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22 June 2020 - COVID-19 and food crisis: the main operating mechanisms


Reduced production and household income and higher food prices are the main causes of the food crisis created by COVID-19. [read]



18 June 2020 - The reduction of world forests erodes their ability to store carbon and conserve biodiversity


The commented results of the last “Global Forest Resources Assessment“ conducted by the FAO in 2020. [read]



10 May 2020 - The COVID-19 dilemma: Health or the economy?


The world faces the “health - economy” dilemma. In poor countries, it means choosing between saving people from the pandemic or saving them from hunger. Some elements of the debate [read].



2 May 2020 - Europe: Could the COVID-19 crisis contribute to a “reshoring” of production?


What exactly would reshoring mean? What would be its consequences? And what are the main obstacles of a movement that, for many, appears to be a solution to several of our problems?  [read]



22 April 2020 - COVID-19 and food: the economic and food crisis hits the more vulnerable - some insights


The COVID-19 crisis is beginning to seriously shake the food system throughout the world, pushing a growing number of people into food insecurity and tragedy. [read]



5 April 2020 - The selfish, the blind and the invisible: what COVID-19 tells us about our societies


A careful analysis of available information sheds light on us and our perception of the world around us. It offers some hints on how to enter effectively into the 21st century. [read]



27 March 2020 - COVID-19 and food  - The pandemic is likely to cause a major food crisis


What consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture in urban and rural areas of the world? We must prepare for the crisis and try to minimise its impact. [read]



21 January 2020 - Pesticides: an issue that poisons our agriculture


In France, the use of pesticides is on the increase. The solution is not in a quest for new, less dangerous, molecules but in an in-depth transformation of agricultural systems and their practices. [read]



3 December 2019 - Denigrating farmers is choosing the wrong target: advocacy for French farmers


Who is really responsible for the ills for which the rest of the French population is accusing farmers?  Looking back at history will help to answer this question without any hesitation. [read]



26 November 2019 - Turmoil in the world of seeds


Rich and poor countries oppose on the use of agricultural biodiversity. In the absence of an agreement during the Eighth Session of the International Seed Treaty, the plundering of genetic resources may quietly and comfortably continue… [read]




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Last update:    June 2020