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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, the Executive Director of The Smallholders Foundation in Nigeria, promotes the 'Climate Change on Air' project: a farmer-produced radio broadcast that provides relevant information about climate change to smallholders.

Date published: May 2012

Dr. Michel Pimbert

Dr. Michel Pimbert

Dr. Michel Pimbert, principal researcher and team leader at IIED believes that for both urban and rural areas, 'circular' production systems are a sustainable alternative to our normal 'linear' models that deplete resources and create waste and pollution.

Date published: March 2012

Haven Ley

Haven Ley

Whilst women produce the majority of food in smallholder production systems, they lack status and access to key resources. Haven Ley of the Gates Foundation provides her viewpoint on how a better gender balance should be supported.

Date published: January 2012

Francesca de Gasparis

Francesca de Gasparis

After her untimely death in late September 2011, the legacy of Wangari Maathai's lifelong commitment to rural women and forests is highlighted by Francesca de Gasparis, European Director of the Green Belt Movement, set up by Maathai over 30 years ago.

Date published: November 2011

Alana Tukuniu

Alana Tukuniu

A part-time farmer with a passion for agriculture, Alana Tukuniu offers her views and advice to young people wanting to start an agricultural enterprise in the Pacific. Agriculture, she argues, is instrumental in addressing climate change, health issues and environmental challenges, and keeping cultures alive.

Date published: September 2011

Simon Levine

Simon Levine

Simon Levine believes passionately that the current famine in the Horn of Africa was preventable. But pro-pastoralist policies and reform of the humanitarian system are required, and until these are in place, drought will cost the lives of people and livestock at frequent intervals.

Date published: August 2011

Jesus Quintana

Jesus Quintana

Jesus Quintana, a climate and environment specialist, discusses IFAD's new Environment and Natural Resource Management Policy and the links between rural poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation.

Date published: June 2011

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein

In response to catastrophic food shortages and world hunger, UN Messenger of Peace HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein calls for an urgent and effective global response and challenges governments and other donors to fulfil their commitments to increasing agricultural investment.

Date published: March 2011

Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma

In his new book, The new harvest, Calestous Juma states very clearly that Africa is a continent that can feed itself within a generation. For readers of New Agriculturist he outlines why, despite the challenges of ever increasing population and climate change, he thinks Africa will change its image of being a basket case to becoming a breadbasket.

Date published: February 2011

Alberto Gomez Flores

Alberto Gomez Flores

Via Campesina regional co-ordinator Alberto Gomez Flores believes that the agreements made at the Cancún climate summit have failed humanity, and put the futures of smallholder farmers and their access to land in jeopardy.

Date published: January 2011

 

 

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