León G., Jaime ; Reynel R., Carlos ; Pennington, Terence D.
Journal articleThe development of large-scale monocropped agrisystems has facilitated increased problems with pests and diseases, perpetuating the reliance of farmers on synthetic pesticides. The economic success of synthetic inputs has, however, been achieved at a high cost to the environment through the loss of biodiversity, depletion of soil quality, greenhouse gas...
Belmain, Steven R. ; Tembo, Yolice ; Mkindi, Angela G. ; Arnold, Sarah E. J. ; Stevenson, Philip C.
Indigenous food systems, biocultural heritage and the SDGs: challenges, interdisciplinary research gaps and empowering methodologies.Indigenous Peoples’ food systems have a critical role to play in addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but face many challenges and have so far received little attention from researchers and policymakers. This virtual workshop, consisting of four webinars held in October 2020, brought together several Indigenous representatives, academics,...
Swiderska, Krystyna ; Ryan, Philippa
Journal articleEnset (Ensete ventricosum, Musaceae) is an African crop that currently provides the staple food for approx. 20 million Ethiopians. Whilst wild enset grows over much of East and Southern Africa and the genus extends across Asia to China, it has only ever been domesticated in the Ethiopian Highlands. Here, smallholder...