agriculture

25.11.2016

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. Peter Theuri is busy tending his crops in central Kenya’s Kiambu County. Slung over one… »

25.08.2016

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Germany is home to 83 million people. But that isn’t the country’s total population: It’s also home to about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens. Their lives are very hard. Many of these animals live their lives densely crammed together in industrial-scale… »

17.10.2014

Nine Out of Ten of the World’s 570 Million Farms Are Managed by Families

Nine Out of Ten of the World’s 570 Million Farms Are Managed by Families

Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 16 October  2014 — Nine out of ten of the world’s 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent of change in achieving sustainable food security and in eradicating hunger in the future, according… »

12.03.2014

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

By Amos Zacarias for IPS MAPUTO, Mar 12 2014 (IPS) – Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil’s tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector. Last year, Erasmo Laldás,… »

22.01.2014

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Berlin, Jan 18, 2014. In a very colorful march about 30.000 people demonstrated with the slogan “We are fed up!” against critical aspects of industrialized agriculture. The topics were as diverse as the participants and the speakers on the podium: Mass production of meat and crops and its effects on… »

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