Publications

SD=HS and its advocacy is centered on the strength and knowledge of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, bolstered by and assessed through scientifically robust frameworks, methodologies and tools. Meaningful local information is obtained in a form that can be aggregated and analyzed at regional and global levels, in order to inform global policy debates with evidence-based advocacy. The other way around, global and international methodologies are tailored to local circumstances. Resulting publications, tools, learning materials and curricula are shared publicly for everyone to benefit.

 
  • 01 11 2018
    This report, developed by GRAIN, unpacks and explores farmer-managed seed systems and their contribution to food and seed sovereignty, including the benefits they provide to farming communities as a part of their sociocultural, economic, spiritual and ecological livelihoods. The report highlights, exposes and explores how these systems work. It builds...
  • 14 03 2018
    This speech was given by Mrs. Majory Jeke at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Governing Body Meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Marjory Jeke is lead farmer in one of the SD=HS Farmer Field Schools. Your Excellency the Minister of Agriculture of...
  • 27 01 2018
    This manual provides instructions and background for the SD=HS Training of Trainers (ToT) courses. In these courses (which mostly take up around three weeks), trainers are prepared to facilitate a season of Farmer Field School activities on Participatory Plant Breeding. Topics include the organisation of a Farmer Field School, the setting...
  • 05 01 2018
    This document presents the results of the Mid Term Review (MTR) of the Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security (SD=HS) program. The report is preceded by a management response of the Oxfam Novib SeedsGROW Steering Committee (Arnold Galavazi, Corporate Director, and Gerard Steehouwer, Manager Thematic Units of Oxfam Novib).  
  • 01 12 2017
    Sonia Quispe Ttito, an indigenous woman and smallholder farmer from the community of Choquecancha made this statement at the 23rd Conference of Parties in Bonn (2017). The statement was originally in Quechua, but is translated to English. 'My name is Sonia Quispe Ttito, I come from the community of Choquecancha,...
  • 16 05 2017
    This study is one of the stock-taking activities undertaken under the SD=HS program, focusing on policies relevant to the functioning of small-scale farming systems. It aims to guide further work of the SD=HS program by assessing national seed laws in the eight countries covered by the program, to inform recommendations...