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Our Livelihoods, Their Lunch

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Canadian grain and lentils farmer Nettie Wiebs does not support a green economy, a term she says has become a euphemism for corporate land grabbing that is putting smallholder farmers out of business. Continue Reading

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The Battle Is On for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) More than 300 lawmakers have signed the Rio+20 Legislators’ Protocol to keep an eye on politicians who make promises on sustainability commitments they never keep. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Putting Science to Work for Small Farmers

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews FRANK RIJSBERMAN, CEO of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is putting science to work in boosting food production through a global research portfolio worth five billion dollars launched at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) earlier this week. Continue Reading

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Putting Gender on the Green Development Agenda

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) A majority of the 150-member Cooperative for the Conservation of the Environment (COOCEN) in Kigali, Rwanda are empowered women, who must balance raising children, managing homes and providing food. Continue Reading

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Uso do solo e da água não precisa ser um jogo de soma zero

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, 17 junho (TerraViva) – Sistemas integrados de paisagens que promovam mais a cooperação do que a competição podem acabar com conflitos globais sobre água, energia e uso do solo decorrentes da forma como o mundo produz alimentos, diz um novo estudo global.

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GLOBE, Keeping Governments’ Feet to the Fire

Posted on 17 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews JOHN GUMMER, President of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 17 (TerraViva) If global leaders gathering next week for the Rio+20 conference are under immense pressure to deliver on the 1992 Earth Summit commitments, that pressure has just been doubled by parliaments taking out the environmental accountability whip. Continue Reading

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Land and Water Use Needn’t Be a Zero-Sum Game

Posted on 17 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 17 (TerraViva) Integrated landscape systems that promote cooperation over competition can end global conflicts over water, energy and land use stemming from how the world produces food, says a new global study. Continue Reading

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“O desenvolvimento sustentável é inevitável”

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana

Bulawayo, Zimbábue, 4/6/2012, (IPS) – Uma agricultura sustentável claramente definida deveria ser uma prioridade na agenda da Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, afirmou Sameer Dossani, coordenador de campanhas internacionais da ActionAid, em entrevista à IPS.

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Q&A: Time for a More Sustainable Global Food System

Posted on 31 May 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews SAMEER DOSSANI, ActionAid International advocacy coordinator

BULAWAYO, May 31, 2012 (IPS) – It is vitally important that governments and civil society organisations start transitioning to a more sustainable global food system in order to achieve lasting development.

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