Category Archives: Agro-ecology

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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Civil Society letter to Africa: No to soil carbon markets

To: African Agriculture and Environment Ministers  Date: November 22, 2011  Subject: Durban COP17, agriculture and soil carbon markets  We, the undersigned civil society organisations from Africa and around the world, strongly object to a decision in Durban for an agriculture … Continue reading

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UN Special Rapporteur: Agro-ecology is the answer

I recently participated in a conference on Securing Future Food, hosted by the UK Food Group in London.  At the meeting, I was impressed by the speech and analysis given by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, … Continue reading

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Soil-centric solutions: agriculture, biodiversity and climate

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food security is clearly a strong incentive to tackle emissions.  Drought, unpredictable rains, crop failure and livestock death are already a reality in many parts of the world, and especially in Africa. … Continue reading

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