Updates & media highlights

Campaigning for nature-friendly agriculture in Nepal – A youth perspective

Every human activity including agriculture should ensure no harm to mother nature. Campaigning for Conservation (C4C) was organized with the theme; “Farming for Bio-diversity” at hotel Gautam Buddha, Kapilvastu Nepal on 8th June 2018. It was a twelve days workshop which was jointly organized by National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (NDRC), IFOAM ORGANIC INTERNATIONAL and  Rare

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Deutsche Welle documentary: In Nepal, puppets teach eco-friendly farming methods

In June, Farming for Biodiversity training participants were joined by a film crew from Deutsche Welle to produce a short documentary about our work in the country. The clip is now being screened in Deutsche Welle’s global program, reaching 158 million people. Pesticides, deforestation and monocultures are wreaking havoc for Nepalese farmers, causing landslides and

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Highlighting local solutions at FAO’s Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors

By Gabor Figeczky, IFOAM – Organics International While our behaviour change and technical trainings are in full swing, our global advocacy is also starting to bear fruits by entering international policy discussions. To reinforce its work and to promote discussion and sustainable use of biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, FAO launched a Biodiversity Mainstreaming

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Video: Deutsche Welle highlights work of Farming for Biodiversity finalist Canopy Bridge

Ecuador’s indigenous communities are bringing a taste of their rainforest gardens to the country’s gourmet restaurants. And they’re earning a living in the process.

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Video: Highlights from the 2017 Awards Ceremony & Finalists’ Workshop

Against the backdrop of the UN Climate Change conference in Bonn (UNFCCC COP23), Rare, IFOAM – Organics International and partners brought together the ten finalists from our global solution crowd-sourcing contest – to showcase bright ideas that already work for agriculture and the planet. Watch the video to see the highlights and follow our finalists’

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With ferns, fish and roots, Ecuador brings its rainforest to restaurant tables

Ferns that taste like asparagus when sautéed in olive oil and salt. Leaves with the flavour of garlic. A black, spicy sauce derived from bitter manioc root to go with paiche, a giant Amazonian fish. If the special tasting menu at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital Quito reads like a walk through the Amazonian rainforest,

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Peru’s alpine herders revive ancient technologies to face the future

With their alpine grasslands shrinking due to erratic rainfall and glacier retreat, herders in Peru’s central Andes have decided that the future lies in reviving the past. To improve access to water and save their livestock, indigenous communities in the villages of Canchayllo and Miraflores have restored abandoned dams, reservoirs and canals that date back

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Award-winning Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods

Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream. The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly. “I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned was

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These are the Prize Winners in Global Solution Search Contest

During the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Convention of Parties, the global Solution Search contest named Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Center as the Judge’s Choice winner and Ethiopia’s Apis Agribusiness as the People’s Choice winner. Read the full article: Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Center and Ethiopia’s Apis Agribusiness Named Winners in Global Solution Search Contest

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More Trees, More Bees, More Honey, More Money

With organic honey business model geared toward Ethiopian youth, Solution Search winner Apis Agribusiness creates a new generation of sustainable beekeepers Read the full article

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