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.

 
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 09 12 2016
    This joint agency briefing note from CTDT and Oxfam describes how farmer seed systems can provide seed security. Zimbabwean smallholder farmers consider seed security to be an issue of national security. For them, access to the right seeds, at the right time, and for the right price, is critical to be able to...
  • 03 11 2016
    This Oxfam position paper contains Oxfam's statement towards the protection of farmers' and plant breeders' rights. Farmers’ Rights to save, reuse, exchange and sell farm-saved seed/propagating material, to maintain and create agro-biodiversity, and to manage plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), need to be protected and promoted. This applies particularly...