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SUNS # 8851 Thursday 21 February 2019

Climate : Landmark report on Himalayan mountains raises dire warnings (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
A landmark assessment report on the Hindu Kush Himalaya mountains released in early February this year, contain s gravely alarming findings.

Opinion : Agribusiness is the problem, not the solution (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus.

Central America : Mining grabs up land, deals blow to agriculture (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture and natural ecosystems, according to affected villager s, activists and a new report on the problem.

Q&A : Jamaica pushes climate-smart policies to secure its food supply (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
The island state of Jamai ca is vulnerable to climate change which has in turn threatened both its econo my and food production.

Africa : Kenya's marginalised say nothing for us, without us (PRIV)
(IPS, Makueni)
Julia Mutua is a resident of Kalawa ward in the semi-arid Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and a member of a women's farmers' group that runs a poultry project.

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