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A 2020 vision for food, agriculture, and the environment in Latin America

James L. Garrett

A 2020 vision for food, agriculture, and the environment in Latin America

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Published by International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sustainable agriculture,
  • Food supply

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTwo thousand and twenty vision for food, agriculture, and the environment in Latin America, Twenty twenty vision for food, agriculture, and the environment in Latin America
    Statementedited by James L. Garrett
    SeriesFood, agriculture, and the environment discussion paper -- 6
    ContributionsInternational Food Policy Research Institute
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 20 p. :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26623846M
    OCLC/WorldCa34072697

    Kitchen gardens or home gardens are common in tropical and subtropical areas and they provide food and income for the family. Excess mercury is usually washed into the adjacent waterways along with other tailings, where it enters the local ecosystem. Despite the well known health consequences from mercury in gold mining, the amalgamation process persists among small-scale miners in Latin America and globally. Desvousges, W. Bangladesh can emulate similar strategic partnerships and seek a strong security insurance as it seeks to develop the blue economy. The monitoring costs of certifying compliance with environmental, health, or waste standards are falling because of digital technology.

    Instead of monoculture, we're talking about preserving biodiversity and humankind itself. For example, the Green Revolution had unintended consequences, like inequality and environmental damage. Little, I. The Bay of Bengal can also be a source of renewable energy through tidal and wind power. I had to go to the hospital twice because of the side effects," says Alves. The Bay of Bengal faces non-traditional security challenges in combating piracy and counter-terrorism.

    Despite the well known health consequences from mercury in gold mining, the amalgamation process persists among small-scale miners in Latin America and globally. Thus, once Cuba reached a crisis in the s, it was determined to restructure its food system to emphasize smaller farms, local production, national and local self-sufficiency and food sovereignty. In the picture, a small herd seeks shelter around the only tree in the pasture, in the Argentine pampas. Of this about two thirds are released locally into soil and water near mining operations, and a third is released into the atmosphere, where it has the potential to affect people far from the mining sites. Global Risks Report Chilean Miguel Altieri, professor of Agroecology at the University of Berkeley and member of Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology calls the movement a new agrarian revolution, which opposes the green revolution.


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A 2020 vision for food, agriculture, and the environment in Latin America book

Baumol, W. In the beginning of the 20th century, Cuba was devastated socially and ecologically by industrial agro-inputs and chemicals and northern crop dumping, but the socialist revolution did not change that as large-scale industrial agriculture was still prioritized.

Umran Chowdhury works in the legal field. But there are obstacles. Growing access to ICTs in agriculture and a booming e-commerce market all bode well for increased adoption of digital agriculture downstream of the farm. These guidelines can be used by FAO and its member countries for guiding the work of practitioners who have a leading or technical role in the design, formulation and assessment of policies in the agricultural and rural sector agriculture being understood to encompass fisheries, forestry and, where relevant, up- and downstream activities.

Ancient artifacts of gold have been found at numerous sites throughout the Andes. Furthermore, farmers without the resources to make big investments can better access equipment to improve their productivity.

It remains in the body bound to proteins, making it difficult to eliminate. In Latin America, most artisanal miners do hard rock mining, primarily in small underground mines that they operate themselves or industrial mines that have been abandoned.

That seed was a result of an exchange she made with quilombolas communities descended from slaves that have selectively bred seeds for more than four generations.

For these people, potato yields have increased from 5 to 8 tons per hectare and oca wood sorrel yields have jumped from 3 to 8 tons per hectare. According to a GSMA report, of the million-plus farmers in the 69 surveyed countries, about million had a mobile phone; only 13 million had both a mobile phone and a mobile money account.

The shade of the canopy over the coffee shrubs encourages natural ecological processes and species diversity. In response to problems caused by agribusiness, including contamination of natural resources, increases in food prices, soil infertility and health problems, agroecology has emerged as a marriage between science, traditional agriculture and social movements.

Agroecological farmers produce relatively more food. Instead of monoculture, we're talking about preserving biodiversity and humankind itself. It just needs to be realized. Exports can be a source of much-needed revenue for the government to invest in upgrading infrastructure and provide improved services to the most vulnerable sections of society.

Of particular concern is the tradition that the work of roasting amalgam is best done by women, many of whom have children with them or are pregnant. Climate Change and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Share via Email Rice seeds grown using the principles of agroecology. This work provides a livelihood for nearly two million people—about nine miners and support workers are needed to produce each kilogram of gold—but at an environmental cost that exceeds this benefit.

For example, variable-rate application VRA technologies can apply precise amounts of water, fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, etc. Agroecology in Latin America also includes many ecological areas such as water conservationsoil healthand maintaining seed diversityamong others.

Amalgam, which is 40 to 50 percent mercury by weight, is often roasted in the shops where miners sell their gold. Methyl mercury travels up the food chain, from algae to plankton to small fish to big fish, becoming progressively more concentrated.Jul 28,  · Can 'agroecology' bring food security to Latin America?

A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and.

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Disasters have multiple impacts that seriously affect food security and agriculture due to loss of harvest, cropland, livestock, housing and production infrastructure, in addition to the irretrievable loss of human life.

In98 of the world's most serious natural disasters occurred in Latin America, and 79 of these were climate-related.