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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