Harvest Festival in Wąwolnica

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This year’s regional Harvest Festival was organized in Wąwolnica on August 29th and 30th. The organizers had planned plenty of interesting events – starting from a traditional Catholic mass, bread sharing, presentations at booths prepared by regional and social organizations, as well as competitions and folk art shows.

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Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement and agro-ecology

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Social inequality is the grim norm in Brazil. The farming smallholders are one of the most underprivileged groups in the Brazilian society. Their farms were gradually taken over so that the land could be used for large scale soy and sugar cane plantations (sugar cane is used for fuel production in Brazil). In the search of employment, some of the farmers moved to urban areas; while others ended up in encampamentos, rural slums where the dwellers pass their time, waiting for land.

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Food security in Poland and the national legislation

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A discussion about food security in Poland ought to start from the laws and regulations currently in force in the country. At present, agricultural produce we consume may come from any place in the world. Consequently, it would be advisable for the regulations concerning food, which are becoming stricter and stricter, to be implemented consistently by suitable institutions and supervisory bodies.

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Responsible businesses foresee blackouts

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As a result of the heat wave and drought this August, Polish Transmission System operator (PSE), the main electricity provider in the country, announced it would reduce and ration electricity supply. The decision affected mainly large industrial plants which require a supply of over 300 kW. Rationing of this kind had not happened since 1989.

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1/3 of the food produced in the world goes to waste

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“A billion people in the world suffer from undernourishment. Each year 10 million people starve to death. Each 6 seconds one child dies of starvation somewhere in the world. If we reduce food waste by 5%, 4 million people could be saved” – such pieces of information can be found on leaflets and posters from a public awareness campaign initiated in China in 2013 and aimed at reducing food waste. According to publications by Global food losses and food waste, the problem concerns many countries other than China, and it constitutes a challenge for their governments.

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Lebanon – food security in the Near East

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Experts have drawn attention of the public to the current crisis in the Lebanese agricultural sector. Problems have appeared in food production, processing and distribution sectors, impacting the tourist industry in the country. In 2014 the government in Beirut launched a campaign to promote food security in the region by increasing food production efficiency in the agricultural sector.

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Polish-American business partnership

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Delegates of the state of Nevada visited Our Works on July 29th, 2015. We were pleased that the visit was included in the agenda of the economic mission that had been organized by Investors and Exporters Service Center affiliated with Lubelskie voivodeship Marshal Office. The meeting aimed at establishing international business relations and economic cooperation.

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