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Session Thailand

Together we are the community

Our community consists of members who are interested in Agrobiodiversity. We consist of scientists, NGO’s, farmers, policy makers and other enthousiasts. Just read some of our stories and be welcome to contribute your story to the community.  

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Session Thailand

Together we are the community

Our community consists of members who are interested in Agrobiodiversity. We consist of scientists, NGO’s, farmers, policy makers and other enthousiasts. Just read some of our stories and be welcome to contribute your story to the community.  

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Ramoo

We make a showcase for farmers’ unions, politicians and public servants

Ramoo Ramanjaneyulu, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, India “I am an agricultural scientist and communication specialist by training. After my studies, I got a bureaucratic job in the government of India ‒ not my cup of tea. Then I did agricultural

Ramoo

We make a showcase for farmers’ unions, politicians and public servants

Ramoo Ramanjaneyulu, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, India “I am an agricultural scientist and communication specialist by training. After my studies, I got a bureaucratic job in the government of India ‒ not my cup of tea. Then I did agricultural

Stella Lutalo

My passion is changing lives

Stella Lutalo, PELUM, Uganda “I am a social scientist by training. My passion is changing lives. Since 2006, I work for PELUM Uganda, a network of NGO’s working on improving the livelihoods of the poor. We are part of the

Stella Lutalo

My passion is changing lives

Stella Lutalo, PELUM, Uganda “I am a social scientist by training. My passion is changing lives. Since 2006, I work for PELUM Uganda, a network of NGO’s working on improving the livelihoods of the poor. We are part of the

Shakuntalabai

My biggest reward is social status and knowledge; not money

Shakuntalabai Mule, farmer, India “At the age of thirteen, I was married off to a man of 45. At fourteen, I had a son. At fifteen, I was a widow. My in-laws bullied and exploited me, then kicked me out

Shakuntalabai

My biggest reward is social status and knowledge; not money

Shakuntalabai Mule, farmer, India “At the age of thirteen, I was married off to a man of 45. At fourteen, I had a son. At fifteen, I was a widow. My in-laws bullied and exploited me, then kicked me out

Vitoon

We are free because we self-sustain

Vitoon Panyakul, Greennet, Thailand “ I am an agriculturist and economist by training. More than twenty years ago, I did research on sustainable agriculture and the constraints for farmers. The main constraint was lack of market access, so I thought

Vitoon

We are free because we self-sustain

Vitoon Panyakul, Greennet, Thailand “ I am an agriculturist and economist by training. More than twenty years ago, I did research on sustainable agriculture and the constraints for farmers. The main constraint was lack of market access, so I thought

Gabriel

If we don’t keep our soil well, we have no food

Gabriel Mhagama, trainer of farmers, Tanzania “I have a garden ‒ for my own use, not for demonstration. My wife and I are old, so we cannot always go out and buy food. We grow maize, rice, cassava, soya, potatoes,

Gabriel

If we don’t keep our soil well, we have no food

Gabriel Mhagama, trainer of farmers, Tanzania “I have a garden ‒ for my own use, not for demonstration. My wife and I are old, so we cannot always go out and buy food. We grow maize, rice, cassava, soya, potatoes,

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Biodiversity itself is our defense against climate change

Vicky Bautista, Searice, Philippines “I am a social scientist by training. I have been working for NGO’s, doing research on the social aspects of agricultural systems, forestry and the environment. Some of my work is on health and children, but

Schermafbeelding 2012-09-19 om 11.58.40

Biodiversity itself is our defense against climate change

Vicky Bautista, Searice, Philippines “I am a social scientist by training. I have been working for NGO’s, doing research on the social aspects of agricultural systems, forestry and the environment. Some of my work is on health and children, but

Muhuzuma

I am an organic farmer, a very good farmer

Zenah Muhumuza, farmer, Uganda “Mine is a sad story. I was married, got four sons and two daughters, and had a good life in the city. Then, one night, my husband disappeared. I searched for him everywhere, but never found

Muhuzuma

I am an organic farmer, a very good farmer

Zenah Muhumuza, farmer, Uganda “Mine is a sad story. I was married, got four sons and two daughters, and had a good life in the city. Then, one night, my husband disappeared. I searched for him everywhere, but never found

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People are fascinated by diversity, not uniformity

Author: Karolien Bais Bhuwon Sthapit, Bioversity International, Nepal “I am a plant breeder by training. I come from a family of temple wood carving and builders, but I wanted to study agriculture and got a scholarship for India. My first

Schermafbeelding 2012-08-08 om 12.15.13

People are fascinated by diversity, not uniformity

Author: Karolien Bais Bhuwon Sthapit, Bioversity International, Nepal “I am a plant breeder by training. I come from a family of temple wood carving and builders, but I wanted to study agriculture and got a scholarship for India. My first