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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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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How the USA is shaping rational approach to mineral fertilizers application

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Fertilizers are indispensable for increasing production and the improvement of farm profitability. Their incorrect application, however, might bring about negative consequences for the natural environment and the local species. The American farmers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that intensive farming, including the use of excessive amounts of fertilizers, plays a role in rising greenhouse gases emissions in the USA. Fortunately, there are solutions that might stop the trend, improve the current condition of soil and groundwater, and protect them from further contamination.

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Food security at European Economic Congress 2015

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European Economic Congress 2015 in Katowice provided an excellent opportunity to discuss one of the pivotal issues in the contemporary world, namely food security. The representatives of Grupa Azoty took part in the debate.

On the one hand, the global population is constantly rising. On the other hand, the acreage of arable land is falling. Are the systems of agricultural organization and food production capable of feeding all the people in the world?

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Experts discussed global food security

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There are 7 billion people in the world, and this figure is to reach 9 billion by 2050. Is the world prepared to feed such a population? At “Pulse of the Economy” program in Polish Radio, the discussion about global food security was attended by Zenon Pokojski Ph.D., the Vice Chairman of the Board of Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY, Sebastian Jarzębowski Ph.D. from the Economics and Enterprise Organization at Warsaw School of Life Sciences and Professor Janusz Igras, the Scientific Director of New Chemical Syntheses Institute.

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Agricultural revolution in Nigeria

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The development of agricultural production is one of the basic and the most effective means of ensuring economic security of the nation. The vast potential of natural resources in Nigeria has begun to be leveraged in order to strengthen the position of agriculture in the country, following the government’s decision to allocate labor and resources to agriculture.

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