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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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MENA: The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring

MENA: The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: Ignore ecological integrity at your peril
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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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Soil health ought to be pressing concern for every aspect of the nutrition industry

Soil health ought to be pressing concern for every aspect of the nutrition industry | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The health of the world’s soils is becoming a pressing concern for the world’s ecologists. Any company touting its sustainability bona fides ought really to have a soil protection component to its program for that message to be more than mere lip service.
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