Agroecology: Our Land is Our Life – CIDSE

Agroecology: Our Land is Our Life

New publication by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a member of the “Our Land is our Life Platform” and partner of CIDSE

This paper brings together ten case studies from six countries. It explains why land is so important to Africans and demonstrates the benefits of agroecology.The document is articulated around three main sections:

Bringing the soil back to life
– Biofertilizers improving livelihoods in Togo
– Strengthening harvests through water conservation in Tanzania
– Bringing life back to the land in Zimbabwe
– Restoring community farmland in Uganda

Biodiversity – working with nature
– Conserving biodiversity in Zimbabwe
– Changing the fortunes of farmers in Kenya
– Modern forestry and food forests in Kenya

Leaving no one behind
– Rehabilitating prisoners in Kenya
– Women reclaiming land rights in Uganda
– Women eco-friendly fishing in Senegal

The publication was officially launched on 8 December 2021 at a meeting of AFSA’s members in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information, contact Michael Farrelly, AFSA Programme Officer (afsa(AT)

About AFSA
AFSA is a broad alliance of different civil society actors that are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. These include: African farmers’ organisations, African NGO networks, specialist African NGOs, consumer movements in Africa, international organisations which support the stance of AFSA, and individuals. Its members represent smallholder farmers, pastoralists, hunter/gatherers, indigenous peoples; faith-based institutions, and environmentalists from across Africa.  It is a network of networks and currently with 30 active members.

Credit cover photo: AFSA

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