A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
The rights and technical capacities of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers are the focus of the three-year global program, ‘Putting lessons into practice: Scaling up People’s Biodiversity Management for Food Security’. This briefing draws on the program’s results to suggest a global framework and six pathways for scaling up.
Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.