Agroecology in El Salvador

Agroecology is the application of ecology to the design and management of sustainable agroecosystems. It is a whole-systems approach based on local knowledge and local food systems. In late 2015 I translated a case study about an agroecology project in El Salvador supported by SCIAF. The application of this methodology has seen an increase in […]

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Farmers’ Forum

In early 2016 I translated the Latin America & Caribbean Regional Report ahead of sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum in Rome. The Farmers’ Forum was established in 2005 as a process of consultation and dialogue between smallholder farmers’ and rural producers’ organisations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and their Member States. […]

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We Feed the Planet

A Universal Exhibition was held in October 2015 in Milan, the theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Expo Milan 2015 included the following sub-themes: science for food safety, security and quality; innovation in the agro food supply chain; technology agriculture and biodiversity; dietary education; solidarity and cooperation on food; food for better lifestyles; food […]

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Tackling the Global Food Crisis

With a developing specialism within international development in food and agriculture, I decided to undertake a CPD course to consolidate and expand my knowledge in this field. I choose an online course from Queen’s University Belfast, because of its global scope – Tackling the Global Food Crisis: Sustainable Agrifood Systems. The course covered the following […]

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Prevention of Youth Violence in Guatemala

Violence is endemic in many parts of Central America, a legacy of recent internal conflict. I recently translated an evaluation report about an inspiring youth violence prevention project in Guatemala which I wanted to share with you.   The project works with young people in vulnerable communities and includes parenting courses and training for young […]

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Why use a professional translator?

I often come across organisations who, in an attempt to save on costs, undertake their own translation work in-house, using a member of staff or even maybe the son of someone they know ‘who spent time working as a waiter in London’. While these individuals’ level of English is often sufficient for everyday work correspondence, […]

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Agency or freelancer?

Are you a newbie when it comes to buying translation? It can be confusing when you realise you need a professional translation……but don’t know how to go about finding the service that’s right for you. If, for example, you search on-line for ‘Spanish translation’ you will most likely come across on-line translation tools such as […]

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Why Translation?

Hello everyone. This is my first blog post. I thought I’d start out with a little piece about why I chose to work as a translator, and what it means to me. Translation wasn’t something that I went into straight out of university. It wasn’t even my favourite part of my undergraduate course. So how […]

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