It was 1977 when the late Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish and his wife Gudrun started farming in an untouched section of the Egyptian desert, some 60 kilometres northeast of Cairo. Returning to his home country from Austria where he was working in medical research, Abouleish envisioned a solution to the many environmental and social problems facing … Continued
Content Type: Case Studies
Visit one of MASIPAG’s three regional locations and you may come across shelves stacked high with small glass bottles containing hundreds of varieties of rice seeds. These seeds, and the people who grow them, have been the essence of MASIPAG’s work with Filipino farmers since the network of civil society organizations, NGOs, and scientists was … Continued
NESFAS is a collaborative initiative between the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and Slow Food in India.
This case study features Eosta, Europe’s leading importer, packer, and distributor of sustainable, organic, and fair-trade fruits and vegetables.
This case study showcases DNRC, a local NGO that works with subsistence farmers to restore degraded drylands in Kenya.
If you asked Vijay Kumar Thallam 10 years ago about the state of agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, the prognosis would have been grim. “Soils have eroded, the productivity has plateaued, the costs of cultivation are increasing year after year. […] The riskiness of agriculture has increased,” described Thallam in a video interview. Thallam lives in … Continued
This case study takes a deep dive into how in 2015, mayors from 150 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), the world’s first international agreement on sustainable food systems.
This case study showcases the work of COMACO – a social enterprise that trains poachers and local farmers in agroecological techniques to grow and harvest crops in Zambia.
This case study dives into Brazil’s National Policy for Agroecology and Organic Production – a groundbreaking policy that supports sustainable development.
This case study explores Cuba’s journey to becoming a global leader in organic agriculture through the Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology Movement (MACAC).