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.

 
  • 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...
  • 29 07 2016
    This outline of the SD=HS Global Policy Agenda presents a multiple, evidence-based and bottom-up approach to global policy engagement, which is based on concrete experiences from a number of countries, in combination with multi-stakeholder perspectives and the integration of indigenous and scientific knowledge. The local to global policy engagement is...
  • 26 07 2016
    This report of an export meeting explains the need to scale up the program by integrating farmers’ seeds into the market. It describes the possibilities, advantages and risks of farmer seed enterprise. Seeds are fundamental for food security and are instrumental in generating wealth for rural economies. World-wide, most of smallholder...