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Blog: March 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:43am

Choosing crops over cattle: Are African governments taking pastoralism seriously?

Cotton, sugar, palm oil… you name it. Most governments in the developing world believe such plantation cash crops must be a better use of land, and must deliver greater economic returns, than cattle pastures. That’s what most of the current land grabs in Africa are about.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:56pm

Meat Atlas: Reflecting on meat production and the food industry

A recent report jointly published by the Heinrich Boll Foundation and Friends of the Earth Europe aims to shed light on some of the facts of the production of meat and dairy products to provide facts to consumers so that they make informed decisions about the food that they eat.

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