Blog for People, Food and Nature

August 7, 2013

Indigenous Peoples Rights and Land Grabbing Violations

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is on Friday, August 9th, and this year’s theme is “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.” In recognition of this upcoming day, the Landscapes Blog is taking a look at agreements that have been made to protect indigenous peoples land and rights ...
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August 5, 2013

Looking Within and Beyond City Limits

Cities and their urban populations are rapidly growing, concentrating people and resource use geographically. Last Friday brought our second Landscapes Roundtable, this time focused on urban food systems, to a close. Over the course of the two weeks, the cast of experts took us from the broader perspective of reaching beyond city limits for sustainable […] ...
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August 2, 2013

A Systems Perspective for Urban Agriculture: Food Security, Livelihoods, and Sustainable Environment

Mary Njenga, University of Nairobi and World Agroforestry Centre Nancy Karanja, University of Nairobi

Editor’s note: For the past two weeks, experts have focused on urban food systems and the importance of urban production, city-regional planning, and the connections beyond city limits. Today, Mary Njenga and Nancy Karanja bring this discussion to the specific case of Nairobi, Kenya, where urban agricultural production is contributing to food security and livelihoods in ...
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