding of family farming.

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