Category Archives: Local knowledge

More than just football?

This piece was posted by Communications Intern Hilde Faugli. The first World Cup to be hosted on the African continent ended with no African teams reaching the final stages. But does that leave Africa with nothing? Former South African President Thabo Mbeki’s aspirations for the event were by no means small.  In a letter to […]

Re-evaluating tribal communities

This piece was posted by Tahsina, FYF Trusts and Communications Intern in London: Starting my voluntary position at Find Your Feet has been indeed inspiring. While I read about the key issues surrounding Find Your Feet’s projects, the programmes about Tribal People in India (adivasis) grabbed my attention, which is an issue very close to […]

“The time has come to regenerate ecosystems”

Mount Kenya Declaration on the Global Crisis and Africa’s Responsibility – Statement from the African Biodiversity Network “The time has come for national governments to prioritise the regeneration of ecosystems, self-reliant communities and diversified local economies over export oriented policies, free trade agreements and the current wave of expansion of the food system.” From 23 […]

World Water Crisis

"Mixed cropping is the best method" Originally uploaded by Find Your Feet “Mixed cropping is the best method. Every crop does something to the soil and helps others to grow, either by providing safety against insects or enriching the soil with leaf fall. Further, we feel secure in the thought that if one crop fails […]

Dialogue between science and traditional knowledge

I came across this really interesting article by UNESCO’s Koichiro Matsuura.”G20 nations must address the most pressing issue of our time.” At a World Food Programme summit, Gordon Brown said he will try to negotiate a new fund to help the world’s poorest through the economic downturn at April’s G20 meeting. Yet increased funding will […]