Monthly Archives: August 2009

Trees “vital for food security” in Africa

Integrating fleshy plants and trees into farming systems can help overcome food security challenges NAIROBI, 28 August 2009 (IRIN) – Countries tackling food insecurity and climate change adaptation can greatly benefit from agroforestry – integrating fleshy plants and trees into their farming systems, environmental specialists say. Sub-Saharan Africa has a history of food insecurity brought […]

People Centred Advocacy

In April this year our India office organised a centralised training for all our partner organisations in order to revisit the India advocacy strategy, formulated in 2006. On receiving the report we were sent on this training I decided to revisit the advocacy strategy myself. “Any advocacy process must be initiated at the community level” […]

Composting methods

“Growing concerns relating to land degradation, threat to eco-systems from over and inappropriate use of inorganic fertilizers, atmospheric pollution, soil health, soil biodiversity and sanitation have rekindled the global interest in organic recycling practices like composting.” Food and Agriculture Organisation. At Find Your Feet one of the things we are really good at is composting! […]

‘Feeding Africa’ – Find Your Feet in The Guardian

FYF Director Dan Taylor was asked to write a comment on an article in The Guardian ‘Feeding Africa.‘ Visit the comment for a fascinating debate on the future of agriculture in Africa. In the Guardian’s editorial (Feeding Africa, 29 July) the suggestion is made that, without improved seed varieties and fertiliser, African agriculture is a […]

Virgin London Marathon 2010

Do you want to help run poverty into the ground at the same time as running one of the world’s best-loved marathons? FYF’s entry process for the Virgin London Marathon is now open! Visit our website to download an application form!