Food aid, agro-fuels & food security in southern Africa

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Southern Africa Biodiversity Policy Initiative , Harare
Other titlesFood aid, agro-fuels and food security in southern Africa
Statementby M.A. Munzara-Chawira ... [et al.].
SeriesPolicy research paper series -- 1
ContributionsMunzara-Chawira, M. A., Southern Africa Biodiversity Policy Initiative.
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23836076M
ISBN 100797437258
LC Control Number2009334514
OCLC/WorldCa445489790

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Munzara-Chawira, T. Mushita, D. Garwe and C. Thompson Nov, Policy Research Paper. M cMichael: Agro-fuels, food sec urity, and the metabolic ri of fur ther de-peasantization.

is is matched by the eliminatio n of biodiversity and vital food p ro visioning cultures, upon which Author: Philip Mcmichael. RESOURCE CENTRE INVENTORY Categorized Alphabetically. Food Aid, Agro-Fuels and Food Security in Southern Africa.

(regional Office for Southern Africa) Book. 3Mushita A. Thompson C, Agro-fuels for Africa: Impact on Food Security and Food Sovereignty, in Food Aid, Agro-fuels and Food Security in Southern Africa, published by Southern Africa Biodiversity Policy Initiative, November 4United Nations, UN-Energy (), Sustainable Bioenergy: A framework for Decision MakersFile Size: 5MB.

Opinion - WHILE there is a drive by Zimbabwe and most other African countries to develop biofuels as a response to both climate change and the rising petroleum fuel import bill, agronomists and.

11 In food riots broke out in Egypt, Mauritania, Mozambique, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Uzbekstan, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Bangladesh among other countries.

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"The push for agro-fuels is the latest of these so-called 'solutions' that is extensively promoted as an opportunity for Africa to develop energy security and alleviate poverty in rural areas," an.

In book: World Food Security, pp Diversion of 5% of the world’s cereals land to agro fuels and cash crops. much of Southern Africa, issues of hunger and food security are a key Author: D.

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John Shaw. ActionAid South Africa was established is a part of Action Aid International, an anti-poverty agency working with poor people in over 40 countries. Natural Resources We support mining affected communities and strive to empower womxn and youth in claiming and defending their rights to land and food sovereignty.

According to various sources, the impact has been greater or lesser, but always key: the US Department of Agriculture believes that agro-fuels have generated an increase in the price of grains of between 5 and 20%; the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) considers that the figure is around 30% while a World Bank report says.

AFROLINE: In and Africa was subject to growing riots, due to the booming food prices. In the second semester ofprices registered a 40 per cent decrease, but in the last few months they have started going up once more. ActionAid South Africa (AASA), part of an international non-governmental organisation operating in 45 countries, has worked in collaboration with local organizations in five provinces since to advance a society free from poverty, inequality, and injustice.

AASA believes in creating a world that works for us all. This means ensuring rights become a reality for. Skip to main content. Submissions; English. French; Portuguese; DONATE; Home. According to an FAO study on the incidence of climate change on agricultural production, this is expected to decline in different areas of the world, particularly in Africa.

Furthermore, land grabbing practices for non-food uses, which contribute to environmental degradation, are on the rise in Africa, while more agricultural land is needed. In recent years, food sovereignty has emerged as a way of contesting corporate control of agricultural markets in pursuit of a more democratic, decentralized food system.

The concept unites individuals, communities, civil society organizations, and even states in opposition to globalizing food regimes. Food sovereignty: a common challenge in Africa and in Europe. Agricultural policies and regional integration for family farming.

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Published in By EuropAfrica Campaign. The global crisis is also affecting food security, energy, water and climate in Somalia, deepening insecurity and instability. As in the rest of the Horn of Africa, food shortages have been worsened by rising commodity prices, conflict and piracy (limiting the movement of people and goods) and imperilled aid.

Sieber and Domińguez () has discussed the importance of ex ante and ex post impact assessment (IA) in the context of European agri-food policies such as, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for food security and sustainability, and especially, the use of CGE models (GTAP) for comprehensive IA-exercise.

An augmented version of comparative static multi-regional, multi-sectoral CGE model—the Cited by: 4.

Introduction and background. As a result of climate change and energy security concerns, investments in biofuels have grown substantially in recent years (Dyer et al., ).Biofuels can be defined as processed fuels derived from biomass for purposes of electricity, transport and heating (Vermeulen and Cotula, ).Feedstock options include biodiesel crops such as palm oil, Jatropha, soya Cited by: Between January and MayFatou Batta, Groundswell’s Co-Coordinator for West Africa, organized a series of planning workshops that brought together representatives of a number of government agencies, non-governmental and community-based organizations working in the field of agroecology to define a shared vision to improve the food security and wellbeing of tens of thousands of rural.

The Guardian (Monday 23 April ) reports Friends of the Earth International “The result (of land sell offs) has often been people forced off land they have traditionally farmed for generations, more rural poverty and greater risk of food shortages” Food security will be realised when local smallholders are encouraged to farm their.

Engendering Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension argues that the paradigm for agricultural and food security development needs to move beyond a focus on production and toward a broader view of agricultural and food systems, one that recognizes women’s distinct role in ensuring the food security of their households.

Conflicts over natural resources in the global south – Conceptual approaches the tri-national Virunga Volcanoes region, home to the last remaining mountain gorillas; while Büscher has done the same for the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier area in Southern Africa (Büscher ).

Since the infusion of genetically modified (GM) grain as food aid into Southern Africa inGMO contamination threatens local varieties of maize and soya. A highly financed drive for climate change promotes adaptation of GM seeds for maize, soya, cassava, scientists, aid to governments, subsidized seeds to farmers, and through marketing.

Full text of "A Community Guide to Environmental Health" See other formats. Food price inflation in recent years has highlighted the need for greater food security. Africa has become a prime target, despite concerns about the impact on the world’s poorest people.

seeking to stabilise their food supply. To meet the growing worldwide demand for agro-fuels and thirdly, by the rise in investment in land and soft.

Between January and MayFatou Batta, Groundswell’s Co-Coordinator for West Africa, organized a series of planning workshops that brought together representatives of a number of government agencies, non-governmental and community-based organizations working in the field of agroecology to define a shared vision to improve the food security and wellbeing of tens of thousands.

Food insecure nations – particularly Middle Eastern and Asian countries, seeking to stabilise their food supply. To meet the growing worldwide demand for agro-fuels and thirdly, by the rise in investment in land and soft commodities, such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, corn, wheat, soya and fruit.

Agro-fuels A great environmental and social disaster by Sara Crespo Suárez The Landgrab for Food and Financial Security by GRAIN Barcelona, Spain Published in In Motion Magazine November 5, and food sovereignty in southern Africa Johannesburg, South Africa.

with the impending food crisis and can ensure food security and food sovereignty to millions of people living off the farm. A food secure and peaceful India is in the hands of her small farmers. * Afsar Jafri is a senior associate with Focus on the Global South. NOTES 1. Retail prices shoot up in Delhi, The Financial Express; Ap .IFSN i.e.

International Food Security Network - a partnership of + civil society organizations (CSOs) from 31 countries across continents – strives to strengthen its regional food security networks to ensure food and nutritional security in southern countries.

Investments are driven by amongst other factors: i) the demand for agro-fuels as oil prices rise, ii) the need to secure food in the aftermath of the dramatic food price increases that took place in the yeariii) increased demand for food associated with rapid urbanization and population growth and iv) the concurrent financial crisis.