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Impedindo um tsunami no Himalaia

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 de junho (TerraViva) Chewang Norphel é um herói improvåvel. Ele é um homem modesto, pequeno, quieto e pensativo, que não checa sua imagem cada vez que passa por um espelho. Hå alguns anos, seus vizinhos até pensaram que ele era louco. Continue Reading

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India, Brazil Share Lessons in Combating Hunger

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Darryl D’Monte

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) “Thousands of farmers are waiting on the side of the road for land reform,” Milton Rondo Filho, Brazil’s minister for international cooperation for tackling hunger, told a meeting organised by Oxfam on “Inequalities and Sustainable Development – a BRICS Perspective” here this week. Continue Reading

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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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Agriculture Emerges as Bright Spot on Rio Horizon

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Agriculture and food security are one area where experts say that even a more general level of agreement, as reached in the final Rio+20 declaration, constitutes progress. Continue Reading

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Red protest against the green economy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Members of unions and the Landless Movement (MST) dominated the parade of nations, covering with red the Avenida Rio Branco, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, with at least 50,000 people protesting against the green economy. 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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Land Ownership Key to Greening Economy

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) Giving farmers an opportunity to own plots can turn around under-utilised land and make it highly productive, according to a senior agro-forestry expert at the ongoing United Nations’ negotiations on sustainable development. 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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Q&A: Time to Stand with Farmers

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Sabina Zaccaro interviews CARLOS SERÉ of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 13 (TerraViva) Over the centuries, smallholders have learned to adjust to environmental changes and climate variability. But the climate is now changing too fast and intensely for farmers’ capacity to adapt. Continue Reading

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