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Dr Sultan Salem

Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, UK

Email – s.salem@bham.ac.uk



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Jagadish Wagle (Jesi)

Researcher

MSc Food Security and Development, UK; MA Economics (Nep); BL; BEd

Email: incomesco@outlook.com


Posts on climate, food security, agriculture, food policy

The quality of Nigerian home-grown rice

Omobolaji Olubukunmi Obisesan, University of Ibadan Processing agricultural products – adding value by transforming them from basic commodities – increases their worth, appeal and market value. In the case of rice, processing is an important and distinct feature in its production. It involves changing harvested paddy into edible rice. Nigeria’s rice processing techniques are inefficient.… Continue reading The quality of Nigerian home-grown rice

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the food supply value chain globally. The story… Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security | Unsustainable

Water, Air and Land According to the classical economist David Ricardo, the drivers of food production such as water, air and land (WAL) are free gifts from nature. No one should have to pay any price to have them supplied, because they are produced and delivered by nature with no cost. However, modern economists argue… Continue reading Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security | Unsustainable

The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Work conditions for sand miners vary starkly. In Cambodia and southwest China, highly mechanized sand mines offer little local employment. In Nepal, labour-intensive sand mines may employ hundreds of people. And, in Myanmar, households living along rivers may be involved in informal river sand collection. Melissa Marschke, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa; Jean-François Rousseau, L’Université d’Ottawa/University… Continue reading The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Vertical farming : changing the face of agriculture

Andrew Jenkins, Queen’s University Belfast A company in Scotland has unveiled what it claims is arguably the world’s most technically advanced indoor farm. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ vertical farm uses artificial intelligence and specially designed power and communication technologies. The firm says this reduces energy costs by 50% and labour costs by 80% when compared to… Continue reading Vertical farming : changing the face of agriculture

Climate crisis: We are the system that needs to change

Yet to solve the major environmental problems the world now faces, we actually need to do both – to change the world and ourselves. In fact, it is even more nuanced than that – because changing ourselves is a prerequisite for changing the world…

Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

I stand with the climate striking students – it’s time to create a new economy Julia K. Steinberger, University of Leeds I initiated a letter of support to climate striking students – an English version of the German letter coordinated by ecologist Gregor Hagerdorn, signed by more than 1,000 academics – for many reasons. My… Continue reading Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

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A resilience thinking approach tries to investigate how these interacting systems of people and nature – or social-ecological systems – can best be managed to ensure a sustainable and resilient supply of the essential ecosystem services on which humanity depends – Simonsen, et.al., 2015. SRC

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Centre

From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the very heart of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development – FAO, 2016

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organisation

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