Monthly Archives: February 2012

Does planting trees compete with planting food?

Behind his house, past a field of coffee, Theo Mugisha is growing an unusual crop. Five years ago, he chose to forgo planting green banana or maize, staple foods in this part of Uganda, and instead to grow a mix … Continue reading

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Raising the level of ambition on sustainable agriculture at Rio +20

The United National Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) should be ‘a workshop not a talking shop’, said Caroline Spelman, UK Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, at a briefing held in the City of London on 9th February. Agriculture for Impact (A4I) joined a … Continue reading

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Investing for the Future With Home Grown School Feeding

Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Professor Don Bundy from the World Bank write for the Huffington Post. The facts speak for themselves, around 60 million children across the developing world still go to school hungry everyday – 40% of them in Africa. … Continue reading

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Water and Agriculture: Conserving, Distributing and Cooperating

Water is a contentious issue. Given its finite nature, its conservation should be paramount. But people need water. One in six people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. We also need water to grow crops … Continue reading

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