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Card image 06 September 2018 Daily Maverick

Title deeds are simply a means to an end – security of property rights

South Africa has a history of denying property rights, especially to the poor and vulnerable. The natural relationship – intricately related to dignity and freedom – that develops between people and their possessions was forcefully shattered by a racist government with a socialist ideological agenda. The dawning of constitutional democracy promised to heal this broken relationship, but security of property rights has not yet been realised. Instead, it stands threatened by calls for expropriation without compensation.

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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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