Monthly Archives: January 2016

Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture

On October 7th, 2015, small-scale farmers and representatives of farmers’ organizations from around Africa gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the 3rd African Organic Agriculture Conference, where they committed to paper a “Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture.” The participants–who included peasants, local communities, family farmers, pastoralists, fish and livestock breeders, and […]

Biocultural Community Protocols

The legal landscape of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities is coalescing around the protection of their traditional knowledge and genetic resources. In contexts such as access and benefit sharing (ABS) and Ethical BioTrade, there are effective new tools such as community protocols that can help begin the process of relationship-building between researchers, […]