The latest issue of Farming Matters is out, and the printed version is already reaching most of our subscribers.
Many different people and organisations can be labeled as "stakeholders" when talking about small-scale family farming. But what do they learn from each other? And how do they learn to work together to create more sustainable agriculture? What drives them to collabore? These are some of the questions that we addressed in this issue: Partnerships for learning.
In the article "We'll continue with our observations", Yunita Winarto and her colleagues show how participants of a Climate Field School in Indonesia measured and observed the rains in detail. This provided them with new information which helped the farmers adapt their agricultural strategies and eventually be able to benefit and draw specific lessons.
In an interview with Percy Schmeiser you can read about his lawsuit against Monsanto, legal difficulties that he and his wife got into, and the reasons why they decided to continue fighting.
The real learning adepts will enjoy Steve Sherwood's thematic overview, where he discusses some interesting theoretical perspectives on learning, knowledge and social change.
In "Locally rooted" we bring new ideas and initiatives from the field, while for "Globally connected" we asked a few of our partners to share their opinion about the World Bank's report on "land grabs".
In the "Two views" section, Flemming Nielsen from the FACT Foundation and Mariann Bassey from Friends of the Earth Nigeria presented their view on bio-fuels and if and how family farmers can benefit from it. Read and join the debate here!
All of this and much more in the latest Farming Matters - Partnerships for learning. We are also asking readers who have not replied to our survey to do so. Please take a few minutes and give us your opinion!
- Farming Matters - Partnership for learning
- Call for contributions - Trees and farming
- Debate: Can family farmers benefit from bio-fuels?
- Access the survey