In just a week's time the hugely important United Nations conference in Rio, Brazil, (Rio+20) will be taking some big decisions on the future course of farming. These decisions will affect what rights farming families, often living in the poorest areas of the poorest countries of the world, might be able to expect in the years ahead. And at this same Rio meeting, crucial decisions on the future environmental impact of the food we eat and the way chemicals are used to produce it, are expected to be made. So if you care about how your food is produced and you also care about humanity please read on, visit www.globalagriculture.org and sign the 'Time to act' and Nourish9billion-initiative petitions.
14 June 2012 | 0 Comments
| Recommended by 7 Amy Leech:
In the debate on food security, there’s a lot to play for, finding the right answers is the key to our existence. But any good scientist will tell you that the answer you give is only as good as the question you’re asked. Pictures of people starving, and projections of a rocketing world population certainly make you gulp, and wonder, how on earth are we going to feed everyone? It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that we just need to produce more. Let’s look at the bigger picture.
16 April 2012 | 26 Comments
| Recommended by 13 Helen Browning:
Back in September I asked for feedback on the first iteration of our new group strategy, and I was delighted when so many people took the time to share their thoughts – through the blog comments, by email and in person. I was even more delighted that so much of the feedback was so positive – in general the vast majority of you said that our direction of travel seemed right, and this has given us real confidence in what we’re doing.
01 March 2012 | 9 Comments
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