A special edition of Farming Matters
May 3rd, 2018

It happened at the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology, organized by FAO in Rome from 3rd till 5th April 2018. A special edition of Farming Matters and her sister magazines Agridape, Agriculturas and LEISA India was launched. A lot has happened since the first Agroecology Symposium took place in 2014.  The focus of international and … Read more

Update from ILEIA
October 12th, 2017

Dear friends, Here is an update from ILEIA. Earlier this year we informed you about the closing down of ILEIA on July 1st 2017, which became inevitable due to an unexpected shortfall of funds. During the past seven months we have been working hard to hand over the ILEIA legacy to our colleagues in the … Read more

Report from the Nyéléni Pan-European Forum for Food Sovereignty
April 25th, 2017

The 2nd Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania between 26 – 30 October 2016. The full report from the forum is available here. The gathering was an important stepping stone for building a strong food sovereignty movement in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, as well as in several other European … Read more

A message to the friends of ILEIA
February 14th, 2017

Dear friends Some important changes are going to take place in ILEIA in 2017. In a recent meeting the ILEIA Board has decided that after over 30 years of work to support family farming rooted in agroecology, the organisation has to close on July 1st, 2017. The reason for this decision is that we did … Read more

Nyéléni Europe: a growing movement for food sovereignty
December 12th, 2016

The world’s largest international movement to re-organise the way we structure our society around food and agriculture has advanced its European agenda. ILEIA joined 700 people from over 40 countries in the 2nd Nyéléni Europe forum for food sovereignty held in Cluj Napoca, Romania. The second Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty took place in … Read more

New report: How to amplify agroecology
November 17th, 2016

A new report by ILEIA brings together the insights from a landmark meeting centred on the question of how to amplify agroecology. Over 70 individuals shared the fruit from decades of hard field work, research and activism. They came together to discuss factors for successful amplification of agroecology, as opposed to traditional ‘scaling up’, and identified key … Read more

The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly
October 18th, 2016

The Monsanto Tribunal, held from 14-16 October in The Hague, the Netherlands, was a historic event contributing to the ongoing debate to include the crime of ecocide into international criminal law. ILEIA participated in the People’s Assembly, a side event to discuss strategies to create an alternative food system – one that is free from … Read more

AFSA announced as winner of the 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize award
September 13th, 2016

On August 31 2016, the well-deserved eighth annual Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). The Food Sovereignty Prize champions real solutions to hunger, as opposed to the much-criticised World Food Prize. The US Food Sovereignty Alliance who awarded the prize states that, “this year’s winners are strident … Read more

Farm Experience Internship 2016
August 5th, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, ILEIA is supporting a student-driven initiative in the Netherlands to connect agricultural students and farmers. The Farm Experience Internship is an initiative of a group of international students at Wageningen University inspired on a successful experience in Brazil. In it, students get to spend a couple of weeks at sustainable … Read more

Outcomes regional meetings on agroecology
July 6th, 2016

In an effort to embed agroecology within local and regional realities, three regional meetings on agroecology were organised in 2015: one for Latin America and the Caribbean, one for Africa and one for Asia and the Pacific. ILEIA and the AgriCultures Network have documented the outcomes of the meeting in each region. The meetings were … Read more