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Honduras opens the door to genome editing technologies in agriculture

On August 27, 2019, Honduras became the first country in Central America to regulate the products of new breeding techniques (NBTs) i.e. genome editing. The decision was made because employing these new techniques does not necessarily result in a Living Modified Organism. 160 more words

Central America

'Farm to Fork' strategy: Striving for healthy and sustainable food

Written by Rachele Rossi,

Launched on 20 May 2020, the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy put forward the EU’s ambition for making its food system a model of sustainability at all stages of the food value chain. 1,326 more words

PUBLICATIONS

Decentralizing The Food Economy Amid Covid-19, Part II: The Crucial Role of Street Vendors to Social Distance Food Retailing

The informal sector is a marginal but very important layer of South Africa’s economy. Informal enterprises provide income and employment to an estimated 3 million employees and business owners. 1,314 more words

Agricultural Policy

Decentralizing the Food Economy Amid Covid-19, Part I: Vertical Integration of Smallholder Farmers Into Buyer-Driven Chains

South Africa’s agricultural system has a parallel infrastructure consisting of a highly-integrated, heavily capitalized commercial sector alongside a comparatively low productive, impecunious smallholder sector. The former is made up of approximately 35 000 farmers producing up to 95% of all agricultural output on 87% of total agricultural land. 866 more words

Agricultural Policy

Toward Self-Sufficiency: Why Urban Farming is the Next Agricultural Frontier

As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread its tentacles to every corner of the world, grounding economies to a complete halt and laying waste to entire supply chains, concerns are rising as to what this means for food security. 541 more words

Agricultural Policy

Desertification and agriculture

Written by Rachele Rossi,

Desertification is a land degradation process that occurs in drylands. It affects the land’s capacity to supply ecosystem services, such as producing food or hosting biodiversity, to mention the most well‑known ones. 348 more words

PUBLICATIONS

A New Opportunity for British Farming

Changes to the ‘ Income Support’ for farmers are being unveiled in these early days of 2020 and as a direct result of Brexit . The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)has been for many decades the only way some farm business have been able to be a  business ( as previous Posts have shown ) and why I refer to such support as Income Support as no different from other state support to families or individuals on low income . 382 more words