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TURKISH Farming Faces Devastating Decline

TURKISH Farming Faces Devastating Decline | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Turkey is rich in fertile land, water and skilled farmers. But its agricultural industry is in sharp decline, blamed by critics on failing government policies, spiralling costs and meagre state support.
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EGYPT acts to rescue its farmland from urban sprawl

EGYPT acts to rescue its farmland from urban sprawl | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The government is confronting the loss of farmland by demolishing homes and buildings constructed without permits.

Egyptian authorities are moving ahead with a big crackdown on homes and other buildings constructed illegally on farmland nationwide.

Municipal authorities have demolished thousands of structures built on agricultural land without permits and in violation of Egypt's agriculture laws.

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MALTA: Wake up and smell the tarmac

MALTA: Wake up and smell the tarmac | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

About the struggle in Malta between farmland that is scarce and infrastructure and it's consequences for family farming.

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[WATCH] Central Link Project: Farmer's impassioned plea to stop destruction of agricultural land

[WATCH] Central Link Project: Farmer's impassioned plea to stop destruction of agricultural land | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The Planning Authority Board has approved the Central Link project in Attard with only three votes against from PN representative Marthese Portelli, NGO representative Annick Bonello and Attard local council member Giorgio Schembri
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Partisanship of forks and knives - Malcolm Borg

Partisanship of forks and knives - Malcolm Borg | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Extolled and exalted, with low unemployment figures and relentless economic growth – a resounding reminder of the gallant resilience of a small Island nation – Malta continues to metamorphose and to seize the moment of favourable predictions and trends. I invite you to all be partisans of our food producers, who are also the stewards of our countryside. Let’s give them the will to fight the battle for the land they till.

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Alternative farming on the rise in besieged Gaza

Alternative farming on the rise in besieged Gaza | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As fertile land shrinks and water crisis deepens, Palestinians are searching for different ways to feed their families.
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EUROPE: Land for Agroecology

EUROPE: Land for Agroecology | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The time has come for a transformation of Europe’s food systems. Small-scale food producers, peasants, community groups, environmental justice activists and others have been calling for years for a shift towards agriculture that nourishes communities, regenerates ecosystems, and provides decent and sustainable livelihoods. The concept of agroecology encompasses these ambitions, referring to the science, movement, and practice of working with nature to build food sovereignty. The climate crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have only made it clearer how urgent such a transformation is.

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MALTA: Agricultural land 'being killed off' to highest bidder

MALTA: Agricultural land 'being killed off' to highest bidder | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Farmers are calling on the government to enforce a capping on prices of agricultural land, as budding growers are finding it impossible to acquire their own fields to till.
With one tumolo of land going for at least €40,000, and an average of 12 tumoli needed to start a full-time agribusiness, young farmers are expected to fork out half a million euros in land, over and above their investment in cultivation machinery and tools.

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Malta: Farmers complain Central Link project turned fields into arid land

Malta: Farmers complain Central Link project turned fields into arid land | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Tonnes of soil excavated for the Central Link project have been dumped into adjacent fields rendering them uncultivable while fertile land disturbed by heavy vehicles has not been reinstated, farmers are complaining. 
An estimated 49,000 square metres of land, mostly agricultural, had to be sacrificed to make way for the new thoroughfare.

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How land restoration is key to achieving sustainability

How land restoration is key to achieving sustainability | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Why land restoration plays a vital role in achieving sustainable development – and where it is already successful. Land degradation..
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In a Fight for Land, a Women’s Movement Shakes Morocco

In a Fight for Land, a Women’s Movement Shakes Morocco | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A grass-roots organization is seeking to protect tribal lands and gain equal ownership rights in a country where, by law, women inherit less than men. 

In a Fight for Land, a Women’s Movement Shakes Morocco - The New York Times

“This is really the first movement that is shaking the patriarchal foundation of the society,”

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