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Posts Tagged ‘South Asia’

India’s new reforestation law ignores indigenous people

Analysts and experts are stating that a new Indian law — the Compensatory Afforestation, Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) law — aimed at boosting reforestation across the country ignores the importance of indigenous people in conserving land and tramples on their rights. “Evidence from around the world shows that farmers and local communities are far…

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Climate Change Effects Lead to Mass Migration in India

­ “Displacement for populations due to erratic and extreme weather, a fallout of climate change, has become a scary reality for millions of people across swathes of India. Flooding in Jammu and Kashmir last year, in Uttarakhand in 2013 and in Assam in 2012 displaced 1.5 million people.” South Asia continues to be hard hit by…

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Congress Passes the Global Food Security Act of 2016

By: Janice Kim, Programs + Operations Intern Last week, in a celebrated step forward, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2016. With just the president’s signature needed now, the GFSA reaffirms the United States’ commitment to supporting global food security and nutrition. Though the newest version of the bill doesn’t create new…

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Strengthening the resilience of West Bengali farmers

Soma is from West Bengal, a state that boasts extraordinary biodiversity but is also one of the most ecologically fragile regions in the world.  At high risk of seasonal flooding, and prone to cyclones, West Bengal’s extreme weather patterns threaten the food, water, and economic security of its communities, especially its farmers. Committed to improving…

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