Enabling farmers to improve crop diversity for food security
We establish and support Farmer Field Schools, where farmers work together to select, adapt and develop new plant varieties that better fit the needs and preferences of their communities.
Empowering women as managers of crop diversity
Over 50% of SD=HS participants and trainers are women. We develop engendered participatory tools and baseline surveys for the diagnosis of specific roles, access and needs on the management of plant genetic resources.
Neglected and underutilized species for nutritious diets
We developed an FFS curriculum for the management of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) to contribute to an enhanced community diet. Better recognition of NUS helps to reduce the hunger period.
Scaling up the Farmer Field School approach
We were able to expand the number of FFS from 20 to 300 within one agricultural season. Based on this expansion, we confirmed conditions to scaleup and mainstream FFS and share these publicly.
Opening the market for farmer seeds
SD=HS established a foothold in the seeds market that ignores the demands of smallholder farmers; with over 400 supported seed clubs in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and the newly established cooperative Champion Seeds in Zimbabwe.
May 14, 2020 Plants and animals derived from conventional breeding are no longer patentable. This is the verdict published today by the Enlarged Board of...
Oxfam Novib and South Centre organized an event on patents and Digital Sequence Information on the side of the Eighth Session of the Governing Body...
From 11-16 November 2019, the Eighth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (a UN-FAO...
During the 8th session of the Governing Body on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Oxfam hosts a virtual reality...
In 2019, we directly reached 33,600 farmers and indigenous people in eight countries
In 2019, we established and supported 374 Farmer Field Schools
In 2019, we trained 7,300 smallholder farmers and indigenous people, over 50% of them are women
In 2019, 496 new varieties of over 20 crops made available to Farmer Field Schools