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ILEIA’s contribution to upscaling agroecology

  • Since December 1984 ILEIA produced 127 issues of Farming Matters
  • ILEIA collaborated in magazine making with twelve regional partner organisations
  • Together the magazines are produced one global, five regional and seven local language editions and in eleven languages
  • The magazines are read in every country of the world (according to Google)
  • Together they reach (substantially) more than a million readers per quarter, in digital and paper format
  • The total production cost per magazine per reader is less than one Euro
  • Since 1984 ILEIA collaborated with at least 2000 authors who contributed articles to Farming Matters
  • The outreach of their articles was up to 100 times higher than they would have got through a scientific journal
  • About 50 editors worked in ILEIA since 1984
  • Lastly, ILEIA worked with dozens of farmer philosophers, champions of agroecology, SRI, NPM, FMNR, and so on… Inspiring people whose contribution to sustainable development cannot be captured in simple figures and numbers.

136 Issues in this Publication (Showing issues 7014 - 7005) |

FM 2014 Farming Matters Vol 30 #2 - 2014-02-20

  • From subsistence to resistance
  • "A revolution of thought is necessary"
  • Agroecology and the right to food
  • Local food systems in times of economic crisis
  • Bees bring a buzz to family farming in Zimbabwe
  • Home nurseries, viable businesses
  • Moving from vulnerability to resilience in Africa
  • Subsistence is resistance.  Local food systems in times of economic crisis
  • How Yapuchiris build climate resilience
  • The world's largest safety net for farmers?
  • Peasant to peasant;  The social movement form of agroecology

FM 2014 Farming Matters Vol 30 #3 - 2014-09-20

  • Reclaiming denuded landscapes
  • Emerging waterscapes
  • From illegal logger to family farmer
  • How territorial cooperatives carved an unconventional pathway
  • Farming communities in living landscapes
  • Sustaining our families and our landscape
  • Listening and trust- the basis for working with forest and farm producers
  • Can we combine farming and forest conservation?
  • Making the most of invaded landscapes
  • Rebuilding mountain landscapes

FM 2014 Farming Matters Vol 30 #4 - 2014-12-20

  • Linking family nutrition in city and country
  • Finding a way out of the maize
  • Nutrition from innovation and taste from waste
  • Guinea pigs - small livestock with big potential
  • Food fairs revive local food and nutrition 
  • Will the Green Revolution really 'nutritionalise' Africa
  • We've had enough of hunger and malnutrition!

FM 2015 Farming Matters Vol 31 #1 - 2015-03-20

  • Building up the carbon in farm soils
  • From slash and burn to 'slash and mulch'
  • Keeping composting simple
  • Traditional fallows support resilient farming on semi-arid sandy soils
  • "Healthy soils give family farmers autonomy, resilience and long-term productivity"
  • Healthy soils are essential for healthy lives

FM 2015 Farming Matters Vol 31 #2 - 2015-06-20

  • Community supported agriculture thriving in China
  • Eqyptian youth challenge the city-country divide
  • Growing a sense of place and community in Cape Town
  • Between city and country: domestic workers build food sovereignty
  • Threatened landscapes unite rural and urban communities
  • "Urban agroecology - a tool for social transformation" 
  • Producers and consumers build new food practices

FM 2015 Farming Matters Vol 31 #3 - 2015-09-20

  • Water is the engine of change
  • Protecting the paramo
  • Farming for healthy urban tap water
  • Water harvesting:  nourishing the land, body and mind
  • A technology to drastically save irrigation water
  • Struggle and success in an inter-regional water conflict in the Peruvian Andes
  • A watershed evolving
  • From water wars to world peace

FM 2015 Farming Matters Vol 31 #4 - 2015-12-20

  • Women forging change with agroecology
  • Building autonomy through agroecology
  • Bringing 'life' back to our food system
  • SRI:  A practice that transforms the lives of women
  • Constructing autonomy, territory and peace
  • Peasant women power in Mozambique
  • Women drive alternative economies in the Himalayas
  • Shifting African policy towards women and agroecology

FM 2016 Farming Matters Vol 32 #1 - 2016-03-20

  • Strawberry fields forever
  • Agroecology is an epistemological revolution
  • Climate change seen through indigenous worldviews
  • Rescuing our maize - building a network
  • A farmer-NGO-scientist synergy
  • Institutionalising dialogue in Rwanda through innovation platforms
  • Co-creating the agricultural biodiversity that feeds us

FM 2016 Farming Matters Vol 32 #2 - 2016-06-20

  • Making millets matter in Madhya Pradesh
  • Real solutions are in the diversity of food and farming
  • Lupin regains ground in Central Ecuador
  • Farmers' firm grip on diversity
  • Heritage grains - digging our roots, planting our seeds
  • Lining food choice with biodiversity
  • Fair and sustainable expansion of traditional crops - lessons from quninoa
  • Advocating for sustainable pastoralism together

FM 2016 Farming Matters Vol 32 #3 - 2016-09-20

  • The true cost of food
  • Seeing is believing - urban agroecological transition
  • How peasants read their farm
  • Short chains bring long-term gains
  • Ideas and initiatives from the field
  • Agroecology contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • New books on assessing impact of agroecology
  • How to amplify agroecology