The trespassers take a break on Kinder Scout, April 24 1932.
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The recent efforts of countryside access campaigners evoke the Kinder mass trespass of 90 years earlier.
The constitutional right to food puts food systems and agricultural development firmly on the national development agenda.
South Africa needs a more holistic approach to farming systems.
All nations must ramp up efforts to preserve and restore their coastal regions – and the time to start is right now.
A vegetable farmer with her produce.
A new study faults a well-established concept that informs land-use policies in developing countries.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Almost 30 per cent of Black households and 50 per cent of Indigenous households experience food insecurity.
Our food systems are failing to feed all of us.
In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, we pick apart what is broken and ways to fix it with two women who battle food injustice.
Community gardens can be an important source of food, but many were shut down during the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of food insecurity for many people, especially racialized and Indigenous households.
A herd of cows returning from a drinking hole in Amboseli, Kenya.
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African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
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Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Scientists need to know how much we can rely on the land to offset our emissions.
In 1935 Aldo Leopold bought a depleted Wisconsin farm and restored it to prairie grassland.
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Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Native American protesters at the Black Hills, now the site of Mount Rushmore.
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Renaming a national holiday to celebrate Native culture is one thing, but many Indigenous peoples are looking for greater recognition of the land grab that deprived them of ancestral homes.
Land reform strategies portray the land as uniform, static and independent from its social-environmental context.
South Africa’s that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
Former slaves harvesting for their own profit.
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Black farmers own far less land than they did in 1910 and the racial gap in homeownership is at the highest level for 50 years.
A cabbage farmer in Kumasi prepares his land.
Policies should protect arable land from urban encroachment and make peri-urban households less vulnerable.
The Yorkshire Dales, England.
Much of the UK’s farmland is unproductive. It could be put to better use storing carbon, offering recreation and providing wildlife habitat.
Indigenous activists have drawn attention to threatened waterways, neglected Residential School cemeteries and other social issues by walking across Land. Here a group of settlers on an Indigenous Land acknowledgment pilgrimage.
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University, religious and sports gatherings often begin with an Indigenous Land acknowledgement. But what do they mean? And how can settler groups begin to walk the talk?
Aerial view of a proposed Burial Belt.
With space in our cemeteries running out, we could bury the dead in new forest developments that would bring green space to our urban areas.
Members of the Huni Kuin community survey the damage after a fire on August 22.
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Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
Undeveloped regions such as the Amazon rainforest are critical resources for slowing climate change.
A new report calls land key to solving climate change. The good news is that there are strategies for reducing carbon emissions from land use that can also produce economic and social benefits.