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Smallholder Farmers – the quiet front line in the battle against climate change

This week the COP21 climate talks are getting underway in Paris. Although many agree that the stakes are higher than ever, political wrangling over how to approach climate change seems to continue unabated. Despite this, smallholder and indigenous communities across the world are responding robustly. Using their expert knowledge of the land, these communities have …

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SmallFolders – Inspired by smallholders

We’re thrilled to welcome you to SmallFolders, a new series of urban gardening products from Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation! SmallFolders are flatpack urban gardening products inspired by African and Latin American farmers and their hacks to gardening challenges. SmallFolders will help you grow herbs and plants, keep bees, and bring the magic of nature straight from …

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Youth Engagement in Agriculture

Engaging young people in agriculture has become an increasingly important issue on the international development agenda. Young people possess the technical skills and entrepreneurial spirits critical to the agricultural sector’s future. Unfortunately, most do not see agriculture as a viable livelihood and many leave rural communities in search of greater opportunities. According to the UN, …