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Get the latest news and analysis on global justice issues and join in the debate. Our bloggers include Global Justice Now staff as well as activists from around the world who work on a broad range of subjects. Views expressed by guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the views of Global Justice Now. 

Our blog links experiences in the UK to issues affecting people globally, and covers everything from energy justice, climate change and the WTO, to TTIP, food sovereignty and aid.

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It’s world food day, so let’s remember the small-scale farmers that feed most of the world


16 October 2014

All over the world small-scale food producers are growing food sustainably for their local communities in spite of the threats thrown at them by the world’s elite and powerful. 

Z is for Zai pits


14 October 2014

The Zai pit technique originated in Mali but was adopted and modified by farmers in Burkina Faso after a particularly bad drought in 1980 which affected over 1 million people. The technique involves digging a series of pits roughly 20-40cm across by 20cm deep during the dry season. Manure is added to the pit and when the first rains arrive the pits are planted with seeds.

Y is for yield


13 October 2014

People generally understand and like the idea of sustainable agriculture - producing food without expensive and unsustainable inputs like chemical fertilisers and pesticides. But many people argue that sustainable agriculture can’t produce as much food as conventional agriculture, and with our increasing global population, we need to increase food production as much as possible.

WDM members vote to change our name


13 October 2014

In September, members of the World Development Movement from around the country voted to change our name to Global Justice Now.

What’s power got to do with it?

This week we hope to see climate change hit the news again. Not because of another catastrophic weather event but because activists from around the world are taking part in a week of action against the dirty energy companies and institutions that fuel climate change.

X is for Xeriscaping


12 October 2014

Xeriscaping is a form of landscaping and gardening which emphasises water conservation and is therefore ideal for arid environments.

W is for Water-harvesting


11 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa: Water-havesting

V is for Varieties


10 October 2014

“Since the 1900s, some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity has been lost as farmers worldwide have left their multiple local varieties and landraces for genetically uniform, high-yielding varieties.” FAO agrobiodiversity document

U is for Uganda


09 October 2014

Uganda has over 180,000 organic farmers, the second highest number of producers in the world after India (340,000). In Africa, where over 900,000 hectares of agricultural land are certified organic, Uganda has the most organic land of all countries with over 212,000 hectares, followed by Tunisia (174,725 hectares) and Ethiopia (99,944 hectares).

T is for Tigray


08 October 2014

The Tigray project is a sustainable development project that started in Tigray, northern Ethiopia in 1996. The focus of the project is community-based land management and rehabilitation to improve crop production and the livelihoods of local farmers.

Towards a just energy system

This autumn will see the launch of a new phase of WDM’s energy and climate change campaign, which will be a campaign for energy justice.

S is for seed banks


07 October 2014

Community Seeds Banks emerged about 30 years ago as a response to biological diversity loss,  increasing corporate control over  seeds and the impact of natural disasters and climate change on crop production.

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