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Property rights: The end game

All South Africans should take careful note of the statement that was made on Tuesday by Jackson Mthembu, the ANC Chief Whip, that, contrary to expectations, the government intends to amend section 25 of the Constitution before the May election.

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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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