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.

 
  • 27 08 2018
    Based on several years of Farmer Field School seasons in Zimbabwe, Peru, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar, the SD=HS program developed an improved manual to guide the Training of Trainer courses. These courses prepare trainers to facilitate a season of Farmer Field School activities on Participatory Plant Breeding. Topics include...
  • 17 05 2018
    The SD=HS program aims for widespread impact in such a way that social, environmental and economic conditions can be enhanced beyond the context of the program. In this video, we explain the six integrated pathways that are crucial to the SD=HS methodology. The pathways mentioned are: Participatory toolkit for plant...
  • 25 01 2018
    Crop diversity is essential for life on earth. It is at the basis of our food and nutrition security. The Global Crop Diversity Trust ensures the conservation and availability of crop diversity. Oxfam Novib complementarily strengthens smallholder farmers in their rights to access and benefit from our planet’s variety of...
  • 02 01 2018
    Dutch photographer and former news anchor Sacha de Boer visited the SD=HS program in Lao P.D.R. She portraited farmers and her series will be exhibited in the Netherlands and at international and global conferences. During her visit to Lao P.D.R., SD=HS Program Leader Gigi Manicad was interviewed. In this video,...
  • 01 12 2017
    Asociación ANDES together with Oxfam Novib chaired a side event during the 23rd Conference of Parties in Bonn; organized by Helvetas and IFOAM. The program likes to thank the high number of attendents for their useful comments. At the side event, SD=HS shared insights on the global role of smallholder farmers...
  • 03 11 2017
    SD=HS aims to create an enabling policy environment for smallholder farmers and indigenous communities, which strengthens their Farmers’ Right and the farmers’ seed systems they operate in, while empowering the farming communities to participate in policy-making processes. On 30 October 2017, Marjory Jeke, lead farmer from one of the program’s...
  • 25 07 2017
    The production of certified seed in Zimbabwe has largely been the domain of large scale commercial farmers due the stringent production requirements, and quality standards that the country has set for the certification of any seed crop. According to the Seeds Act (Chapter19:13) and accompanying enabling regulations contained in Seed...
  • 05 04 2017
    On Thursday, 30th of March 2017 SD=HS partner Asociación ANDES held a multi-sector Dialogue on the joint implementation of the regulations of agro-biodiversity zones and the national Peruvian seed laws, as well as the articulation of life plans and bio-cultural protocols to these laws. This multi-stakeholder dialogue brought together a good number...
  • 02 03 2017
    On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 the Second Vice President and Member of Congress of the Republic of Peru, Mercedes Araoz, visited the Potato Park. The Vice-president, was accompanied by the Minister of the Environment, Elsa Galarza, and Vice Minister of Strategic development of Natural Resources Fernando Leon. The authorities were impressed...
  • 27 01 2017
    Event: Global Methodological Workshop The Hague, The Netherlands Feb 6 - Feb 10 Participants: Asociación ANDES, CTDT and SEARICE, Plant Resources Center Vietnam, Mekong Delta Development Research Institute Vietnam, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute Lao P.D.R., Metta Foundation Myanmar and  Oxfam Novib (organizing participant) From the 6th until the 10th...