Displaying items by tag: agroecology - CIDSE

The Courage to Embrace Radical Choices in the Face of the Climate and Food Crisis

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:05

One of the worst droughts in living memory continues to threaten East and Southern African countries, brought on by the recent El Niño event. More than 40 million people across the continent are projected to be food insecure until early 2017, as maize harvests wither and millions of livestock perish from lack of water and food.

Published in Food and climate

Women and agroecology, the struggle of everyday

Friday, 14 October 2016 14:00

Ligória Felipe dos Santos is a farmer in the Brazilian semiarid region. She was born and became a woman in a rural community in the municipality of Esperança, in Paraiba.

Published in Gender Equality Blog

Agroecology: a growing movement for change

Friday, 14 October 2016 13:39

Chiara Martinelli from CIDSE shares her reflections after taking part in the workshop “Climate and agriculture: Harvesting people’s solutions for sustainable food systems” (Brussels, 19-21 September 2016), bringing together participants from the CIDSE network, partners and allies.

Agroecology or Climate-Smart Agriculture: Two Models for the Future?

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:53

In the context of CIDSE’s international workshop “Climate and Agriculture: Harvesting people’s solutions for sustainable food systems”, an evening panel was organized on 19 September to build an interactive and dynamic discussion and confront different views on agroecology and climate-smart agriculture. The participants shared their reflections after the discussion in a series of flash interviews (links to watch the interviews are provided below).

Published in Food and climate

Building stronger communities through agroecology: an essential step to fight climate change

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:48

Less than a year ago the Paris agreement on climate change was signed. I followed the negotiations closely, and when leaving Paris I felt both a sense of optimism and worry. States are now confronted with the urgent need to put this agreement into place, since a climate crisis is already upon us.

Published in Food and climate

People's solutions to climate and agriculture

Friday, 14 October 2016 09:14

This year’s World Food Day theme, celebrated on October 16, reflects on the effects of climate change on our food system and why it’s important to move towards more sustainable ways of producing and consuming food in order to mitigate and adapt to such changes. The campaign ‘Change for the Planet - Care for the People’ will reflect on the role that citizens can play in advancing viable solutions, while resisting and denouncing false, business-as-usual models that affect people and planet.

Climate and Agriculture: Harvesting people’s solutions for sustainable food systems

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:34

CIDSE will host an international workshop on 19-21 September in Brussels

Published in Food and climate

CIDSE Highlights Special Issue: World Social Forum 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016 07:53

CIDSE Highlights Special Issue: World Social Forum 2016

Published in General content

Don’t be fooled by climate-smart agriculture!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 14:22

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is like Green Growth, Inclusive Growth, Green Economy and so many other catch-all and concepts which are too vague and broad to be useful: nice labels put on ‘business as usual’ policies avoiding the radical changes that are required.

Published in Blog Archive

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