Our new lists of journal special issues and books by Future Agricultures researchers bring these resources together for the first time. In the collection, you will find downloads of free-access material, as well as links to paid-for publications.
Some highlights include:
- Three special issues of the influential Journal of Peasant Studies, on corporate land grabs, biofuels, and green grabs
- An open-access journal on ‘water grabbing’
- Two books reviewing the 1988 Farmer First conference and its legacy
- Recent books on seasonality, pastoralism and the politics of agronomy
- Recent issues of the IDS Bulletin on seeds and climate change
Event: Focus on the Youth at FANRPAN Annual Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Swaziland 19-23 Sept
Engaging the youth in future agricultural developments in Africa will take centre stage at Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Annual Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Swaziland.
“The time is now to ensure that the youth are part of decisions about the future of agriculture in Africa – they are after all the generation that will have to ensure that the continent’s growing population is fed,” says FANRPAN Chief Executive Officer Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.
”It is the responsibility of current leaders in agriculture to ensure the involvement of the youth in development– and that is what we plan to do.”
Underinvestment in livestock-based systems in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya havecontributed to the extreme food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. Governments need to build a coalition of support for pastoralists to tap their potential for economic development in east Africa, a top US official said on Thursday. Read More.
This short film from the STEPS Centre brings together an engaging cast of characters including a farmer, a scientist, a regulator and a seed policy analyst. Each has a different view about how best to secure seeds for farmers growing maize – Kenya’s key staple crop - in drought-prone regions of the country.
The film shows the importance of informal seed systems, as well as formal ones, for food security in these areas. It shows how policy changes underway could have serious impacts on farmers struggling for sustainability in a changing climate.
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