The world’s 1.4 billion small-scale farmers must be prioritised for support and investment if the world is to boost food production by 70% over the next 40 years, international development charity Progressio declares.
Small-scale farmers who rely on their land to keep families and communities fed are helping Britain’s new gardeners and allotment holders take the first steps to producing their own fruit and vegetables.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid will be using this year’s Royal Show, from 3-6 July 20088 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, to highlight the plight of farmers on the frontline of climate change.
While the food crisis in North Korea continues largely unnoticed in the wider world, due to the country's isolation, a North American Anabaptist peace church is taking quiet steps to provide agricultural assistance.
Rich nations are the real beneficiaries of the "boom industry" of global corruption that is making the world's poor even poorer, says a hard-hitting new report from the United Church in Australia. It calls for an end to tax havens.
A delegation from the Church of the Brethren has made a historic visit to North Korea, to make direct contact with four farm enterprises that have received support from the church - an act yet rarely extended to people from the United States.