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Card image 15 February 2019 Daily Maverick

Mining rights ride roughshod over property rights

It is not just the government that has failed. Mining companies have usurped land belonging to rural communities without due regard for their property rights.

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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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