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Taking our future in our hands - storytelling from Uganda to inspire action

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Vaarst, Mette; Tibasiima, Thaddeo; Dissing, Aage and Dissing, Inge Lis (2019) Taking our future in our hands - storytelling from Uganda to inspire action. , Fjerritslev, Denmark.

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This book aims at telling about our common learning in projects in different parts of Uganda, where farmer families and local communities have worked since 2009 to improve their livelihoods and environments based on common learning about organic and agroecological farming, joint efforts for better livelihoods and community development, using the approach of ‘Farmer Family Learning Groups’ (FFLG). This way of working together takes the ‘family approach’: our starting point is whole households working together on each their individual farm. As opposed to the methods where farmer groups work on demonstration farms or demonstration plots, this project is based on groups, which work at each other's individual farms, not focusing on one enterprise, but on building up their entire farming systems. The groups never followed the curricula of any manual directing ‘the one and only right approach’ – they learned together, set their own goals, and worked together in ways which were appropriate in the given geographical, climatic and social context.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Farmer Family Learning Groups, FFLG, social capital, Marketing Associations, food sovereignty, trust
Subjects: Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Food systems > Markets and trade
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > World
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
ISBN:9788792841773
Deposited By: Vaarst, Dr. Mette
ID Code:36657
Deposited On:07 Nov 2019 09:23
Last Modified:07 Nov 2019 09:23
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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