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  • Trust, an essential ingredient for transformation: The case of a Baleyo planter
    May 31, 2018
    blog, News
    At first, Coulibaly Vaoyegue, a committed palm planter, was skeptical about working with Rurality....
  • Borneo's elephants and palm oil: Can they co-exist?
    May 22, 2018
    The Bornean elephant is in trouble. Classed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of...
  • The Elephant in the Room
    June 13, 2017
    blog, News, sabah, Uncategorized
    They stand around the corpse – nudging it; examining it; paying homage to it....
  • Maderja, a Farmer's Musketeer
    May 16, 2017
    indo, News, They inspire us
    With only a sack of rice, Maderja took his family on board of a...
  • Sweet dreams of Mbeji Sugar
    May 9, 2017
    indo, News, They inspire us
    Meet Pak Murto... Pak Murto arrives sweating from his farm and carefully puts down the ...
  • Reflections from our Rurality Launch
    April 11, 2017
    March saw us launch our initiative Rurality, which works to support smallholder farmers. The...
  • Le jeu pour développer la résilience des planteurs
    February 16, 2017
    blog, Ils nous inspirent, News, soubre
    En juin 2016, TFT en partenariat avec des étudiants de ISTOM Paris ont testé...
  • Straight outta Sabah
    February 10, 2017
    blog, News, sabah, Uncategorized
    TFTer Rodrigue Kreilmann takes a journey into Malaysia's palm oil heartland. Meet the farmer "Uncle"...
  • Partnership with ETHZ going forward
    January 26, 2017
    blog, News, sabah, Uncategorized
    "The sun beats down relentlessly and seems to burn through the shirt on your...
  • Qui sont les agriculteurs de demain?
    November 17, 2016
    Réflexions ouvertes, They inspire us
    Depuis sa création il y a près de deux ans, l'initiative Rurality a beaucoup...
  • Life as a Rurality Field Officer
    September 29, 2016
    Open thinking, sabah, Uncategorized
    As global brands try to understand the potential problems in their supply chain, so...
  • TFT partners with the SAE at ETH Zurich
    September 16, 2016
    News, sabah
    New partnership between TFT-Rurality and the Sustainable Agroecosystems Group based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Sustainable...
  • A walk through Sabah
    June 21, 2016
    News, Open thinking, sabah
    TFTer Rudro shares a personal reflection of the Rurality initiative in Sandakan, Sabah. Being born...
  • De la morphine pour les éleveurs laitiers français?
    April 29, 2016
    Je lis aujourd’hui que les coopératives laitières demandent des aides à Bruxelles pour que...
  • Rurality farmers in Ghana
    March 31, 2016
    News, taktak
    In Ghana, Rurality field officers (Grace Obeng and Charles Boateng) are currently conducting Rural...
  • Diversification strategies and local markets
    March 23, 2016
    News, taktak
    In small holding communities, the diversification of activities is key to make a better...
  • The Rurality Approach
    March 7, 2016
    This document aims to present the Rurality approach. It shows our first work in...
  • Rurality stories: How we engage with farmers
    February 23, 2016
    News, taktak
    Maud Hazard, Rurality project officer, shares her experience after holding a meeting with palm...
  • Rurality stories: How we recruit our field officers
    February 16, 2016
    Rurality country coordinator, Prasad Vasudevon, shares his thoughts about an interview conducted to find the...
  • Practical and technical advice for more resilience
    February 10, 2016
    At Rurality, we believe that proximity and close ties with farmers are essential steps...
  • Good ETHZ article on Palm Oil Smallholders
    October 28, 2015
    A good article on smallholders in the palm oil sector. The drop in global...
  • Le ver de terre remplace la charrue
    October 21, 2015
    They inspire us
  • Agriculture et éducation
    October 13, 2015
    They inspire us
    Agriculture et éducation, c'est en rejoignant ces passions que deux enseignantes, Annie Challandes et...
  • Fal anar li aidar, lou bournat dou Perigòrd
    October 2, 2015
    Open thinking
    Dimanche soir, fin du week-end, je rentre. Durant les nombreuses heures de train qui...
  • Glamur for Cheese and Tomatoes!
    September 30, 2015
    Docs, Open thinking, They inspire us
    A nice name for a European project through which many scientific partner organisations...
  • Is it the reality we want?
    September 29, 2015
    They inspire us, Uncategorized
    I find this video produced by Chipotle beautiful. Yes it is somehow an advertisement for...
  • L’ambition de Rurality
    September 29, 2015
    Open thinking
    Je me demande quand l’agriculture sera rebaptisée « industrie du vivant ». Ce n’est peut-être qu’une...