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 …

Recently read: The Future of Farming

by the editors, 2/10/2012 The articles this week have one thing in common – they contemplate the future of farming, in one way or the other. Could water shortage force us all into vegetarianism sometime in the future? A FAO publication says targeted policies and capacity building is crucial for livestock sector developement and poverty Read More …

Recently Read: On “Monoculture” and Drought

Recently Read is a weekly column where we share some of the links we have come across ¬†that are related to rural development in one way or the other, and that we think Summer Institute alumni will find interesting “The problem is not so much the drought but our over-reliance on this single crop. As Read More …