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Food, agriculture, and livelihoods

Is food safety a casualty of high and volatile food prices?

In recent months food scandals have hit the headlines across the globe with horsemeat being passed off as beef in Europe, rat dressed up as lamb in China and fish being sold as, well other kinds of fish. These may just be the tip of the iceberg. Today’s high and volatile prices mean that concerns […]

Food, agriculture, and livelihoods

Demystifying a rice revolution

Barry Shelley is Oxfam America’s global agriculture and climate change advisor.  A recent story by Dan Charles on mysteries related to the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) highlights some critical issues in current SRI debates. First, intensified labor demands can be an obstacle to initial SRI adoption in some locales. Second, since development work must […]

Food, agriculture, and livelihoods

Enough food…if

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