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Invest More in Agriculture Not Industries

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A very appropriate theme when Africa is rising, was one of my first thoughts. Participants were researchers, academics, policymakers from the UN, AU, governments and NGOs as well as people like me who…

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The homogenisation and globalisation of diets

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that some 75% of the diversity of cultivated crops was lost during the 20th Century and, by 2050, we could lose…

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Biocultural refugia

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
A modern-day sacred natural site: Sancheti organic farm near Pune, India, on mappingthesacred.org Pune, the small town where I grew up, is now a bustling metropolis of 6 million people. In my visit to the city…

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Report: The Guide to Climate Change

Originally posted on ___________WORLD STREETS ____________ Emergency Climate/Space/Mobility 2020 Action Plan:
Source: http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/reports/t Welcome to Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Climate Change 2013. As one of the defining issues not just of our generation, but of recent human history,…

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As livestock farming intensifies in poor countries, so can livestock–and livestock-to-human–diseases

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The health of people and their farm animals in Kenya and other developing countries are closely linked (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘While livestock contribute about 40 per cent of the value of agriculture and forms…

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Keeping cows in the city, chickens under the bed: ‘The Atlantic’ magazine explores Africa’s urbanization

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Butcher shop in a slum in Kawangare, Nairobi, Kenya (picture on Flickr by Brad Ruggles). It’s not only people who are rapidly urbanizing in Africa: people migrating from rural areas are bringing their livelihoods with…

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

I recommend this film about human populations. It’s nearly an hour long, but well worth that. I’m grateful to my fellow blogger Tony at naturestimeline for showing it to me.

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