News and Newsletters

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014
Farmers Dialogue 2014 in India

The International Farmers’ Dialogue was officially opened on Thursday 4 December. Where do the farmers get their motivation from, when faced by so many difficulties, and in order to fulfil their task to feed the world?

Tuesday, 09 December, 2014

Buchman, Initiator of IofC said "There is enough for everyone's need but not for everyone's greed, if we shared enough and cared enough everyone would have enough" Welcoming the delegates on behalf of Asia Plateau the director Dr.Ravindra Rao said, IofC inspires people to "Care enough and Share enough"

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
The Future of Farming (cropped)

Jim Wigan reviews 'The Future of Farming - The rise of the Rural Entrepreneur' by Edwin Van Raalte and Marjan Van Riel, which gives a realistic picture of today’s farming world and offers a thought-out way to feed everyone.

Friday, 31 January, 2014
Shailendra Mahato

It is with deep sadness to hear that Shailendra Mahato has passed away on 18 January, 2014. Some of his friends and colleagues were aware that Shailendra was receiving medical treatment for renal failure but it was still unexpected to hear of his sudden death due to a stroke and heart failure.

Friday, 29 November, 2013
The international Farmers' gathering in Bukavu, DR Congo

The Governor of South Kivu DR Congo came to speak and bring to a close the International Farmers’ Dialogue in Bukavu 18 - 21 November.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
Volodia Krutko and Claude Bourdin with Ukrainian farmers and Mykhaylyna Skoryk, the organizer

The international Farmers' gathering started on the morning of 18 November in Bukavu (South Kivu in DR Congo) with 80 participants coming from 10 countries.

Wednesday, 17 July, 2013
A grassroots agricultural revolution is – almost unnoticed by the outside world – spreading across West Africa's Sahel desert (Photo: African re greening initiatives

Geoffrey Lean writes in The Telegraph newspaper on 12 July about a revolution of encouraging 'weeds’ to grow in desert areas that is helping prevent land degradation and allowing crops to thrive.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
Formation DEA Congo 1er juin 2013

Farmers’ Dialogue in Congo continues with its work! Alphonse Bisusa, president of FD - DR Congo was the main speaker at a Farmers’ training day in Bukavu, organized by the Kitumaini Association, attended by 40 people – mainly women – and run in the local language Mashi.

Monday, 03 June, 2013
Phil Jefferys at the Training of Trainers in Kenya November 2012

The Farmers’ Dialogue International Association has just elected its first President. Phil Jefferys, from Australia.

Monday, 08 April, 2013

Responding to a request from representatives of Farmers’ Dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a ‘training of trainers’ workshop took place 25–28 February at the Bwindi Institute, six kms north of Bukavu, South Kivu province. Farmer’s Dialogue is a programme of Initiatives of Change which supports farmers in their calling to feed the world and to build farmer to farmer links across the world.