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Card image 26 March 2018 Daily Maverick

It’s Complicated: The land issue according to the ANC Nasrec conference

On Monday afternoon the ANC finally published the resolutions from its Nasrec Conference, which finished in December 2017. Yes. There has been a gap of three months between when the resolutions were agreed to by delegates at the conference, and when they were published. Which means that those in control of the process of publication may well have been able to, shall we say, have a strong input into the final wording. While it is impossible to suggest that one set of policies is the overarching priority to the exclusion of all others, it is surely possible to say that the resolutions on what the ANC calls “Economic Transformation” are a priority. Especially when it includes the land expropriation language. By STEPHEN GROOTES.

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"Hunger is largely due to poverty and inequality, not scarcity. The decades-long “green revolution” push for industrial agriculture in India has left a harsh legacy of harm for both the ecosystem and smallholder farmers" @USRightToKnow https://usrtk.org/our-investigations/gates-foundations-plans-to-remake-food-systems-will-hurt-the-climate/

https://www.godan.info/codes An interesting initiative from the Global Initiative for Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition. Could this be of value in South Africa?

The open access version:
Losing practices, relationships and agency: ecological deskilling as a consequence of the uptake of modern seed varieties among South African Smallholders https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/F3EMVNPCX3BFUQKM2ZRT/full?target=10.1080%2F21683565.2021.1888841#.YDi0y76Szyw.twitter

(Behind a paywall): Losing practices, relationships and agency: ecological deskilling as a consequence of the uptake of modern seed varieties among South African Smallholders https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21683565.2021.1888841#.YDilFMsVNjc.twitter

An Initiative which aims to empower 50 low- and lower-middle-income countries to build stronger national data systems through agricultural and rural survey programs. Question: Who owns the data? https://www.agrilinks.org/post/creative-math-data-lovers-and-food-security-enthusiasts?utm_source=USAID+Bureau+for+Food+Security+%2F+Agrilinks&utm_campaign=78d933d1e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_10_06_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f8d227958-78d933d1e2-&utm_source=USAID+Bureau+for+Food+Security+%2F+Agrilinks&utm_campaign=78d933d1e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_10_06_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f8d227958-78d933d1e2-57591212

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