02 Mar, 2020

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by Food&Migration

Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face

The 'Eastern Route' across the Gulf of Aden, through Yemen, to Saudi is the 'busiest maritime migration path on Earth' 

Asia Times

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How agroforestry schemes improve food security in developing countries

Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion.


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The EU subsidies which cause overfishing in West Africa’s waters also drive illegal migration

Fish stocks off the coast of West Africa have been dwindling over the past decade, making small catches the norm for artisanal fishermen. West African waters have historically been among the most fertile in the world, however, in recent years the fish population has shrunk owing to climate change, and overfishing and illegal fishing mostly by large foreign industrial vessels bolstered by harmful fisheries subsidies.

Quartz Africa

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The influence of migrants on Australian food

When the immigration laws were dismantled in 1948 and White Australia was finally abandoned in 1973, the country not only said goodbye to migration discrimination: the door was opened to groups of people who brought with them an array of delicious gastronomy that would transform the nation.


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Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged

The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects devour millions of hectares of vegetation in their cross-border migration, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in the region.


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