The 15th Garden – Seeds for Syria
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Civil cooperative project ensuring post-war food sovereignty in Syria If peace was something you could eat, how would you describe it? “A poor man would call it bread, a rich man caviar. For me peace would be something edible, a vegetable whose seeds I can plant anywhere in the world … verder lezen

ASEED Attend the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï
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Earlier this month several members of the ASEED team attended the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï in France. Approximately 400 participants joined the international meeting, which included a week of presentations, discussions and workshops on a wide range of contemporary and long-standing issues. The main themes included the crisis … verder lezen

European CSA Overview
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The European CSA Research Group published a beautiful report giving an overview of the community supported agriculture (CSA) projects and network in Europe. This movement is being increasingly recognized for offering an alternative to the unsustainable industrial food system and thus as a concrete approach in the transition towards agroecology … verder lezen

Wageningen is in favour of everything, as long as it isn’t too critical
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[this text only exists in Dutch] Op 12 en 13 februari vonden Reclaim the Seeds en Voedsel Anders plaats in het Forum- en Orion gebouw van de Universiteit van Wageningen (ook wel WUR of Wageningen University & Research centre genoemd). De ruimtes waren gratis beschikbaar gesteld en we hadden veel … verder lezen

Fake Solutions COP21: Climate Smart Agriculture, boosting the technofix
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“If you like greenwashing clap your hands”, sang dozens of activists on the opening day of Solutions COP21, the hotspot for industry presenting false solutions for climate change, at the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris. Today, we were clapping our hands once more, at an event promoting ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ … verder lezen

Looking for more Food Forest Guards
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[only available in Dutch | Een pleidooi voor het aanleggen van meer voedselbossen. Overgenomen van de website van Permacultuur Nederland. Tussen alle acties tegen TTIP en klimaatvervuilende industrieën door is het motiverend om te laten zien dat er smakelijke alternatieven bestaan. Voedselbossen, ook wel bekend als eetbare bostuinen zijn één … verder lezen

The Exxons and Shells of agriculture
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GRAIN, a research organisation specialised in agricultural issues, published a critical text about the so called Climate Smart Agriculture. Although presented as a way to feed more people and to deal with climate change, this concept is mainly used by fertiliser companies and other large agribusinesses to continue with the … verder lezen

Declaration of the International forum for Agroecology
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From February 24th to February 27th 2015, about 300 delegates from organisations of small-scale food producers and consumers met up in Nyélini in Mali to discuss agroecology as a keystone for food sovereignety. As a result, the Declaration of the International forum for Agroecology clearly states what agroecology is, and … verder lezen

Report Workshop: Seed freedom and the EU seed law
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During the Food Otherwise Conference in Wageningen on February 22 ASEED orgnised a workshop on seed freedom, the concentration on the European seedmarket and the latest developments with the EU Seed Law. Speakers: Vandana Shiva, Ivan Mammana (ASEED) and Elly Janssen (ASEED).

Report Workshop Food Collectives
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[An English translation is not available yet] Tijdens de VoedselAnders Conferentie in Wageningen op 22 februari had ASEED meegewerkt aan een workshop over voedselcollectieven. Zo kort mogelijke voedselketens: hoe werkt dat in de praktijk? Ervaringen binnen enkele CSA’s (community supported agriculture)/voedselcollectieven in Nederland en België: leren van elkaars knelpunten en … verder lezen

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