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.

 
  • 03 11 2019
    This page contains the project reports and all meeting reports of the project 'Options to interpret the notion of private and non-commercial use as included in Article 15.1.i of the UPOV 1991 Convention'. This project was undertaken by Szonja Csörgõ and Catherine Langat from Euroseeds, Judith de Roos from Plantum...
  • 02 07 2019
    The registration of farmers’ varieties in national and regional seed catalogues – as objects of seed regulation – has been the subject of considerable debate in recent years, at local, national and international levels. Farmers have contributed immensely to the development, management and conservation of a wide range of crop...
  • 16 04 2019
    NB: A summary of this case study report was included in the UN report on ‘The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture’. Read more Indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, a large percentage of whom are women, provide about eighty percent of the food consumed in almost all...
  • 09 04 2019
    This study highlights that neglected and underutilized species (NUS) play an important role in diversifying the diets of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, in particular as part of their coping strategies during the hunger season. However, many of the wild plants and minor crops cited by participants in the study...
  • 09 04 2019
    This progress report provides a review of program activities, progress towards outcomes, risks encountered, and lessons learned in the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. All activities contribute to the overarching SeedsGROW mission of “Harvesting greater food security and food justice by supporting the gender-just transformation of...
  • 07 02 2019
    Over the last few decades, the number of patents on plants and plant parts has greatly increased in various parts of the world. This has triggered social debate about possible negative consequences for the breeding sector, farmers and society. Despite the urgency of these questions, most research and literature has...
  • 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...