Tag: agriculture

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    “Who owns the natural resources? That’s the big question behind this,” says Maria Visse of the Sisters of Loretto. More

    January 31, 2014 | Comments

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    To lift the Philippines out of poverty, economist Antonio Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga, believes the next generation of Filipinos needs to create jobs at home rather than seeking jobs abroad. More

    January 17, 2014 | Comments

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    “Drought does not need to mean famine,” according to Niger’s president, who adds that the country is tired of needing help and not being able to feed its own people. “We need to escape from emergency aid. We need to help our population produce and provide for itself.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    “It was the first successful labor union for farmworkers,” says author Miriam Pawel. “It was very much the civil rights movement of the West,”. But fifty years after its founding by the late Cesar Chavez, the UFW is struggling to retain membership and influence. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

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    This award-winning economist is credited with bringing down Thailand’s HIV infection rate, lowering its high birth rate, reducing poverty rates, and championing sustainable development ideas that work in rural settings. More

    May 11, 2012 | Comments

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    “Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be,” says Norman Wirzba, a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    There’s a battle underway in the state of Nevada over the proper use of water. Las Vegas wants water so it can keep growing. But farmers and ranchers fear Las Vegas’s thirst will destroy their livelihood. More

    December 15, 2006 | Comments