I was pretty perplexed when I realized that exactly one year ago I wrote my first post on this blog – has it already been so long? It doesn’t feel like it at all, which just comes to show that I like doing it, I guess. And it’s so exciting that one year later, people are still reading and commenting on my posts – thank you so much! Without your feedback this would only be half as fun, or indeed no fun at all, because it would only be a one-way conversation – and what I like most is to hear your opinions and different views on the same topics I also researched. So thanks, again.
Now continuing with the normal programming…. I’m leaving for a short trip up North today and still have to finish preparing, so no long post today, but check out these couple of interesting issues/articles:
As we expected, the US Senate has passed the Farm Bill as well, making it law, and the New York Times wraps up winners and losers in the process.
There might be a shift in China’s approach to sustainable agriculture with the Number-One document [the yearly list of policy priorities of the Central Committee] focusing on food security and rural development, and governmental subsidies taking environmental concerns more into account, say the people at Food Tank.
And according to the NGO One, investing in agricultural development is the key for reducing poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Check out their website and full report here, or just have a look at their infographic below – those are some convincing arguments!
And that is all from me today! Have a lovely rest of the week and a good weekend, I’ll see you on the other side of it! 😉