Social farming entrepreneur experience in Catalonia: Sambucus sccp

by Bernat Vilarasau 12/04/2014 Over the last two years I have been involved in an exciting¬† social entrepreneurship experience. It was in December of 2011, when a group of seven entrepreneurs founded the Cooperative Sambucus sccp. But the real beginning of the initiative was two years before. At the time I was working as the Read More …

Recently Read: Food production and climate change in a fast changing world

by the editors, 01/12/2013 Curious about what we have read lately? Here is a few links that we hope can be of interest to you: A personal story about climate change and smallholder farmers “What My Great Grandfather Taught Me About Climate Change And Agriculture“ Economic growth is not everything, GDP does not capture the Read More …

Opportunities and challenges of market access for rural communities

by Stuty Maskey, 25/04/2012 As rural economies, especially in the developing parts of the world, are getting haphazardly exposed to the latest market calls for organic products, natural fibers, exotic herbs etc., several such resource rich areas are undergoing changes in their social/cultural values with deep and long term ramifications. On the one hand, in Read More …

Tunisia after the Revolution which started the Arab Spring in 2011

A few superficial impressions (from a Rural Development standpoint) from a very short visit 8-11 December 2011. by¬†John Bryden, 12/12/2011 Introduction & Background I visited Tunisia at the invitation of IACE to represent the International Rural Network at their conference, which was aimed at the post-revolutionary thinking about the respective roles of State, Civil Society Read More …