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Colombia can’t resume coca aerial spraying for now, court rules

Bogota, Colombia – Rights groups and politicians in Colombia have welcomed a decision by the country’s Constitutional Court, which ruled…

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Sri Lanka reverses organic farming drive as tea suffers

Government backs down from ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation, reversing ban on fertiliser imports.…

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Harvesting ‘true cinnamon’: The story of the Ceylon spice

It is 9am in the Carlton estate in Thihagoda, a small town about 160km (100 miles) south of Sri Lanka’s…

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Infographic: Palestine’s olive industry

Olive harvest season is under way across the occupied Palestinian territories. About 80,000 to 100,000 Palestinian families rely on the…

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Hurricane Pamela makes landfall on Mexico’s west coast

Pamela is expected to bring storm surge and heavy rainfall to Mexico’s Pacific coast, National Hurricane Center says. Hurricane Pamela…

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African agriculture without African farmers

With the passing of the United Nations’ highly contested Food Systems Summit last month, the task of “feeding the world”…

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Indian farmers to step up protests after nine killed in violence

Farmers in India have vowed to intensify their months-long protest against laws aimed at liberalising agriculture as tensions flare a…

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Nationwide strike by India farmers a year after farm laws enacted

Farmers’ unions across the vast country protest, disrupting road and rail services, to demand repeal of the laws. Indian farmers…

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Africa is not a monoculture, we reject the plan to make it one

Organisers of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum claim the annual gathering that ended on September 10 provided a “single…

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Indian farmers remain defiant, a year after ‘black laws’ passed

New Delhi, India – It is a humid and sweaty morning. The nearby drain, overflowing with overnight monsoon rains, stinks.…

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