Organic Food Cultivation for Poor : my comment

I have read with interest the preceding posting on “Organic Food Cultivation for Poor“, a message of S. Anabanda.  I wanted to confront my views with those expressed in that message.  In order not to repeat myself, I am only refering to a couple of former postings on my blog.

Please read:

Organic gardening and the environment (dgAlert / Foster’s Online) April 9, 2007,

in particular my comment to it.

Organic farming versus TerraCottem (TC) soil conditioner

Organic farming in Africa : Which way to go?

I leave it to you to comment on these valuable contributions.

Willem

Organic Food Cultivation for Poor (dgAlert)

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Organic Food Cultivation for poor

The question foods is a big issue for the poor in study of poverty and health.That is why, what method to be adopted and should be taken for consideration in productivity arise.Chemical fertilizers used in Agri-productivity for consumption of man and animal destroy lives ;thus ecological balance being disturbed resulting pollution and affects health.
Switch to Organic Crops Could Help Poor

ROME, May 7, 2007 – Organic food has long been considered a niche market, a luxury for wealthy consumers. But researchers told a U.N. conference Saturday that a large-scale shift to organic agriculture could help fight world hunger while improving the environment.

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Crop yields initially can drop as much as 50 percent when industrialized, conventional agriculture using chemical fertilizers and pesticides is converted to organic. While such decreases often even out over time, the figures have kept the organic movement largely on the sidelines of discussions about feeding the hungry.
Researchers in Denmark found, however, that food security for sub-Saharan Africa would not be seriously harmed if 50 percent of agricultural land in the food exporting regions of Europe and North America were converted to organic by 2020. While total food production would fall, the amount per crop would be much smaller than previously assumed, and the resulting rise in world food prices could be mitigated by improvements in the land and other benefits, the study found. A similar conversion to organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa could help the region’s hungry because it could reduce their need to import food, Niels Halberg, a senior scientist at the Danish Research Center for Organic Food and Farming, told the U.N. conference on “Organic Agriculture and Food Security.” Continue reading “Organic Food Cultivation for Poor (dgAlert)”

Adequate Food as a Human Right (dgAlert / Eldis)

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dgAlert for food security

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/foodsecurity

Eldis

http://www.eldis.org/cf/search/disp/DocDisplay.cfm?Doc=DOC22728&Resource=f1food

 

The right to food in practice: implementation at the national level

 

Adequate Food as a Human Right: Putting Formal Recognition into Practical Solutions

Adequate food is a human right. This is something that has been formally recognised by the majority of states, but very little has been done to put this recognition into practice. This paper gives practical guidance on how to implement the right to food at the national level. Continue reading “Adequate Food as a Human Right (dgAlert / Eldis)”

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