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.

 
  • 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...
  • 07 02 2019
    Oxfam presents a new research paper that provides an overview of the current status of the patenting of plants in developing countries and emerging economies. To feed a growing world population and optimally adapt to the challenges of climate change, all farmers and breeders need unrestricted access to the building...
  • 22 01 2019
    In the Valley of Lares, located in the Peruvian Andes, peasant women and men live together with a diversity of cultivated, semi-cultivated and wild foods present in the different altitudes of the territory. This agrobiodiversity is closely linked with knowledge and the traditional practices of its inhabitants, allowing them to...
  • 17 01 2019
    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...