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16 October 2017
Commercial farmers should invest in social relations with herders. It could prevent many conflicts on land issues, according to political economist Wondwosen Michago Seide.
Growing lettuce in an indoor farming system. Courtesy of Urban Oasis
16 October 2017
Does this sound like it’s from a sci-fi movie? An empty, underground car park with huge metal cylinder tanks spread throughout. Inside these tanks you can find… lettuce, pak choy, kale, coriander, and even strawberries – in the middle of winter! All of these nutritious plants grown vertically in...
16 October 2017
World Food Day carries the simple message that food is a basic human right. Yet, in the face of several current high-profile refugee crises – along with millions more on the move across the world – it is a right that remains out of reach for far too many. It is worth remembering that World Food...
Photo Credit: Georgina Smith/CIAT via Flickr.
13 October 2017
We have been cutting trees to plant food crops, since the beginning of time. Forest cover loss is a major contributor to climate change – the biggest challenge of our times. So, we won’t save the world without saving forests. Photo by Georgina Smith/CIAT via Flickr. However, while the...
13 October 2017
Can we really trust former military leaders who become politicians? It is a common feature of many war-torn African countries and the subject of the book Warlord Democrats.
13 October 2017
This piece is published in honor of the International Day of Rural Women, celebrating the vital role that women and girls play in agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience around the world. For decades, global and...