Agriculture

Why urban agriculture isn’t really a panacea for Africa’s food situation

Plantations International News Food safety efforts require to look beyond metropolitan farming. Jane BattersbyGareth Haysom, University of Cape Community as well as Jane Battersby, College of Cape CommunityUrban agriculture is widely promoted as the remedy to the growing trouble of city food instability in South Africa as well as in Africa more generally. It is claimed to supply incomes as well as social communication, as well as have environmental advantages. But it's likewise ensured as having additional food safety benefits.It is the key,and also generally the just, food safety and security plan of city governments , as well as the emphasis [...]

Cuba’s sustainable agriculture in danger in UNITED STATE thaw

Plantations International Information Organic ranch, Alamar. Melanie Lukesh Reed/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Miguel Altieri, College of California, Berkeley President Obama's trip to Cuba today increased the warming of U.S.-Cuban connections. Lots of people in both nations believe that normalizing connections will certainly stimulate investment that could assist Cuba develop its economic climate and improve life for its citizens.But in farming , U.S. investment could possibly create harm instead.For the previous 35 years I have actually researched agroecology in most nations in Central and also South America. Agroecology is a strategy to farming that established in the late 1970s in Latin America as [...]

Bangladesh Agriculture Minister bashes biofuels

Plantations International Information Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury has actually criticised large international corporations for advertising biofuels. The preacher spoke at a keynote on the 40th wedding anniversary of the International Food Plan Study Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C., United States. Chowdhury explained that drawing away more land to be utilized for maize cultivation causes a reduced soyabean as well as wheat farming. The multinationals' promo of biofuels as an ecological as well as eco-friendly alternative is 'odd' when 2,500 l of water are required to produce one litre of biofuel, she asserts. 'Policies that advertise biofuels have actually drawn [...]