Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Climate-Smart Christmas present?

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Farming Carbon Credits a Con for Africa: The many faces of Climate Smart Agriculture

“African Agriculture has been ignored by UN Climate Change discussions!” bellowed the South African minister for Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Pettersen at the high-level launch of Climate Smart Agriculture during the Durban climate negotiations. “We need your ideas to over throw this … Continue reading

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Food Sovereignty as solution to climate change:

New Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) launches to African beats It certainly wasn’t an event typically seen during the fortnight of UN climate negotiations here in Durban.  An audience singing joyfully along with women farmers, Southern African youth … Continue reading

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World Bank & developed country plans for Agriculture:

 Lessons from Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement PRESS RELEASE:    The Gaia Foundation, The Green Belt Movement, EcoNexus [COP17, Durban]   At the UN Climate Change negotiations in Durban this week, the World Bank and developed countries are claiming that agriculture … Continue reading

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Climate Smart Agriculture and carbon markets will be a disaster for Africa:

Groups warn against Zuma’s agriculture prize at COP17 Press release from Gaia Foundation, African Biodiversity Network (ABN), Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) & EcoNexus Date: Friday 2 December 2011 South African president Jacob Zuma has declared his intention … Continue reading

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