Decimated by civil war, South Sudan’s met office is barely running, with inadequate funding, outdated equipment and untrained staff, experts say
Like many young rural Ugandans, Christine Kyakunda needs more land. She and her husband farm 1.5 acres – some inherited, some bought, some borrowed from her widowed mother-in-law – but it is not enough to provide for her family.
Even the most eco-friendly products tend to come in plastic bottles or similar. As is so often the case, the forest can supply a solution.
The Apricot Centre CIC at Huxhams Cross Farm in Dartington, Devon has launched a centre, also called the Apricot Centre, to support the rural economy.
The new Centre offers seasonal fruit and vegetables, eggs, flour and wheat grain in addition to farm produce processing, vocational training in sustainable farming, as well as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for children and young people.
World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million since 2016. Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost a decade ago.
France’s aggressive measures to tackle food waste, promote healthy lifestyles and adopt eco-farming techniques helped it top a ranking of nations, published this week (27th November 2018), which assesses their food sustainability.
The Netherlands, Canada, Finland and Japan rounded out the top five, and Rwanda scored highest among low-income countries in an index by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation.
Philip Stark was on a long run in the hills above Berkeley, California, when he started thinking differently about the wild green plants around him. “I knew some that were edible,” says Stark, a statistics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. With research interests in nutrition and health, he wanted to learn more about these edible plants and find out which ones could be foraged for food. “Once your brain starts to notice the environment that way — once plants are not just an undifferentiated sea of green — you see the plants everywhere.”
Locavore spoke to owner Richard about the changes in the industry over the last century, sustainable lobster, and the future of sustainable fish and chips.
A short journey in a wooden canoe separates villagers from militants sowing fear with their weapons just across the calm waters of the Niger River in the Malian town of Kouna.
“We worry that these people infiltrate and indoctrinate our children,” said Kouna resident Madou Touléma, 51, clearing weeds with his teenage son, shin-deep in their flooded rice field.
Mushroom season is a fickle mistress. Traditionally things are winding down by November, but fungi are not sticklers for tradition.
Once a thriving sea-port, Cley-next-the-Sea saw cargoes of grain, malt, cloth and spices exported to and imported from Europe. But centuries of siltation and land reclamation left this beautiful North Norfolk port, for a time one of the busiest ports in the UK, almost completely un-navigable.
It was a book that got me into this mess. Almost twenty years ago after reading Annie Hawes excellent, Extra Virgin, I jumped on a flight intent on experiencing Liguria for myself. What I discovered here has had me coming back for holidays ever since. Until two years ago, that is, when I bowed the inevitable British compulsion to own property.
Featuring hands-on classes from the UK’s leading cookery schools, delicious tasting sessions and inspiring demonstrations from renowned chefs, The Chef’s Table Event, is a brand new food event taking place on 15-17 March 2019 in London. The full programme is now live and ticket sales are open!
Root camp now offers corporate away days and team-building packages, where you can cook delicious seasonal meals with your colleagues, and work together on the land in a beautiful rural environment.
The Tree Conference at the Merlin Theatre in Frome in October was an inspirational, sell-out event which showcased effective strategies for citizen-led reforestation and for halting deforestation worldwide.