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Peasant to peasant: The social movement form of agroecology

23 June 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - After the electoral defeat of the Sandinistas in 1990, former land owners returned to Nicaragua from the USA. They began to take back their former estates through legal and less than legal manoeuvering, driving many rural people off the land they had been cultivating. This ‘agrarian counter-reform’ as it became known, left many hundreds of people landless in its wake during the 1990s and early 2000s. Now a national union has adopted agroecology and is leading the way for peasant farmers to collectively work their way out of poverty and towards a more resilient model of agriculture. read more

Dakar Financing Summit for infrastructure recommends that Africa relies on itself

19 June 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS – President Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank (AfDB) participated on 15 June 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, in a summit on financing infrastructure in Africa. Entitled 'Unleashing Africa’s infrastructure potential', the Dakar Financing Summit (DFS) aimed to mobilise stakeholders around efforts made by the African Union (AU) and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) programme to accelerate the implementation of priority regional infrastructure projects. read more
Itinerant waste collectors collect waste from households and bring it to this community transfer point to be separated.

Waste opportunities in Kathmandu

18 June 2014
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Could soil carbon sequestration curb climate change?

12 June 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS – When it comes to climate change, agriculture is often called part of the problem. But could it be part of the solution? read more