The Baiga people in India had a long fight to be allowed to use their village’s own local forest. Today, they have the right to use it, and are patiently reforesting what the Indian forestry authority had destroyed over the years with its mismanagement through use of monocultures.
“The forest is our grandfather and grandmother”
Small farmers in Nicaragua are taking steps together to defend against major agricultural enterprises that want to import genetically modified seeds. Thanks to field trials financed by SWISSAID, they can prove that local varieties are more economical and respond with greater resistance to climate fluctuations – and yield harvests which are just as plentiful.
Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.