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.

 
  • 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...
  • 27 01 2017
    The SD=HS program presents a side event during the 16th regular session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Strengthening women’s capacity in biodiversity and nutrition through farmer field schools Venue and time: Iran room (B-116); 13:15 – 14:45, FAO Organizer: Oxfam Novib At this side event,...
  • 27 01 2017
    'UYWAY' (the seed) tells the story of a spiritual journey made by Quechua farmers bringing their cherished potato seeds from the Potato Park in Peru to the Svalbard in Norway. It is a voyage from potato fields high in the Andean mountains of Peru to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault:...
  • 04 01 2017
    'A symposium held recently by the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) sought to explore the interrelations between the convention and the international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Farmers' Rights lie at the intersection of the two treaties and while some find...
  • 03 01 2017
    The second Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights was held in Bali, Indonesia from 27-30 September 2016. Building on the outcomes of the informal consultations in Zimbabwe in 2007 and the first global consultations in Ethiopia in 2010, the consultations in Indonesia brought together a broad range of stakeholders for a...
  • 20 12 2016
    Share a Seed (ENG) from Oxfam Novib on Vimeo. Based on footage of Dutch photographer Sasha de Boer, Oxfam Novib and CTDT together with the Dutch Postcode Lottery (NPL) created a video showing the Farmer Field Schools in Zimbabwe. The video is part of the 'Share a Seed' campaign (for more...
  • 01 12 2016
    “Seed: The untold story” was broadcasted during the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam. The festival is widely known for its cutting-edge and socially and culturally engaged program. The movie, directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel, was selected for the Oxfam Novib subprogram in which documentaries are shown that are...