The dust is settling down after the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change that took place in The Hague last week. The conference ended with a presentation of the Chair’s Summary that included a Roadmap for Action. The...▶
With the World Food Summit in Rome in November and the Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen in early December 2009, climate change and hunger are once again hot topics. Agriculture is at the heart of both. Official delegations, civil society...▶
Edith van Walsum is director of the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA), Amersfoort, the Netherlands. As a development practitioner, lecturer, trainer and consultant Edith has always focused been on the empowerment of small farmers, particularly women, in agricultural development. She became ILEIA’s director in 2007.