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Real Food Sovereignty; Obesity Solutions

Real Food Sovereignty Activists and their populist politicians in rich, developed countries have an answer for reforming agriculture – small farms using extensive practices such as fewer chemical inputs. Thus it is interesting to see the contrasting policy from Algeria which desperately wants to improve its food self-sufficiency. After much thought and investigation versus emotive wishful thinking, the government has the following goals: Increased private sector investment in commercial farming; Increased acreage under essential crops; Improved practices such as supplemental irrigation and use of farm inputs, especially fertilizers and seeds. The difference is Algeria imports a lot of food and is hungry, whereas affluent acti...

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