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.

 
  • 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...
  • 23 10 2018
    This Oxfam Novib Annual Report describes the organization's achievements and lessons learned in 2018 and 2019. It includes an overview of the Oxfam Novib Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security-program, that former Oxfam Novib director Farah Karimi describes as: 'The program demonstrates Oxfam Novib at its best: we stand with people during difficult...
  • 25 09 2018
    On October 13, on the Dutch festival for World Food Day, SD=HS opens a photo exhibition called 'Guardians of Seeds'. It will be a public event and you can order free tickets here.  Photographers Sacha de Boer and Ilvy Njiokiktjien travelled to Zimbabwe, Laos and Peru, to meet women farmers and...
  • 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...
  • 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...