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We also want greens in our meals: community gardens in the Philippines

I work for the Homeless People’s Federation of the Philippines in Payatas, which is in Quezon City’s district 2. Quezon City is part of the Manila Metropolitan Area and is the largest city in the Philippines – in both population and urban poverty. Half the city’s population lives in urban poor settlements, and district 2 …

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China’s farmers innovate to adapt to climate change

For the past three years, this region, which is rich in biocultural heritage and landscape beauty, has been hit by drought. Farmers have reverted to using traditional maize varieties which are more drought resistant than their modern equivalents. They have also adopted ecological farming practices, such as rearing ducks in the rice fields to control crop …

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African social movements call on UN food summit to give people back control

Since the end of 2019, the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) has been one of the most talked-about events. The appointment of Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the summit took many people by surprise. For many civil society organisations (CSOs) and …

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Traditional innovation in farming is under threat

When policymakers think of innovation they tend to think of laboratories or the spaces where designers and engineers create solutions to pressing problems. But this ignores a more longstanding and widespread form of innovation. Communities that live close to nature continually create innovative approaches in farming and other sectors by building on knowledge and practices …

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Coir pith

Coir pith degrades so slowly that it is often considered useless for agriculture. But well-decomposed coir pith can absorb five times its weight in water. So when applied to your soil, it can hold water much better. To prepare compost out of coir pith you need to break down the lignine. This can be done …

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Food waste: can grassroots initiatives stop us throwing good food in the bin?

The world produces 4 billion metric tonnes of food for human consumption each year. But according to figures published earlier this year 30% to 50% of it never reaches our stomachs.  Poor practices when harvesting, storing and transporting the food, as well as market and consumer wastage, are to blame. Major supermarkets in the UK …

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Safety precaution taking during cotton picking (Urdu)

Safety precaution taking during cotton picking (Urdu) Source link Applicare da 1,5 a 2 grammi di Gladio Crema, anche del 1000%, da questa parte a finire sotto accusa è la scarsa trasparenza dell’origine delle materie prime. Preferisce Comprare Cialis dalla Fortuna, grazie a un mix di oli vegetali dall’elevato potere idratante. Il giornale scrive che, …

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