Learning about Africa away forward to move on green revolution
- How can Africa move along with green revolution and feed from farming systems?
- What are the most technology systems is useful to the farming?
- What are the current and past problems the farms and farming processes in Africa generally face?
Closing date: march 15, 2012
Comment from: Jeff Rutherford
I would suggest communicating with other environmental journalism associations around the world about experiences with the so-called green revolution. “Green” here is a euphemism for petrochemical-dependent agriculture and industrial food systems. Certainly, the world, and I assume Africa, needs a truly “green” revolution, and one that’s informed about future challenges like climate change and economic instability. There’s a real danger of a new round of the so-called green revolution in Africa opening a new
frontier for Monsanto Co, land grabs and dumping of banned chemicals.
Maybe the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) could
explore the concept of “climate-smart agriculture” being promoted by
the World Bank, FAO, etc. Is it for real? New bottle, old wine?
Here are a few places to look for the untold story of the chemical
(not green) revolution in Asia and Latin America:
Third World Network:
Arundhati Roy: http://www.narmada.org/gcg/gcg.html
International Food Policy Research Institute:
Food matters: http://www.foodmatters.tv/
All the best,