No. 223 (Mar 2009)
COVER: Rethinking Agriculture: New challenges, a new development agenda
The increasing demand for resources
and climate change problems pose serious challenges to global agriculture.
BY LIM LI CHING, ELENITA DAÑO and HIRA JHAMTANI
good for food security in Africa
Organic agriculture offers
the best hope for an Africa plagued by food security problems.
BY KANAGA RAJA
Revolution rolls out the Gene Revolution
A Green Revolution in Africa will
entrench an agricultural model designed for export under ‘free-trade’
BY MARIAN MAYET
than a trendy word
Policy makers mention the need for
resilience to cope with the food crisis. But resilience to what, and
BY JUAN HOFFMAISTER
corporate plunder of Africa
The current land grab in Africa by
corporations for agrofuel production has ominous implications.
BY NNIMMO BASSEY
The Green Revolution
in Asia: Lessons for Africa
Africa could learn some lessons from
Asia’s 1960s ‘Green Revolution’.
BY HIRA JHAMTANI
Farmers and consumers
benefit from sustainable agriculture
Farmers in Indonesia prove that sustainable
BY ANTON MUHAJIR
farming: A threat to global food security
The penetration of corporate livestock
farming into the developing world is causing irreparable damage.
BY SUSANNE GURA
A new opportunity for Africa’s small farmers
An ecological agriculture conference
in Addis Ababa discusses the need to encourage farmers to implement
organic agriculture in Africa.
at the core of sustainable development
The upcoming UN Commission on Sustainable
Development (CSD17) must convey the urgent need for a response to the
food crisis and agricultural challenges.
BY ELENITA DANO AND JUAN HOFFMAISTER
How Wall Street
paid for its own funeral
A new report reveals that Wall Street
invested billions on purchasing political influence in Washington over
the past decade.
BY MARINA LITVINSKY
menace of ‘iron soldiers’
The international community continues
to ignore the danger of unexploded landmines to innocent Iranians.
BY MAHDI AFRUZMANESH
to put more women out of work this year
The ILO predicts that a further 22
million women could fall into unemployment this year.
BY KANAGA RAJA
touches lightly on issues that highlight the social and economic disparities
BY PAMELA PHILIPOSE
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