Agromisa Consultation Meeting March 2017

Agromisa Consultation Meeting On 8 March 2017, Agromisa had a meeting with a group of 29 volunteers to brainstorm about new ideas for the future of the organisation.  Bringing people with different backgrounds and experiences together generated dynamic discussions and many interesting ideas emerged. The meeting also had an important social function and strengthened the […]

UN’s Decade of Action on Nutrition 2015-2025

The main aim of the UN’s Decade of Action on Nutrition 2015-2025 is to work with international and national organisations to promote technologies and practices that support sustainable food production and protect the livelihoods of rural households. The UN advocates a food systems approach which includes taking into account the way the processing, storage, transportation, […]

Symposium Antibiotic resistance and current livestock practices

This statement was in the title of the symposium Together strong for a reduction in antibiotics and a more natural approach to livestock farming, organised by Natuurlijke Veehouderij (Natural Livestock Farming) in Zwolle in November 2016. The conference hall was packed with farmers, farmers’ representatives, researchers and students from Wageningen University as well as staff […]

Enthusiastic reactions to internship at Agromisa

AREAS Hogeschool in Wageningen specialises in training students who will later work in the ‘green’ sector. One of its programmes is a bachelor in education; Agromisa was again invited to take part in the Hogeschool’s annual werkplekkenmarkt (workplace market). Schools, companies and farming organisation were amongst those who sent representatives to the market. Like Agromisa, […]

New Agrodok on Beef Production available

A new Agrodok is available now: Beef production The main aim of this Agrodok is to provide information on how to increase beef production in extensive and low-input systems, utilising existing conditions, but in a different way. This is a different form of intensification of production and requires a different look at the system, and […]

Nepalese translation of Agrodok on Organic Farming

Entering the organic market Agromisa has many handbooks designed to support the farming practices of small-scale farmers. It also has handbooks that deal with more commercial and marketing aspects. One of these attracted the attention of a tea growers’ federation in Nepal: Entering the organic market. This Agrodok 48 describes how the organic market operates […]

PROTA: The database & the books

PROTA developed an interactive data base on the internet and a series of impressive books with the same content, most of them with an CD-ROM enclosed. Added to that are two books that give an overview of the work. These eleven books are: PROTA 1: Cereals and pulses / Céréales et légumes secs PROTA 2: […]

PROTA: Collecting useful plants in Africa

The real goal of PROTA was the description of the 10,000 useful plants in tropical Africa. By doing so, the project recovered local knowledge and inspired to renewed use of almost forgotten plants. PROTA also helped strengthen the social structure of small communities in Africa. Roel Lemmens, one of the remaining PROTA-contributors in Wageningen, speaks […]