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Second Chance For An African Green Revolution
World  (tags: africa, world, politics, hunger, agriculture, food, health, news )

- 2038 days ago -
As the world searches desperately for ways to boost food production by at least 70 percent by 2050 to feed an increasingly hungry planet, many are looking to Africa as the place where a large part of this potential can be realised, mainly for its huge po
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: From the Field to the Rubbish Heap
World  (tags: Papua New Guinea, agriculture, economy, world, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics )

- 2077 days ago -
Agriculture provides a livelihood to the majority of the population in Papua New Guinea, a developing island nation of approximately seven million in the south west Pacific. However, the loss and waste of an estimated half of all fresh produce between ha
Deck Stacked Against Women's Land Rights in Asia
World  (tags: world, women's rights, agriculture, economy, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, freedoms )

- 2098 days ago -
Women across Asia are being shut out from prosperous forestland because of a paradigm geared towards male ownership, according to a new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), an environmental non-governmental organisation.
Organic Farmers to Monsanto: We Don't Want Your Seeds Anyway!
World  (tags: genetically-modified, GMOs, Monsanto, health, farmers, agriculture, interesting, ethics, corruption, humans )

- 2251 days ago -
In a lawsuit against lawsuits, a coalition of organic farmers and farms are trying to curtail a giant agribusiness's practice of suing them for patent violations that the farmers claim are completely unintentional.
Another Food Crisis Looming in Africa: Nearly 5 Million South Sudanese Lacking Food
World  (tags: South Sudan, world, Refugees&Relief, food crisis, agriculture, drought, politics, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

- 2264 days ago -
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) have warned that South Sudan is facing a food crisis and that immediate action is needed to stave off a disaster.
Pepper: How Our Favourite Spice Is Tainted By a Deadly Legacy
World  (tags: agriculture, poverty, despair, economy, exploitation, world, politics, society, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

- 2277 days ago -
From India to Indonesia pepper farmers are increasingly vulnerable to harvest failures, food price crashes and price fixing
Our Seeds - a Video That Warns of the Threat Commercial Seeds Pose to Pacific Islander Food Security | Act Now!
World  (tags: PNG, Papua New Guinea, environment, foreign interests, environmental damage, illegal, agriculture, despair, hybrids, pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, traditional farming, food )

- 2361 days ago -
Seeds Blong Yumi - a documentary that celebrates traditional food plants, stresses the importance of maintaining traditional farming practices, addresses the problems of globalised food based on hybrids that require pesticides and synthetic fertilisers
Europe Sowing the Seeds of Hunger
World  (tags: world, hunger, europe, agriculture, politics, freedoms, ethics, world, news )

- 2523 days ago -
- Europe is facing a hungry future unless it changes agricultural policies and makes farmers the main participants in agriculture research, a new report has found. And there is little hope of meeting Europe's recently announced goal of reducing the loss o
Cassava Combating Rural Hunger in Zambia
World  (tags: world, africa, interesting, agriculture, research, news, goodnews, GoodNews, society, politics )

- 2665 days ago -
In Zambia, a silver lining has emerged for widespread rural hunger and poverty, thanks to homegrown agricultural research.
Developing Countries Must 'Double' Food Production
World  (tags: government, politics, conflict, world, interesting, agriculture, hunger, food aid, news, Refugees&Relief, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 2693 days ago -
Food production will have to increase by 70 percent to feed the expected world population of 9 billion by 2050, says a report released Monday by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
ANGOLA: Small Scale Farmers Battle to Stay Alive
World  (tags: world, agriculture, farming, government, africa, freedoms, news, society, politics )

- 2920 days ago -
The country's great oil wealth is no help to the small scale farmers who work the land there.
Rice Is Nice But Not for Long
World  (tags: rice, Africa, import, local production, agriculture, IFPRI, food prices, riot, wheather, local cereals, harvest, maize, millet, less water )

- 2947 days ago -
The organizers of a week-long African Rice Congress in Bamako, capital of Mali, say African countries can decrease hunger ad seven millions of dollars if they wean themselves off rice imports and increase local production, but experts favor a "drastic"
Africa Alone Could Feed the World
World  (tags: africa, government, GoodNews, food, agriculture )

- 3210 days ago -
DOOM-MONGERS have got it wrong - there is enough space in the world to produce the extra food needed to feed a growing population. And contrary to expectation, most of it can be grown in Africa, say two international reports published this week.
The Locavore's Dilemma
World  (tags: locavore, food, agriculture, monsanto, farmland, china, brazil )

- 3543 days ago -
China is buying farmland in Africa; Brazil is poised to become the world's food-export powerhouse; U.S.-based transnationals like Cargill and Monsanto are reaching their tentacles everywhere. In other words, food production is rapidly emerging as a key ge
New Threat To World Food Supply - Will Wheat-Killer Fungus Be Used To Spread GMO Wheat? By F. William Engdahl
World  (tags: Agriculture, wheat, wheat-killer fungus, stem rust, Ug99, Africa, Pakistan, British New Scientist magazine, FAO, biofuel industry, world food supply, rise in cereal prices, USDA's Agricultural Research Service )

- 3654 days ago -
Spread of deadly virus, stem rust, against which no effective fungicide exists, comes as world grain stocks reach lowest in 40 yrs & govt subsidized bio-ethanol production, esp in USA, Brazil & EU are taking land out of food production at alarming rates

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