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Agricultural land use in Hawaii has been steadily declining, while our reliance upon imported food has been increasing. Following the closure of Maui’s last sugar plantation, there are even fewer croplands today because of the advent of large acreage land transactions and the increasingly common practice of converting agricultural lands into housing developments. Hawaii’s leaders […]

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The Pan-African Parliamentary (PAP) Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources recently came up with this draft model law on food security and nutrition in Africa whose main objective is  to strengthen and consolidate positions on food security and nutrition, as well as the right to adequate food. The model law puts parliamentarians […]

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A new report highlights 21 examples of ‘inspiring’ initiatives working towards secure and sustainable food systems. The report, titled ‘Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems’, was published jointly by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a philanthropic alliance aimed at transforming food systems to ensure future sustainability; and the non-profit […]

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GLOBAL humanitarian organisation, Practical Action, has rolled out a US$2,3 million solar-powered irrigation projects aimed at transforming drought-prone Gwanda North district into a greenbelt. BY STAFF REPORTER This becomes the second solar project following the handover of a 100 megawatt mini-solar grid to Mashaba community in Gwanda South district two months ago, a project now […]

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The latest report by the UN climate panel concludes that unless we cut emissions in all sectors now, the result will be irreparable loss of land-based ecosystem functions and services, and this could put global food security at risk.   According to the report, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 8 August, […]

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