Farming diversity. This is the title of the March issue of LEISA that has recently arrived on our desks. The issues is packed with interesting articles, we particularly liked “Small-scale farmers: the key to preserving diversity” which discusses the small farm sector and how important it is, particularly in developing countries and especially with the recent food crisis. The article highlights the value of small farms, discusses the peasant/farmer organisation such as La Via Campesina and food sovereignty.
Other articles of interest include: Diversity and efficiency: the elements of ecologically intensive agriculture and Underutilised trees offer hope for tribal communities. See the table of contents and access the full-text articles.
This first issue for 2009 celebrates the the jubilee year for LEISA. Going strong for 25 years!