Seeds of Hope: Rural Women’s Assembly

The Rural Women’s Assembly links rural women together in a network all-over southern Africa. The aim is to advocate for them on a political level and train them in various fields. With the introduction of GMOs to South African farming, RWA has been an advocate for local farmer support, fair treatments and going back to local traditions of seed banks and agroecological techniques. Photographer Reto Steffen explores this initiative.

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Life in the Buffer Zone

Deneia is one of four villages located in the buffer zone in Cyprus. Near the village, a prehistoric settlement contributed to the rapid growth of a rodent population. These rodents afflicted the community in agricultural and livestock work, as well as being a source of infection and disease. Yet, the community discovered a sustainable, natural way to control the population.

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