This interesting article from the African Technology Development Forum (ATDF) discusses the meaning of "food sovereignty" versus "food security".
Proponents of food sovereignty say, "Food sovereignty is the right of each nation to maintain and develop its own capacity to produce its basic foods respecting cultural and productive diversity. Food sovereignty is a precondition to genuine food security"
But is it? How does international trade affect farmers in developing economies? When you buy your green beans imported from Kenya, what effect are you having?
To ask the question another way, is North Korea food-secure? Why or why not?
This paper raises some very interesting questions and is sure to lead to stimulating class discussions.
Interview: Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific ...Island BusinessSome countries have their own their own laboratories like Fiji, so we don't keep everything that Fiji has in the regional gene bank, just the important...
Yes, of course this is a self-indulgent bit of film. But fun for all that. They’ve tried to pack too much in — does everyone out there watching actually know what Carolina Gold is, or recognise those panicles?
You couldn’t make this up. The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has just reproduced an announcement about Ag Day 2012, which will take place on 8 March. As it so happens, that day is also International Women’s Day.
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Scot Hulbert is studying wheat from around the world to develop hardy new types that can withstand drought.
A plant pathologist at Washington State University, Hulbert has germplasm from Australia and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, among other parts of the world, that he hopes will provide the key to new types of wheat that need less water.
The low-temperature range limit of tree species may be determined by their ability to produce and disperse viable seeds, with processes such as flowering, p (RT @annbot: Seed quality at tree species’ altitudinal limits - http://t.co/oVaycQsC...)...
Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country's vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.