Farming Matters

Since 2018, Cultivate! has taken over the production and publication of Farming Matters magazine. This magazine which has existed for 34 years already, brings stories from the ground and perspectives on agroecology. Each issue focuses on a specific theme and is published in collaboration with a partner organisation.

Some of the most compelling individual articles can also be found under our blog sections In Practice and In Perspective

Browse older issues of Farming Matters magazine (until 2017).


Farming Matters – Towards a feminist agroecology (2020)

Partners: Cidse and the AgriCultures Network

A new issue of Farming Matters magazine is dedicated to pathways towards a feminist agroecology. The magazine is packed with first hand experiences on strengthening agroecology from the bottom-up, as well as cutting edge opinions and perspectives on feminism and agroecology from around the world. The magazine was be published in October 2020 and presented through a webinar with powerful speakers. Read the magazine and watch the webinar.


Farming Matters: Agroecology – A Pathway towards the Sustainable Development Goals (2018)

Partners: AgriCultures Network, IFOAM-Organics International

On the occasion of FAO’s II Symposium on Agroecology in April 2018, Cultivate! has supported the  AgriCultures Network in producing a new issue of Farming Matters magazine. It presents some of the most convincing experiences of agroecology and family farming around the world. Thought leders such as Elizabeth Mpofu (La Via Campesina), Million Belay (Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa) and Paulo Petersen (AS-PTA) share their perspectives on why and how agroecology must be amplified. Farming Matters makes the case that with enabling political-institutional conditions, agroecology can scale up and scale out, and guide us on promising pathways towards achieving the SDGs. Download the magazine (pdf)