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When Urban Agriculture Is at Odds with Sustainability — City Farmer ...

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flatir. Space that could be used for people to live near high-frequency transit should not be permanently preserved for agriculture, says Zane Selvans. Photo by Flat Iron Bike. There's a proposal on the table in Boulder, ...
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Africa: Underdeveloping African Agriculture

Monsanto and Cargill, to secure profits. ... As world leaders speak in philanthropic terms about 'ending hunger', behind the scenes Africa's seed and trade laws are being 'harmonised' to the whim of agri-business giants. The efforts of Africa's farmers over millennia stand to be privatised and expropriated, while traditional and vital practices such as seed saving and sharing stand to be criminalised." -- Francis Ngang, Secretary General of Inades-Formation (http://www.inadesfo.net/)

This AfricaFocus Bulletin contains a recent statement by African civil society groups, challenging the claim by the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition that their programs benefit African farmers and food security. In fact, as this statement and multiple other reports document, the insistence on private-sector-led development, without adequate checks and policy direction by government and farmers themselves, is contributing to the dispossession of African farmers for the primary benefit of large private-sector firms from around the world. A sampling of links to relevant reports is included at the end of this Bulletin.


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This article is about how the world is trying to invest in African Agriculture to help increase its food production to lower the starvation rate on the continent. Different programs like the New Alliance for Food Security and World Bank are investing to help Africa increase its food security rate and to help benefit the poverty situation in the different countries.

 

I think that it is really cool that different programs are helping Africa with their agricultural techniques and food production. I think that once the world helps Africa increase and better their food security that they should try to help other countries that are struggling with it as well.

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Fresh Origins offers new retail packs - The Packer

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Fresh Origins offers new retail packs
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For the first time, Fresh Origins Farm, San Marcos, Calif. is offering nine varieties of its MicroGreens line to retail consumers.
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In Singapore, When You Can't Grow Out, You Grow Up - PBS NewsHour

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NET Website In Singapore, When You Can't Grow Out, You Grow Up PBS NewsHour Entrepreneur Jack Ng has taken it a step further by developing a series of rotating vertical farms encased in aluminum towers, where produce, such as lettuce, cabbage and...
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Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty

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According to a new report, Smallholders, Food Security and the Environment, an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world, particularly Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa The report, commissioned by the UN Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), also shows that most of the 1.4 billion people living on less than $1.25 a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
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Aquaponics Vs Hydroponics, Which One Should You Choose ...

Aquaponics, aquaponics farming or aquaponics gardening is a symbiotic method for growing plants and fish in a healthy, natural but soilless or near soilless environment for the benefit of everyone and everything involved.

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Aquaponics As a Great Way to Produce Food | Www.3866999.Com

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Aquaponics is a technology that combines the cultivation of fish, which is known as aquaculture with the water-based cultivation of plants, which is referred to as hydroponics. It allows the efficient production of fish and ...

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Cape Town Restaurant Uses Aquaponics and Solar Energy - Triple Pundit

Cape Town Restaurant Uses Aquaponics and Solar Energy
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In 1998, founder Jason Lurie had the idea to combine his love for African art, music, design, cuisine and crafts into a unique dining experience.
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