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Land & Food Security

Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture, today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.

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a farmer from Rajbari District, Bangaldesh

Degraded soil threatens to exacerbate Bangladesh food crisis

30 December 2022

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk

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Need to grow enough to feed ourselves

18 November 2022

Agriculture development needs a new turn, to secure national sovereignty and reduce dependency on food imports.

African farmers and faith leaders demand an end to the failed green revolution

African Civil Society And Faith Leaders Say Rebranding The Green Revolution Is No Solution

25 October 2022

Farmers, civil society and faith leaders of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa recognise the double rebranding of the Green Revolution as an admission of failure, a cynical distraction, and reject the new strategy offered by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The double…

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A Growing Momentum to Promote Youth Land Rights in Tanzania

16 December 2022

Tanzania’s youth population (defined as women and men between the ages of 15 and 35) constitutes about 35% of the country’s population. In Tanzania, youth engagement in agriculture is considered vital, given that youth form the largest part of the population and labour force in the country.

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Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights

22 September 2022

This third Whose Land? webinar showcased gender transformative approaches on women’s land rights. Gender transformative approaches are defined by women acting as agents of change, transforming structural barriers and redefining gender norms. These approaches facilitate the participation of women in…