Perspectives: Agroecology as an alternative vision to Climate-smart Agriculture
June 26th, 2017

Taken together, agroecology and food sovereignty represent an alternative paradigm to Climate-smart Agriculture and conventional development. This article focuses on the more transformative elements of agroecology and food sovereignty to clearly identify overlaps and divergences with Climate-smart Agriculture and highlight its incompatibilities with conventional development. Five years ago agroecology was barely recognised within official circles, but today … Read more

Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge
March 23rd, 2016

For the past half century agricultural innovation has denied a voice to the many groups who work outside the profession of science – farmers, food providers, women and the urban poor. The value of their expertise gained through practical experience must be recognised in the production and validation of knowledge. Padma, who has travelled 300 … Read more