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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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Cabo Verde: ‘Unprecedented’ food insecurity triggers social and economic emergency

24 June 2022

The island nation of Cabo Verde is facing record levels of food insecurity due to drought, the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, affecting some 181,000 people, or 32 per cent of the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday.  Recent hard-won gains in food security…

Sri Lanka's Army To Cultivate On Barren Land To Supplement Country’s Food Security Amid Crisis

18 June 2022

Main photo: Sri Lanka facing worst economic crisis (file photo-representational photo). Photo by AP/PTI. Sri Lanka’s army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) to supplement and promote the food security programme in the country facing worst economic crisis. The Sri Lanka Army…

The Changing Face of Kisii as Smallholder Agriculture Wanes

17 June 2022

Sub-division of ancestral land has all but wiped out farming in Kisii, driving poverty and malnutrition and pushing the population into migration in search of greener pastures. When my father died in the early 1990s, my mother and my two siblings moved to Kisii in Southwest Kenya. Widowed in her…

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Land reform in South Africa: what the real debate should be about

16 May 2022

This article by Wandile Sihlobo was first published in The Conversation Land ownership in South Africa remains skewed towards white farmers. David Silverman/via Getty Images   Land reform in South Africa is an emotive and politically fraught subject. That’s because land was at the heart of…

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Whose Land? - Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance

26 April 2022

How can civil society actors ensure inclusivity in their land governance work with communities? Tuesday, 26 April, 2022  10:00-11:30 AM CEST | 15:00-16:30 PM JAKARTA Both ENDS and the Land Portal Foundation held the first webinar in the Whose Land? -  Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance…