Tagged: Agriculture

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Beatrice Quayee holds rice ready for planting, Liberia. Photo: Kieran Doherty

The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has delivered solid guidance and important recommendations that governments must now follow through with action.

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Seed distribution in the town of Desvarieux, Haiti May 11, 2010. Photo: Ami Vita

With 60 percent of Haitians relying on farming to feed their families, a revitalized agriculture sector in Haiti is absolutely crucial to long-term growth.

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Farmers i nLaos. Photo: Tineke D'Haese/Oxfam

Laos is rich in natural resources. These resources have raised the appetite of its neighboring countries and direct foreign investments in mining, hydropower, and agricultural plantations are growing fast. But this economic trend puts pressure on natural resources and might exclude vulnerable communities.

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This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.

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Big land deals are tearing whole communities apart, leaving people hungry and homeless. It's big business at a big cost. But the World Bank has the power to be a force for change, by protecting the rights of the world's poorest people. Act now to stop land grabs.

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Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people, or the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world today.

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Cartoon on affects of EU biofuel mandates.

Land used to power European cars with biofuels for one year could produce enough wheat and maize to feed 127 million people. With the world’s poorest at greater risk of hunger as a result of spiraling food prices, the EU must rethink its dangerous love affair with biofuels.

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Zango Germain, 19, working in a field. Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments and the UN that the food crisis is far from over.

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