Peter Rosset – IUC Lecture: Organization and Social Process in Taking Agroecology to a Territorial Scale (28/04/2017)

Numerous scientific studies and empirical experiences around the world have shown that peasant and family farm-based agroecological approaches are superior to industrial agriculture. Yet the challenge remains of how to bring agroecology to scale, so that it is practised by ever more families, over ever larger territories. This lecture points to the need to prioritize social science approaches and self-study by rural movements, to draw … Continue reading Peter Rosset – IUC Lecture: Organization and Social Process in Taking Agroecology to a Territorial Scale (28/04/2017)

A Question of Value: Should We Pay to Use Global Genetic Diversity?

Author: Dr. Christine Frison (University of Antwerp) [Editors’ Note: This Blog first appeared on CTA Spore. We thank the author for sharing her thoughts on the IUC FLF Blog] Should we pay to use global genetic diversity? To this straightforward question there is no simple answer. However, I will oversimplify my thoughts and reply in a direct manner. To understand the question and how I … Continue reading A Question of Value: Should We Pay to Use Global Genetic Diversity?