Financing is available to farmers. What’s in contention is whether what’s available helps farmers enter the industry, expand and grow.
Palm oil is used in half the products sold in global supermarkets. Much of the oil comes from Indonesia where it is grown on plantations that are relatively inefficient, but occupy huge areas of land.
Labour, yields, and biodiversity are all elements of agriculture that need to be balanced.
Only by understanding our past and current relationship with soil can we reflect and change our partnership with soil from extraction and exploitation to respect, relationality and reciprocity.
Reforms to land policies and regulations are enabling the traditional custodians of the land in Ghana to transfer ownership. Communal land users could lose their basic rights.
New agreements in B.C. provide economic compensation for land restoration activities to several First Nations and limit new oil and gas development projects.
The recent efforts of countryside access campaigners evoke the Kinder mass trespass of 90 years earlier.
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 new study faults a well-established concept that informs land-use policies in developing countries.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of food insecurity for many people, especially racialized and Indigenous households.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa’s that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
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.