This website contains mainly news reports about the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit.
“Reports from farmers seem to back up that view. Muhammad Nuruddin, the head of the 147,000-member Alliance of Farmers, said dozens of large-scale farms on the main Indonesian island of Java reported declines in their most recent harvest of at least 20 per cent, while average per hectare yields halved to 2 tonnes.
Under this title the NGO FISC led a campaign with the main objectives of making known the reality of rural areas in the world and raising the awareness about the situation of food vulnerability in which millions of people worldwide.
One of the tools that have been prepared for this purpose is an exhibition of photographic panels which includes the main functions of the Family Agriculture-AF
World Rural Forum responsible for Africa, Jaime Balaguer Lacaste, has taken part in the World Social Forum held in Dakar (Senegal) between february 6th and 11 th . As Jaime has said, it has been a very profitable meeting in order to strength links with other agents of the World Rual Forum Net (Inades Internacional, PELUM, ROPPA, etc.) and so as to get to know other realities in the African Continent. In adition to the representation of the WRF in the opening march, the responsible for Africa gave a lectura about food sovereignty in the conference framework organizated by Ubuntu.
The key to alleviating world hunger, poverty and combating climate change may lie in fresh, small-scale approaches to agriculture, according to a report from the Worldwatch Institute. The authors suggest that instead of producing more food to meet the world's growing population needs, a more effective way to address food security issues and climate change would be to encourage self-sufficiency and waste reduction, in wealthier and poorer nations alike.
This analysis examines the degree to which changes in world food markets influence the price of staple foods in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis is based on more than 60 price series from 11 African countries.
The six candidates, each nominated by his government, are listed in alphabetical order by country: Franz Fischler (Austria), José Graziano da Silva (Brazil), Indroyono Soesilo (Indonesia), Mohammad Saeid Noori Naeini (Iran, Islamic Republic of), Abdul Latif Rashid (Iraq) and Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé (Spain).
In the next 20 years, agriculture will face energy challenges. These challenges will shape the development of agriculture in one way or another.
A study by the Ministry of Agriculture of France, entitled "Agriculture Energy 2030" has presented four possible scenarios related to energy that could occur in 2030. The study estimates the impact of each scenario on agriculture and livestock. (Agrodigital)
The meeting was held on September 27-28,2010 in Gyeongju, Korea.
Our friends from AsiaDHRRA, sent us this report hopping to find this useful in our engagements on food and agri issues.
Worldwatch Institute released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.This report draws from hundreds of case studies and first-person examples to offer solutions to reducing hunger and poverty.