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What are the members of the AgriCultures Network up to?

All members publish a quarterly magazine on small-scale sustainable agriculture and agroecology. But we do much more. Below, we update you on our other activities and programmes.

Also check out the calendar of events related to sustainable family farming.


Brazil: Women farmers march for their rights

Brazil: Women farmers march for their rights

March 2014: More than 3500 women farmers participated in the 5th March for the Lives of Women and for Agroecology that took place on March 14th in the Brazilian federal state Paraíba. In total, almost 50 buses brought participants from several municipalities together for the March that was supported by AS-PTA.

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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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Farmers' Forum calls for agro-ecology and farmer control over production

Farmers' Forum calls for agro-ecology and farmer control over production

February 2014: In the city of Rome, the 5th Global Farmers' Forum took place. Hundreds of representatives of farmer organisations exchanged views and presented their strategies for the International Year of Family Farming.

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Senegal: Launch of the IYFF leads to new Observatory

Senegal: Launch of the IYFF leads to new Observatory

December 2013: Civil society in Senegal and the Food and Agriculture Organisation jointly launched the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) and created the new Family Farming Observatory.

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IYFF 2014 Family farming photo competition

IYFF 2014 Family farming photo competition

December 2013: You can now join the 2014 family farming photo competition. Submit your best photos on family farming and win a prize.

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India: Launch of the IYFF

India: Launch of the IYFF

November 2013: On November 22, family farmers in India launched the International Year of Family Farming in the presence of researchers and officials, and with the support of the AME Foundation and other organisations.

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Brazil launches Agroecology Plan

Brazil launches Agroecology Plan

October 2013: On 17 October 2013, the Brazilian government launched a National Plan on Agroecology and Organic Production. President Dilma Roussef pledged to carry out the 8.8 billion-real (4 billion US dollars) Agroecology Plan by the end of her term in December 2014.

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SOCLA Congress 2013: Empowering small farmers

SOCLA Congress 2013: Empowering small farmers

October 2013: Empowerment of small farmers for food sovereignty and resilience was the theme of the IV Congress of SOCLA (the Latin American Scientific Society for Agroecology).

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Now online: an educational series on family farming

Now online: an educational series on family farming

October 2013: Have you always looked for ways to learn more about the principles of sustainable agriculture? Are you curious about the values that underlay agro-ecological practices around the world? Have you been searching exercises and games to teach students about all of this? If so, Learning AgriCultures may be just what you are looking for.

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One-sided perspective at international food conference

One-sided perspective at international food conference

September 2013: Civil society announces alternative congress in the making

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Seminar highlights: family farming in a changing world

Seminar highlights: family farming in a changing world

September 2013: On the eve of its 2013 annual meeting in Senegal, members of the AgriCultures Network held a public seminar in Dakar on August 26. The workshop, in preparation for the International Year of Family Farming in 2014, gathered around seventy participants from a wide variety: producer organisations, NGOs, researchers, local government, media. "Moving towards sustainable agriculture is a process of transition, step by step but systematically changing the way you farm."

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AgriCultures Network event in West Africa: Challenges and opportunities of family farming

AgriCultures Network event in West Africa: Challenges and opportunities of family farming

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August 2013: Preceding its annual international meeting in Dakar, the members of the AgriCultures Network discuss the state of sustainable farming in West-Africa and elsewhere with policy makers, farmer leaders, researchers, NGO allies and journalists. The August 26 event 'Sustainable Family Farming: challenges and opportunities in a world that moves!', is hosted by IED Afrique.

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World Food Prize 2013 adds to controversy about Monsanto

World Food Prize 2013 adds to controversy about Monsanto

July 2013: The World Food Prize 2013 has been awarded to three scientists from multinational biotechnology corporations. The prize comes at a time of major controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMO). This has added fuel to the worldwide GMO debate, outraging civil society and researchers.

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Young family farmers in Europe

Young family farmers in Europe

July 2013: Starting a farm is not easy for young people. However, around the world, young farmers are developing innovative strategies that allow them to access land, capital and markets. We have recently joined an initiative to document young sustainable farmers in Europe.

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Promoting agrobiodiversity through knowledge sharing

Promoting agrobiodiversity through knowledge sharing

July 2013: ALIN staff participated in the third Agrobiodiversity@Knowledge Programme in Madurai India hosted by Dhan Academy from 9th to 13th July 2013.

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