food security

Modern agriculture and food security - a history

Modern agriculture and food security - a history
The history of modern agriculture begins after the Second World War. Industrialized countries switched back to a peacetime economy and developing countries gained independence from their colonial rulers and took more control over their agricultural practises.

Land Grabbing in Africa Rises

The Green Prophet
http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/04/global-land-grab-middle-east/

The issue of land grabbing by Gulf countries for food security purposes has been in the news (including Green Prophet) for some years now, but the trend for large-scale acquisitions is accelerating. The new scramble for land in Africa and many parts of South East Asia, such as Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is creating a wide spread geo-political phenomenon, raising new concerns about the long held debate on the benefits and risks of these acquisitions.

STATEMENT FROM 27TH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

STATEMENT FROM THE TWENTY SEVENTH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF 27): 28 FEBRUARY 2011, ARUSHA, TANZANIA

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