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November 9, 2017Knowledge Portal
Nourishing diversity: A five-point plan to enrich our food systems

This policy brief provides an overview of why agricultural biodiversity and dietary diversity are important and what can be done to foster them. Maintaining agricultural biodiversity is vital for food security and nutrition, and to cope with the challenge of climate change. »

January 5, 2016Knowledge Portal
The Seeds of Freedom trilogy

The Seeds of Freedom Trilogy tells the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system. The films are created by Gaia foundation in partnership with the African Biodiversity Network, MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and Grain. »

January 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
Seeds of justice: In the hands of farmers

This movie narrates the story of Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede and his lifelong commitment for the acknowledgement of traditional farmers’ knowledge and his commitment to secure Ethiopia’s crop diversity. The movie tries to underscore the importance of the knowledge of farmers. »

January 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
How better seeds make Timor-Leste climate resilient

This movie on SciDevNet shows how improved seed varieties in Timor-Leste have contributed to improved food security. The movie documents the advances of the project Seeds of Life, which is designed to improve food security through helping farmers produce and distribute improved seed varieties. The farmers can use the seeds themselves but also sell the seeds for profit. Improved seed varieties can improve climate resilience. »

November 18, 2015Knowledge Portal
How to enhance youth employment in Africa

This short movie on CNBC Africa focuses on how to enhance youth employment in Tanzania. Agriculture is a very important¬†job creator in Tanzania, which has an unemployment rate of around 12 per cent. However youth unemployment is much higher and this applies to most of the continent. CNBC Africa’s Thomas Maree spoke to Awadh Milasi »

November 16, 2015
Ethiopia Rising: Red Terror to Green Revolution

The documentary Ethiopia Rising, tells the story of how Ethiopia‚Äôs people restored vast areas of degraded land to productivity. Thousands of hectares of degraded land were transformed into vast hillside forests and fertile valleys. »