Related News and Events

SD=HS shares related news items from partners and other institutions working for the shared goal of global food security. Also, conference reports and updates on upcoming events where the SD=HS program is featured are presented here.

 
  • 21 11 2019
    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 Treaty) took place in Rome. One of the positive outcomes is that the process of collecting experiences and options for the implementation of Farmers’ Rights...
  • 07 11 2019
    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 (VR) experience in the FAO atrium. From 11-16 November, all participants of the GB meeting and all visitors of the UN FAO building are welcome...
  • 03 09 2019
    'Patents on plants: Is the sellout of genes a threat to farmers and global food security?' wonders Die Welle's Tim Schauenberg in this article. Among others, Schauenberg quotes SD=HS' policy advisor Bram de Jonge, also co-author of the research report on the 'Status of patenting plants in the Global South':...
  • 08 08 2019
    Read the full account on the lessons learned while establishing a Farmer Seed Enterprise: Champion Farmer Seeds Cooperative in Zimbabwe. The involved practitioners reflect on the assumptions made at the start of the program, and how the experience can guide further development of different models of Farmer Seed Enterprises. Go...
  • 05 06 2019
    The Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program works to increase access to and sustainable use of plant genetic resources as a key condition for food and nutrition security under conditions of climate change. Food and nutrition security are impeded and increased by several interrelated factors. That is why the SD=HS program works...
  • 01 06 2019
    In the last week of May, all colleagues from Oxfam and partner organizations involved in the SD=HS program 2019-2022, met in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Inception and Global Methodological workshops were opened by Oxfam Novib director Michiel Servaes and by a panel discussion with participants from the secretariat of...
  • 25 02 2019
    Gigi Manicad (SD=HS) reflects on the crucial yet neglected position of women smallholder farmers in this interview, with the German Die Welle. The article refers to a case study from the SD=HS programme, that is featured in the “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” UN-report.  ...
  • 22 02 2019
    It’s a great honor and recognition that the work of the Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security programme is featured in “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” that was launched on Friday February 22. From the SD=HS work, the topic of women’s traditional knowledge for improved food and seed...