This report reflects on the results of a three years knowledge programme of Hivos, Oxfam Novib, civil society organisations and academics from around the world. It reveals stories of change - changes within people and changes within the programmes of their organisations - related to agricultural biodiversity.
Hivos and Oxfam Novib co-created the Agricultural Biodiversity Community (ABC) which became the heart of the programme, and was catalysed by its annual meetings. Each in their own way, the community members are all frontrunners on agricultural biodiversity. They are stepping into the future with ideas built on their vast knowledge of local realities of millions of smallholder farmers. Enabling people to move forward is for us the largest achievement of this programme.
We now know much more about how change happens. We know that nurturing a process of transformation is a skill in itself that merits reflection. This document contributes to such reflections. It is not meant to be an evaluation. Rather, the aim is twofold: (1) to learn from the experiences of programme partners; and (2) to make these insights available to others with an interest in both knowledge for social change and knowledge development around agrobiodiversity.