Land Governance • Climate Adaptation • Agroecology • Sustainable Land Management • Africa
Having worked and lived with farmers in different parts of the world, I have seen the struggles that many of them face due to external threats like climate change, population growth, trade liberalization and the corporatization of agriculture. Although these experiences were frightening, I was left with a positive feeling seeing the dedication and passion that many of them have for becoming their own agents of change.
Together with our partners in the Global South, I try to foster this very same intrinsic motivation through knowledge exchange, capacity building and interest representation. Being part of an organization like Both ENDS enables me to contribute my part to strengthening local resilience, reversing the unequal damages caused by climate change and repairing the currently broken food and agricultural system.
Both ENDS works with partners around the world to ensure that land is governed fairly and inclusively and managed sustainably with priority for the rights and interests of local communities.
News / 17 June 2021
Today is World Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought Day. Such a day is more than needed to get attention for desertification, land degradation and drought that are threatening and hitting hundreds of millions of people in many regions throughout the world. While the causes - such as large-scale agriculture, use of pesticides, water extraction and climate change - are clear and need to be stopped, it is just as important to focus on solutions like restoration and sustainable land use.– in line with World Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought Day's theme for this year: 'Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land', we will therefore especially focus on inspiring solutions during the next few weeks.
Publication / 22 April 2021
News / 15 March 2021
In 2015, the United Nations instigated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These seventeen interrelated goals are intended to result, by 2030, in a better, fairer and more sustainable world in which no one is left behind. As a member of the UN, the Netherlands is committed to promote the SDGs and every year Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the central government publish reports on the progress made. The initiators of 'SDG Spotlight Nederland' however believe that there is a need for an annual report on the Netherlands' performance on specific SDGs from a different perspective. Fiona Dragstra and Stefan Schuller of Both ENDS contributed to the report on 2020 and tell us here why they think it is so important.
Publication / 8 January 2021
News / 16 August 2019
Today, an op-ed by Nathalie van Haren and Stefan Schüller was published in the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant about the IPCC's latest report "Climate Change and Land". Below you find the English translation.
Publication / 11 July 2019