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China Will Donate US$50 Million to the FAO over the Next Five Years

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that his country will donate 50 million U.S. dollars in the next five years to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( 133 more words



In my self-directed studies of international development, I’ve been introduced to Gustavo Esteva – a “post-development” theorist and practitioner from Mexico who has worked with the Zapatista movement and describes himself as a “grassroots activist and deprofessionalized intellectual.” I find his writing poignant, his ideas original, and his message inspiring. 44 more words


California Students Teach Organic Practices in Thailand

Coffee is a part of many people’s lifestyle. But in a community in northern Thailand, coffee is a key part of people’s livelihood.

A growing coffee farming industry provides much-needed economic stability for Burmese refugees living in Maejantai, which is located in northern Thailand. 347 more words

International Development

Meet, Play, Give - the secrets to inner health and beauty

I’ve just come back from a week away in Northeast Myanmar with my parents and husband, and I’m feeling pretty refreshed and re-energized.

The trip included hiking, boating and lots of exploring – I absorbed as much greenery and cool air as I could before returning to Yangon for what will be a busy few months. 699 more words


principled investment in agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has achieved intergovernmental and stakeholder backing for a set of principles for responsible agriculture and food investment. The first and key principle is quoted below and sets out the why responsible investment is important as well as stating the right people have to food. 407 more words

Environment & Sustainabilty

3 really crap things

My pal Beaker told me about Blog Action Day. (which was several days ago… sorry about the delay)

She said I should write a post about inequality. 397 more words


Abbott continues to ignore international responsibility to act on the Ebola crisis

Tony Abbott is once again failing to react effectively to a global issue. This time it’s in response to the evolving global Ebola epidemic. Abbott is under the illusion that Australia is able to lock up its borders and refrain from providing effective assistance to the ongoing crisis. 351 more words